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Deltek Ajera

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What is Deltek Ajera?

Deltek's Ajera is an integrated project management and accounting suite for architectural and engineering (A & E) companies that includes light payroll functionality and also can integrate with third-party payroll providers (ADP, Paychex, Quickbooks, etc.). The product was acquired with…

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What is Deltek Ajera?

Deltek's Ajera is an integrated project management and accounting suite for architectural and engineering (A & E) companies that includes light payroll functionality and also can integrate with third-party payroll providers (ADP, Paychex, Quickbooks, etc.). The product was acquired with original…

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What is Deltek Ajera?

Deltek Ajera puts projects and people at the center of the business so users have the visibility to deliver successful projects. It’s time to start optimizing resources, improve cash flow and increase profitability. Deltek Ajera aims to give users the actionable insight needed to proactively manage projects and improve client satisfaction with a project-based solution designed for firms.

Deltek Ajera Screenshots

Screenshot of Monitor project progress and performance with the Project Command CenterScreenshot of Manage all your information in one place for a complete view of your businessScreenshot of Keep teams on track with project planning and resource managementScreenshot of Speed up the billing process and improve cash flow with AjeraScreenshot of Easily update timesheets and expense reports from anywhere with Ajera

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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have praised Ajera for its exceptional ease of use and installation, making it a favorite product in the market. The software is particularly suitable for smaller firms due to its affordable pricing and excellent support with quick turnaround time. Ajera is primarily used for logging and tracking time, allowing businesses to efficiently process accounting and organize expenses. Users utilize the software for firm-wide time sheets, accounting, and project budget tracking, enabling them to manage their time and projects efficiently while gaining valuable insights into budgets. One of the notable features of Ajera is its ability to track employees' hours and billable percentage, which has proven to be a great benefit for businesses. Additionally, Ajera simplifies the submission of time cards and expense reports, providing users with easy access to previous records. The software also offers a range of reporting tools for profit and budget analysis, making timesheet tracking critical for running a firm. While some users have experienced issues with screen freezing, requiring full logouts for updated data, Ajera effectively keeps all disciplines informed about project discrepancies. Furthermore, Ajera has helped businesses not only track employee work but also cut down on paperwork for expenses and reports, promoting energy efficiency by eliminating paper-based processes. This centralized platform streamlines office accounting and significantly improves the accuracy of employees' time tracking on timesheets. Overall, Ajera is highly recommended for engineering firms and organizations that require project-based accounting solutions. The software's strong platform provides real-time data without duplicate entry, allowing engineering project managers to track time and cost efficiently. With supportive leadership behind it, Ajera continues to enhance the user experience.

Highly customizable: Many users appreciate that Ajera is highly customizable, allowing them to tailor it to their specific needs. This flexibility has been mentioned by multiple reviewers as a key advantage of the software.

Efficient credit card import feature: The credit card import feature in Ajera has received high praise for its efficiency. Several users have stated that this feature saves them time and streamlines their financial processes.

Helpful customer support: Users have consistently mentioned the helpfulness of Ajera's customer support team. They appreciate that customer support is receptive to user opinions and suggestions, providing assistance through chat features and screen sharing sessions when needed.

Compatibility Issues: Many users have expressed frustration with the software's compatibility problems. They state that the software requires MS .net, making it incompatible with Apple products and forcing them to use Windows.

Difficulty in Figuring Things Out: Some users find it challenging to navigate and understand how to perform tasks on their own. This lack of clarity leads to a steep learning curve and a sense of dependency on external support.

Lack of Customization: Users desire more customizable features, particularly when it comes to grouping and categorizing within the engineering industry. They feel limited by the current options available and would like greater flexibility in organizing their data.

Users have made several recommendations for Ajera based on their experiences:

  • Be patient during implementation and ensure accurate data to maximize the benefits of using Ajera.
  • Customize Ajera to meet the needs of both project managers and accounting oversight.
  • Consider using Ajera in smaller office settings, as it is stable and easier to use than ADP.
  • Follow the easy-to-understand instructions in Ajera, which make it suitable for multi-personnel use.
  • Invest in project management when using Ajera to enhance its capabilities.
  • Simplify accounting and project management by using Ajera as a single software tool.
  • Pay for extra training to fully utilize Ajera's features.
  • Take advantage of specific tabs in Ajera for time tracking and generating reports.
  • Get an independent consultant for data migration in Ajera to ensure a smooth process.
  • Thoroughly review and compare Ajera with other options before making a decision.
  • Use the trial period to seek third-party advice on whether Ajera is the right fit for your needs.
  • Schedule time for training sessions to benefit from all that Ajera has to offer.

In summary, users highly recommend using Ajera due to its ease of use, but they advise being clear with expectations and considering alternatives before committing.

