PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced a new offering in partnership with the Sonoma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office in California, which is using Tyler’s Eagle Recorder™ software to electronically print staff signatures on marriage licenses. Sonoma County is leading the charge in making this offering possible because of Eagle Recorder’s robust and intuitive capabilities.
Over the past several months, the Sonoma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has led a pilot program in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health to print marriage licenses with digitized signatures of the issuing and registering clerks, thereby automating a once manual process. Sonoma is the first county in California to begin offering this service for county staff.
“Having the ability to digitize signatures on marriage licenses has removed the occasional issue where someone forgets to sign, which may cause a problem down the road. Our staff loves it, and now the state does, too,” said Deva Proto, chief deputy county clerk-recorder for Sonoma County. “With this new capability, we’re able to create a more efficient process in our office and minimize errors.”
Sonoma County first implemented Tyler’s Eagle Recorder in 2014, which initially allowed marriage application forms to be filled out electronically. The solution also tracked real estate records and vital records such as birth and death records, and it processed a number of clerk documents. Ms. Proto and the Sonoma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office approached Tyler with the idea of implementing electronic signature capture on marriage licenses.
“If a clerk signature gets missed or is left off of a license, it is an expensive, time-intensive process to correct. Eagle Recorder enables us to link an employee’s signature to their account profile so they are the only one who can use it. The digital signatures had to be under the control of the issuing employee, unmodifiable and password protected, as well as tracked by the system before the state would go let us go forward with the pilot program. Eagle Recorder makes all of this possible,” said Ms. Proto.
Due to the success of the pilot program with Sonoma County, the California Department of Public Health has now authorized all counties in California to put staff signatures on the marriage licenses electronically.
“It was clear at the outset of our relationship that Sonoma County is a very forward-looking group, and they have truly maximized the impact of Tyler’s Eagle Recorder software with this new offering,” said Andy Teed, president of Tyler’s Enterprise Group. “We’re thrilled to see other counties in California take notice of this innovative use of Eagle Recorder, and we hope that others will soon adopt this practice, making the process of capturing staff signatures easier, more automated and easy to audit as part of the workflow.”
Tyler’s Eagle Recorder has a strong and growing presence in California with 11 counties using the solution, including Riverside, the 11th largest county in the U.S. Nationwide, Eagle Recorder is used in more than 288 counties across 23 states. Sonoma County also benefits from other Tyler solutions, including AES California™ for appraisal and tax, and SoftCode™ and Odyssey® for Sonoma Superior Court management.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) 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 their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 14,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on their “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.