Tyler Technologies ( TYL Quick Quote TYL - Free Report) revealed that DeKalb County, a suburb of Atlanta, GA, has successfully transitioned to Tyler’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) installation from an on-premise installation. The company stated that its newly deployed SaaS-based products are powered by Amazon Web Services.
With this transition, DeKalb County has become Tyler’s largest-ever court client that has migrated from an on-premise hosting environment to a cloud environment. The county is one of the long-standing clients for the company and has deployed multiple products, including Enterprise Justice suite, Enterprise Corrections and pretrial services.
Additionally, DeKalb County has deployed court modules, including Electronic Notices, Electronic Signatures and batch scanning, as well as Records Management, eFileGA and re:SearchGA.
Debra DeBerry, DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court, believes that SaaS deployment will provide better stability, flexibility and cost effectiveness over time. The new installation will remove the expenses as well as the manpower necessary for managing servers and required hardware. This, in turn, will save money over time as well as lessen the burden on IT staff.
It is worth mentioning that Tyler has been benefiting from the public sector’s ongoing transition from on-premise and outdated systems to scalable cloud-based systems. TYL has been consistently enhancing its core software applications and expanding complementary product and service portfolios to cater to the changing needs of customers while keeping pace with technological advancements.
Shares of Tyler have outperformed the Zacks
Business – Software Services industry in the year-to-date (YTD) period. TYL’s shares have rallied 27.6% YTD compared with the industry’s 19.5% growth. Broadening Portfolio Through Acquisitions
TYL has been pursuing strategic takeovers to broaden its product and service offerings, enter new markets related to local governments, attract clients and expand geographically. In August 2023, the company completed the acquisition of Orlando, FL-headquartered Computing System Innovations, LLC (“CSI”) to enhance its electronic filing and redaction solutions.
Tyler intends to integrate CSI’s artificial intelligence (AI)-driven redaction and indexing solution — Intellidact Platform — into its eFile & Serve solution portfolio to automate data entry and document processing options for its clientele. It is also likely to leverage CSI’s AI and automation solution across its other verticals like Municipal & Schools, Property & Recording and Platform Solutions.
In March 2023, TYL revealed that it acquired Safeground Analytics — a Massachusetts-based analytics company offering exemplary real estate appraisals and assessments for states, counties and municipalities.
With this buyout, the company intends to accelerate its appraisal service businesses by bringing a team of experienced appraisers, analysts, statisticians, economists, computer scientists and assessors from Safeground Analytics. The analytics company will provide TYL with residential and commercial reassessments and deliver litigation support, expert witness testimony solutions for property appraisal matters, and auditing and monitoring services.
However, Tyler’s near-term growth prospects are likely to be affected by a delay in procurement process and lengthy sales cycle amid ongoing macroeconomic uncertainties. Also, many customers are expected to face budget pressures in the near term.
Additionally, high investments in R&D initiatives are likely to hurt margins. Intensifying competition from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Workday might keep Tyler’s pricing under pressure and negatively impact its gross margin.
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Tyler currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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