CHICAGO — The Cook County Circuit Clerk’s office has reached a $36 million deal with Tyler Technology that the clerk's office is touting as moving operations a step closer to the 21st century.

The deal calls for Tyler to equip county offices with its Odyssey Case Manager and Brazos e-citation solution systems, both of which the clerk's office says will enhance integrated electronic filing and court case management solution systems.

The system is also expected to enable better and more efficient integration between court and law enforcement agencies by simplifying the exchange of information across platforms.

In a statement released to the Cook County Record from Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown’s office, it was noted that “the Clerk’s Office’s goal was to leverage advanced technology to improve the efficiency of the court as well as enhance information access and devices offered to the public.”

Part of Tyler’s reorganization will also include replacing the court’s long outdated mainframe system with Odyssey as a single software solution.

The new system is also expected to improve the public’s access to the court system, with ther clerk's office saying it is expected to enhance both accuracy and time of availability.

Tyler was selected for the job after evaluation by the office, and its $36 million price tag was classified as a fixed bid for the completion of all work.

Financing for the project is said to come from Cook County capital funds, and the four-year project is slated to be completed by 2021.

Tyler already has a contract with the Illinois Supreme Court to provide e-filing services. The company said its Odyssey system is already used by more than 900 counties across 24 states, covering more than 100 million people.

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