Sheldon Quarmby is Founder and CEO of Interfile, the company behind solutions like uFiling and SARS eFiling. We chat about how individual tax returns on SARS eFiling was born, Sheldon’s worst nightmares of Covid-19, benefits and challenges of uFiling, digitising our cities to succeed in the future, rapid urbanisation and the future of jobs.
What is Interfile?
Sheldon’s worst nightmares
Benefits and key challenges with uFiling
How Interfile is managing remote work
Digitising our cities to succeed in the future
Rapid urbanisation and the future of jobs
About Sheldon and Interfile
Sheldon is the founder of Interfile. With 30 years of experience in Fintech entrepreneurship, he is passionate about the role technology plays in streamlining processes and improving people's lives. He remains client-facing and hands-on in all aspects of the business.
Interfile is a boutique Fintech company with more than 15 years experience in building and operating advanced financially orientated information technology systems. The company is acknowledged as a leading provider of Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) solutions, having developed and operated SARS e-Filing for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as far back as 2003. Today SARS is acknowledged as one of the most service-orientated and efficient revenue collection agencies in the world.
Interfile has implemented customer-centric and business process solutions for a variety of national government departments, numerous municipalities and large organisations. In South Africa almost every citizen will benefit from one or more of Interfile’s solutions, whether paying tax, obtaining an ID card or passport, claiming unemployment, or simply logging a query with a local municipality.
Real world experience and expertise is what adds real value to customers and consumers. System integrations, business processes, and real time service delivery makes the company a lot more than a simple payment service provider. Coupled with areas such as change management and customer acceptance makes Interfile one of the only SA companies able to provide the full spectrum of Opti-Channel EBPP services. Quite simply, Interfile provides the most sophisticated digital citizen services platforms available.
Today, Interfile and its products are built on a core of trust, experience and expertise, making it a valuable partner to its clients. Operating in high-volume citizen facing environments, Interfile has gained experience through delivery to market in often high pressure scenarios which require great care and forethought.
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