From the Wires
Texas Judiciary Chooses Tyler Technologies to Streamline Electronic Court Filing Statewide
By: Business Wire
Nov. 9, 2012 09:17 AM
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) has selected Tyler to provide a unified, statewide electronic filing system that will reduce costs for filers while providing a robust platform for the expansion of electronic filing in Texas, thereby creating efficiencies for court clerks, staff, lawyers and litigants.
Electronic filing (eFiling) allows attorneys and litigants to initiate new cases and file subsequent pleadings and documents to a court via a Web portal. Upon acceptance by the court, the documents can be automatically transmitted to the court’s case management system, as well as to other case participants, providing a completely paperless process. Tyler was selected as part of a competitive bidding process and brings experience successfully managing eFiling in seven other states, including four statewide implementations.
“Tyler’s success providing eFiling services elsewhere gave us confidence that they would provide a solid, reliable and easy-to-use system,” said David Slayton, administrative director of the OCA. “The OCA is continuously looking for ways to increase efficiencies in a cost-effective manner, and through this contract we are able to provide that efficiency at a 40 percent reduction in user fees compared to the current eFiling system. At the same time, Tyler’s eFiling system will improve services to court constituents, including judges, court staff, clerks, attorneys and litigants.”
Court clerks and staff will see their workloads streamlined, while attorneys will benefit from the system’s lower fees and increased functionality. Currently, more than 330 courts in over 50 Texas counties, representing over 81 percent of the state’s population, allow electronic filing. Courts currently using eFiling will be transitioned from the existing system to Tyler’s platform in the next 15 months.
“Tyler is proud to be selected by Texas for this important statewide initiative, which we believe will help transform how the Texas judicial system does business,” said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “Our experience in other states shows that the benefits of eFiling grow as filer adoption increases. Tyler looks forward to expanding its partnership with Texas courts to deliver cost and workload efficiencies to constituents of the state’s judicial system.”
Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division is also the selected provider of eFiling services in Detroit, Las Vegas, and in the states of Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon and South Dakota. Tyler’s platform is designed for high-volume operations to support millions of filings annually. Electronic filings in Texas are anticipated to grow to several million filings per year over the next several years.
Tyler has deep domain expertise through its Courts & Justice Division, which has clients in more than 450 counties, including more than 50 Texas counties, eight statewide installations, and several jurisdictions where eFiling is mandatory. The Texas eFiling contract is expected to result in increased hiring within Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division, based in Plano, Texas, as support for thousands of new users ramps up.
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 citizens. Tyler’s client base includes more than 10,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes has named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” five times in the last six years. More information about Dallas-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
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