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.



148 Reviews of Deltek Costpoint

Overall rating

4.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 148 reviews

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

December 2018

It’s great for Large organizations

Pros

I like it’s features on login when used in a mobile browsing window.

Cons

It was very hard to navigate at first. The help section, while very robust, was a bit difficult to understand. I did a lot of “trial and error”, before eventually figuring it out.

November 2018

Tina from Orbital ATK

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Easy-to-use but doesn't work for every situation

Pros

I use costpoint daily at my job and the software is very easy to navigate. I have no issues searching for BOMs (Bill of Materials) and costpoint interacts relatively seamlessly with the systems that we use for engineering drawings and shop floor instructions.

Cons

A lot of the materials in the BOMs seem to be controlled by effectivity dates. This may work well for companies that have interchangeable parts with planned obsolescence dates, but the industry I work in has variable production schedules where it'd be preferable to control materials by engineering drawing effectivity.

November 2018

james from SESI

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

November 2018

COSTPOINT IS LAZY AND STUPID

There is not a day that goes by that I am not pissed off at this software. It's 10:00 A.M and I have stopped working to come here and post about how awful cospoint is. Example: While creating a Purchase order costpoint tells me there are 10 PR's total for the PO. I continue to the PO and start pluggin in the information and realize there are only 9. What hapenened? Did I do something wrong? So I go back to create the PO and run it again and it says that 1 is processed. No problem right? sure, but this kind of thing happens all the time. Why would software only do part of a task? why does it get lazy and decide it doesn't want to do it. This happens all the time and it isn't always so simple. This can cause huge problems on a larger PO. Another example I am going through right now is when costpoint is assigning PO's it will do it with multiple people so someone cannot use it. They won't know until later when they open the PO that it was assigned to someone else and have to back out everything they did and start over. I have to back out 30 PR's right now but wanted to say how absolutely awful this software is. If you are working you need to save after each thing you do or every couple things. yyou can't just work through something and hit save at the end because you will confuse cospoint and it will generate an error. then you have to refresh the screen thus losing all data input and start over again. you have to realize that cospoint is lazy and stupid and you have to work with it slowly to avoid doing things twice. This is the worst software I have worked with for inventory and everyone I work with will agree across all departments. It is like an ongoing joke. I left working for my current employer and then returned a few years later and when I returned I realized I had forgotten what a piece of crap costpoint was and should have held out for more pay due to having to deal with it again. It will put you in a situation where you will look like you made a mistake countless times. It will create more work for you over and over again.

Pros

There really isn't much that I like about costpoint except that it is an online database that can be accessed from the internet instead of being hosted on a server at the company. however this also limits it as well so I remain neutral on anything positive. Over several years of working with it my hatred of the software has grown to the point of me not seeing any thing really that good about it. It completes tasks sometimes.... which is unacceptable. it should complete them all the time.

Cons

You cannot work fast and have to save often because the program will get confused if you do too much at one time. It creates extra workload due to the time it takes to undo the problems that it created. program seems to be lazy and does tasks intermittently. When you click the save button it is like a gamble as to whether or not it will carry out the task. it will assign key tracking numbers to multiple people at the same time without the users knowing and they will have to back out all their data.

November 2018

Brian from Nunya Business

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

November 2018

Too many clicks just to report my time

After logging in it takes 4 clicks to open my timecard ("Time and Expense", "Time", "Timesheets", "Manage Timesheets"). One more click to enter time, one data entry, and finally a pesky to find very small save button that is poorly placed above instead of at the bottom of the timecard). 7 clicks total. It takes me 3 in the Unanet timecard system to do the same thing with an intuitive easy to find larger save button. Starting a timecard is even less intuitive.

Pros

Absolutely supercalifragilisticexpialadocious nothing!
Did I mention that there is nothing good about this software?

Cons

Too many non-intuitive and small button clicks to report time.
Difficulty setting up a timecard which is even less intuitive

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Great functionality but very expensive

It has very many processes that are complicated and renders the software very challenging to use.

Pros

Allows the user to conduct various task efficiently and fast. It is also easy to record and track the work time. Offers quick and timely updates to the users.

Cons

It is very expensive. It also takes lots of time to complete a simple task, because of the many steps involved. Some of these steps seem like duplicate actions.

November 2018

Nicholas from IAI LLC

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Deltek Costpoint Review

It has been a decent system overall but there is a lack of customization, predictive features, poor reporting features and no updates for several years so other HRIS systems are way ahead of this particular system.

Pros

It is a pretty simple to use software for HRIS data and has a lot of fields to enter. It is great that there is a reporting system to allow for standard and custom reports. There is an immediate entry into the system once changes are made so it is great to get an immediate response.

Cons

There are several cons with the system. First, it has not been updated over several years and no upgrades have been made to keep up with the times. It feels like the system is dated back to the 1980's. There is no predictive searches for employees, there are too many windows for different types of employee data so it is hard to find certain employee data. The reporting is also hard to create custom reports as you have to understand extensive knowledge of Cognos, hard to search fields for employee data and it is clunky. There are no workflows or business rules that can be setup in order to allow for notifications for certain events regarding employee self service.

September 2018

Ruby from Capital One

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

Deltek Review

It is an ok system overall but there needs to be a huge update to the system to compete with it's competitors. The strong point is that most government contractor are using Deltek Time and Attendance since it is engineered for this industry so people are more likely to get the HRIS system to integrate easily with timesheets.

Pros

The system has a pretty easy interface to enter in basic information such as personal information, checking, tax information, and updating benefits. The ESS system once setup, it is pretty great for the employees as they can choose benefits through open enrollment, update tax information and update their address information. The reporting is simple for standard reports and can be easily pulled in excel format so you are able to manipulate the spreadsheets.

Cons

The software is very outdated and has not been updated in several years. Other systems are light years ahead of this system as it looks like it is from the 1990's. The custom reporting is very clunky and hard to create any of these reports as there are many files to look into and no intelligent search functions. You can only pull the reports in excel format so there not other options such as CSV and PDF. The ESS section is also out of date and not very integrative to the HRIS system. The setup for benefits, tax and validations tables in the back end of the system is hard to recognize and makes it harder for complete setup. There is ACA integration as well and it makes it hard that you have to click on separate sections of the screen to look at information rather than clicking one repository to reach all of the information.

August 2018

Jamie from Blue Spruce Construction Services

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

August 2018

Completely functional product.

Pros

This software was easy to use, I had no issues with it. It provides exactly would it should and functions with no errors.

Cons

This software could use some more functions to increase its value. It is more of a supplementary program then a primary one.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Simple software everyone understands

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.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

August 2018

Horrid Piece of Software from the 1990s

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.

July 2018

Kent from Northrop Grumman

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Using Deltek Costpoint

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.

July 2018

Nina from Princeton

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

July 2018

Screens

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.

June 2018

Will from E3

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

June 2018

Wow!

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?

June 2018

Aleksey from Affinity

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

June 2018

Using Deltek is by far the Worst Part of my Day

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

June 2018

Chip from Defense Group

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Expensive and requires extensive support

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.

May 2018

Tina from Meggitt Defense Systems Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

May 2018

Incredibly inefficient system

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.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

I've used CostPoint to track recorded work time.

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.

April 2018

Zahid from Reyna Photo Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

April 2018

Great

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

April 2018

Tawnyia from Vencore, Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

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

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!

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2018

Great functionality but not easy to use

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.