Tyler Technologies Inc was founded in 1966. The Company is a software provider of integrated information management solutions and services for the public sector, with a focus on local governments. The Company has a line of software solutions and services to address the information technology (IT) needs of major areas of operations for cities, counties, schools and other local government entities. Its customers have its software installed in-house. For customers who prefer not to physically acquire the software and hardware, most of its software applications can be delivered as software as a service (SaaS), which utilize the Tyler private cloud. The Company provides professional IT services to its customers, including software and hardware installation, data conversion, training and, at times, product modifications. In addition, it is also a provider of outsourced property appraisal services for taxing jurisdictions. It designs, develops and markets a broad range of software solutions to serve mission-critical back-office functions of local governments. Many of its software applications include Internet-accessible solutions that allow for real-time public access to a variety of information or that allow the public to transact business with local governments via the Internet. Its products and services include Software Licenses, Subscription-Based Services, Software Services, Maintenance and Support, and Appraisal Services. The Company markets products and services through direct sales and marketing personnel located throughout the United States. The Company's competitors include Oracle Corporation, Infor Lawson, SAP AG, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (a unit of Xerox Corporation), SunGard Data Systems, Inc., Thomson Reuters Corporation, New World Systems, American Cadastre, LLC (AmCad) and Constellation Software, Inc.