CYMA Job Cost Accounting
From the July 2011 Review Construction and Contractor Accounting Systems
Well-suited for mid-sized general construction companies who require solid job cost functionality and tracking without specialized contractor features like equipment management or dispatch.
Modular in design, CYMA Accounting for Windows offers several industry-specific modules including a solid job cost module, Job Cost Accounting, which seamlessly integrates with the vendor’s suite of products. Well-suited for mid-sized construction companies, CYMA offers solid job cost functionality and tracking.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS:
System navigation can be completed through traditional menus or through a customizable eDesk, part of the System Manager module, which is required with any CYMA product. The eDesk contains a variety of shortcut options as well as access to various learning tools. A standard drop-down menu provides easy access to system functions, and users can switch between modules by simply accessing the module window directly below. Users can choose to customize the eDesk interface screen as they wish, adding system links, web page links, and quick access to frequently used features onto their interface screen. The eDesk feature also contains useful financial calculators designed to provide managers with quick access to valuable financial information. Data-entry screens are logically designed and contain good lookup option, and users can choose from three different data-entry methods. CYMA is designed to work with Windows 7 and Vista. The CYMA server version requires Windows Server 2000+.
CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES:
CYMA is a solid financial product, offering GL, AP, AR and Payroll modules. The GL module allows users to create accounts using up to 24 alphanumeric characters, with up to 10 segments. Both the chart of accounts and financial statements contain drilldown capability for easy reference, with the ability to create new accounts on the fly. CYMA allows for up to 13 previous accounting periods, and each account can have multiple budgets attached. The AP module offers the data-entry grids, speeding the process throughout the module, and also supports electronic funds transfers. Managers can email invoices in a variety of formats including HTML, RTF or PDF, and customer/job documents and images can be easily attached to any AP record.
The AR module also offers entry grids and accepts a variety of payment types, including cash, credit cards, checks and transfers. Statements can be easily emailed to customers, and pricing can be updated globally if needed. CYMA uses a batch system for processing data, which can result in better quality data and more accurate information. CYMA also offers a solid Payroll module, supporting an unlimited number of employees. The Payroll module provides multi-state processing and direct deposit capability, as well as the ability to attach documents and images to employee files. Custom data fields are also available, making it easy to track the information you need. Other modules offered by CYMA include Inventory, Sales Order, Client Billing, Purchase Order and Bank Reconciliation. CYMA also offers a wide selection of third-party applications that are designed to work with the financial suite of products. The System Manager module is the only required module; all others can be purchased as needed. CYMA offers excellent audit trail capability, tracking every transaction entered into the system. User security is handled through the System Manager module and is multi-level, with managers able to assign access by company, module or menu item. Report access can also be limited.