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Justice Courts in Harris County, Texas, Choose Tyler Technologies’ Odyssey Court Case Management System

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Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TYL) has signed a contract with Harris County, Texas, to implement Tyler’s Odyssey(R) court case management system in 16 justice of the peace courts. Odyssey will replace the courts’ legacy system for all case types, including civil, criminal and traffic as well as various magisterial functions and administrative proceedings. Harris County is the third most populous county in the U.S., with 4.2 million residents, and is home to the city of Houston.

The 16 Harris County Justice Courts operate as a high-volume system and require a powerful yet flexible court case management system like Odyssey. The system will serve approximately 400 users, including up to 250 concurrent users during peak periods. Together, the 16 Harris County Justice Courts form one of the largest justice of the peace jurisdictions in the U.S., accepting more than 500,000 new case filings each year.

In addition to core Odyssey functionality Harris County chose to implement Odyssey SessionWorks(R) Judge and Clerk editions to streamline high-volume courts and present case information on the bench via touch-screen technology. Tyler’s public access portal will provide case records and court dockets via the Justice Courts website, and will integrate with the county’s existing e-commerce system for online payments of fines, fees and court costs.

Odyssey also met Harris County’s objective of finding a turnkey court case management system that allows modifications while still easily integrating with existing applications.

“Odyssey is a very strong product today, and Tyler’s commitment to an evergreen approach of advancing it in the future creates significant advantages for Harris County,” said Bret Dixon, chief operating officer of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “Additionally, Tyler’s successful track record of completing large and complex implementations offered tremendous value and peace of mind to the county’s decision-makers.”

Tyler has proven its ability to meet similar needs in complex projects, including statewide Odyssey implementations and other high-volume jurisdictions such as Clark County, Nevada, home to Las Vegas, as well as Miami-Dade County. Odyssey was also recently selected by the Los Angeles Superior Court, which is the largest court system in the U.S.

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

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