Deltek Costpoint software


Deltek Costpoint is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) and management solution designed to meet the requirements of midsize and large enterprise businesses. The solution primarily assists government contractors, professional service firms, and not-for-profit businesses with project management, accounting, labor and material management and business intelligence functionalities.

Costpoint is available as both web-based and on premise application. The solution helps to streamline processes like project billing, revenue management, expense tracking and compliance management, enabling businesses to monitor all operations through a single screen. The budgeting & planning module helps in building project budgets and EACs. Costpoint compares the actual project progress against the planned schedule and highlights the achievements and pain points. The "What-If" analysis helps to analyze multiple outcomes of same situations under different circumstances.

Some of the other features include time & expense management, contract management, payroll management, reporting and compliance management. Costpoint is used in the variety of industry verticals, including aerospace and defense, high-tech, healthcare, nonprofit and education.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows 8

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Simple software everyone understands

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    Deltek helps us take care of our timesheets in short order, with very helpful search and report functions to boot.

    Pros

    I always like how easy it is to use. I create favorites so I don't even have to search for the right codes - they're just right there. And the web pages load very quickly on our awful work computers!

    Cons

    Depending on how your company set it up, it can be confusing to find your codes initially... but all they have to do is give them to you and then it's super easy.

    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: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    Horrid Piece of Software from the 1990s

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    N/A
    Pros

    Once you learn how to enter your hours it's not too bad. Trying to request vacation time on the other hand, horrible.

    Cons

    The interface looks like a hastily assembled college project made with Access. The leave section looks like they actually tried to make it as un-intuitive as they could. The theory in our office is that it's a feature that discourages employees from requesting time off. I almost can't put into words how backwards this software is.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kent from Northrop Grumman

    July 2018

    Using Deltek Costpoint

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    Pros

    Ease of use for end user. Very useful for finance and cost reporting. Ability to manage inventory, receiving, orders and configuration.

    Cons

    Need the ability to link to other software for downstream functionality. Such as MES or ERP systems.

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

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2018

    Screens

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    Pros

    As a tool for setting up and keeping track of projects it is ideal. Basically, the system is user friendly.

    Cons

    There are far too many screens to set up one project. It takes time to navigate between the various screens.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Will from E3

    Specialty: Professional Services

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    June 2018

    Wow!

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    Pros

    I'm still looking. Give me more time, I'm sure it's there somewhere. My accounting department sold this to the company as an upgrade.

    Cons

    Ok. My firm used to use the time & expense for timekeeping and concur for expenses; great user experience there. Then we switched to costpoint 60 days ago. It reminds me of a slapped together MS Access database. The interface is awful, just awful. Why didn't Deltek just keep the time/expense user interface?
    Deltek Time/Expesne had mobile options, I've yet to find that for costpoint (..come back, your going the wrong way!!). As a manager, approving sheets is no picnic either and heaven for bit I want to look at an employee across 2 pay periods (deltek expense you clicked an arrow, costpoint you double or triple your clicks for the same task). And then there's the Expense module in costpoint, oh my. I have no idea what I'm looking at sometimes. You have to download the attachments to view them instead of opening inline for quick reference (clunky). There doesn't seem to be any sort of natural workflow for the expense reports. There's a bunch of links and buttons that I don't need. And why not just have an approval button for managers? All I've ever found is a "perform selected task" button. Not intuitive at all from a company that aims at setting the pace. Or.... maybe my firm botched the rollout?

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Aleksey from Affinity

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    Using Deltek is by far the Worst Part of my Day

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    If you miss the 90's, Costpoint is the product for you. Inspired by timeless Windows Vista design this is a "glossy buttons and drop-shadows" galore. Escape your mundane day-to-day activity, and embark on an adventure trying to log your hours.

    Pros

    It's nice to talk to someone out of my department once in a while. Since the product is not usable, I get a lot of help from our accounting.

    Cons

    I can't think of a product more "Frankenstein" than this ... it's a collection of fragmented features.
    Terrible usability, poor design and implementation including:
    1. Tracking hours is overly complex
    2. Help is lacking or outdated
    3. Interface/workflow design is terrible (full of meaningless popups, lacks instructions, poor labels)
    4. Update Password workflow is unnecessarily complex

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  • Chip from Defense Group

    June 2018

    Expensive and requires extensive support

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    Pros

    Good functionality but not great. Somewhat adaptable to your company. Overall not bad as a whole ERP

    Cons

    Requires a great deal of constant support and is not user intuitive. Requires an extensive and expensive rollout to get online.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tina from Meggitt Defense Systems Inc.

    Specialty: Aerospace & Defense

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Incredibly inefficient system

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    Cons

    The amount of keystroking required to complete a simple task is staggering. It takes hours to complete a simple task that should only take minutes to complete due to the number of separate steps required. It's like working with 1970's technology. The system will not allow even minimal customization, i.e. menu fonts/set-ups. I would rather work in an old DOS program than this one.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    I've used CostPoint to track recorded work time.

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    It makes it easy to keep track of your recorded work time.

    Pros

    Once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy to update your time keeping and sign, as well as check what your available leave balance is.

