Dallas, Texas-based Tyler Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced it has signed a four-year agreement with the Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court for its Odyssey File & Serve software, part of Tyler’s Odyssey integrated justice system.
Tyler’s Odyssey product will support the Third Circuit’s mandatory e-filing pilot project for civil cases. In 2010, more than 28,000 civil cases were filed in the Third Circuit, one of the largest circuit courts in the United States, consisting of 61 judges and three operating divisions with jurisdiction over civil, criminal and family matters in Wayne County.
The Third Circuit Court selected Odyssey’s File & Serve application to facilitate the electronic filing of pleadings, motions, briefs, responses, lists, orders, judgments and notices. Future plans include expanding e-filing to other divisions of the court. The court also uses Tyler’s Odyssey Court Case Management solution.
Tyler’s transaction-based revenue sharing model enables the court to implement Odyssey File & Serve with no upfront cost. Courts are increasingly attracted to this type of arrangement because it provides a budget-neutral way to acquire and deploy technology. With Odyssey File & Serve, documents can be filed any time of day or night through a single, secure, centralized online portal. Attorney and public users are charged a transaction fee for the convenience of online filing. Once e-filed documents are accepted by the court clerk, the official case docket is instantly updated and access to the filed pleadings is immediately available electronically.
E-filing is a relatively new recurring revenue stream for Tyler and is expected to be a rapidly growing component of Tyler’s subscription-based revenues. The Third Circuit Court is the 12th Odyssey File & Serve client nationally and the fourth in Michigan.