Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has selected Tyler’s Odyssey ® court management system for statewide implementation supporting the state’s Superior Courts. Odyssey will help the AOC meet its key goals of automating and supporting the daily operations of the majority of Washington State Superior Courts by maintaining a statewide network connecting the courts and its partner criminal justice agencies.
Odyssey replaces the AOC’s current decades-old legacy applications known as the Superior Court Management Information System (SCOMIS). AOC and the Superior Courts will rely on Odyssey’s many functions, including case management, document management and financial management.
The AOC expects Odyssey’s automation to eliminate many manual tasks and help streamline workloads. Odyssey will also increase access to accurate, statewide data for all constituents, including prosecutors, public defenders, the news media, law firms and the public.
The contract between Tyler and the Washington State AOC is valued at approximately $20 million, which includes software licensing fees and professional services. Implementation is expected to begin in September 2013.The search for an integrated court management system involved input and guidance from AOC, the Superior Courts and the County Clerks. After a competitive solicitation and review of submitted proposals, Tyler’s Odyssey solution was selected as the case management system that would best meet the needs of Washington State’s Superior Courts and it was recommended that the AOC enter contract negotiations with Tyler. The Washington Courts’ Judicial Information System Committee (JISC), chaired by Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst and composed of 16 other members of the judicial and law enforcement communities, accepted that recommendation, and contract negotiations were successfully completed in July. “Tyler is pleased that the Washington State Judiciary chose Odyssey to modernize its Superior Courts statewide, both in terms of operating efficiency, and in providing its residents and judicial community broader and easier access to information,” said John S. Marr Jr., Tyler’s president and chief executive officer. “Odyssey is a proven and mature system that Tyler delivers with a methodology that has succeeded in each of our previous nine statewide implementations. That deep experience and track record of success is a significant value and comfort to court systems of all sizes.”