CYMA Systems Inc. – CYMA Job Cost Accounting for Windows
Best Fit: CYMA is a best suited for mid-sized construction companies that require a solid job cost module, excellent job tracking capability, along with flexible billing capacity.
- Modular design offers smaller companies purchasing flexibility
- Solid job cost module
- Highly customizable
- Excellent HR module
- No remote access capability
- No equipment management module available
CYMA Job Cost Accounting for Windows offers construction companies and contractors a solid accounting/financial product along with a powerful job cost module. Modular in design, CYMA is a completely integrated system that offers users a solid selection of system modules. CYMA offers an impressive list of features and can be used as a stand alone module as well.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS - 4.5 Stars
All system navigation in CYMA is completed through eDesk, which is found in the System Manager module and is required when running any CYMA module. Used as a centerpiece to all system functionality, the eDesk contains various learning tools which include the Getting Started Guide, as well as module tutorials. The eDesk interface can also be customized to suit the needs of all system users, and can store frequently used functions and common links for quick, easy access. A drop down menu bar at the top of the screen provides quick access to all system functions as well as various lists, banking information, and employee data. All data entry screens are user friendly and contain the necessary look up functions. CYMA currently offers system users three different data entry methods, so users can choose the method they are most comfortable with.
Along with excellent customization capability, the eDesk contains a series of financial calculators that provide job supervisors and managers with quick access to company financial information and Quick Entry grids allow those doing data entry to customize the process in each system module.
The latest version of CYMA contains significant enhancements in Human Resources, Payroll, and Employee Self-Service. An additional release is due at the end of 2012 that will cover all modules.
CYMA Job Cost Accounting works with Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Vista. For the more robust server version, you’ll need Windows 2000+ Server edition.
CORE ACCOUNTING CAPABILITIES - 4.5 Stars
Along with the System Manager module, which is required, CYMA offers solid accounting modules such as GL, AR, AP, Payroll, Sales Order, Client Billing, Purchase Order, and Bank Reconciliation. The GL module allows users to create accounts using up to 24 digit alphanumeric characters and up to 10 user-defined segments. CYMA uses a batch entry system, so transactions can be reviewed prior to posting. Users can also enter and track data in up to 100 custom fields, and accounts can be easily created on the fly.
CYMA’s AP module allows users to establish and utilize multiple banks for transactions, supports EFT payments, and allows users to allocate expenses to projects and jobs. The AR module can process volume billing for multiple customers, handle numerous payment types, and can email statements directly to customers. CYMA’s Payroll module has been significantly enhanced in this latest release, and together with the new Human Resources products, allows users to better calculate salary accruals, and easily tracks various deduction types such as garnishments, child support payments, and charitable deductions.
Various HR forms are also available for manager/supervisor use. The PR module also supports direct deposit, with new, customizable formats that will work with just about any financial institution. The batch system tracks all user transactions, and multi-level security is available for various system categories including company wide, data entry, and system functions.