SOUTHFIELD — After a comprehensive evaluation of available eFiling options and vendors, the State Court Administrative Office has selected ImageSoft, Inc.’s TrueFiling platform as the electronic filing manager for a statewide e-filing initiative in Michigan.
The decision means that a central electronic filing manager platform will soon be available to all courts throughout the State, including District, Circuit, Probate, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. The TrueFiling EFM will support filers using the Web to deliver documents to courts throughout the state through a common system.
“We’re excited about the implications for the legal community and the State courts; both parties will benefit from greater efficiencies, improved transparency and the enhanced access that TrueFiling provides,” said Scott Bade, ImageSoft president. “Moreover, the broader implications and benefits to the courts from having taken this step toward achieving a paper-on-demand environment are wide-reaching and invaluable.”
TrueFiling was chosen after ImageSoft, of Southfield, responded to a request for proposal that was developed with assistance from the National Center for State Courts and issued last spring by the SCAO. ImageSoft was one of four shortlisted to present its solution to the SCAO in June 2012.
The solution is being implemented through a partnership between the SCAO, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and ImageSoft and leverages the DTMB virtual environment for hosting.
The TrueFiling EFM is an eFiling system that centralizes and standardizes the way documents are filed electronically with the Court Clerk. The solution enables filings to be prepared from approved third-party eFiling service providers or state and local agencies from any location and at any time. In addition, TrueFiling EFM seamlessly integrates with the court’s existing Case Management System (CMS) while providing judges an easy to use application for manipulating and signing documents using an electronic case file.
ImageSoft has provided document and process management products and services since 1996 and serves the government, health care and insurance sectors in the United States, Canada and Mexico.