CYMA Version 16 Preview

CYMA Version 16, to be released in late October or early November, contains over 300 enhancements, technical corrections, report changes and new features across all system modules. 

Version 16 Preview Webinars Now Available through the Online Learning Center.

Payroll Enhancements Part 2

To better highlight the new Payroll features in Version 16, we have split the major highlights into two parts. Please review the second Payroll enhancements section below or review the first here.

Powerful New Accrual Features!
Version 16 adds many requested features for calculating and controlling accruals of all types. New features include:

  • A new "Yearly" Maximum Hours Accrued Cap
  • A new “Per Check ” Cap
  • All checks now store the YTD Hours Accrued and the Accrual Balance at the time of the check. This allows all check reprints in CYMA and ESS to show the balance at the time of the original check.
  • Accrual earning features can now be used with the Copy Feature function on Maintain Employees. The Copy Feature should be performed on the pay feature prior to the accrual feature
  • Accrual Balances now show on checks even if no accrual has occurred in a new year

Payroll Cost Allocation by Grant (NFP) or Project (FMS)
Non-profit customers receiving Grant revenue or Commercial customers tracking project costs who wished to fully allocate Payroll costs (earnings, taxes, benefits, company contributions) to Grants or Projects were required to embed the Grant/Project number in the GL Account Number structure - resulting in a very large number of GL accounts. No longer! In Version 16, NFP customers using Grants and FMS customers using Projects can configure the Payroll system to allocate select payroll features by Grant/Project.
This results in multiple General Ledger entries to the same GL Account (Social Security Company Expense, for example) coded with different Grant/Project numbers. These numbers flow back into the Grant reporting system inside the CYMA GL. Additionally, CYMA has added a new file that accumulates Project/Grant Information by period so that actual amounts from posted, unposted, and reposted JE Batches can be captured in this file instead of reading thru all the GL transactions. This will greatly improve the speed when running Project/Grant Budget to Actual reports.

Miscellaneous Payroll Enhancements

  • Added the employee’s current Department and Location IDs to the Payroll check header file. This information will allow custom reports to show the employee’s actual department and location at the time of the check.
  • All standard and MICR Payroll checks now include company name and address on the check stub. All custom checks formats now have the capability to show any company side information.
  • The Payroll Recalculate Balances Utility has been enhanced to make it easier to find, sort and select employees through the addition of filters, a Find Now button, and sort options.
  • Added the ability to print the 1096 transmittal form in both the AP and Payroll modules.

Next Version 16 Preview: Pennsylvania Local Tax (Act 32) Support (September 27)

Please expect more CYMA Version 16 announcements in the coming weeks. An archive of Version 16 enhancements and corrections can be reviewed at If you have any questions or comments, contact your CYMA Reseller or CYMA at 800-292-2962.

Thank you for your continued business. If you have any questions regarding CYMA Version 16 or any other issue, contact your CYMA Reseller or CYMA at 800-292-2962.