Founded in 1966, Tyler operated as a holding company with operations in many industrial, retail and distribution businesses through 1998. During this time, the company acquired and sold many businesses and by 1987 had annual sales of $1.1 billion and 10,000 employees.
In 1997, Tyler began a multi-phase plan that changed the company’s focus to serving the unique information management software needs of local governments nationwide. Changing its name to Tyler Technologies to reflect this growth strategy, the company entered the local government software market in 1998 and 1999 through a series of strategic acquisitions of companies. Today, Tyler Technologies is the largest company in the country solely dedicated to providing software and services to the public sector, including solutions for state, county and local governments and schools.