Odyssey to support Oregon's eCourt program by creating efficiencies,
broadening public access
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the State of
Oregon has selected Tyler's Odyssey®Court
Management System for statewide implementation supporting all state
trial courts. Odyssey supports Oregon's eCourt goal of using technology
to streamline court processes, reduce costs from handling and storing
paper files, provide around-the-clock access to court information, and
provide better information for judicial decision-making.
The Oregon eCourt program's goal is to create a statewide Web-based
courthouse that transforms how Oregon's court system serves the people
of Oregon, including using technology to shift the present paper-based
system to digital information and Web-based services.
Oregon sought to replace its current court software with a
single-solution provider model, choosing to have one vendor that could
provide a modern and flexible end-to-end solution.
The contract between Tyler and the State of Oregon is valued at
approximately $31 million, which includes software and implementation.
The new agreement positions Odyssey
to become a foundation of Oregon's eCourt program by delivering deep
functionality from Odyssey modules, including Case Management, Financial
Management, Enterprise Content Management and eFiling. In addition,
Odyssey will provide Oregon courts with ePayments, a decision support
system, a statewide jury management system, an integration framework
that enables electronic communication and exchange of information
between Odyssey and existing justice partner information systems, and a
unified Web portal to further enhance court access for the public and
the legal community.
"Every day Oregon courts make critical decisions affecting people's
lives and livelihoods," said Oregon's Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz.
"We need more efficient processes in order to maintain open and
accessible courts-especially in our current budget environment. Giving
judges immediate access to case and person-based information, providing
litigants with around-the-clock access to court information, and
reducing the need to handle and store 50 million pieces of paper a year
are the lynchpins of our courts' ability to improve access to justice
for Oregonians and lowering our long-term costs."
The state's 15-person selection committee, consisting of judges, court
administrators and members of the Judicial Department's IT division,
selected Odyssey after a comprehensive and competitive bidding process.
Their selection of Odyssey was tied to several differentiating factors,
including Tyler's experience and success with other statewide Odyssey
implementations, such as North Dakota, which was visited by members of
Oregon's selection team. The team also visited Clark County, Nevada, to
evaluate Odyssey's performance in a large, complex county court
"The integrated Odyssey package allows us to follow through on our
concept of a single-solution provider, reducing the need to weld
together our own system," said Scott Smith, the Oregon Judicial
Department's eCourt program director. "Comprehensive software, reduced
integration needs, and a strong Tyler team means less risk to the
Department. We believe that Odyssey will help Oregon's eCourt program
become successful in improving court efficiency and in giving our
citizens and the legal community access to our court system around the
clock no matter where they might be."
Smith added: "Tyler has a strong track record with statewide
implementation of the Odyssey court management system. Our conversations
with current Odyssey customers validated Tyler's success in other states
and reinforced our impressions about the depth of their subject-matter
expertise and ability to provide the necessary technology, services and
support to build Oregon's eCourt."
Tyler has successfully deployed Odyssey statewide in Indiana, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota as well as in
counties in eight other states; in all, Odyssey serves over 400 counties
with a combined population of more than 40 million.
Oregon's Odyssey rollout will begin with one pilot court, then expand to
five early-adopter courts followed by the statewide rollout. Once
implemented, courts in all 36 Oregon counties will have access to the
same database and will be able to improve data-sharing with other
agencies, including the state police and prison system.
"Tyler is proud to have Odyssey be a key component of Oregon's statewide
eCourt program, and we are confident in our abilities to help Oregon
make its eCourt vision a reality," said John Marr Jr., Tyler's president
and chief executive officer. "Our experienced implementation team is
eager to help Oregon build an elite court system that could become a
model of efficiency for other states to follow."
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Based in Dallas, Tyler Technologies 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 citizens.
Tyler's client base includes more than 9,000 local government offices
throughout all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes
Magazine named Tyler as one of "America's 200 Best Small Companies" for
three consecutive years. More information about Tyler Technologies can
be found at www.tylertech.com.
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