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Carval - a leading supplier of integrated Time and Attendance systems, HR and Payroll software

Carval Computing Limited was founded in 1986 in Plymouth, Devon. We develop, sell and support the Carval HR Unity software range and provide outsourced payroll bureau services.  Our commitment to the continuous development of both our people and our software has seen us grow to become a respected and well-established brand with a rapidly growing client-base throughout the UK.

Some key facts and figures

  • Providing HR Solutions since 1986
  • Profitable & stable
  • Head Office in Plymouth
  • Sales/Support Office and Training Centre near Milton Keynes
  • Over 300 Installations in the UK
  • Investor in People
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and Chartered Institute of Payroll and Pensions Management  (CIPP) qualified consultants
  • HMRC recognised Payroll software

Our history

Carval’s first software solutions were written for the UNIX operating platform, starting with a Time and Attendance system and then closely followed by Payroll and Human Resources software. In 1997 we took the decision to re-write our software for the Windows Environment using Borland Delphi.

In 1998 we moved from our original offices at Enterprise Park in Stoke in Plymouth to our current surroundings in the modern Tamar Science Park Complex. That year also saw Carval become the first IT Company based in the South West to achieve the prestigious Investors in People Award. This was awarded in recognition of the company's commitment to quality training and staff development in the fast moving Information Technology sector. Carval has continued to achieve re-recognition of the Investors in People Standard every year since.

In 2002 Carval Computing Limited acquired its second UK office at the prestigious Wrest Park in Silsoe, Bedfordshire as a Support and Training Centre for the Carval HR Unity system.

In 2013, following a sustained period of growth, Carval moved to larger offices at the Interchange Business Centre in Newport Pagnell. The customer support centre is manned by a dedicated team who speak with clients across the UK utilising the latest technology and remote dial-in facilities to ensure a rapid response to client queries.

On 18 July 2017 Carval became part of the Civica Group, a market leader in software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services. The combination of Civica and Carval is an exciting development for our customers, partners and employees, providing a stronger capability while maintaining the focus and flexibility to respond to our customers' needs.It remains business as usual for the Carval team. Whilst we will operate within the Civica Group as part of an enlarged business, there is no change to our offerings or services - indeed, these are an important addition for Civica, adding specialist capability and expertise to the Group's activities.

Our team

Carval Computing Limited is a private limited company owned and managed by the directors and their families. Our software is developed, distributed and supported only by Carval's own experienced and qualified professional staff.  We do not “off-shore” or “sub-contract” your project. From initial consultancy, through implementation and beyond you will continue to receive support from our friendly team.

Carval’s consultancy team are CIPP and CIPD qualified and have extensive practical HR and Payroll experience. This enables them to understand your business objectives and to work pro-actively with you in delivering a solution that will meet them.