Company Settings
  • 26 Apr 2023
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Company Settings

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Company Settings can be accessed through Settings > Settings and Configuration > General > Company Settings. For convenience, the settings are grouped into Basic, Advanced and Development tabs. Click on the tab to view and edit the settings in it. Hover the mouse over the Information icon next to the setting name to see a tooltip with information on this particular setting.

Basic tab


  • License is a field to store your Lanteria HR License code
  • Company Name is a field to specify the name of your company
  • Site URL is a field for entering the URL of Lanteria HR environment
  • Year Start Date field is used to set up the year start date that is adopted by your organization in the format DD-MM
  • Date Format is a field to store the template for converting Date format to String format

Advanced tab

  • Employee Group field is used to select a SharePoint group to which the accounts of the newly created employees will be added automatically. The default employee group name is ES Employee.
  • Manager Group field is used to provide a name for Manager group. The default manager group name is ES Manager.
  • Local HR Group field is used to provide a name for Local HR group. The default Local HR group name is ES Local HR.
  • HR Group field is used to provide a name for HR group that will be used in some features like CC notification e-mails. The default HR group name is ES HR.
  • SMTP Settings field is used to set up sending e-mails from Lanteria HR to external e-mail addresses.
    SMTP settings string format:
    Server=<server address>;Port=<port number>;UserName=<user name>;Password=<user password>;FromAddress=<mail from address> Server - SMTP server address (if setting is omitted - value will be taken from the web application settings)
    • Port - SMTP Port (25 by default)
    • UserName - user name for auth connection (optional)
    • Password - user password for auth connection (optional)
    • FromAddress - from e-mail address (if setting is omitted - value will be taken from the web application settings)
  • System Job Error Notification Email field specifies the email to which a notification email will be sent each time an error occurs while processing a system job. The notification email will include the error message.
  • Chart and Report Center Storage field specifies where data for reports and charts will be stored:
    • SharePoint - With this mode, reports and charts show live data. However, performance is not as fast as in the SQL mode.
    • SQL - With this mode, performance of reports and charts is faster than in the SharePoint mode, however, reports/charts show a snapshot of data for a certain period of time, which depends on how fast the LHR - SQL Data Export system job runs (by default, once a day). It is not recommended that this system job is configured to be run more often than once per hour for Lanteria HR to have enough time to collect data for reports. Ensure the system job is enabled when you use the SQL storage type.
      At present, the Timesheet, Audit Log, and Check-ins reports are not supported in the SQL mode.

Development tab


  • Version field displays application version number.
  • Lists Allowing Deletion field lets you provide names of all the SharePoint lists where managers and employees will be allowed record deletion. Lists specified in this setting should be separated by the semicolon without spaces.
    By default, the following lists allow deletion:
    • Absences
    • BusinessTrips
    • Career Goals
    • DepartmentGoals
    • DepartmentKPIs
    • Development Activities
    • Development Needs
    • EmployeeAccomplishments
    • Employee Competence
    • EmployeeKPIs
    • EmployeeObjectives
    • EmployeeQuantitativeObjectives
    • Holidays;NotificationTasks
    • Personal Development Areas
    • Sicknesses;Starters
    • Training Schedule
    • Training Requests
    • TOILs
    • Learning Program Elements
  • Custom Localization field contains XML-based localization rules. By default, the field is empty.
  • AD Integration Rules field is used to define the rules of integration with Active Directory. By default, the field is empty.
  • Additional Head Elements field is used to specify additional elements that will be applied for the HEAD tag.
  • Debug Mode. Select this check box to set the system into debug mode. By default, the box is cleared.
  • SQL DB Version field indicates the current SQL database version. It is filled in automatically and used by the system during updates.
  • Base Color is used to specify the main color of user interface in HEX format, for example, #ffffff. The default base color is #2980B9.
  • Employee Handler Mode allows you select types of records to be created automatically after an employee is added. The following options are available: The default employee handler mode is Full.
    • Full - all the standard records (salary, competencies, KPIs, processes, probation and so on) will be created by the system
    • Salary - only salary details record will be created and the employee will be added to the Employees group
    • Disable – no records will be created
  • Sync Local HR Employees. Select Immediately to synchronize employee information for Local HR role immediately after the changes occur or Scheduled to synchronize employee information in batches on a set schedule. The default value is Immediately.
  • Application Cache Backup Location field specifies where an application cache backup file will be stored. You can specify the path to a server folder. Note that the system must have relevant permissions for this server location. Alternatively, you can fill in this setting with sql to use the SQL storage for your cache backups. In case you do not need cache backups, you can leave this field empty. 
  • Sql Data Import Exceptions field specifies the SharePoint lists that will be excluded from processing by the LHR - SQL Data Export job. This means that SharePoint lists specified in this field will not be export to SQL tables when the job is run. The lists must be separated by a semicolon without spaces.
  • Sql Data Export Command Timeout field specifies the period of time in seconds that will be allowed to elapse before all commands of the LHR - SQL Data Export job are executed. If the job's commands are not yet fully executed after the specified period of time has elapsed, their execution will be terminated. By default, if you leave the field empty, the timeout will be 30 seconds. This setting may be useful for cases when something goes wrong while the LHR - SQL Data Export job is running, and the job cannot complete its tasks in a timely manner (e.g. due to a timeout error, because you have a big amount of data to export). In this case, you can use this setting to increase the timeout so that the LHR - SQL Data Export job has enough time to complete its operation.

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