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Kane County, Illinois, Chooses Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey After Year-Long Review

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Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TYL) has signed a contract with Kane County, Illinois, to implement Tyler’s Odyssey(R) court case management system and give the county’s justice community access to a single, integrated information system. The contract includes software licensing fees and professional services.

Odyssey will replace the county’s legacy system for all case types, helping Kane County move toward a paperless environment. The county selected Odyssey Case Manager, Attorney Manager, and Odyssey SessionWorks(R) Judge and Clerk Editions to present digital data on the bench via touch-screen technology. The county also selected Tyler’s public access portal to provide access to case information.

Kane County spent considerable time and resources searching for a new case management system to replace its legacy system, which could not meet the county’s desire for a unified structure across offices of the Circuit Clerk, the Court, the State’s Attorney and the Public Defender. To conduct its research and complete due diligence for a new case management system, Kane County formed the Judicial and Public Safety Strategic Planning and Technology Commission, whose mission was to find the single-best solution and technology partner for the county’s justice community.

The commission was composed of representatives from across the county’s justice community as well as two members of the public. It evaluated 11 software providers, viewed extensive product demonstrations, conducted site visits to other jurisdictions using case management systems, and ultimately decided that Tyler and Odyssey best met the unique requirements of all the county justice offices.

“Kane County is a very proactive and forward-thinking county and after a careful and thorough review the county determined that Tyler would make a good, solid, long-term partner,” said Kane County Information Technology Project Manager Bob Enright. “Not only were we interested in finding a software solution that could integrate courts, law enforcement, state’s attorney and public defender offices, the county was looking for a business partner with a substantial install base, a sustainable business model and financial stability.”

By choosing Tyler as a single-source provider of Kane County’s new court case management system rather than following a strategy involving multiple vendors, the county expects to save millions of dollars and will simplify future management and maintenance of the system. Kane County has a population of more than 515,000 and is the fifth-most populous county in Illinois.

“Throughout its selection process, Kane County showed excellent stewardship of its justice community’s interests and those of the taxpayers, and took a long-term view in choosing Tyler as the best justice technology partner for the county’s needs,” said Bret Dixon, chief operating officer of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “We believe that Tyler’s unmatched record of success with complex court technology implementations, from mid-size counties up to statewide projects, resonated with Kane County’s decision makers. We look forward to helping Kane County transform its justice community into a cohesive, connected enterprise designed to grow and evolve long into the future.”

In total, Odyssey serves more than 100 million residents, a third of the U.S. population, in more than 600 counties across 21 states. 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 underway.

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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