N America News April 2017

50 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / APRIL 2017 , Fairfax Imaging is a leader in turnkey image-based products and solutions for the data capture, forms processing, document imaging, and tax remittance processing industries. We interviewed the firm’s Executive Vice President and founder Steve Chahal to find out more. Improving Efficiency and Productivity Steve Chahal, Executive Vice President of Fairfax Imaging, founded the company in 1994 with Tony Cristofano in Fairfax, Virginia, the city from which they took the company name. Steve is a leader in the image processing software industry. His strategic vision for Fairfax Imaging guides the marketing and sales efforts for the firm and he is very involved with new business development. Steve brings his years of experience in image processing to the firm, along with his passion for excellence from his team so they provide Fairfax Imaging’s customers with service that is second to none. His international background results in Steve being fluent in six languages. He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering Management from George Washington University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit. Steve’s B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, with a major in Computer Engineering, is also from Wayne State University. Prior to founding Fairfax Imaging, Steve held a senior leadership role with Grumman Data Systems. Steve then goes on to explain the firm’s impeccable reputation in his own words. “With a solid base of system installations in the commercial, federal, and state marketplaces, Fairfax Imaging has gained a solid reputation as a premier solutions provider. By utilizing our solutions, customers are able to perform their data capture tasks more efficiently and more productively. “Since its inception, Fairfax Imaging has remained focused on its primary niche area of expertise. This focus and commitment to quality have led Fairfax Imaging to become a leader in the area of document imaging and automated data capture. A number of Fortune 500 corporations, including some of the largest corporations in the world, have entrusted their automated and human- assisted data capture needs to systems built and installed by Fairfax Imaging. By doing so, these corporations have seen a tremendous improvement in the efficiency and productivity of their workforce. They were also able to reap immediate and tangible returns on investments. “Fairfax Imaging builds core products based on technological breakthroughs in the imaging, character recognition, and document workflow fields. When designing these products, Fairfax Imaging takes the utmost care to ensure that they are easily and seamlessly integrated within larger end-user systems. Such seamless integration can be performed by Fairfax Imaging, the end-user client, or a third-party system integrator, as needed to meet the objectives and requirements of the end-user client.” Some of the most mission-critical applications in the world have been successfully entrusted to Fairfax Imaging. In order to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction, Fairfax Imaging has always embraced a customer-centric management approach. In this approach, they commit to their partners and clients that for each project. The firm will always supply a dedicated seasoned program manager, and a number of project engineers, who always stand ready to serve the client, and whose sole mission is to provide functional systems, integrated on-site and within the customer’s environment. Steve goes on to explain more about the prestigious client base of his firm. “Moreover, Fairfax Imaging has provided business reengineering services to many government agencies and Fortune 100 companies throughout the US. Typically, our business process reengineering comes before the system is designed or installed, and is part of our overall system design methodology and philosophy. “The firm’s client organizations have been able to streamline their operations and become more lean and efficient after they have used and deployed our guidelines in the business reengineering domain, and have implemented in tandem Fairfax Imaging solutions that are coupled with our reengineering guidelines. “Every day, Fairfax Imaging’s products and solutions are processing hundreds of millions of forms and checks, which includes Check 21 processing, and depositing billions of dollars for our clients. Fairfax Imaging is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with several satellite offices throughout the United States.” K Company: Fairfax Imaging, Inc Name: Steve Chahal, Executive Vice President Email: [email protected] Web Address: fairfaximaging.com Address: 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33607 Telephone: +1 877 627 8325 1702CA79

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