Synoptix Client - Windows Only

These instructions describe how to install the Synoptix client on a user workstation and configure it to pull data from the Financial Data Mart.

This program is only available for certain users due to licensing agreements. If you do not have access and believe you should have access to this program, please contact Support Central.

Connect to the Network

Connect to the Network
  1. Select the Start menu.
  2. Type in \\software\dist\compusoft and hit Enter

Open the Synoptix Folder

  • Double click on the Synoptix folder.

Open Version 7

  • Double click on the 7 folder

Open the Windows Folder

  • Double click on Windows

Open the Installer

  • Double click on the ellucian_syn_install64 application.

Allow Changes to be Made

  • Click Yes if the "User Account Control" dialogue appears.

Allow Install to Set Up

This may take several minutes.

Set Up Install Settings

Install the Program
  • Click Next

Confirm Install Location

  • Click Next.

Choose Icon Location

  1. Select In a new Program Group
  2. Click Next

Start Installation

  • Click Install

Allow Installer to Load

This may take several minutes.

Installation Complete

  • Click Done

Please continue to all of the steps below to properly set up Synoptix for the first time you log in.

First Time Set Up
Running the Program for the first time
  1. Click the Start button
  2. Open Synoptix

Go Through Set Up Wizard

  • Click Next

Enter Profile Information

  1. In the Name field, enter Your Name.
  2. In the Company field, enter Oklahoma Christian University.
  3. In the Address field, enter PO Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK  73136
  4. Click Next

Set Up Number Formats

  1. Configure number formats to your preference. The settings above are the most common.
  2. Click Next

Retrieve Install Information

  • Go to \\software\dist\Compusoft\Synoptix from the Start search bar
  • Double click on the InstallationInformation text document

Database Server Set Up

  1. Enter the Server
  2. Enter the Port#
  3. Enter the CompuSoft Database Container Name
  4. Enter the Username
  5. Enter the Password
  6. Click Next

Connection Successful

  • Click OK

Finish Set Up

  • Click FInish

Restart Synoptix

  • Click OK and restart Synoptix.


First Time Using Synoptix

When you open Synoptix back up, you will be prompted with a login screen. Use the username and password that was assigned to you. This will NOT be the same as your network login information.

Run Updates
Run Updates
  • You will be prompted that some configuration files need to be modified. Click OK.

Allow Changes

  • Click Yes to allow the program to make changes to the computer.

Configuration Changed

Click OK

Change the Memory Allocations
Change the Memory Allocations
  • Click Admin

Configure Maximum Memory

  1. Change the 199 to 550 for the "Maximum memory used by Synoptix for Datatel."
  2. Select OK

Launch Update Process

  • Click OK

Allow Changes

  • Click Yes

Configuration Changed

  • Click Ok
  • Close Out of Synoptix


  • You have successfully downloaded, installed, and configured Synoptix.

Contact Support Central

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