Tyler Technologies Signs Sixth Statewide Courts & Justice Contract with State of South Dakota, Valued at $8.8 Million

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has signed a contract with the State of South Dakota Unified Judicial System to implement its Odyssey® Courts & Justice solutions in circuit courts throughout the state. The agreement, valued at more than $8.8 million, includes software licenses, professional services, ongoing maintenance, and support. South Dakota represents Tyler’s sixth statewide Odyssey client, joining Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Indiana, and North Dakota.

Experts in implementing integrated case management systems, Tyler can configure its Courts & Justice solutions for any size client, from the smallest court to large, statewide judiciaries like South Dakota. Tyler’s case management system will streamline court administration and access to case information across the state’s 66 counties and seven judicial circuits. In addition to Case Manager, the state will implement Odyssey’s Courtroom, Supervision, and eSignatures, as well as a statewide Document Management solution that includes Wiznet eFile & Serve, the industry’s leading e-filing solution recently acquired by Tyler.

In late 2007, the state’s Unified Judicial System completed an information technology strategic plan as part of a joint effort with the National Center for State Courts. The majority of the strategic objectives identified in the plan were linked directly to the need for a new case management system.

“Our legacy case management system was implemented in the 1980s and we clearly needed to replace it with a system that provided robust functionality, maintainability, and ease of use,” explained South Dakota State Court Administrator Patricia Duggan. “We conducted a year-long, thorough evaluation of the products in the marketplace to ensure that we identified the most comprehensive solution to meet our needs. We were looking for a product that offered complete integration — a product where everyone can share critical information. With its across-the-board technology and proven track record in other states, we concluded that Tyler was the right partner to deliver this system.”

“It’s a privilege to welcome South Dakota to our growing family of statewide Odyssey clients,” commented Bruce Graham, president of Tyler’s Courts & Justice Division. “The state’s thorough review of available options and ultimate decision to go with Tyler underscores their confidence in our ability to deliver a proven case management solution. Our applications consistently provide exceptional functionality, increased efficiencies, and integration capabilities for our clients, regardless of size or organizational complexity.”

Covering an area of more than 77,000 square miles, South Dakota is the 17th largest state in the country. Carved out of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union in 1889, the state was named after the Lakota and Dakota Sioux American Indian tribes. Centrally located, Pierre is the capital and Sioux Falls is the largest city. Mount Rushmore is a major state tourist destination located in the Black Hills in the southwest part of the state.

Based in Dallas, Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler’s client base includes more than 9,000 local government offices throughout all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Tyler has been named one of “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” for three consecutive years by Forbes Magazine. More information about Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.

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Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Brian K. Miller, 972-713-3720
Executive Vice President - CFO

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