SYMPAQ SQL Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SYMPAQ SQL

DCAA / A-133 compliant cost accounting solution

4.83/5 (6 reviews)

SYMPAQ SQL overview

What is SYMPAQ SQL?

SYMPAQ SQL is a complete cost accounting solution used by small to mid sized government contractors and non-profits to effectively run their businesses while staying in compliance with the DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) regulations and A-133 audit guidelines. The system includes various closely integrated cost accounting functions for data retrieval and reporting of activities, and seamlessly updates other modules with dependent data for comprehensive project reporting.

SYMPAQ SQL's features package was designed to meet various requirements with focus on CAS (Cost Accounting Standards), and the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations). All modules are fully flexible and scalable, and reflect the components of project cost accounting including time entry, indirect cost allocations, indirect rate calculations, and labor distribution.

SYMPAQ SQL offers a large variety of essential core and add-on configuration options. The general ledger saves post transactions for auditing, calculates them for analysis, and reports them in various formats. The job cost module administers mission-critical reports, contract briefs, and various project cost and management operations.

Government contractors can use the labor and leave module to define employees, labor categories and human resource data. With the cash management module, users can register manual cash transactions, void receipts and checks, and even import cash journals. Other modules include purchase order, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll.
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Pricing

Starting from
$399/month
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Markets

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Supported languages

English
SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ SQL generates reports that show the summary of indirect rate calculations for each defined tier. How to Handle Indirect Cost Allocation in SYMPAQ SOLSYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ SQL users can define indirect tiers to calculate indirect rates. SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: The job cost ledger displays the effect of the allocation of indirect costs to projects in SYMPAQ SQL.SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ's job cost ledger report shows inception, year, and current period totals by elements of cost.SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ's contract or task order process applies burdens, generates billing and calculates adjustments. SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ's final invoice worksheet displays the total amounts funded, historical totals, and current totals for the period of performance.SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ builds schedules to submit to auditers such as the DCAA.SYMPAQ SQL screenshot: SYMPAQ users can link the various schedules and pull selected data into the pre-formatted spreadsheet. How to Calculate Indirect Rates in SYMPAQ SQLHow to Track Incurred Cost Electronically in SYMPAQ SQLHow to Generate Transactional Billings in SYMPAQ SQL

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Dolly Dietrich

Appreciation for Sympaq

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Sympaq was beyond belief. This program does it all and the help was great, beyond expectations. I work with many other software and this is top for customer support, that is important to me. A package as valuable as Sympaq, with the customer assistance, available as necessary, will always be top of my list. They are always keeping their software updated and staying with industry requirements and demands. I hope to work with this always.

Pros
The most important thing about this software was the help/assistance from Sympaq that was always there. This is very important as the wait time was never was never an issue, the assistance was always knowledgeable and greatly appreciated and I was on my way again.

Cons
It seemed cumbersome to use was sometimes an issue, yet necessary, to follow through on, when it does so much for this industry. So just working with Sympaq to initially understand this increased my appreciation for this then.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Karen Van Cura

I have been an extremely satisfied customer since 2007.

Reviewed 2015-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

I bring over 30 years of Government Contracting experience to my position as Chief Financial Officer of a small business. I have used other products over the years and have never been more satisfied with an overall product for Government accounting. The product is easy to use if you have multiple staff members or are running it individually. The Aldebaron staff is friendly and knowledgeable in both their product and in overall compliance issues.

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Laura Stager

Product - Ease of Use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The program, itself, is very intuitive and easy to use. The support staff is extremely helpful as well.

Cons
uploading JE templates can be tedious.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lloyd Celistan

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Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-25
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been very positive. I can't say much more than what has already been said. You get good value for the price and it can be catered to your liking.

Pros
I like the fact that every thing you need is readily available. It's easy to learn and can be customized to your liking. The customer service is top notch and the brown Borthers will come out and assit you in person when need be. I have really enjoyed usins Sympaq.

Cons
I can' think of anything major that I don't like. As i mentioned before, the customer service is top notch and the owners will give you personal attention, which is unheard of in today's society.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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John Hughes

Recommendation of SYMPAQ SQL

Reviewed 2015-03-26
Review Source: Capterra

The product meets my expectations regarding costing rates, labor distribution, project costing summaries and an effective dashboard for financial statements, statement of indirects and special projects.

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SYMPAQ SQL pricing

Starting from
$399/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Budget: $5k–$15k /year
Includes:
Single user accounting
External payroll link
Web timekeeping
Web expense reporting

SYMPAQ SQL features

Accounting Management
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis

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Customizable Reporting (172 other apps)
Data Import/Export (183 other apps)
Electronic Payments (173 other apps)
Invoice Management (235 other apps)
Invoice Processing (153 other apps)
Multi-Currency (166 other apps)
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Third Party Integration (213 other apps)
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Additional information for SYMPAQ SQL

Key features of SYMPAQ SQL

  • Accounts payable module
  • Accounts receivable module
  • ADP payroll interface
  • Billing & revenue module
  • Cash management module
  • Electronic time card interface
  • General ledger
  • Job cost module
  • Labor & leave module
  • Payroll
  • Purchase order module
  • Indirect cost accumulation and allocation
  • Accumulation of actual direct costs
  • Calculation of multiple indirect rates
  • Inception-to-date job or task detail
  • Tracking and segregation of unallowable costs
  • Uncompensated overtime
  • Bid and proposal
  • Segregation of direct and indirect costs
  • Employee labor tracking
  • General & administrative expenses
  • Overhead expenses
  • Occupancy expenses
  • Claimed allocation bases
  • Reconciliation
  • Summary schedule of costs
  • Comparative analysis
  • Contract briefs
  • DCAA and A-133 compliance
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Benefits

Government contractors can use the electronic time cards interface for one-step import and validation of timekeeping data which is processed as native time card data through the labor and leave module.

Users can ensure accurate and complete payroll reports with the ADP payroll interface that creates and exports files, and maps the earnings category codes between both ADP and SYMPAQ.

Contractors can avoid manually re-entering employee reimbursements using the expense import utility which enables companies to import validated expense reports directly into the system.

SYMPAQ SQL users can take advantage of the Unanet PSA interface that helps organizations to more effectively and accurately plan, track, and manage projects as well as project reporting, resource management, timesheets and more, all via the web.

Government contractors can use the payroll module to benefit from auto-generated payroll records with time and attendance data application, as well as determine gross-to-net pay utilizing the federal and state tax tables.