A6. User groups and permissions

The best aspects of the Sympa HR system will surface when the system is used by employees, managers and HR. Processes that serve different user groups can easily be added later.

Before taking Sympa HR into use, it would be good to think about which kind of user groups will be linked to with processes, like employees, managers, HR or IT.

If you have not had an HR system in use before, we will think about how the use of the system could potentially affect your way of working.  The Sympa HR system makes it possible for example to easily share information and to make approvals in the system.

In Sympa HR, permissions are defined per tab. In most cases, one process is appointed per tab.

The view could consist of reading or editing permissions, or then it can be completely hidden.

Get familiar with most common processes at Best Practices site.

System administration

As a system administrator of Sympa HR you are able to edit the structures of your Sympa HR solution. You can for example add new fields or create completely new views, and subsequently define the permissions.

System administrators have the permissions to edit all of the information in the system. Usually the system administrator is part of the HR team.

However, HR users can also get the permissions to a range of employee information without being a system administrator.

Sympa provides training for system administrators. Read more about the HR acadamy trainings.


A6.1 Which different user groups can you identify?

A6.2 Think about which user groups are involved in the different processes. Please take note of all the topics covered in our agreement. 

A6.3 Do you have system administrator access for the system and who will be the trained system administrator? 

We have created an Excel file that you can use to describe roles after which you can return it to Freedcamp.

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