Accentra is a team of seasoned software designers, developers, authors, business process consultants and trainers. We work from two offices in the UK and two more in India.

Our company was launched in 1979 when we released the world’s first graphic user interface (GUI) accounting system, Systematics I. Built exclusively for Apple II computers, the success of this software inspired us to broaden our scope and create software to meet the needs of other businesses, primarily on MS-DOS and subsequently Windows systems.

In 2004, we came together under the name of Accentra Technologies to deliver one of the best enterprise solutions on the market. Armed with an extensive knowledge of the financial and payroll sectors, we developed a series of applications for various sectors, ranging from general trading businesses to the booming UK contracting industry. A few years later, we teamed up with Accountax,  a specialist tax advising company, to create a disruptive solution for umbrella companies.

More recently we have brought our industry-leading software to the cloud, offering a truly groundbreaking payroll solution for companies of all sizes as well as accountants and payroll bureaus.

We are proud of our reputation for innovation and best-in-class software.

Highlights from the history of Accentra

Our software has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of business, against a backdrop of rapid technological change, for more than 25 years.

  1. 1979

    We developed Systematics I for the Apple II computer. This was the world’s first graphic user interface (GUI) accounting system.

  2. 1984

    Systematics II was released, which sold over 60,000 licenses as part of a bundle with the once popular Amstrad PC.

  3. 1999

    The first version of Systematics was produced for Windows. Huge numbers of MS-DOS users migrated to this new Windows edition. The product gained a coveted accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. We were not affected by the millennium bug.

  4. 2005–2007

    We developed a range of new software packages for Indian and markets in the Middle East. This coincided with the mainstream release of Facebook.

  5. 2013

    At the same time that Google Glass debuted, our infinitely more practical Agency Pay and Bill Solution was released to the UK market.

  6. 2015

    Primo Payroll, the first cloud-based, fully automatic auto-enrolment software package was launched.

  7. The future...

    There’s a lot more to come. Watch this space!

Meet the management

Joachim Victor, Managing Director, UK

Joachim has over 10 years experience in designing & developing Payroll & Financial software solutions in the UK market and over 20 years experience in IT. Joachim is well versed in the businesses process & compliance requirements of Umbrella companies and sets the road map for the product enhancements and innovations.

Arun David, Technology Director, UK

Arun has been instrumental in managing the development of Accentra ERP Suite of applications and the Payroll software since the inception of Accentra brand in 2004. Initially a member of Accentra offshore development team, Arun migrated to the UK team in 2004 and since then has been a key contributor to Accentra.

Lawrence Wilson, Director, India

Lawrence provides his valuable expertise in human resources & logistics management to the ever growing team of our Indian operations.

Magesh Kumar, Project Manager, India

Magesh is a graduate in Computer Science, and joined the team in 2008 to assist Ramkumar with Accentra localisation for the Indian market. Since then he has been instrumental in Green Pelican software development and support.


Image credits (from top to bottom): Apple II: Rama, Amstrad CPC464: Bill Bertram, Mark Zuckerberg in 2005: Elaine Chan and Priscilla Chan, Google Glass: Tim Reckmann.