Six California Superior Courts Collaborate to Select Tyler Technologies' Odyssey® Court Case Management System
Tyler Technologies, Inc.
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Press release date: January 21, 2014
Courts save money with single, collaborative project leveraging SaaS technology and California's Master Services Agreement for Tyler's Odyssey system
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today reported that six California Superior Courts have collaborated on an innovative approach to affordably modernize their court technology by jointly implementing Tyler's Odyssey® court case management solution as a single project, rather than six individual projects. The new initiative, which includes hosted delivery of Odyssey, creates efficiencies that enable the courts to implement advanced court case management technology without straining their budgets.
The unique initiative - officially known as the NorCal Collaboration Project - is a product of the superior courts in Alpine, Calaveras, Glenn, Lassen, Tehama and Yuba counties. Each court signed a five-year software as a service (SaaS) agreement using a Master Services Agreement (MSA) that gives California's 58 superior courts the ability to purchase Tyler's Odyssey system at pre-negotiated terms, conditions and pricing. The six courts will have a total of approximately 200 users on the Odyssey system.
In addition to the MSA's financial benefits, the courts will realize significant cost savings by consolidating six implementations into a single project. This extremely efficient approach will reduce the project's complexity and corresponding professional services fees.
The courts' decision to have Odyssey delivered via the SaaS model provides additional benefits, including avoiding upfront capital costs for hardware and software purchases and a simplified budgeting process due to fixed annual fees. Additionally, because Tyler hosts the Odyssey system, court IT personnel won't have to manage and support their court case management system infrastructure on site.
"These six superior courts took it upon themselves to collaborate and invent an approach that resulted in their securing an advanced court case management system without straining their individual budgets; the NorCal Collaboration Project could be a blueprint for California courts of all sizes," said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler's Courts & Justice Division. "It was impressive to see how the courts worked together to achieve their common objective of affordably applying court technology to make their courts more efficient."
To date, 12 California superior courts have chosen Tyler's Odyssey integrated court management software. Ten of these used the state's MSA - which was developed by a group of IT leaders and court managers within the California judicial system as a way for the state's superior courts to efficiently purchase a case management system without the cost and inconvenience of conducting their own request for proposal (RFP) process. The six courts of the NorCal Collaboration Project follow the superior courts of Kings, Orange, Merced, Kern, Fresno and San Luis Obispo in joining the Tyler community.
In total, Odyssey has been selected for use by more than 500 counties in 20 states, serving more than 75 million residents. Odyssey has been successfully deployed statewide in Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota; statewide implementations in Idaho, Maryland, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington are currently under way.
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 11,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. Forbes has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" seven times and the company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Plano-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
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