Deltek Ajera software


Deltek Ajera is an integrated accounting and project management solution built for architecture and engineering (A/E) firms. It is suitable for small to mid-size firms seeking an industry-tailored solution to improve project level profitability, staff utilization and visibility.

Deltek Ajera provides real-time information through dashboards. Principals have access to project and company financial reports for immediate visibility on firm and project profitability.

This solution gives project managers real-time visibility into project progress, schedule, and status. It also includes a financial platform for all accounting and administrative processes.

Key features include integrated accounting, timesheets, billing, project management, project scheduling and resource management tools.

Ajera integrates seamlessly with Ajera CRM to manage business development and client management to link all aspects of the business together.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Mac OS , Windows 2000

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  • Melissa from Operations Made Easy LLC

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    Ajera provides simple timekeeping when billable vs. unbillable is important.

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    I use Ajera for timekeeping for an engineering client. We create the projects from an admin level and can assign certain things to certain staff members. It allows for them to view their accrual pay, and the submittal for approval process is as easy as can be. Our supervisors get automatic emails to approve time sheets, and rarely do we have to ask staff to make changes because the format allows for such easy time entry to projects and overhead or otherwise. Ajera is a good option for timekeeping in the instance you need to bill your time to specific projects. I would recommend Ajera specifically for engineering firms, and any other organization that does project based accounting.

    Pros

    I like the ease of use for our staff. It is easy for them to find the appropriate project they are working on to code their time accordingly. Additionally, it is easy for them to bill to Holiday, Sick, or overhead as necessary. Once in the timekeeping window, the search feature works great whether you are searching by project titles or numbers, so we rarely have to intervene to help people with their timesheets.

    Cons

    There seem to be a couple steps to just get to the timekeeping window. Needs simplification - maybe it's the first window that pops up so that staff doesn't have to use a drop down for the timesheet.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Great project management tool

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    Pros

    I like that you can assign team members to different tasks.

    Cons

    I do not like how old the platform looks.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Julie from red architecture + planning

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Project Management/Accounting but so much more!

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    The Ajera platform has always been very strong. Deltek has expanded to reach to more firms allowing it the software to enhance and grow. The Ajera leadership team is always helpful and willing to work through any challenges you may face.

    Pros

    This fully integrated software package can be customized in so many ways but remains and easy to use tool. It allows for those of very basic to little understanding the ability to learn the key components to project management and accounting in ways the can be made understandable to everyone.

    Cons

    I would love to see it enhanced to have the ability archive closed projects to allow for less data to process through.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from Toole Design Group

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Archaic, non-intuitive software

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • yatish from shenoy engineering

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Great Software

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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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Gretchen from Cochran

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Beneficial but users can struggle sometimes

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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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Great for time sheets and project tracking

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

    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    March 2018

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

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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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Julie from Red Architecture + Planning

    October 2017

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

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    Daily support for all business functions

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Myrna from IBI Group

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

    Great product! Access information you need quickly.

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    Ease of use and quickness of data entry.

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deirdre from Etegent Tw

    October 2017

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

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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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from Asgeci

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

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

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Ashlie from ajc architects

    Specialty: Architecture

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2017

    Ajera - time for an update.

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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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Ken from Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2017

    Would not want to use any other software.

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    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.

  • Sara from Providence Engineering Corporation

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2017

    Great Software for a Small AE Firm

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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.

  • Jenny from Fast + Epp

    Specialty: Engineer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2017

    Deltek Ajera - Constitution Review

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    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

  • Akbar from KMBR ARchitects Planners Inc,

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2017

    life saving ie work life balance

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    work life balance

    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ron from The Abo Group

    Specialty: Architect

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2017

    A project management system that kind of does financials

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    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.

  • Christine from John Milner Architects

    Specialty: Architecture

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2017

    Just getting my feet wet...

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    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.

  • Ben from SMA

    February 2017

    Ajera, better than some others

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    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.

    Review Source: Capterra
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