Average Ratings

28 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Deltek
  • www.deltek.com/
  • Founded 1989
  • United States

About Deltek Ajera

Maconomy supports all stages of the project life cycle; from presales over project execution to reporting and follow-up. It enables efficient project management of short-term assignments as well as major projects where each phase is a project in itself. Maconomy helps you reduce the risk of budget overruns by allowing detailed estimates, budgets, and prices to be set up as early as the project sales phase.


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Deltek Ajera Features

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Database
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Shift Swapping
  • Time Clock
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

Deltek Ajera Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Deltek Ajera - Constitution Review

May 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I would say if you know how to use Ajera, you will be really benefit from it because it is a magic tool with some limitation. Learning curve is there, but it is well worth the time to learn how the system works correctly.

Pros: Ajera not only can help to create tools for you to manage the projects well from tracking the budget hours, the worked hours, the project costs, forecasting the project probabilities, scheduling, etc. which the Ajera salespersons are mainly focused on (it is true), but also you could create a lot of additional reports - i.e. Forecasting the workloads for next few years which will provide the data to support HR making hiring decisions, the revenue projections, and the revenue capacity with the employees you have, etc. Even more, you could create the user-friendly accounting functions in Ajera to make the accounting side move efficiently than using the accounting software - i.e. Simply Accounting, Quick Books

Cons: 1. Add more import options will be great especially if we could create the custom forms to submit the data to the fields including the custom fields in Ajera. 2. Allow the Vendor Invoices to be submitted by the vendor to the client side Ajera directly especially for the architecture firms 3. Allow sharing some info from Ajera to the company website

life saving ie work life balance

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: saved time and was able to generate different report for Project managers and Principal. Also it was a easy transfer of data.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.

Cons: based on cloud, sometime freezes, also don't know if it follow the Privacy act. The user interface for time sheets could be more user-friendly.
The user interface for expense sheets could be more user-friendly.

Overall: work life balance

Great Software for a Small AE Firm

Jun 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The widgets are my favorite feature of Ajera. They allow the company to decide how to present information to the users in graphs and charts. Timesheets and expense reports can be submitted on the employee's phone. The Project Command Center is a one stop shop for managing your project. I also love how the Deltek Ajera employees are always willing to help and listen to our ideas. I have seen many things we requested occur in updates.

Cons: I do not have complaints about the software. I will warn that sometimes after major updates there are glitches. However, every software that is constantly updating of this size has minor glitches after major updates. And Deltek usually releases fixes right away.

Great product! Access information you need quickly.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dashboards, ease of getting information quickly, and ability to customize what you see. The data entry is quick. We generate all our customer invoices in one day. Very colorful screens makes it nicer to work in. Great reports and easy to customize to your liking. I have worked with many other industry software and Ajera is by far the best. Wonderful users group is a big plus too.

Cons: General Ledger doesn't show net for the period. It is hard to think of what I don,t like because whenever we find something it is lacking they enhance the software to provide it.

Overall: Ease of use and quickness of data entry.

Would not want to use any other software.

Jul 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: No

Pros: Ease of use, immediate updates of charts and data, widget reporting, inquiry and exports to excel. Support has always been great, and software updates come from the company frequently to keep our software up to par.

Cons: It does not "bug me", but having a working knowledge of SQL is helpful - not everyone has that. It can be a little intimidating at first for project managers, but with support, training, and reinforcement, they do come around and use it for their needs.

Straight and to the point program has helped make tracking time painless.

Mar 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ajera is easily customizable to meet the needs of our company. With it's fast load times and simple interface, time sheets are no longer a dreaded task.

Cons: Sometimes Ajera will automatically add zeros to the end of data entered into cells. I think this is because the default is a value of zero and when selecting the cell to enter a value it does not eliminate the default amount. Fixing this will greatly improve program efficiency.

Just getting my feet wet...

Feb 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We are in the training phase of the software experience so my opinions may change with time. Initially, the software seems impressive. Our training executive is excellent. She truly has an understanding of the day to day operations of an architectural firm so our training is tailored for efficiency. My one experience with support was excellent as well. I received an immediate, understandable response which resolved our issue. Prior to purchasing, we received an unflattering review of a colleague's past experience with their Ajera support, but so far, we have had the opposite experience. I was hoping that the software was more user friendly, closer to the level of Quickbooks, but I've been told by our training exec that certain "editable" transaction features would render the software non FAR compliant, which I was not aware of.

