Deltek Costpoint

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Deltek Costpoint is an ERP Solution for project accounting, labor management, manufacturing and business intelligence that help keep you compliant while improving visibility, efficiency and profitability.

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Deltek Costpoint review by <span>Heather M.</span>
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Deltek Costpoint - Flexible Option

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the software. Many modules and add-on products allow companies to create a solution that meets the needs of the company from payroll/human resources to contracts & subcontracts. While the payroll module does have some limitations, it is a great solution for in-house payroll.

What do you dislike?

The pricing structure is not great for small businesses and can be cost prohibitive. Support in some areas is lacking. However other areas (especially Payroll) support is outstanding. We have a designated "customer liaison manager", but they seem to change often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at the modules included with Costpoint before looking at any add-ons. Contact third-party consultants for implementation options. Attending the Deltek InSight conference is a great way to see what is available in Costpoint, and what is available for add-on products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to integrate payroll, human resources, purchase orders, contracts management into one solution. Cognos report writing is a great feature that pulls the information from Costpoint using custom and "canned" reports. Once further solutions, such as on-boarding, are implemented, we will see an even greater return on investment.

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Deltek Costpoint review by <span>Brook M.</span>
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Deltek Costpoint

What do you like best?

Great way to organize information ranging from Finance to HR to even Contracting. I don't input any of the information but it is very helpful to me when pricing proposals because I get a snapshot of historical information on our contracts and can even use it as a job sheet to track how well we are doing financially on each contract.

What do you dislike?

The consultants that set up our software for us did not do very well and so we have had to reach out to them constantly and they charge us each time we reach out for help. We have an experienced user that joined our team and she said the setup was done very well and it takes up a lot of our time and money to try and fix these problems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great, just make sure it is set up correctly so you don't run into problems while trying to use it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking progress on our contracts by comparing how well we are doing financially with how well we planned to do. We do manual job sheets and I use Deltek to update them. We would like to eventually learn how to put budgets in if we can ever find help without having to pay a consultant thousands of dollars. It has been helpful to have an organized system to track our progress.

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Deltek Costpoint review by User in Aviation & Aerospace
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The possibilities are Endless

What do you like best?

I love the capability to look at my project data at specific levels or to roll it up to the top level. This allows management to see just what they need and not have a lot of extraneous data. It allows you to really personalize how you want your project information set up.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is closely related to what I like about Costpoint. You can easily get lost in the multitude of menus. If your are not careful you can easily mess up the whole process with one change. Although the error notifications are really good at preventing this from happening often!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deltek Costpoint is an amazing system. Make sure that you review what you need your software to do and then examine if it is the best fit for what you need. Look at your company processes to choose the best integration process. Meet with several integration consultants to find the one that understands what you company's needs during the integration and testing process. Also make sure that your staff is properly trained. Deltek provides many ways in which to gain the required training from Deltek University to webinars, white papers, and highly knowledgeable consultants.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The additional characters have given us more depth to grow and add new projects. We have been able to increase our report potential for project management by having a more detailed look at the project at specific times. We are working on streamlining our billing process.

Deltek Costpoint review by Administrator in Government Administration
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Flexible ERP Systems

What do you like best?

First of all the customer care is nothing you will find anywhere in the marketplace. The time taken for each customer to fund solutions is above and beyond. A host of options that allow any organization to customize and use the system to meet their needs. The system provides solutions out of the box. Included are tools to customize canned reports and add integrations for every module. Extensibility is something recently introduced to users that makes the system even more powerful today. The seamless integration with all products makes the entire system even more powerful using Time & Expense along with the Budgeting and Planning add-on.

What do you dislike?

User interface isn't the most innovative and is under development. There is some work required upfront that requires users to answer key questions and is critical to the success of the product being used. That was unexpected, and challenging to end users trying to balance their normal duties along with providing business requirements. Adding licenses can also be an unexpected cost as they are higher than the initial purchase price and maintenance must be paid for the additional seats when obtained. Customers have no control over this and if not allocated in the budget, it can be a surprise. The in-house consulting services are excellent, however the rates charged are generally higher than 3rd party consultants they outsource to (which are former Deltek employees).

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are many products available in the market place. Deltek Costpoint meets and exceeds limitations of other products available. The core product allows any business to start quickly. The optional add-on modules provides flexibility to customize the system and maximize your return on investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Electronic storage of critical documents supporting various needs to make quick decisions. Real time reporting allows program managers to see exactly where they are at all times. It is critical to have this information available to end users in a simple and easy to use system.

Deltek Costpoint review by <span>Julia A.</span>
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Costpoint 7

What do you like best?

I do not like Costpoint very much, but the ability to setup different plans, locations, etc. is pretty simple.

What do you dislike?

The setup of a new employee is convoluted. The system is not very user friendly, and there are several fields that need to be filled out in order to accomplish the same purpose. One field never drives another, and things cannot be pre-populated - at least not the way our company has it setup. Also, once and item is in a list, it cannot be made inactive. Our company has had a merger and several acquisitions so there are many values we no longer use, but need to be kept for historical purposes. We should be able to make those inactive so that they do not show up on lists for new hires. Since that cannot be done, we have to just know from memory what cannot be used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a robust system, but it is not user friendly. Make sure you have someone technical who will be using it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to calculate our payroll and drive our accounting and PTO. It can hold a lot of historical data which is nice, and while separate, the reporting from Cognos is pretty robust.

Deltek Costpoint review by <span>Lakesha L.</span>
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Used better programs

What do you like best?

I like that the new version prints checks, reports etc. in the PDF version before wasting all the paper of having to print it out first. It allows you to review before hand to see if that is really what you really want before confirming anything. I like how you are able to enter descriptions in your vouchers to detail out what the voucher is for or what the voucher is paying. So for future reference you are able to go back and see why it was posted or who did it.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it doesn't allow duplicate checks and that you have to always check that box. I also don't like that you have to run zero dollar checks separately to clear out corrections. They use to be included in the normal check run process. I also dislike that you cannot reverse a credit in system, so it makes it difficult to make corrections sometimes. Sometimes I dislike some of the error messages that pop up and it doesn't detail out what the issue is but it won't allow you to move on until you fix the problem. It just puts a big red box around the problem but that is it and a small description of the problem at the bottom. It think it needs more details as to what is needed to correct the issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say go over everything in the system and make sure that it fits your needs because sometimes I do not things that everything was reviewed before hand before they decided to upgrade and some of the new features make our jobs a little more time consuming.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work on cutting the payments to our vendors and creating the files to send to the bank. I create the preprocessor and the cash disbursements.

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