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Date Posted: 7/2/2008

Tyler Technologies Provides Total Education Solution to Fort Worth, Texas Schools

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL - News) announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) in Texas to provide Tyler’s Education Management Solution (TEMS), along with a Student Assessment Analysis System from Tyler’s partner, SchoolCity Inc. Additionally, a contract signed between Tyler and the District last fall for Tyler’s MUNIS financial management solution has been expanded to include Tyler’s VersaTrans transportation management solution. In total, the new agreement and the amendment are valued at more than $4.7 million.

These latest agreements between Tyler and the Fort Worth ISD will allow the District to leverage the full power of Tyler’s school solutions by using Education Management and VersaTrans transportation management, along with MUNIS financial management. The agreements provide the District with a total education software solution from a single provider.

John S. Marr, Jr., president and CEO of Tyler Technologies, believes the Fort Worth ISD recognizes the value of investing with a single vendor. “Tyler Technologies has a growing presence in the education market—a fact that is evident from the Fort Worth ISD’s decision to invest in our broad range of products. There’s great value in Tyler’s commitment to serving the educational sector—something that will fully benefit Fort Worth, which is among the largest school districts in the nation. The District can expect to increase its efficiency, accessibility and responsiveness to its constituents as a result of implementing Tyler’s education solutions. We’re pleased to have been selected and look forward to building upon our existing partnership,” he stated.

In addition to software licenses, the contract for Tyler’s Education Management solution, which is compliant with the No Child Left Behind Act and the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), includes maintenance, support and related professional services. Tyler’s Education Management solution is a fully integrated, Web-based system built on the Microsoft .NET platform. From its Attendance and Grade Book applications to Scheduling and Testing & Assessment, the solution creates a highly effective system through which school districts can manage essential data. The Fort Worth ISD will implement Tyler’s student information system to enhance tracking and reporting, as well as meeting educational mandates.

The expanded agreement for Tyler’s VersaTrans transportation management solution includes support and professional services. Under the amendment, the Fort Worth ISD has chosen to invest in Tyler’s TripTracker product, a Web-based school field trip management and planning software. The solution will enable the District to manage all aspects of the field trip process from the initial request through invoicing. It features automated driver selection and user-defined approval process and is designed to make the planning process more efficient.

Debra Ware, general manager of the Fort Worth ISD’s Enterprise Resource Planning Department, is confident in Tyler’s ability to satisfy the District’s requirements and to enable it to meet Texas educational reporting mandates. “When it came to purchasing Tyler’s Education Management solution, Tyler demonstrated a willingness to be flexible and to work with us. Tyler’s readiness to listen to how the product needed to be configured to accommodate the specific needs of the Fort Worth ISD and to meet our reporting requirements made all the difference.”

Ware also pointed out that Tyler’s responsiveness was another key factor in the Fort Worth ISD’s decision to invest in Tyler’s solutions. “Following our first round of vendor demonstrations, we pointed out the areas where we wished to see modifications to accommodate our needs. At the second round of demos, Tyler had addressed everything we had specified. No other vendor did this. We felt Tyler not only listened to what we had to say, but also responded to our needs. It’s been the same with all our dealings with Tyler for the solutions we’ve purchased.”

The Fort Worth ISD educates approximately 80,000 students from grades pre-K through 12, making it the 36th largest school district in the nation by student population. The District has more than 10,000 employees and an operating budget of $566.7 million. With a population of over 624,000, Fort Worth is the fifth largest city in Texas and the 19th largest in the United States.

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 make local government more accessible to the public, more responsive to needs of citizens, and more efficient. Tyler’s client base includes more than 7,000 local government offices throughout all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Tyler has been named one of “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” by Forbes Magazine and one of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Audit Integrity, an independent research firm. More information about Tyler Technologies can be found at

Tyler Technologies, Inc. has included in this press release “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning its business and operations. Tyler Technologies expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations. These expectations and the related statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties which forward-looking statements are subject to include, but are not limited to, changes in competition, changes in general economic conditions, changes in the budgets and regulatory environments of the Company’s customers, risks associated with the development of new products and the enhancement of existing products, the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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