LPS automates court cases

by Victor Lund on March 15, 2012

I guess that if you are a technology company that has been spending a lot of time in court rooms, you may as well make the best of it, and fix the court system while you are there. Just kidding.

In all seriousness, LPS and CoreLogic have largely escaped all damages for thier role in supporting the bad decisions of lenders. That is a good thing. But LPS did just land a huge deal in their courthouse management systems. They were awarded the contract for managing documents on 425,000 court cases that roll through the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office each year. This type of throughput of paper makes a real estate transaction look like a sticky note.

Here is the press release.

LPS’ Largest Implementation of ShowCase® Court Case Management System To Date in Palm Beach County, Fla.

LPS Local Government Solutions is Streamlining County’s Processing of 425,000 Annual Court Cases

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Local Government Solutions division of Lender Processing Services (LPS), announced today it has completed the initial phase of the installation of its advanced criminal court management technology, ShowCase®, in the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office.

The Palm Beach County implementation represents the largest installation of ShowCase® to date. Palm Beach, the 29th most populous county in the U.S. with nearly 1.3 million residents, will use ShowCase® to handle the approximately 425,000 criminal court cases the county processes each year.

ShowCase® software turns paper documents into electronic images and provides workflow management, calendaring, indexing and search capabilities for the court. ShowCase provides users electronic filing capabilities and allows the clerk’s office to scan and electronically save all documents, including filings, pleadings, dispositions, citations and invoices with more functionality than other technologies.

“We’re pleased to be able to assist a large county court system, like Palm Beach County’s, with automation that not only speeds up processes but creates efficiencies that reduce costs and allows the redeployment of employees to more mission-critical duties,” said Manny Ramos, president of LPS Aptitude Solutions, which is part of LPS Local Government Solutions. “LPS is committed to streamlining government and to helping county courts reduce increasing case backlogs.”

ShowCase® can be integrated with other technologies offered by LPS Local Government Solutions for property appraisers, tax collectors, county recorders and tax deed offices. The local government division has installed municipal software in about 250 counties across the U.S., including 30 in Florida.

In Palm Beach County, ShowCase® will link with Florida state criminal reporting systems and benefit other members of the criminal justice community, including court administration, sheriff’s offices, public defender offices, state attorney offices and other justice partners, including attorneys.

ShowCase® supports the acceptance of documents in paper or electronic form, in compliance with a recent state electronic filing mandate.

Whether documents are received in paper or electronic form, Showcase automatically redacts sensitive information, such as Social Security and driver’s license numbers, and reduces manual data entry through its seamless interface with Intellidact® software from Computing System Innovations. ShowCase® assists clerks with case management and reports a more accurate and timely criminal history to state and national law enforcement agencies, driver’s license divisions and collections agencies.

“This dynamic and innovative technology will make us more efficient with public resources and, more importantly, it will help us administer government and justice in a more streamlined, economical way,” said Sharon Bock, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller.

The civil phase of the ShowCase® implementation is scheduled to begin later this year.

About LPS Local Government SolutionsLocal Government Solutions, a part of LPS, provides local government officials tools to improve all areas of their operations. With a combination of industry-best practices, superior software solutions, customer- centric services and expansive industry knowledge, Local Government Solutions is able to bring solutions to local and county governments to optimize all business processes.

Local Government Solutions provides court case management, county e-recording and property appraisal and tax collections solutions. With about 250 clients in at least 16 states, we have provided solutions for government offices of all levels across the nation. Find out how Local Government Solutions is revolutionizing the way local government is managing its processes by contacting us at 1.866.278.4765 or lgs@lpsvcs.com, or visit www.lpsvcs.com/lgs .

About Lender Processing ServicesLender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, services and mortgage performance data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. LPS offers solutions that span the mortgage continuum, including lead generation, origination, servicing, workflow automation, portfolio retention and default, augmented by the company’s award-winning customer support and professional services. Approximately 50 percent of all U.S. mortgages by dollar volume are serviced using LPS’ loan servicing platform, MSP. LPS also offers proprietary mortgage and real estate data and analytics for the mortgage and capital markets industries. For more information about LPS, visit www.lpsvcs.com .

SOURCE Lender Processing Services, Inc.

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