Sometimes there are small issues when using Deltek Cobra that you think must have a simple solution to them. But, for some reason, you may not have come across that solution yet. You may ask other Deltek Cobra super users that you know and get the response; “I’ve been wondering that too”. Well, I came […]
What is Deltek Cobra? I’m often asked this questions by folks new to government contracting and Earned Value Management (EVM). Deltek Cobra is used for managing project costs, measuring performance and analyzing budgets, actuals and forecasts. In short, it is a cost engine that complements scheduling tools such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project and Deltek […]
Sometimes you don’t realize how good something is until you don’t have access to it. This is true in many walks of life, but today I want to talk about Deltek Cobra release 8.2. Just when you think it can’t get any better, they find a way to improve the tool. At the bottom of page […]
Sadly a common issue we are encountering is abysmally slow integration of Microsoft Project XML files with Deltek Cobra. Customers attempting to perform integration are waiting quite literally hours for the process to complete: and then only to have it fail on some occasions.
I was asked the other day, what is the difference between the Delete option and the Purge option in Deltek Cobra. The answer is quite simple and you may find one far more preferable over another depending on what you want to do. First, this option pertains only to the act of deleting
Yes folks the rumors are true, Deltek released a new version of Cobra back in December of 2017, and it’s a point release meaning there are some terrific new toys under the hood. Version 8.2 offers over a dozen software enhancements that help keep this application in step with current technology and
I am frequently asked by Deltek Cobra users “What’s up with this FTE total value?” Indeed for as long as I’ve been using Cobra this has been an issue with the Full Time Equivalents value in the Totals column simply being summed rather than averaged. So folks, it’s time to delve into
Deltek Cobra’s Top Down Planning feature allows you to make very precise adjustments to the overall cost of a control account, work package or indeed an entire project, and then push that value down into the target object to change the BAC value.
When you are importing .csv or .xlsx files into Deltek Cobra to create or update ancillary files, which option should you use – Update or Overwrite? This blog is based upon a set of tests to determine the exact behavior of the Integration Wizard’s ancillary data loading capabilities
For those of us who have been using Cobra 5 and 5.1 for many years, the upgrade to Cobra 8.1 has some very appealing feature enhancements. The most welcome of these, from a ‘user interaction’ standpoint at least, is the ability to save a named view