Ajera Consulting Solutions that Maximize Your Return

Choosing Deltek Ajera for your Architecture and Engineering firm is an important first step to reduce overhead costs and streamline processes within your organization.

SN helps you take that next step to maximize your return on investment. By elevating your current processes and identifying where cost savings can be targeted, you can achieve results that drive growth and profitability.

You deserve to fully utilize all the unique capabilities Ajera has to offer, so our experts work as an extension of your existing team to strategize an automation process that best fits your needs.

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More Than Experts, We're Ajera Users

You have options when it comes to the implementation of your Ajera software. More than Ajera experts, we’re a team of experienced Ajera users who have worked on the front lines of AE firms, just like yours. This unique insight and perspective of how Ajera works in the real world gives you a leg up right from the start.

Why choose SN over another Ajera software support provider?

· Independent & unbiased point of view – we are not resellers, YOU are our priority
· Deep unparalleled AE industry experience and knowledge
· A team of real Ajera users who speak your AE firm language
· Best practices that have been tested and utilized in firms across the country

Ajera Setup Review and Workload Evaluation

Ajera System Review EvaluationDid you inherit your Ajera setup from a previous user?
Do you find reports inaccurate or confusing?

These are indicators that it’s time to take a look under the hood.

By applying a practical “boots on the ground” user experience, our Ajera experts will assist you with finding greater workflow and reporting efficiency. Our fixed fee System Evaluations ensure that your Ajera setup, workflows, and financial reports are accurate and provide the information you need to make more strategic decisions for maximizing profits.

Leverage Your Ajera System to Full Capacity

Deltek Ajera TrainingBeing fully trained in your system is critical for success. With our group and/or individual sessions, we make it easy for you and your team to receive real-life tips from leaders who are also users, making your training sessions relatable and filled with instant value.

SN’s Ajera Programs include (but not limited to):

· New Hire Training
· Month End GL Reconciliation
· Project Management Training
· Group Classes
· 1:1 Training Sessions

Leave the Numbers to Us

Deltek Ajera Outsourced AccountingWhen it comes to getting the best accounting management services for your team, you need the best hands-on accounting experience.

Coupled with our deep industry knowledge and expertise in transactional work, including Bank Reconciliation, AP/AR, Billing and more, we’re able to help you solve the problems of today and remove the burdens of tomorrow.

Creating a System That's As Unique As You

Deltek Ajera CustomizationCustomize your Deltek Ajera system with uniquely tailored fields, widgets, dashboards, and reporting so you and your team can get precisely what you need, when you need it. Let our experienced team of consultants guide you on the latest strategies and techniques to best implement the customization tools within Ajera for maximum efficiency.

How Can We Help?

· Contract status and project details tracking
· HR-related reporting
· Custom widgets and dashboards
· SQL Developers to assist with custom reports
· Tailored project plans with company logo to include with proposals
· Custom financial statement designs

Optimizing Your PM Tools and Reporting

Deltek Ajera Project Management

Your Project Managers are at the heart and soul of your organization, and in order for them to deliver profitable projects, they must have access to the latest tools and project management best practices.

· Project Templates and Tools
· Project Reporting
· Forecast Reporting
· Team Training
· PM Role Definition
· Project Management Standards Manual

Accountability Paves the Road to Success.

Project Management Office AjeraMeet the service that simultaneously increases your firm’s profits, client satisfaction, financial & technical performance, and staff retention – the Project Management Office (PMO). Often underutilized, the PMO is a heavy lifter that serves as the right hand for your PM team. Consistency is key.

The PMO Oversees and Maintains Project Excellence with:

· Weekly check-in & review of project performance metrics and utilization
· Monthly meeting with principals & attendance at internal PM meetings
· PM Scorecard & Performance Dashboard
· Tasks by EE and PM
· KPI, PIC & Project Analysis Dashboards

Experience That’s Personal

Deltek University Certified Ajera Professional

Valerie Higgins - Stambaugh NessValerie Higgins,
Managing Director, Project Management and Ajera Consulting


Val's 25+ years working in and with the AE industry has provided her with a wealth of "boots on the ground" experience that she brings to the table with each of her client engagements. Val specializes in assisting clients with an assessment of their business processes, ERP systems efficiencies, and a passion point - Best Practices for Project Management.

