A Payroll Perspective to Deltek Vision
Roberta Senecal | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 05, 2019

A Payroll Perspective to Deltek Vision

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Deltek Vision

Deltek Vision is being used by our entire organization, from the President & CEO to the file clerk. We do Project Accounting in our line of work, so every single employee completes a timesheet each week. I am the Payroll Manager and my experience involves entering New Hires, Terminations, Temps as well as overseeing the entire Time Sheet Process and entering all Payroll Related Journal Entries and Reconciliations. In general, having all employees complete a timesheet each week has the same issues you would run into using any timekeeping system - getting employees to enter their time and getting managers to Approve their time. The ease with which it integrates with ADP is fabulous. Once we post our timesheets, we just export to ADP and are able to run various reports in both Deltek and ADP to reconcile the hours pulled. The only downside I find with using Deltek, is that there is no simple way to make corrections should an employee or manager reach out to us after we have Posted their timesheet. Also, if we find an error on our end that needs correcting, the Time Sheet Correction process is very tedious and cumbersome. I have been told it is this way with Deltek, and is not just the way our Company is set up - but I don't know that for a fact. For example, after reconciling ADP to Deltek after my last payroll, I found two employees who had a variance. To correct it, I had to take the following steps: 1) make sure they didn't have a current week's timesheet and if they did, I needed to delete it, so that their timesheet was in "missing" status for the current week, then 2) do a Time Sheet Correction for each week involved, by reversing out the time they had entered - making sure to reverse exactly as it had been entered, including all of the Notes - which can be very detailed in our company. Then, 3) wait for the Controller to Approve that timesheet correction entry, so I could Post it. 4) Once the first timesheet correction is posted, I can make the correction in Deltek that caused the error in the first place and 5) then do a second timesheet correction by entering the positive information for the two previous weeks - including all the Notes involved. 6) Wait for the approval and then Post it. Entering Journal Entries is fairly easy, as there is an upload option. And Reconciling Payroll Accounts is very straight forward. I also like the Reporting capabilities, including the List View option and then Exporting to Excel to manipulate data as needed. I have used several Accounting Software programs in my past jobs, including PeopleSoft, SAP, and Aderant and I find Deltek Vision stacks up well.


  • Ease of exporting Time Sheet data to ADP.
  • There are lots of good reports available.
  • Ease of Uploading Journal Entry information from an Excel spreadsheet saved as a Tab Delimited file.
  • Correcting a time sheet that has already been posted is very tedious.
  • Wish there was an online resource when I have a questions.
  • Since I am coming at this from a Payroll perspective, I am not qualified to answer this. But from what I understand, it is a very useful tool to our company and we are looking to upgrade soon.
Deltek Vision is very comparable to all the other Accounting systems I have used.
It is very well suited for Project Accounting - we have thousands of Project codes in the system. I wish it were easier to make changes to data already entered. You have to jump through hoops to make any changes or corrections and timing is everything.

Deltek Vision Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
Not Rated
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
8
Localizations
8
Journals and Reconciliations
8
Enterprise Accounting
Not Rated
Configurable Accounting
Not Rated
Centralized Rules Framework
Not Rated
Standardized Processes
Not Rated
Automated Invoice Processing
Not Rated
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
Not Rated
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Cash Management
Not Rated
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
Not Rated
Transactions Tax
Not Rated
Subledger Reconciliations
Not Rated
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
Not Rated
Order entry
Not Rated
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
7
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
7
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
9
API for custom integration
Not Rated
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
Not Rated
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
Not Rated
Supply Chain Business Flows
Not Rated
Production Management
Not Rated
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
Not Rated
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
Not Rated
Forecasting
Not Rated
Inventory Planning
Not Rated
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
Not Rated
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated

Using Deltek Vision

461 - Project Accounting & Time Sheet Management
10 - Our Assistant Controller is the main contact and Admin for Deltek Vision. Our IT Dept also does some administrative tasks of setting up new hires. And Payroll answers time sheet related questions. Our Business Accounting Managers support all areas of the Projects.
  • Time & Attendance
  • Project Management
  • Accounting Software of record
Because we are looking to upgrade to the next software level of Deltek.