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Mobile App Design Challenge Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Maine High School Students

Maine App ChallengeTyler Technologies in Maine has launched the Maine App Challenge with $10,000 in total scholarships to be awarded to the top three finalists. In cooperation with Project>Login and Educate Maine, the goal of the Maine App Challenge is to provide Maine high school students with an opportunity to design, develop and demonstrate a mobile application that addresses a real need within the student’s school or local community.

We are awarding scholarships because the Maine App Challenge could turn a student’s casual interest in software development into a college major, internship, and eventual career in the Maine computer science and technology industry,” said Chris Hepburn, senior vice president of Tyler’s ERP & School Division. “We hope this challenge inspires more Maine high school students to pursue the fields of computer science and software development.”

The Maine App Challenge scholarships will be awarded to the top three finalists, with $6,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. Apps must be developed using the MIT App Inventor 2 tool, and students will be required to meet all submission requirements to be eligible for a scholarship award. The application submission deadline is Oct. 14, 2015. 

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Brazos Technology Joins Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies announced that it has acquired Brazos Technology. The Brazos product line will be part of Tyler’s public safety solutions.

“We have developed a strong relationship with Tyler over the years, and we’re eager to accelerate our products’ growth potential backed by Tyler’s financial strength and its ability to scale resources beyond what Brazos can do on its own,” said Mike McAleer, president of Brazos Technology. “We’re also looking forward to being part of an organization with the resources and best practices that we need to support our goals for product innovation.”

Founded in 2000 and based in College Station, Texas, Brazos offers highly configurable mobile solutions for law enforcement and also offers a mobile application tool kit that allows users to build, deploy and manage applications.

“Brazos has been a trusted partner of Tyler for many years, and we’re pleased to welcome founder Mike McAleer and the entire Brazos team to the Tyler family. Their outstanding mobile products will further strengthen our public safety offerings,” said Brett Cate, president of Tyler’s Local Government Division. “Tyler has a track record of adding best-of-breed companies and solutions that complement our offerings and support our growth strategies, and acquiring Brazos reflects that philosophy.”

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Williamson County JP3 Shows Off Odyssey Guide & File

Judge Bill Gravell of Texas' Williamson County Justice of the Peace court, Precinct 3, recently invited property managers and media to the court to learn about the Odyssey's Guide & File application.

Odyssey Guide & File allows courts to develop their own interview process and electronic forms in order to simplify the filing process for self-represented litigants while adhering to the court's filing rules. Filers can access this system online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and it is integrated with the state's e-filing system, eFileTexas. Judge Bill Gravell is part of the pilot rollout of the Odyssey Guide & File software for Texas Justice of the Peace courts.

The judge presented a product demonstration, invited attendees to try the application from the court kiosks, and answered questions from the audience during the hour-long event.

"We are charged with doing more with less, and moving to online, electronic processes allows us to be more efficient," stated Judge Gravell. "We want to do an exceptional job with how we treat people, and making it easier to access justice is one way we can help."

The Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 office has utilized Odyssey to transition the office from a dominantly paper-driven office to an office with electronic-driven processes. The JP3 office was recently awarded the 2015 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Odyssey user conference in Dallas for their efforts to go paperless.

Learn more about Guide & File »

Odyssey Guide and File Event



EnerGov Public Maintenance Management Suite

Tyler Technologies is now offering an enhanced product suite for its EnerGov planning, regulatory and maintenance solution to help local government entities streamline public maintenance management operations.

EnerGov's public maintenance management suite offers modules for asset management, work requests and work order management for preventative, conditional, inspection and breakdown-related tasks. Designed in HTML5 to be device-agnostic, EnerGov Public Maintenance Management users can work from anywhere and still capture key information. The suite can configure automated tasks, spatially map assets and affiliate them to a designated source, and track information to assure assets and costs are accurate. You have all the tools you need to proactively manage your infrastructure assets with EnerGov.

Read how Tyler clients are benefitting from EnerGov’s public maintenance management suite.

public maintenance management

EnerGov leverages the advantages of GIS and its map-based functionality in the field.


Missouri's Greene County Pilots iasWorld Field Mobile Application

Greene County, Missouri, is participating in a pilot program with Tyler's Appraisal & Tax Division for its iasWorld® Field Mobile application. The county is one of Tyler's first clients to launch the newest release of Field Mobile officially into its field operations. Field Mobile is designed to allow appraisers to work with iasWorld's property review workflow features while collecting and updating property characteristics in the field, both online and off.

By participating in this pilot, Greene County is able to work with the new iasWorld functionality and help Tyler evaluate the product's performance without incurring a substantial financial investment required for acquiring mobile devices for field staff. This also allows Tyler's development and implementation teams to cover a complete test of system functionality of iasWorld workflow and Field Mobile on Microsoft® mobile devices running Windows 8. In addition, the teams can analyze and confirm how well the tablet application and chosen design performs in a production environment under real work circumstances.

"Tyler Technologies has been a dedicated partner of Greene County's assessment process for over a decade," said Ben Edmondson, system administrator at Greene County. "They have worked hand in hand with us as we have improved the overall assessment of the county process. We look forward to completing implementation of iasWorld Field Mobile in the next chapter of our partnership."

Greene County is located in southwest Missouri, and the county seat is Springfield. With the county's population of more than 283,000, it is the fourth most populous county in Missouri.


SoftCode Joins Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced that it has acquired SoftCode. With this acquisition, Tyler broadens its portfolio of courts and justice solutions by complementing its Odyssey® product suite.

"This is an amazing opportunity for our SoftCode team to join a company that has similar values and goals," said Steve Magoun, chief executive officer at SoftCode. "Tyler Technologies brings our employees and clients the stability that comes with a large, well-established company like Tyler while maintaining our small-company agility and responsiveness. We look forward to being a part of Tyler's software solutions."

SoftCode's founding partners, management and employees will all join Tyler's Courts & Justice division. During the coming months, SoftCode's technology and services offerings will be integrated into Tyler operations and branding.

"We are pleased to add SoftCode's offerings to Tyler's portfolio and as SoftCode becomes a part of the Courts & Justice Division, we expect that Odyssey users will gain access to sophisticated civil service capabilities in a seamless and integrated way," said Bruce Graham, president of Tyler's Courts & Justice Division. "SoftCode is a civil software market leader with whom we share many similar clients. We look forward to a long partnership with the new jurisdictions joining the Tyler family."

Read full press release: Tyler Technologies Acquires SoftCode