Deltek Project & Portfolio Management Ratings

Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5

About Deltek Project & Portfolio Management

Deltek's Project & Portfolio Management suite helps businesses and organizations drive project and portfolio management through informed project selection, realistic planning, reliable execution and, ultimately, consistent project success. Manage costs, forecasts and performance with Deltek Cost and earned value solutions. Build the most realistic project plans with Deltek schedule tools, and accurately evaluate and manage risk exposure with Deltek Risk. Learn more about Deltek Project & Portfolio Management

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Jason W.
Managing Director
Government Administration, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
5/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 6, 2018

“aka GCS Premier with T&E”

OverallAs a GovCon system's consultant, I've used/fixed/implemented/transitioned from this system numerous times. It was the accounting solution I recommended to all of my clients looking to be DCAA Compliant. I am sad it's no longer being sold/offered from Deltek.
ProsI loved most things about this system. It was incredibly simple to implement. The interface was simplified so it became very easy to train new users. Projects and the JSR reports delivered enough information to manage programs/contracts. If setup correctly, it was the ultimate in getting your GovCon accounting system approved by the DCAA.
ConsUnfortunately, the support for this product is supposedly going away. They're moving everyone to a lite/compartmentalized à la carte version of Costpoint now. This system was expensive but affordable in the sense that your average clerk/bookkeeper could be taught how to use it. Costpoint isn't for the faint at heart! :)
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
June 6, 2018
NATHAN B.
Owner
Management Consulting, Self-employed
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 20, 2018

“Projeqtor Open source Project Management Platform”

OverallI love this platform for projects that require intense tracking of deliverables and project accounting. Project Libra also has a paid cloud version. I would highly recommend this to new firms that are between 1-20 people managing projects.
ProsLet me start by saying this is clearly the most robust project management platform on the market that falls under open source code. This platform allows you to do project accounting, deliverable tracking, change management tracking, team allocations, time accounting, and crm functions. Being a professional project manager I love the robustness of this platform. All labels are customizable (be careful not to re label something unintentionally). Project Libra does offer paid setup Updates seem to be often even as open source
ConsThe paid setup is incredibly expensive The user interface feels "clunky" and "old" the icons and labels feel like they are straight out of windows 3.1 Open source license prevents companies from charging to sell this software however a means to monetize could be in hosting or supporting on prem deployments (license loophole) Security becomes an issue for the deployment team to handle
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 20, 2018
Nicole J.
Business Manager
Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 14, 2017

“If you're ready...”

OverallThis software is truly an asset to any company who is willing to put the time, money and resources (human) behind utilizing it to its fullest potential. If you are not ready to completely switch over to this program (leave all other software behind), then do not make the jump!
ProsIf everyone is one board to learn this program, you are in for a real treat.
ConsVery hard to become proficient at unless you read all online, free resources, and then pay a lot of money to learn the next layer of information at workshops, followed by paying more money for the private consultation to answer follow-up, in-depth questions pertaining to your firms' standard practice.
Recommendations to other buyersSit and visit with someone who uses it from an accounting, administrative, principal, AND project manager position
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 14, 2017
Terry B.
Accounting Manager
Defense & Space, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
November 16, 2016

“PPM has a lot of functionality, but a time investment is needed to master it.”

OverallOur organization purchased Open Plan and COBRA over 8 years ago. However, we didn't really know much about either application before doing so. The Deltek consultants were very helpful in helping us get each one set up and ready for use. The problem was we didn't start using them on a regular basis or commit resources to them full time, so our knowledge base and expertise didn't evolve. Open Plan proved to be more robust than we needed at the time and we stopped using it. COBRA is used for only specific projects, mainly EVM related, and has provided us some nice benefits. But we still don't have a good handle on all of the functionality, which is holding us back a little. My suggestion is to invest time and resources to these products to get a better ROI.
ProsCobra reports are created as Excel files. Easy budget re-calculation, budget import.
ConsThe integration wizard is a little quirky.
Source: Capterra
November 16, 2016
Mallori B.
System Administrator
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 21, 2015

“Deltek First takes a lot off the IT dept and gives it to administrator”

ProsThe updates get implemented automatically without the need to upgrade on-site servers, and the customer service is always very prompt.
ConsMost times you have to start with the lowest level of help desk before getting bumped up to someone that actually knows what they are doing. It would be nice to have 1 or even a few experts that were assigned to you so you could build a relationship and skip on some of the frustration of having a novice send you something they copied and pasted out of a manual.
Recommendations to other buyersUse the online tools and discussion boards available to you. It helps you learn about new or un-used features as well as some little tricks to make things easier.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 21, 2015
Connie C.
Business Manager
Architecture & Planning, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 16, 2017

“Great for project management”

OverallThe information available for managing projects is great. There are a lot of new features coming on board that will make this much more user-friendly.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 16, 2017
Kristen H.
PMO Group Lead
Airlines/Aviation, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2016

“Cobra 8 Release”

OverallThe latest version of Cobra has many new features that we have been waiting for, we look forward to the future version releases to see what else is in store.
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2016
yoganandh S.
Lead - Project Management from CEO's Office
Financial Services, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 7, 2018

“Project Management software is to manage tasks”

