We develop solutions to efficiently manage mobile and decentralized workforces and act upon data in real-time

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Our Solutions


Akida is a digital platform that enables Organisations to manage their mobile employees and act upon data in real time

Mobile app for field staff

Check-in remotely
Complete surveys
Send general field reports
Receive notifications

Web platform for admin

Manage app users
Access real-time reports
Create and manage surveys
Send notifications

Insights for decision makers

Integrates with Power BI
Real-time & auto-updating data
Create customized project dashboards
View analytics & data visualizations

What Akida Can Do For You

Replace manual supervision

Mobile and decentralized employees
check-in from their smartphone

Gain data and insights

Send surveys to your employees, which
can be completed online or offline

Communicate with staff

Send push notifications, request
reports from employees/teams

All data submitted using Akida includes GPS location, photos, audio & date/time info


Upay is a robust, customizable & user-friendly human resource, attendance & payroll platform

Upay HR

  • Create and manage staff digital files
  • Issue, recover charges and maintain disciplinary records
  • Manage leave applications and approvals, Individual and group training and performance appraisal

  • Generate reports including staff profiles,
    establishment, workforce, leave, labour budget etc

Upay Attendance

  • Manages attendance records from both mobile and fixed locations

  • Mobile and decentralized staff check-in remotely using Akida

  • Integrates with biometrics in fixed locations

  • Provides customized attendance & exception reports

Upay Payroll

  • Robust, easy to manage (bulk posting) and process large records in an unbelievably short time
  • Processing by pay areas, piece rate or employment type for both variable & fixed payments

  • Standard and statutory reports including payslips, NSSF, NHIF, PAYE, JV, P9A, P10 and bank (EFT formats)

Our Clients

Our customers span 6 countries in Africa and Europe across various industries. This is how some of them are using our solutions:


Vehicle Assembly

KVM, the best vehicle manufacturers in Eastern Africa, uses Upay to manage their HR and Payroll processes (for both permanent & piece work staff).
Upay saves time and money by eliminating error - prone manual recording and ghost workers


Experiential Marketing

EXP, Africa’s largest experiential marketing company, uses Akida to confirm locations & collect survey data from their field marketers across 5 countries. Akida gives EXP a competitive advantage by providing real-time insights from field staff


International NGO

Macheo Children's Centre supports over 14,000 underserved individuals across programs in education, health & family empowerment. Akida helps Macheo make real-time decisions on whom & when to enrol in their programs & to measure impact

Other Clients Include:


We work closely with our clients to understand their pain points in order to design solutions that meet their specific requirements.

  • 2011-2012

    Our Humble Beginnings

    We developed, Uguard, a mobile app to address challenges of mobile & decentralized staff initially within the Security sector in Kenya, characterized by costly motorized supervision & paper based attendance recording.Uguard could not function without a supporting HR database to interface with; with support & feedback from our clients, we developed Upay to address this challenge.

  • 2013 - Todate

    Transition to Full Service

    With increasing diversity of our target clients, we renamed Uguard initially named with security guards in mind to Akida, a swahili name for supervisor. We began rolling it out Akida in one of our client's operations in Nigeria & later on to other countries including Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda & the UK (Bournemouth).

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