SYMPAQ SQL

DCAA / A-133 compliant cost accounting solution

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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.

SYMPAQ SQL Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$399,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Budget: $5k–$15k /year
Includes:
Single user accounting
External payroll link
Web timekeeping
Web expense reporting


SYMPAQ SQL Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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

SYMPAQ SQL Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
/
5
Excellent
6

Very good
1

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
5
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Dolly D.

Appreciation for Sympaq

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.


Emily C.

Great for Government Contractors

The Customer service is top notch. They take the time to understand our business needs and help us use the system features to streamline manual processes in an electronic system.


Laura S.

Product - Ease of Use


Lloyd C.

Sympaq Review

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.


Karen V.

I have been an extremely satisfied customer since 2007.

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.


Dolly D.
Industry: Defense & Space
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Appreciation for Sympaq

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Emily C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great for Government Contractors

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

The Customer service is top notch. They take the time to understand our business needs and help us use the system features to streamline manual processes in an electronic system.

Pros

This system is fairly easy to use and there are a few ways we can customize the system to add additional information for our needs. We can customize access for different groups who need to access information from the system which is a big plus for us. Having the timekeeping system linked to the SYMPAQ system is a huge plus for us. Overall good system to use for government contractors.

Cons

When we have to add charge codes for people or need to turn off charge codes we would like to be able to do this from a central location that would then feed down into individual employees in the system as needed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Laura S.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Product - Ease of Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Lloyd C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Sympaq Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Karen V.

I have been an extremely satisfied customer since 2007.

Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 7 user ratings
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SYMPAQ SQL Pricing

SYMPAQ SQL Pricing

Starting from
US$399,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Budget: $5k–$15k /year
Includes:
Single user accounting
External payroll link
Web timekeeping
Web expense reporting

Budget: $5k–$15k /year
Includes:
Single user accounting
External payroll link
Web timekeeping
Web expense reporting

Value for Money
5/5
Based on 7 user ratings
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SYMPAQ SQL Features

SYMPAQ SQL Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
Based on 7 user ratings
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Additional information for SYMPAQ SQL

Additional information for SYMPAQ SQL

Key features of SYMPAQ SQL

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

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.

SYMPAQ SQL FAQs

SYMPAQ SQL FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SYMPAQ SQL.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SYMPAQ SQL offer?

SYMPAQ SQL offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$399,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Budget: $5k–$15k /year Includes: Single user accounting External payroll link Web timekeeping Web expense reporting

Q. What are the main features of SYMPAQ SQL?

SYMPAQ SQL offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of SYMPAQ SQL?

SYMPAQ SQL has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SYMPAQ SQL support?

SYMPAQ SQL supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SYMPAQ SQL offer?

SYMPAQ SQL has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SYMPAQ SQL support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SYMPAQ SQL supports

Q. What other apps does SYMPAQ SQL integrate with?

SYMPAQ SQL integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel, SAP BusinessObjects

Q. What level of support does SYMPAQ SQL offer?

SYMPAQ SQL offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials