June 30, 2017

Vermont Judiciary Announces Award of Court Case Management System Contract to Tyler Technologies

Next Generation Court Case Management System

Initiative will streamline services, improve efficiency & reduce manual clerical work

Montpelier, VT - State Court Administrator, Patricia Gabel, announced today that the Vermont Judiciary has contracted with Tyler Technologies to implement the Next Generation Case Management System (NG-CMS). This system, which will improve efficiency, eliminate tedious paper-based processes and streamline the Judiciary's delivery of services to the public, will include the Supreme Court, all 14 county units of the statewide Superior Court, and the Judicial Bureau.

Tyler, which was selected following an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, will implement their Odyssey® unified case management system in Vermont. The most widely adopted commercial case management system nationwide, Odyssey® is used in twelve statewide implementations, and is installed and operational in over 400 trial courts.

According to Judiciary officials, the Next Generation Case Management System (NG-CMS) will replace legacy applications and improve the overall operations of the Judiciary. The existing legacy systems include paper-based records, geographically scattered storage, and manual entry of data from different sources that slows the processing of information in the courts.

"We are excited to conclude our competitive procurement process and contract negotiations by announcing our partnership with Tyler Technologies," said Ms. Gabel. "Tyler's extensive experience in statewide court implementations places us on a strong trajectory to complete our transformation to a 21st-Century operational model. Moving the Judiciary away from a paper-driven world towards modern case data intake, processing, electronic records systems, and e-filing will reduce tedious clerical work, significantly improve the efficiency of workflows, and result in better service to the citizens of Vermont."

Initial funding for the early phases of the Judiciary's NG-CMS project was appropriated by the Legislature in 2015. The additional funding to complete the project was included in the Capital Bill that was signed by the Governor on June 16, 2017. The Judiciary plans to begin project execution immediately and will implement and roll-out the system regionally through 2021.

Additional information regarding the Vermont Judiciary's Next Generation Case Management System initiative can be found at /ng-cms.