Reviews

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Thiago Beda, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
It’s been used by one segment of the business. It was recently implemented to address issues with project budgeting/profit.
  • Project cost management.
  • Timesheets
  • Invoicing
It’s well suited if you want to have visibility on the cost of your projects. Not good at all for the support/back office areas.
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  • Made accounting and payroll's jobs harder.
  • Improved visibility on project cost management and profit.
Score 8 out of 10
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Deltek Ajera is used to manage engineering projects, track employee time and expenses on projects, generating billing as well as run the company financials. Prior to using Ajera, we had to use 3 different products and manual processes to do the same job. Deltek Ajera greatly streamlines the workflow, ensures accurate costing and makes invoicing very simple.
  • Generation of invoices, multiple invoice types and easy to customize for clients' needs.
  • Report customization via data inquiries and custom report system.
  • Accurate entry and tracking of timesheets
  • They are working towards being browser agnostic. Ajera is still quite dependent on Internet Explorer's Runonce features for many functions.
  • Developing custom SQL queries is quite difficult given the highly interdependent DB structure. No meaningful data dictionary is available.
  • Their support department isn't always responsive.
  • We'd like more options for electronic payments for AP/EFT.
For small to medium engineering and architecture firms, Ajera appears to be the right size. Beyond the engineering software, Deltek Ajera has all the features a small to medium firm will need for smooth operation. AR, AP, Payroll, reporting, project management are all in one package. We chose to self-host because the licensing was more cost effective for us, but cloud hosting is also available.
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  • We are now confident in employees time entry.
  • Invoicing is a breeze compared to before.
  • Financial reports are better suited to this business than the ones from the previous software used.
  • WIP is easier to track and manage
The previous systems were essentially timesheet systems only with very basic accounting. It's mostly the accounting subsystem that made us select Ajera.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
We use Ajera across our entire organization. It helps all of our offices see what is going on and keeps our data entry in one place. Corporate is able to gather information across the company to see where we are and where we need to go. We have been able to see more information than we were previously able to do. Since the software is live, we are able to see it in an instant.
  • Widgets are the best feature of Ajera. Designers can make tiny reports for the entire company, or for one or two individuals. These little reports are the first things that the employee sees when they log in. Viewers of the reports are able to filter, sort, group, print or export the widget without impacting the other users. Deltek has been releasing new features that allow the editing of data in widgets. You can now create new projects or edit timesheets from the widgets.
  • Credit card importing and credit card reconciliation in Ajera has greatly decreased time spent by administration. You can import credit card transactions from your credit cards. It saves on data entry, and it is easy to see what receipts you are missing when you get the statement.
  • Mobile timesheets and expense reports help engineers or other users enter their time and expenses as they are on the go. They can take pictures or receipts or submit their timesheet from home.
  • The Project Command Center is a one stop fountain of information. Everything the project manager wants to know about a project can be found here. You can also add custom fields that allow you to tract addition information.
  • The complaint I here from our employees is often that there is a lot of Data entry. However, looking at the levels of data entry we saw when shopping for software, Ajera was one of the least.
  • Custom fields in Ajera are great. But it would be nice if there was more options for how they appear on the page.
  • About once a year there is a big update to Ajera with new features. Usually right after the update, there are a few glitches in the software. However, Deltek always releases corrections very quickly.
Ajera is great for small firms in the AE industry. I would not use Ajera if you are not in the AE industry or if you are a very large company. It is the perfect software for those small companies that can not get the information they want from QuickBooks type softwares.
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  • Employees are able to send invoices immediately when clients request them.
  • Administration has had more time to handle our growth from time saved from credit card and bank reconciliation.
  • We are able to get a snapshot of every project quickly and instantly see where we are on a project,
We have used Quickbooks and Excel in the past. Ajera is the next step for the AE Industry who needs more information from their software. We were able to move all of our Excel reports into Ajera. We do still export to Excel from time to time. Ajera is a database software. If you are familiar with databases, you understand that there are some things that are simpler to do in Excel.
Score 7 out of 10
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We are currently using Deltek Ajera throughout the entire organization. We use it to track our time and also for project management. It assists us with project management purposes by tracking time for each project and assisting with ensuring our project is on budget. We monitor each project by printing and reviewing weekly reports for each project.
  • Setting up project numbers and task numbers for each project so you can bill time to each project. You can then easily track costs.
  • You can easily create customizable reports to show what data you want to capture in an easily readable format for you to read and compare.
  • Time sheets are easy to enter for each employee as long as the project numbers, over head numbers, etc., are entered.
  • Expense sheets are easy to enter as long as project number, over head numbers, etc., are entered.
  • Would be nice if the reports would have more creativity with the ability to add more charts and graphics.
  • The user interface for time sheets could be more user-friendly.
  • The user interface for expense sheets could be more user-friendly.
I think Ajera would be well suited for small to medium sized firms, especially engineering, architect, medical offices, car dealerships, and construction type firms. I think it would be less appropriate for large size firms as there would be limitations and they would need a separate platform for their marketing information (proposals, resumes, etc.). It would be much better if this information would be kept all together.
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  • Ajera has allowed our company to become more efficient when it comes to compiling project management reports.
  • Ajera has allowed us to become more efficient when it comes to monthly invoicing.
  • There is some initial downtime when we hire new project managers as many are not familiar with Ajera so we need to train them on the software and how to run reports, task management, budget management, etc.
We have also used Deltek Vision while employed with other firms; however, we felt Ajera was more cost effective due to the size of our firm. As we grow, there is a possibility we will eventually upgrade to Vision.
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