Simple and Savvy: The New Way to Budget Projects in Maconomy iAccess

Posted by Kimberly Sack on June 13, 2019

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Budgeting has gotten better in Maconomy. Yes, that’s right with the recent release of Maconomy 2.4.4 we’ve included a slew of new workspaces in iAccess geared for enabling project managers. The new Job Budgeting Workspace provides a simpler way for project managers to budget projects.

Wait, what’s iAccess? 

If you are on an older version of Maconomy or haven’t started using iAccess, here’s some quick information. iAccess is Maconomy’s web-browser interface providing similar functionality available in the main Workspace client interface. Eventually, iAccess will replace the Portal interface.

How is iAccess different? When the Deltek product teams move functionality into iAccess we think about the user experience.  What information is truly needed and how should it be displayed for optimal usage? We redesign and reimagine the layout of the content to provide a simpler, more intuitive user experience. The less clicks a user has to make, the better.

Now, back to budgeting… a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Let’s look at a quick comparison between the two interfaces.

See the Time & Materials job budgeting example below first in Workspace client:

Maconomy Workspace client budget

Now, a similar view of job budgeting in iAccess (showing the same project budget):

Maconomy iAccess project budgeting

In Maconomy iAccess 2.4.4, we help guide users through the budgeting process by only exposing the necessary budget information. Because who wants to sort through content they don’t need, am I right?

Notice in the iAccess example, the budgeting workspace dynamically shows the budget types (Working, Baseline, or Contract) based on the project type setup.  For example, in the Time and Materials example above - the Contract budget option is hidden and you only see the Working and Baseline budgets.

Additionally, the budget information is separated into multiple tabs providing a cleaner look, and simpler navigation for the user.

Interested in learning more? Contact your Deltek Account Manager or Customer Success Manager to discuss Maconomy 2.4.4 in more detail.  Also, make sure to subscribe to this blog and check back as we continue to share product updates, news and more.

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