Deltek First is a cloud-based solution designed for small to midsized organizations that is intended to grow with the business while helping improving project results and maximizing company performance.
Deltek First is also designed to reduce compliance costs by meeting the increasingly stringent government auditing standards facing government contractors today.
Deltek First helps organizations gain better control and increased visibility over every facet of the project life cycle with a fully integrated solution that includes accounting, project management, business development and payroll capabilities tailored to the unique needs of government contracting.
The accounting in Deltek First handles both daily and complex project accounting tasks like indirect rates and automated contract billings. The solution also offers job cost and project manager reporting, with 180 built-in reports.
The time keeping module is integrated directly into the general ledger, so labor, payroll and other billing activities can be automated and streamlined. Deltek First also interfaces with several leading payroll providers.
Additional functionality includes budgeting and forecasting, ad-hoc reporting, business intelligence and expense reporting.
Connie from Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd.
Employees number: 51-200 employees
The 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.
Nicole from Intrinsik Architecture, Inc.
Employees number: 2-10 employees
This 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!
If everyone is one board to learn this program, you are in for a real treat.
Very 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.
Sit and visit with someone who uses it from an accounting, administrative, principal, AND project manager position
Sean from chenega
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Deltek First is a great idea and platform whose time has come.
Reduced IT overhead cost and up to date patches.
You have no direct access to the raw data so interfaces for third party feeds are nixed.
Lots and lots of due dillgence. Ask lots of questions.
Mallori from Orbital Engineering, Inc.
The updates get implemented automatically without the need to upgrade on-site servers, and the customer service is always very prompt.
Most 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.
Use 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.
Nicole from Cabrera Services Inc
I 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
There isn't anything I don't like at this point. Works well.
Consider the cost savings of on premise maintenance and license support
David from NCTCOG
Specialty: Government Agencies
Visually appealing and easy to use. Software out of the box is always a plus.
Nothing specific I like least about the product or vendor.
Make sure to do your due diligence when evaluating any product.