Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 9, 2003

                           PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

             001-09720                                     16-1434688
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      (Commission File Number)                 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

  PAR Technology Park, 8383 Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford, NY         13413-4991
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           (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                   (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (315) 738-0600

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former Name or Former Address, if changed since Last Report)

Item 4.  Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant

          Our Audit  Committee  has engaged KPMG LLP as our  independent  public
          accountants  as of October 9, 2003.  During the two most recent fiscal
          years and through October 9, 2003, we have not consulted with KPMG LLP
          regarding any of the matters or events set forth in Item  304(a)(2)(i)
          and (ii) of Regulation S-K.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                             PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

October 14, 2003                             By: /s/  Ronald J. Casciano
                                             Ronald J. Casciano
                                             Vice President, Chief Financial
                                             Officer and Treasurer