Press Release
Clerk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Superior Court Case Management Changes Coming

Kittitas County, WA - 12/11/2017 - KITTITAS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT & COUNTY CLERK TO
IMPLEMENT STATE’S NEW CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

In July 2013, in partnership with Superior Court and County Clerk representatives, following a full procurement process, the Washington State Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) entered into a multi-year contract to implement Tyler Technologies' Odyssey Case Management System (CMS).  Each Superior Court/County Clerk will implement the CMS according to an established timeline, with completion in 2018 of 37 of the 39 counties (both King and Pierce Counties have opted out of the project).
 
The Odyssey CMS will offer the Superior Court and County Clerk new opportunities to leverage technology and improve efficiencies. As some of you may know, the current Superior Court Management Information System (SCOMIS) was developed in 1977. Obviously business and technology needs have evolved considerably in the past four decades. SCOMIS is difficult to change, costly to maintain, and has limited ability to integrate with newer applications.
 
The project work has been ongoing, with multiple evolutions along the way.  The project team is now working with twelve counties to go onto the system next.  These twelve are scheduled to “go live” June 4, 2018.
 
Kittitas County Superior Court and County Clerk will implement the new CMS in June 2018.
 
For some of you who practice in counties that are already participating in the Odyssey CMS, you may notice distinct differences, specifically with regard to the document management system (DMS).  Kittitas County will be remaining with the Laserfiche DMS that is currently in place.  This equates to one less change to navigate in the course of your practice.
 
As stakeholders or users of our county, it is important that you are kept informed of our progress. You can review statewide project information on AOC’s website at the following link, and you are encouraged to read the FAQs for the CMS and DMS:
 
http://www.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa=home.sub&org=sccms
 
 

Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us

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Contact: Val Barschaw, Kittitas County Clerk, (509) 962-7531, val.barschaw@co.Kittitas.wa.us