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