ProsIt can be used to track the project, Easy to handle, different projects can be managed at portfolio level.
ConsSince we find few difficulties in updating each and everything and on pulling out a report for analysis purpose.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 7, 2018
Jennifer V.
Director Industry Liaison Office, Senior Lecturer
Primary/Secondary Education, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 18, 2018

“Project Management”

OverallBasically users in the organisation are not as well-versed in PM terminology and for that reason, they tend to fall back on using other software.
ProsIts an extremely instinctive tool to use and aligned very close to project management terminology.
ConsCant see any cons - as I feel the cost is reasonable
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
October 18, 2018
Melody C.
Sr Financial Analyst Systems Support
Aviation & Aerospace, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 14, 2016

“Cobra ”

OverallCobra is a good earned value system. Great for meeting the government reporting requirements and for managing cost/schedule on projects.
ProsEasy to use, V8 looks like MS products latest versions, multiple ways a user can get to what they need. Excellent tool for earned value management.
ConsNot a lot, upgrades sometimes create new issues and have to wait for a patch/fix to come out.
Recommendations to other buyersWould recommend using this tool for a company's EV tool, especially with its integration with Open Plan and PM Compass.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 14, 2016
David M.
IT Director
Government Administration, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 7, 2015

“Great for small business.”

ProsVisually appealing and easy to use. Software out of the box is always a plus.
ConsNothing specific I like least about the product or vendor.
Recommendations to other buyersMake sure to do your due diligence when evaluating any product.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 7, 2015
Verified Reviewer
Utilities, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2018

“Increases Quality of Schedules”

ProsThis software works best in conjunction with a scheduling software such as Oracle Primavera. It allows us to measure based on industry best practices the quality of schedules.
ConsSome of the stats given out of the box does not give a good indication of schedule quality. Will need to tweak to fit your organizational needs. May be cumbersome and can take some time to set up correctly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 4, 2018
Keith W.
Master Planner Scheduler
Aviation & Aerospace, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 14, 2016

“Open Plan, PMC and Acumen review.”

OverallI have been using open plan for about four years and PMC and Acumen more recently. I like how all of these tools (including Cobra) work with each and have found them to be user friendly.
ProsAccuracy and integration with Cobra to calculate EV.
ConsUnforgiving at times - greater use of undo function would be nice.
Recommendations to other buyersPPM suite is a good collection of tools and I recommend it.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 14, 2016
Sean E.
Business Applications Manager
1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 18, 2016

“Cloud ERP ”

OverallDeltek First is a great idea and platform whose time has come.
ProsReduced IT overhead cost and up to date patches.
ConsYou have no direct access to the raw data so interfaces for third party feeds are nixed.
Recommendations to other buyersLots and lots of due dillgence. Ask lots of questions.
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 18, 2016
Nicole P.
DB Administrator/Operations Coordinator
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4.5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 9, 2015

“SaaS Client - enjoying the server maintenance freedom”

ProsI like that updates are automatically applied and scheduled during non-business hours after our db is backed up and I don't need to ever lift a finger
ConsThere isn't anything I don't like at this point. Works well.
Recommendations to other buyersConsider the cost savings of on premise maintenance and license support
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 9, 2015
Verified Reviewer
Education Management, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 27, 2018

“Good tool to assist in schedule development”

ProsThis software (Acumen Fuse) allows users to employ industry best practices when developing schedules. Seemless integration with other industry scheduling software to provide users with results targeting quality of schedules.
ConsThe scoring system within the software can be customized but it is not intuitive. Setting up the software to fit your purpose is a one time challenge, but once set up, it is a very powerful software.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 27, 2018
Colleen B.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2016

“Super Support ”

OverallDan Zosh is always available to answer questions and provides expert advise! Have used wInsight for many years and Dan is always there to help me when we have any issues. Currently we are working towards a enterprise wInsight database. There are many new structures and unique programs that must have special considerations.
Source: Capterra
November 15, 2016
Verified Reviewer
Architecture & Planning, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
3/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 23, 2018

“Needs to coexist better with Deltek Vision”

Overallmanaging an overwhelming amount of project e-mails and documents on our server
ProsIt is great for project management. Makes archiving of project e-mails a breeze
ConsIt is not very user friendly. Also we are one of the first SAAS users and the interface between PIM and Vision is not good
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 23, 2018
James T.
Product Business Manager
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 3, 2019

“Great tool for the future”

ProsAllows the user ultimate control in the process
ConsCan be a bit overwhelming to launch the system
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 3, 2019
Ana A.
Business Consultant
501-1000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 11, 2018

“Excellent for projects”

ProsWhat I like about this product is that is very good when managing long projects. The follow up is easy and Reports are easy to analyze.
ConsNo cons. Maybe at the begging it is not so easy to use. You may need to look for some tutorials. For the rest very good tool
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 11, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Mining & Metals, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 9, 2019

“Deltek Project & Portfolio Management Review”

OverallIt helps a lot in managing business projects and keeps one organised. Thumbs up!
ProsOne can customise to suit one's needs. One can schedule people with no hassle and it gives good reports.
ConsThe server can be slow. One also needs time to learn how to use it. Not much to complain about.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 9, 2019