Pros: The few project managers who were involved with the project set up training are very excited to see the level of detail available for project costing and time scheduling.

Cons: Not as user-friendly as I had hoped.

Recommendations to other buyers: We consulted with several colleagues in our field prior to purchasing Ajera and I believe it was valuable time spent. The program seems expensive for a small firm, but if you have FAR compliance needs, it is worth the money.

Excellent product and support. Outstanding value when compared to all others on the market.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: They ability to customize the software to user specific values from the start but remains relatable to other users experiences.

Cons: New user experience could be improved with more open discussion on wants and needs from beginning conversation. Assessing the users level of experience and understanding of accounting and project management process

Overall: Daily support for all business functions

A project management system that kind of does financials

Apr 12, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is the most difficult system that we have ever worked with in the 40 years that I have been in business. We are switching to Quick Books

Pros: Project Management and Scheduling are great. Our project managers love the system. Scheduling is a real plus.

Cons: Financial Reporting. P&L statements are always off. We had to run two sets of books parallel in order to have correct financial reporting.

Beneficial but users can struggle sometimes

Apr 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The features that have been added over the last couple years have helped with the look and use of the software. I enjoy the dashboard shortcuts and options that they have provided.

Cons: We have many companies and unfortunately they don't have an easy way to go from one to the next. Have to keep logging in and out.

Great for time sheets and project tracking

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the ease of use is nice especially when filling out time sheets. The ability to copy previous time sheets is a real time saver. The ability to track projects in real time is also very handy. Views are very customizable and the built in graphics are a nice feature.

Cons: The software can be very slow at times. It takes a while to jump into different modules like jumping into time sheets or opening the project command center. there always seems to be noticeable wait for these windows to open.

Overall: better project tracking and time sheet capabilities. Electronic invoice generation and review with the ability to comment to other users.

I have been a user for almost 8 years; as well as an instructor at the AUA Conferences

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Real time processing is most important to our firm, our PM love this feature.
The support is also fantastic.

Cons: I wish the payroll program would create AP invoices for taxes. quick books has this feature. I would like the general ledger to net out the debits and credits.

Wouldn't want to work with any other package

Jun 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ajera allows our PM's to work in the software and have answers at their fingertips. With the dashboard and widget features, they get needed info quickly, without having to search through reports or run their own inquiries.

Cons: Cannot think of anything major. I have been a satisfied customer of Ajera and it predecessor products for over 25 years. Each update and product change has gotten better. Any issues are very minor and can be worked around, at least for our firm.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure to see the dashboards, widgets, developing your own reporting tools, and instant access to data.

Useful for Project management, but not the most easy to use

Sep 23, 2016
3/5
Overall
2.5 / 5
Ease of Use
2.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The availability 24/7 support is what I like best. The technical support teams seems knowledgeable and is quick to respond to queries. I also like the fact that Deltek has included government reporting features into the software, making it very easy to prepare and file various quarterly and annual reports with government agencies. A recent feature that was added, the import credit card feature is also a nice to have on this platform.

Cons: It is difficult to customize reports and get the advanced forms of data. Some types of reports, such as revenue based on activity type are unavailable, so you will need to resort to exporting whatever data you can to excel and then sort through hundred of lines of information to get what you want. Also, there is no option to import data from excel files. This is definitely not the most user friendly software that I've used. Management reports are virtually non existent.

Recommendations to other buyers: QuickBooks is a software that I have used in the past and I would recommend this software to anyone that asks. It was extremely easy to use and functions and operations were quite self-explanatory, unlike Ajera which needs assistance everytime you need to do something different or new.

Look elsewhere for a software solution

Jul 27, 2016
3/5
Overall
1.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The support people are great and the software actually has potential to be very good.

Cons: The software is difficult to use in many, many areas. It works as an accounting system and to some degree as a Project management System but there is no flow to it. You have to remember too many quirky little things to get it to do some of the most basic things.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't believe what the sales people are telling you. How great it is. Not true. Find a user in your area and go and spend a day watching them use the software.

Deltek Ajera

Jun 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Client support is terrific. It's nice to know that when questions arise, you're only a phone call away from talking and understanding someone who knows the software so well.

Cons: The available reports are good but trying to create a report can be very trying unless you have SQL experience.

Recommendations to other buyers: It does a great job of tracking your project costs. Timekeeping is a breeze and the bookkeeping/accounting functions are easy to learn. I do highly recommend this software.

Ajera - time for an update.

