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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