    Cons

    Adding new programs to your worksheet is not that intuitive, and some of the menu's can feel a bit complex and unclear as to what they accomplish.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Zahid from Reyna Photo Services

    April 2018

    Great

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Quite friendly this software, allows many tasks to be done quickly, we try to fix errors and show solutions

    Cons

    what I like the least, is that it is not available for some platforms as free software, and does not allow to see how it would work in that system

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Tawnyia from Vencore, Inc

    April 2018

    I have used Deltek on the Project side and the Accounting side. Very positive experience!

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    Pros

    The software is intuitive and very easy to use. All modules seem to flow together from project set up to billing.

    Cons

    There is not very many things that I do not like about Deltek Costpoint. Compared to other accounting software it is the best!

    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: 201-500 employees

    March 2018

    Great functionality but not easy to use

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    Due to our type of work, it was a great product to use when working government contracts.

    Pros

    The software had great reports. It's payroll portion was very easy to understand and navigate while processing biweekly checks.

    Cons

    The software is not user friendly. It took quite some time to learn how to use properly and the reporting function is complicated.

    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

    February 2018

    I had to use CostPoint for work before.

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    Pros

    It's feature rich and did just about everything I needed it to do. Also, the modular nature of the software means that additional functionality can be added as needed.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be steep and the software is expensive. I wouldn't recommend using CostPoint without some level of outside training.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from ULTIMOUS Business Systems

    Specialty: Professional Services

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    Ultimate GovCon Compliance

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Deltek pushes this ERP solution to all Government Contractors now, no matter the size of the business. As a GovCon accounting/business system SME, I would not recommend this system to businesses with less than 100 FTE / 5M annual revenue.

    Pros

    The Costpoint ERP system is well integrated depending on the features/add-ons you purchase. It drives compliant practices if you've set it up correctly.

    Cons

    Setup and maintenance is not for the average user. Training is a bit scarce unless you hire a consultant. Very expensive if you want full integration. Support from the manufacturer is fair at best.

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  • Reese from E-Learning

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    Terrible timekeeping system for employees and my company.

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    Pros

    This software is useful, when it works, to bill time for which I will get paid (hopefully). That's about it (and the former requirements aren't being met to guarantee that outcome).

    Cons

    I used deltek about 6 years ago and now again (it's changed for the worse). Always had a single charge code to worry about, so that's easy. That said, basic functions of this iteration (account set-up, log-in from various browsers, password reset, etc.) are abysmal. I've had to contact my company at least once a day regarding issues simply logging into my sheet (various browsers, two different computers) and once just to find my charge code. Corporate always has to get involved or intervene. This is supposed to be a timekeeping system for logging hours you get paid for. Who is paying for all the work to deal with the problems of this unreliable software? It shouldn't take me numerous attempts across different browsers and devices to access an application with a single username, password, and domain log-in. My company shouldn't have to "help" its employees enter in their own time.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Steven from Chenega Applied Solutions

    Specialty: Professional Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2017

    Extremely Buggy and Not User Friendly

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    Pros

    Time-entry is okay on this product, but otherwise I do not like anything about this product. Really not user-friendly.

    Cons

    Very difficult to submit expense reports and very buggy. First, the system is really difficult to use. I've had to help 3 coworkers submit expense reports because it was too complicated. You can't save an expense report unless everything is perfect and the error messages are often vague and not helpful. The system is extremely buggy. The workflow tab only reads one attachment per expense. Sometimes it reads the wrong attachment. I also found a bug that the wrong per diem rate was listed.

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  • Sarah from TranSystems

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    November 2017

    A few kinks but easy to use

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    Pros

    The platform is decently organized by Employee/Salary information and Leave information - managing either is simple and the accrual process is easy as well. I manage employee data and leave data but I am not an expert on any of the other system capabilities.

    Cons

    We've had issues with file feeds that have taken a long time to resolve. There are a few manual processes that need to be done during the accrual process that seem like they should be automated (i.e. removing duplicate beginning balance records when an employee goes from one type of leave to another in the same year).

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

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    November 2017

    CostPoint Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Overall, if you are in the government contracting industry, CostPoint is as reliable as a software as any out there. With its wide acceptance across the industry, it is a extremely useful software to be familiar with.

    Pros

    CostPoint is an extremely powerful and a widely used accounting software. One of its best features is the ability to accommodate a diverse set of accounting and financial needs and the innate ability to run seamless interfaces with other Deltek products such as T&E and Cognos. It's relatively easy to use and can be picked up by most users quickly.

    Cons

    Costpoint lags behind its competitor in the innovation it offers it's users and customers. They software updates are infrequent and often do not result in any major updates and upgrades. There are also many areas of functionality within Costpoint that seem to be offer duplicity and could be improved.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Heather from McCallie Associates, Inc.

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2017

    Good product that meets our needs

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Deltek is always making sure they are improving the software. Lots of add-ons fit about any need or want the customer may have.

    Cons

    Pricing structure is not great for our small business. Add-ons are great, but come with additional cost (of course)

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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  • Jim from Unisys Federal

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    November 2017

    Good product, good customer experience

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    Pros

    Good product that continues to evolve. The customer experience is excellent and their annual conference is a great opportunity to learn more about how to better use the product.

    Cons

    Some things, like expense reporting are lacking. They are making progress, but this is one area that needs improvement.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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