Harmony Demo Lessons

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Access Reports

The access reports generated can be viewed in: HTML (by default), PDF and Excel format

Choose one of the available Access reports:

Guard Screen

The guard screen is part of a separate executable file that is opened with the

Design Site

This module provides a dynamic graphic representation of the layout of the organization. The database used for this module is shared with the Door module (see Access Control). Therefore, any changes made to the database are simultaneously reflected in both modules.


In the calendar screen, lay out the year by the matching day type for each day of the year. This enables long term planning of expected access control and work structure for the coming year and years to come.

To define a yearly calendar:

Data Management

Enter the data into the system and export it to other software, like payroll software.

It also teaches us how to archive data to save space.

Types of Problems and Their Cause

Missing Data and Terminals Work Offline

Export Record Format

  1. In order to define additional fields according to your requirements: after choosing the relevant file, you can drag the relevant fields to the Export Record Format section.
  2. For each field you can define the following parameters:

Payroll Symbol Method

Under Source Table, choose the employee file. In this file there are two mandatory fields that must be included in the exported file: Payroll ID and Quantity. These fields must be dragged to the Export Record Format section.

Changing and Defining Terms in the Glossary

  1. Select Global parameters > System Manager > Glossary.


The interfaces module enables importing ASCII format data to Harmony tables, or exporting data from Harmony to TXT format files that can be viewed via Excel, email, FTP. The exportation option can be divided into two parts: the standard Output interface and the Payroll file interface.

Exceptions Report

The Exceptions Report includes all exceptional transactions for employees per a predefined period. Exceptions are unique and are determined in the employee work rule.

The Time Card Report presents daily data and a monthly total per employee and can be submitted to employees for review and approval.

Organization Structure


The Table toolbar Organization key is used to define the structure of the organization.


The Harmony system provides a division into 5 hierarchies, as follows:

Understanding the Data Flow

This lesson teaches how data flows through the Harmony system.

Flow of Operation

Data flows (from right-to-left) in the diagram below.

Working Environment

1.  SY-Server and Harmony Server Computers

The number of employees and Harmony users are the main factors in determining what hardware is optimal for the SY-Server. When installing a Harmony system, make sure the customer has the following hardware:


A Synel server application that serves as a mediator between Harmony software and terminals operating in online mode. Sy-Server software waiting for commands from the Harmony client. When a Harmony user requests information from a terminal (or group of terminals) the Harmony client sends a command to the Sy-Server, which in turn collects the data from the relevant terminals.

Communication  Module

Parameters tab

Output Automation from the Command Line

The output format is described with further detail in the Automation appendix of the Harmony Manual in the Interface Automation Commands section.

Notifier Module

The Notifier module is described in detail in chapter 17 of the Harmony Installation and Operation Manual


Sy-Face terminals fully integrated with

Harmony software for Time & Attendance

and Access Control applications.

E-Harmony Web Interface

E-Harmony is an end-user Interface module that enables use of the organization’s Intranet, and provides accessibility to the system to all employees via the Internet (Explorer versions 6 and up) anywhere and at any time.

SYnergy  Terminals

Synergy can work in off-line where the permission check done internaly using lightSql DB or on-line mode using IIS server web service.

Global update and Future absence in Harmony

In this lesson we will concentrate on two comment activities that customer uses in Harmony Manual edit screen .

SY400 – Access and T&A Transactions

Harmony divides the transactions for two different codes and methods:

Password Authentication

Harmony has the ability to authenticate users   according to the internal harmony user and password set in the system, or the organization Active directory.

SY-400 with two FP&PRX readers   01

The SY-400 can be connected to any of the following reader types:

Additional Manual Edit Functionality

In this lesson we will continue to discuss the different option in Manual edit screen .

Guard Map

Define the Guard (maps)

Guard maps are defined in the Design Site window.

The Edit Site toolbar contains all of the tools needed to develop a map

SY-Face Terminal

Not like the other terminals the SY-920 is not an online device and may support In / Out Time and attendance only

Generate an Exceptions Report

Exceptions are used in Time and attendance to indicate an error on the information that the system requires for calculation (like a missing swipe or a missing Day), or to alert that the data that was collected did not match the expected value (e.g. early or late exit).


Although many customers are willing to use the standard interface it is important to know that you can customize every element of the GUI in the System Def. > Global Parameters > Colors and Global parameters > System Manager > Glossary.

Security Groups

Defining a Security Group allows the group entry via a specified door at specified time zones. The Security Group is defined by doors its members can access and the Time Zone during they can access those doors.

SY-400 On-Line

The SY-400 is an online access controller that can support one or two doors and can communicate with Harmony using any of the following communication lines:

Adding a New Employee

When a new employee is hired all you need to do is create a new Employee Record with all of the relevant details and prepare an employee card. Although it is best to enter as much information as possible and fill in all of the fields, only 5 fields in the Definition tab are mandatory.


Harmony software support the following terminals and features

Output Interface Methods

In this lesson we will continue with lesson 2 to describe the two main methods for creating a payroll file in harmony:

Input and Output Interfaces in Harmony

In this lesson we will learn how create input and output interfaces in Harmony.

You can import basic employee data from a CSV file and Time & Attendance data to payroll or ERP software by using the Interfaces option in the System Def. .

Manual Edits

Manually entering, updating and processing data is done in the Daily toolbar employee screen. This screen combines all of the clock data (by linking pairs according to code) in addition to the way in which to manually enter new records, update records and process the data of these records.