About Touchstone Computer Systems

Your Guide over the rugged terrain of the
Southern African Payroll Landscape.

Welcome to Touchstone Computers! We are a leading provider of payroll software for small, medium and large-sized businesses in Southern Africa. We reduce the stresses of navigating the complex terrain of the payroll environment, and make payroll processing smooth and simple for our clients, so that they can focus on their businesses.

Our Journey

Simon Pitt and two friends established Touchstone in 1989, moving into the newly built No 1 Raleigh St in downtown Harare. Over the next 30 years, Touchstone became a leading provider of professional payroll services and products to the Zimbabwean market, participating in the Payroll Authors’ Group, meeting with important payroll stakeholders, such as ZIMRA, NSSA, Bankers’ Association, and Paynet to agree on procedures for implementing statutory requirements and discussing anomalies in legislation. During the lockdowns of Covid, senior staff began to work from their homes and Touchstone took the opportunity to move to the pleasant, leafy suburb of Belgravia, setting up The Base at 19 Phillips Ave/East Road with our Call-Centre and Walk-in customer support services.

Some senior staff has continued to work from their home offices. With solar power, reliable wifi connections, and online help and communications software we have adapted to and joined the world of TeamViewer, AnyDesk, Zoom, and Teams.

Touchstone offers PayDay Payroll to use under license in-house, but also provides a growing number of organizations around the county with outsourced payroll services.

We have Matabeleland covered with our second Base in Bulawayo, and working with our Network Partners, we also have our bases covered in Manicaland and the Midlands.

We are proud of our long-time reputation for having competent and friendly staff who provide excellent services to meet the payroll needs of many organisations in the Southern African region. For over 30 years, we have helped businesses streamline their payroll processes and conquer the numerous dynamic challenges faced by them.
We provide payroll support and advice to important businesses and organisations in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana.

Our well-respected flagship payroll software, PayDay has developed from its simple DOS-based Payplus origins into an awesome Windows based system that has an engine of complex and powerful functions, whilst maintaining its original intuitive and user-friendly appeal.

Apart from the wonderfully accurate calculations of PAYE and other statutory calculations, it now incorporates the built-in handling of the dual-currency scenario with its allocation of statutory payments by ratio into USD and ZWL components. Emailing of payslips and other features not dreamed of 30 years ago are now standard offerings. It has handled the rough times handed out by the harsh economic climate changes and soothed over the complex payroll needs of African businesses.

Touchstone Computer Systems

Together with our core team and agent network, we deliver quickly and efficiently on our promise for payroll performance. Our experienced
staff and agents are trained in customer service, payroll management, statutory compliance, and technical troubleshooting. This allows us to provide all our clients with the best payroll solution and advisory services, no matter the size of their organization. 

The diverse team at Touchstone Computers is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients. Our customer support consultants are
knowledgeable and experienced, and ready to help you overcome any challenges that may arise. Our diversity was extended by the inclusion of an exceptional blind person who we met on the Be My Eyes app more than a year ago.  

Please join the increasing number of satisfied clients at Touchstone Computers and let us also help you travel smoothly through the rough

African payroll terrain. We look forward to working with you soon!

Contact us today.


What people say about Touchstone

We have used Touchstone for over 21 years and are continually impressed with their attention to detail concerning the ever changing Statutory Laws and their updates which follow immediately. The “support team” is only ever a call away with problems resolved efficiently…. nothing appears to be too much trouble for them. We continue to enjoy and glean wisdom from their frequent User Group meetings together with the friendliness of their very knowledgeable staff

Karen Knight Salaries Administrator

Over the past 30 years I have had a positive experience with Touchstone Computer Systems payroll systems. In terms of quality of service, Simon and his team provide outstanding service that exceeds your expectations at every turn.

Mrs Olga Rosen Salaries Administrator

“I am Faith Mawere of Joel Pincus Konson and Wolhuter Legal Practitioners, in Bulawayo. I am the overall accounts/administrator including the payroll administration. We have, as a firm, been using Touchstone PayDay since 2005.

I took over the running of the payroll in 2018. Prior to that, I have been doing manual salaries for over 28 years. Learning the computerized system has been a pleasant and welcome experience.

I have found the Touchstone team helpful and must stress very patient. I have been assisted by almost all on the technical side and have had the privilege of coming across Aidan who in my opinion is a wizard in his field.

Talking to me l think he quickly perceived that it was pointless to speak computer language and simply guided me in English to the conclusion of my problem. He is very patient and comfortable to deal with. I look forward to more interactions with him”

Joel Pincus Konson and Wolhuter Legal Practitioners, Faith Mawere (accounts/administrator)

Your Guide over the rugged terrain of the Southern African Payroll Landscape

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