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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.
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
The Minnesota Judicial Branch's eCourtMN initiative is a winner of a State Government Innovation Award by the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The eCourtMN initiative began in 2011 as a multi-year project to improve the efficiency of the courts by replacing paper-based court files with an electronic environment, as well as increase public access to information. The state implemented Tyler's Odyssey court case management solution in 2003 statewide, and has leveraged annual Odyssey enhancements as well as innovations of their own to continuously improve automation in their courts
The Minnesota Judicial Branch has completed the first two phases of this most recent initiative, including an 11-county pilot project where electronic filing and service of court documents was tested and refined. The branch is currently testing the electronic tools that judges and court staff will use in the courthouse, and will begin the process of expanding electronic filing and service of court documents to the rest of Minnesota's 87 counties next summer. The statewide transition to eCourtMN is expected by the end of 2015.
The 2014 State Government Innovation Awards are sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center. The award is designed to "recognize the great work of state government agencies and encourage an environment of experimentation and innovation in Minnesota."
More information about the eCourtMN initiative can be found at www.mncourts.gov/ecourtmn.