Shawna Pace Powers | Stambaugh NessShawna Pace-Powers,
Senior Ajera Consultant


Having spent 19 years in the AEC industry, Shawna has a deep understanding of the nuances of the industry and what it takes to help project managers, accounting departments and business owners improve processes. Her experience as an Ajera consultant and Business & Finance Manager make her a significant asset to the clients she collaborates with.

Connie Haakinson - Stambaugh NessConnie Balius-Haakinson,
Ajera Consultant


Connie developed deep Ajera knowledge from her 20 years in the AEC industry and has specialized expertise in developing processes and coaching project manager’s for optimal project performance. She enjoys helping firms achieve their goals by developing and implementing new operational processes and tools.

Amy McLawhorn | Stambaugh Ness Amy McLawhorn,
Ajera Consultant


Amy provides Ajera consulting services to project-based clients in the architecture and engineering industries. With a background as a business manager in the AE industry and extensive experience working with Deltek Ajera, Amy is an asset to firms looking to improve processes and profitability.

Angie Wildermuth | Stambaugh NessAngie Wildermuth,
Ajera Consultant


Angie provides Ajera consulting services to clients within the architecture and engineering industry. With her extensive finance and accounting background, she is particularly skilled in the areas of month-end financial statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, expenses, and reporting within Ajera.

Cindy Lawrence | Stambaugh Ness Cindy Lawrence,
Ajera OAS Staff Accountant


Cindy combines several years of Ajera experience in the AEC industry with a passion for teaming up with clients to understand and meet their unique needs. Collaborating with accounting and administrative staff, PMs, and leadership, Cindy helps firms accomplish accounting tasks while streamlining and automating workflows. She specializes in A/P, A/R, and invoicing.

Tricia Bailey | Stambaugh Ness Tricia Bailey,
Ajera OAS Staff Accountant


Leveraging her breadth of accounting and bookkeeping experience, Tricia helps clients to be more successful in the areas of finance and accounting. Dedicated to delivering exceptional client service and meeting client needs, Tricia focuses on accounts payable, invoicing and receipts entry.

Laura Reid | Stambaugh NessLaura Reid,
Manager, Client Accounting Services


For 25+ years Laura has worked in financial operations, including serving as a Chief Financial Officer within the architecture and engineering industry. A creative problem-solver, Laura applies her experience implementing, supporting, and troubleshooting ERP and financial accounting systems in her work with AE clients. Additionally, firms benefit from her first-hand understanding of project-centric business operations as she helps them improve efficiencies for increased profitability.

Martha Hearn,
Ajera OAS Sr. Accountant


Having spent several years working within an AE firm, Martha brings a unique understanding of the industry to her role. In her work with clients, Martha applies her over 30 years of experience including work in accounting, management, administration, and of course the Ajera platform. Specialized areas of focus include accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.

Homer Hernandez | Stambaugh NessHomer Hernandez,
Ajera OAS Sr. Accountant


Homer brings 20 years of accounting and finance knowledge to his work with clients. He has extensive experience working within project-based firms including within the architecture and engineering industry. As a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, Homer helps clients with their a wide range of outsourced accounting needs.

Tiffany Morrow,
Ajera OAS Staff Accountant


Tiffany has over 12 years’ experience working with Deltek products in the AEC Industry from an accounting, marketing, and human resource aspect. Tiffany is focused on the client experience while using her attention to detail to meet the expectations and needs of the client. Tiffany focuses on the daily transactions within A/P, A/R and Payroll.

Kate Paskvan,
Ajera OAS Sr. Accountant


Kate has spent 14+ years working with project-based accounting within the architecture and engineering industry. She applies her deep knowledge of the Ajera platform to help firms solve accounting challenges for enhanced profitability. Within the Ajera outsourced accounting services, she is particularly skilled preparing monthly financials.

Fusion Design Consultants

“… could not be more pleased with the service, professionalism and in-depth expertise…”

"We could not be more pleased with the service, professionalism and in-depth expertise we have received from Stambaugh Ness. From our first initial phone call discussing our needs – to all of the follow-up assessments, resolutions, and training, our expectations and been consistently met and/or exceeded."

Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

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Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

Fusion Design Consultants
"We could not be more pleased with the service, professionalism and in-depth expertise we have received from Stambaugh Ness. From our first initial phone call discussing our needs – to all of the follow-up assessments, resolutions, and training, our expectations and been consistently met and/or exceeded."
Fusion Design Consultants

“We were looking for a life-raft and we found it in Stambaugh Ness”

"We were looking for a life-raft and we found it in Stambaugh Ness. They quickly immersed themselves into our ERP system and diagnosed all of the issues that needed attention. They then dove in to make corrections, optimize efficiency and teach us how to be better operators."

Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

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Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

Fusion Design Consultants
"We were looking for a life-raft and we found it in Stambaugh Ness. They quickly immersed themselves into our ERP system and diagnosed all of the issues that needed attention. They then dove in to make corrections, optimize efficiency and teach us how to be better operators."
BartonAssociates

“provide ongoing external accounting functions as well as project management support utilizing Ajera.”

"We currently work with Stambaugh Ness to provide ongoing external accounting functions as well as project management support utilizing Ajera. Although our original engagement stemmed from an unplanned need, they have grown to be an absolute resource.  They have helped us to optimize the use of Ajera’s accounting functions, provided project management training as well as created our employee interface.  They have consistently exceeded expectations and have become an extension of our team."

Michael S. Rader, PE, CEO
President and CEO
BartonAssociates, Inc.

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Michael S. Rader, PE, CEO
President and CEO
BartonAssociates, Inc.

BartonAssociates
"We currently work with Stambaugh Ness to provide ongoing external accounting functions as well as project management support utilizing Ajera. Although our original engagement stemmed from an unplanned need, they have grown to be an absolute resource.  They have helped us to optimize the use of Ajera’s accounting functions, provided project management training as well as created our employee interface.  They have consistently exceeded expectations and have become an extension of our team."
Fusion Design Consultants

“Their responsiveness, expertise and collaborative style of communication was everything we were looking for. “

"We knew very little about Stambaugh Ness when they were recommended by our ERP provider. They quickly proved themselves to be everything that they advertise. Their responsiveness, expertise and collaborative style of communication was everything we were looking for. And more!"

Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

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Linda Melchione
Director of Operations and HR
Fusion Design Consultants, Inc.

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CFI Companies

“The Consultants at Stambaugh Ness not only know the software, they know [the AE] industry.”

"The Consultants at Stambaugh Ness not only know the software, they know [the AE] industry.  Being the CFO of this company, it is invaluable to speak to someone that has actually used the software as I do, and knows Ajera from every aspect.  I think of Stambaugh Ness as a team member.  I enjoy working with them and the knowledge that has been shared is second to none."

Chief Financial Officer
CFI Companies

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Chief Financial Officer
CFI Companies

CFI Companies
"The Consultants at Stambaugh Ness not only know the software, they know [the AE] industry.  Being the CFO of this company, it is invaluable to speak to someone that has actually used the software as I do, and knows Ajera from every aspect.  I think of Stambaugh Ness as a team member.  I enjoy working with them and the knowledge that has been shared is second to none."
Dyer Engineering Consultants

“Finding consultants who know not only the AE industry, but our project management software, was a huge benefit.”

"After searching for 2+ years we finally found the perfect fit with Stambaugh Ness. Working with SN has been nothing but a positive experience.  Finding consultants who know not only the AE industry, but our project management software, was a huge benefit. Our SN consultant resolved our issues quickly and accurately. Their attention to detail and availability, even in emergency situations is unmatched. To SN, it’s personal and as a client we feel important, listened to and valued."
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"After searching for 2+ years we finally found the perfect fit with Stambaugh Ness. Working with SN has been nothing but a positive experience.  Finding consultants who know not only the AE industry, but our project management software, was a huge benefit. Our SN consultant resolved our issues quickly and accurately. Their attention to detail and availability, even in emergency situations is unmatched. To SN, it’s personal and as a client we feel important, listened to and valued."
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Valerie Higgins - Stambaugh NessDeltek University Certified Ajera Professional

Contact: Valerie Higgins

Managing Director, Project Management & Ajera Consulting