Who we are

K3 have over 20 years’ experience in helping many companies with their business software whether this be for HR or ERP.

K3’s head office is based in Manchester and is part of the multi million pound, K3 Business Technology Group. A PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange. K3 BTG has a 30 year history delivering market leading solutions. As a plc. we are subject to stringent regulation and scrutiny, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

The unswerving ambition of every individual at K3 is to help you simplify your business to make it more efficient, responsive, agile and most importantly achieve its true potential. Why you buy a solution from K3, you are not just buying the latest technology, you are also investing in a long term relationship and both will continue to provide you significant value for years to come.

Who are K3 Equator

With hundreds of customers in dozens of industries, our people are true experts in the field with a sustained enthusiasm to get the job done. Every member of the K3 team places a high value on honest and open communication – keeping promises and responding swiftly to customer demands to create a culture of mutual trust and understanding.

What is Equator


Equator from K3 provides companies across a diverse range of industries with a fully integrated human resources software solution encompassing Payroll, Time and Attendance, Access Control, Employee Portal, Real-Time Data Collection and Personnel Management.

Equator is available as discrete modules or as a fully integrated suite of software. It can integrate with most desktop, ERP and back office systems and has comprehensive functionality which is enhanced further by its native ability to capture data electronically, in real time, using devices barcodes, proximity tags, biometric readers and touch screen technology, including iPhones and android devices.

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K3 have been designing, developing and implementing our Equator Human Resource solution for over 20 years and the unrivalled functionality is matched by our product support and on-going development. Thousands of employees use our solution 24 hours a day 365 days a year and it is available as an on premise, Cloud, SaaS or bureaux service

Equator is continually developed to reflect the latest statutory changes as they are introduced and allows electronic data transfer by the Internet.

Designed to be feature rich and easy to use, Equator is a truly integrated product written entirely by K3. At its core is the Equator database, residing on the Microsoft SQL platform, which alleviates the need for duplication of data entry and provides across module reporting. Core functionality in the HR module includes Recruitment, Training, Health and Safety including PPE and equipment recording, COSHH and RIDDOR requirements along of course with the required features for calculating pay from captured data and satisfying all the HMRC requirements for information submission.

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Equator may be run as an in-house application or may be provided as a hosted or Cloud solution. K3 are a leading supplier of Cloud based solutions via our Managed Services division.

Due to the modular nature of the product suite it provides a flexible solution to fit your needs with the ability to increase functionality as and when you need it.

Our HR Suite of software includes the following modules:

access-control
employee-portal
time-and-attendance
payroll
personnel
real-time-data-collection

Why Equator

Our aim is to help you make the job easier. No longer is HR managed with paper or filling out multiple forms and a separate office for your filing system. Our HR systems can be fully automated which enables you to become more efficient and enables you to concentrate on managing human resources more efficiently.

Product development

Historically, our customers have been responsible for significant development within the software to satisfy specific issues particular to their business, for example we have made changes to the software to enable transport companies to become more efficient in their payroll processing. A payroll bureau required specific functionality to enable them to process their customer’s payroll in a more efficient manner without the need to increase their staff

We see the future of Equator being driven by our customers as well as government legislation

Meet the team

Our team of dedicated staff at K3 love what they do and have over 20 years experience in the world of HR, whether that be for developing, using or installing HR solutions.

Tricia Miller
Tricia MillerSupport
Tricia has worked at K3 for 11 years and during that time has been based in the support department ensuring that our customers get 1st class support and advise on any queries they have. Her background is in Finance, but got involved in Payroll and HR functions when working as Admin Manager overseeing all Finance and Admin functions. Tricia has actively supported our Equator HR product for 4 years and worked closely with the Equator development team to keep up to date with HMRC changes and updates.
Kevin O'Donnell
Kevin O'DonnellProduct Manager
With more than 30 years’ experience in designing and developing software applications, covering diverse areas such as sales and purchase ledgers, payroll, plant management, stock control and full contract costing, Kevin has headed up the team developing the Equator HR product for the last 18 years.
Jeremy Searle
Jeremy SearleProduct Manager
Jeremy is a programmer of nearly 20 years’ experience, the last 13 of those working on Equator development. He previously worked for a life insurance company initially as a junior business analyst then as a systems analyst before becoming a programmer for a SYSPRO distributor. Jeremy helps to ensure that product updates are delivered often under tight schedules. Equator is frequently updated to include the latest legislative changes, to ensure continued support of new operating systems and to introduce new features and enhancements to the user interface.
Matthew Gordon-Box
Matthew Gordon-BoxProduct Manager
Matthew has been involved with Equator since 1997 as a Consultant, Support Technician, and a Project Manager. In that time he has implemented more than 100 different Equator sites, matching Customer requirements with existing functionality or specifying new functionality to achieve the wants of the Customer. For the last few years he has been more involved in the Development of other K3 Products but still keeps abreast of changes and evolution of the Equator product.