Philadelphia taps Tyler for records upgrade

Tyler Technologies has won a $2.1 million contract to provide the Philadelphia Department of Records with additional document management services, the company announced this week.

Under the contract, Tyler of Dallas will provide additional software products and services to support the city's document recording system. The enhancements will extend the capabilities of the document recording system the city purchased from Tyler five years ago.

The software upgrade includes end-to-end electronic recording capabilities, advanced character optical recognition, an e-commerce package and an integrated link between the city's document recording system and its Coding and Mapping Department's geographical information system.

The enhancements will enable financial institutions and the Records Department to process electronic satisfaction of mortgage documents more easily, accelerate and streamline the document indexing and verification process, offer Internet sales of department records and link property recording information and associated GIS system information.

In addition, Tyler will provide Web hosting services for the department's public Internet access system, upgrade hardware and software and make various improvements to the department's network, including enhanced internal tracking and auditing capabilities.

The contract also provides funding for substantial work to be completed in connection with an ongoing project to index and digitize microfilmed land documents.

Tyler, a provider of information management solutions and services to local government, has about 1,200 employees and annual sales of $145.5 million, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

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