PLANO, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has signed a 10-year contract with the Maine Judicial Branch (MJB) for Tyler’s Odyssey® unified case management system for all case types to help the state meet its goal of the efficient and effective use of its financial, technological, judge and staff resources. The contract for Odyssey and modules specifically designed to serve judges, clerks and a portal for public access, is valued at $16.8 million, which includes software licenses and implementation services.
“Maine has entrusted Tyler to make Odyssey a key part of the state’s justice foundation, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously. We plan to help the state create a paperless judiciary and deliver new levels of service and access to justice for everyone in Maine.”
The MJB, which is a unified state court system, chose Tyler’s Odyssey solution to help deliver the two primary components of the state’s new e-filing court case management system (eFCMS) initiative – a public web portal that enables the public, attorneys, and other stakeholders to have self-service access using a computer and web-browsing technology; and a comprehensive court case management system for use by judges and staff while in the courtroom, in chambers or performing administrative duties in support of cases.
A key functional element of the eFCMS initiative is electronic filing. Tyler’s Odyssey File & Serve™ will provide the MJB with the ability to electronically review and accept court case filings from litigants across the state. Maine will be the 14th client to deploy Odyssey File & Serve statewide across all courts.
As Maine’s long-term technology partner, Tyler will also help support the MJB’s mission: “To administer justice by providing a safe, accessible, efficient and impartial system of dispute resolution that serves the public interest, protects individual right, and instills respect for the law.”
Tyler’s Odyssey solution will replace the current judicial information system that has served the state for nearly 20 years, but was unable to accommodate e-filing, document management, workflows, dashboards, jury management or other modern court case management system functions. Maine chose multiple Odyssey modules, including Case Management, eFiling, Jury, Financial Management, Enterprise Content Management, Judge Edition, Clerk Edition and Guide & File. In addition, Odyssey will provide Maine courts with ePayments, a statewide jury management system, and a unified web portal to further enhance court access for the public and the legal community.
Maine will benefit from Tyler’s evergreen perpetual licensing approach that provides regular and significant, yet manageable, software enhancements without an additional relicensing fee, ensuring all systems are using the latest technology.
Tyler has successfully implemented Odyssey more than 100 times. Currently, Odyssey is implemented, or is being deployed statewide in Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Washington. In all, Odyssey serves more than 600 counties with a combined population of over 100 million.
Maine’s Odyssey rollout will begin with one pilot court installation followed by four additional statewide rollout events. Once implemented, courts in all 16 Maine counties will have access to the same database and will be able to improve data-sharing with other agencies.
“Tyler has a track record of successful projects in eleven other statewide court systems with similar goals,” said Jeff Puckett, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “Maine has entrusted Tyler to make Odyssey a key part of the state’s justice foundation, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously. We plan to help the state create a paperless judiciary and deliver new levels of service and access to justice for everyone in Maine.”
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 14,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.