Sep 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like Ajera's time sheet capabilities, the time sheets are very easy to use for someone that does not use Deltek often. I also love this reporting capabilities.

Cons: Ajera's cons are, the system as a whole seems to be outdated, and it take a lot to steps to enter accounts payable and other general accounting information.

Take the time to learn, it will save you time and money

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Go to workshops and events to learn from others

Pros: Customization is key to automation. Make sure you get the setup right, we used deltek Consultants and this was essential.

Deltek for Project Management

Jan 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and makes easy to read reports

Overall: I work for an architecture firm and have been using Deltek for about a year. It has many good features and easy to use. It tracks a project's budget from the marketing phase to completion

Great Software for a Small AE Firm

Jun 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ajera allows project managers to review and manage their projects with ease. The customization dashboards enable the company to structure numerous custom reports that suit their needs. The Deltek Ajera Team loves their software. They listen to their clients and try to improve the software with new updates. Ajera is great because of the customization. But in many cases, the defaults of the software are based on industry standards or best practices.

Cons: Because the software is powerful, there is a lot of knowledge to learn. I strongly recommend using consultants. There is a learning curve, but it is well worth the time to learn how the system works correctly.

Recommendations to other buyers: Take your time selecting a software. Ask to see how it would work for your company. Always ask to see how all aspects of the software work. Bring IT, Administration, Finance, and Project Managers into the demos. Just because something looks like it works for you, may cause a problem for another member of your team.

Archaic, non-intuitive software

Jul 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: Please upgrade your user experience.

Pros: It gets the job done. I mean, in terms of functionality, it works for project management, time management, etc.

Cons: It's ugly, it's convoluted, and users all seem to hate it. Navigating it is difficult, it sorts employees by first name (which sounds great except no other software does, so syncing is ugly), it doesn't play well with payroll software, which causes double entry.... And the interface looks like 1988.

Horizon switches to Ajera

Jul 11, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The help link and the Ajera customer support center are fantastic tools, especially as a new user of the software. The customer support staff is also a wonderful resource, which is something that was not readily available to me with Deltek.

Cons: The software has been very quirky, and our IT guy has spent a lot of time dealing with the issues. I also think there are too many little updates, which I have not seen with other products. Additionally, the report features need more work.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ajera is user-friendly and seems to be improving as the company grows. There are many products to research, but in the end, access to support and annual fees drove the decision to Axium's Ajera.

So far, so good!

Jan 30, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Staff is very professional and knowledgeable. They are always pleasant to speak to.

Cons: I'm still learning the product. The font size is too small. It needs more detailed project reports. It needs a semi-monthly timesheet rather than weekly. Our pay periods are not based off of weeks; they are based off of days in the month. WIP accrual is automatic; I would rather have this an option function. Our projects are billed prior to them actually being completed, which causes our WIP number to be completely incorrect.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not an inexpensive product, but if there is something in particular you are looking for, they can probably make it happen. It's worth the cost.

Ajera

Oct 18, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Ajera is a good software for smaller firms, under 100 employees. For the size of my firm, it just doesn't provide us with the flexibility and reporting that I require.

Cons: limited ability to "slice-and-dice" data for reports. limited to 5 tag fields for reporting.

Recommendations to other buyers: If your firm is a small firm and you want the project managers to be hands on, this is a good choice. However, widgets and dashboards are not the most pleasing to the eye.

Excellent Project Management and Accounting Software

Nov 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We began using Ajera shortly after the Deltek acquisition and have since gained vast insight into how to effectively manage projects through the use of Ajera's many project management features.

Ajera, better than some others

Feb 01, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Being used at a smaller consulting engineering firm (20 employees). The software isn't very intuitive so make sure to get any training provided. There are lots of powerful report features, but it they aren't used frequently then users quickly forget how to generate them. The smaller the business size, it seems less customer support is provided.

Good for Smaller AE Firms

Nov 11, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Deltek Ajera Project Management works well for less complicated projects and smaller organizations. Once you get into a larger and growing organization, it has its limitations and can be cumbersome to maintain a project using the tools available

Pros: Simplistic and fairly easy to learn

Cons: Limited for complex projects and organizations

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at if you're a small firm and utilize the Ajera Accounting software as well since they are completely integrated.

Great Software

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great project management tool in construction. Manages multiple projects at the same time. great construction management software.

Cons: Not available for smaller size companies who only want to use for one or two management task. Would like this software to be provided in modules with multiple tools available in modules.