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November 2, 20231 min read

Harris acquires Interfile Filing Ltd., a software and services provider in the South African government market

Ottawa, ON, November 2, 2023 Harris, a global vertical market software provider, has acquired its first South African organization with the acquisition of Interfile Filing Ltd. (doing business as Interfile).

Interfile offers a suite of solutions for government, municipalities, and private sector organizations. Every single citizen in South Africa uses one or more of Interfile’s creations, from paying tax to obtaining an ID card/passport, filing for unemployment or interacting with and paying for local municipal services.  Founder, Sheldon Quarmby, comments: “Interfile created SARSeFiling in 2003 and changed the way that public service interacts with its citizens. Today the company positively impacts the economy whilst improving service delivery and the lives of the people. Interfile set out to make a difference – I’m proud to say that we achieved this. The company is now in good hands and I look forward to watching Harris and the Interfile team continue to “Make a Difference”.

Harris Portfolio Leader Dennis Asbury said,  “Interfile joins Harris offering citizen access portals to government agencies allowing digital enablement of services from passport applications to parking ticket payments. Interfile’s vision is to ‘make a difference’ to the lives of South African people through it’s solutions, and has done so successfully for twenty years. We are very excited to add these solutions, employees and customers to the Harris family.”

For further information, contact: 

Dennis Asbury

Portfolio Leader
Executive Vice President
+1 303-590-5751


About Interfile 

Interfile has more than 20 years of experience in building and operating advanced Fintech solutions. Interfile implements customer-centric and business process solutions for a variety of national Government departments, numerous municipalities, and large private sector organizations.

About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)

Harris acquires software companies, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown tremendously since its origins in the private, utility, education, government and healthcare sectors. Harris operates more than 200 businesses worldwide, in more than twenty industries. Harris is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America's most active software acquirers. CSI's head office is in Canada.