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PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Judiciary has signed a $6 million agreement with Dallas-based Tyler Technologies Inc. for its odyssey integrated courts and justice system, Tyler announced Tuesday.
The $6 million agreement includes software licenses, related professional services, maintenance and support. According to a release, Rhode Island represents Tyler’s ninth statewide client for its Odyssey system.
“We were looking for a vendor that had proven experience with statewide court case management implementations and e-filing; after a thorough competitive evaluation it was clear Tyler was our best choice,” Peter Panciocco, R.I. Supreme Court’s executive director and member of the state’s courts executive committee and vendor evaluation team, said in prepared remarks.
“Odyssey’s large network of successful users will provide Rhode Island a valuable resource, and we plan to leverage their best practices and apply those lessons to our new business processes,” said Panciocco. “In addition, e-filing will provide tremendous benefit to the state by eliminating our current paper process, saving time and money.”
The Tyler release said that the Rhode Island Judiciary has invested in a “wide range” of integrated Odyssey applications, including: case management, financial management, public access, supervision and SessionWorks Judge Edition and Clerk Edition, in order to help aid in courtroom efficiency.
The release added that the Judiciary plans to use Odyssey’s File & Serve system to replace their current manual filing process.
“The comprehensive Odyssey solution selected by Rhode Island will create an end-to-end electronic process — starting at the initiation of the case, via e-filing, and ending with an electronic case file used by judges on the bench,” said the release, adding that the Judiciary serves a population of roughly $1.05 million throughout five court locations.
“We are proud that Rhode Island has selected Odyssey to create an electronic process from initiation to disposition,” Bruce Graham, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division, said in a statement. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership supporting the Rhode Island Judiciary’s current and future court technology needs.”