The CYMA system provides a good selection of customizable reports, including general financials, departmental reports, summaries and detailed output for payroll, AR and AP, and job costing options that include job listings, summaries, budget to actual, job and skill types, and cash flow reports. Reports can be edited in third-party report writers such as Crystal Reports and F9, or saved into Word, PDF, HTML, XML, CSV and Excel.
All of CYMA’s modules integrate with each other as necessary, with transactions automatically posting to appropriate accounts and payroll items updated based on job labor data. The program, including the Job Costing module, enables import of data from QuickBooks and other file types, and allows export into the various formats noted in this review’s Reporting section above.
SUPPORT & TRAINING:
Good assistive features are available within the program, such as smart data-entry functions and selection lists, along with a traditional Help utility. The vendor’s support website offers a knowledgebase, program updates and links to additional resources. Technical support is available on a per-incident basis or through subscription packages. In addition to digital versions of the program’s user guides and manuals, full printed versions of these are also shipped with the software.
The CYMA Accounting for Windows system with the Job Cost module offers good management tools and tracking for mid-sized construction businesses looking to better control their client projects. The system includes features often found in more expensive packages in a system that allows users to select and pay for only the modules they need.