Company History

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1991

Founding of Sefas in Paris, France

1993

Release of the commercial software suite branded Open Print and Studio, the first Sefas commercial offering for document composition.

1996

Sefas introduces “Remake”, a post-composition product enabling companies to enhance legacy applications.

1999

Market expansion as Sefas opens a field office in the United States and acquires Fraser Williams in the United Kingdom. Fraser Williams adds process automation and control to the Sefas suite.

2001

Sefas introduces MiddleOffice, the first collaborative composition platform.

2006

Sefas introduces expanded document composition features catering to distributed users and ad hoc correspondence with the release of Front Office.

2007

Sefas launches Open Print Producer

2008

La Poste Group becomes the majority shareholder of Sefas

2009

Sefas launches BackOffice, a post composition product for distributed user groups featuring object-oriented design, advanced GUI and central repository features of Sefas composition.

2010

Launch of Open Print V7. Open Print Designer released, integrating functionality from MiddleOffice, BackOffice and FrontOffice into a single user interface and common architecture. La Poste acquires Sefas.

2011

André Vital appointed CEO of Sefas.

2012

New offices open in Spain and Germany. Sefas acquires eLetterMail to add a hybrid mail solution to its portfolio. Sefas triples US staff professional services staff to match the demands of new customer engagements.

2014

Sefas launches new website in North America and trademarks the term “Enterprise Communication Factory” to better reflect the broad scope of customer communications management (CCM) functionality supported by Sefas solutions.

Sefas was conceived in the early 90’s as a spinoff of the European Ariane space program.

The program provided an incubator for developing a composition platform that provided multi-user collaboration, object-oriented design, and a graphical interface.

Entering the commercial markets in 1991, early Sefas clients included government and telecommunications companies. Soon thereafter Sefas recognized the need to develop tools to enhance legacy applications by adding barcodes and control data for automation of document processing, and to develop systems to manage and orchestrate customer communication processes.

These capabilities were timely and in demand to support improvements in inserting infrastructure, scanning and verification systems and file-based processing.

At the end of the 1990s Sefas acquired the intellectual property for a document automation platform that provided the means to automate document processing and integrate with Sefas market leading composition and post composition technology.

Today the company is considered a leader in Customer Communication Management and Automated Document Factory technology with deployments at many of the largest enterprise sites and service bureaus worldwide.

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