Maryland Courts

Judiciary Chooses MDEC Vendor

After an intensive search, the Maryland Judiciary has chosen Tyler Technologies as the vendor for the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project.

“Finding and contracting with the right vendor is a significant step forward in the MDEC project,” said Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn of the District Court of Maryland. Judge Clyburn leads the advisory committee that is working to develop and implement MDEC. “This is an incredibly complex project, and we believe that Tyler Technologies will help us meet both our short- and long-term objectives. Our initial goal is to replace the legacy systems and 22 court applications that our courts currently operate with a single system, which will enable the efficient and accurate electronic exchange of judicial information. Longer term, the Maryland Judiciary wants to transform the way justice information is processed and shared among all participants.”

The state's selection committee chose Tyler after a comprehensive and competitive bidding process. The committee chose Tyler for several reasons, including the company's significant and successful track record of implementing its Odyssey case management system statewide in several states.

Tyler has successfully deployed Odyssey statewide in Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota. In May 2011, the State of Oregon selected Odyssey for statewide implementation. In addition to statewide clients, Odyssey serves counties in eight other states. Including Maryland, Odyssey will serve more than 500 counties with a combined population of over 50 million.

"Tyler is proud that Maryland chose Odyssey as the cohesive system that will allow its courts to electronically manage cases from initiation through disposition, and to quickly share comprehensive court data," said John S. Marr Jr., Tyler's president and chief executive officer. "We believe that Odyssey is the best and most innovative platform available for the Maryland Electronic Court both now and into the future. We look forward to working with Maryland to deliver judicial efficiencies that will benefit the state and its residents."

About Tyler Technologies, Inc.

From Tyler Technologies' website:

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 empower 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 10,000 local government offices throughout all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Forbes has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" four times in the last five years. More information about Tyler Technologies can be found at