PureEdge XML e-forms chosen to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance citizen services
Victoria, BC – March 15, 2005 - PureEdge Solutions Inc., the leading provider of e-form technology to enable forms-based business processes, today announced that the Michigan Judiciary has chosen PureEdge e-forms to form an integral component of their electronic court filing system that will improve efficiencies of court filing processes and enhance constituent services.
The State of Michigan’s 38th District Court is the first of more than 150 district courts in the State to automate e-filing processes with PureEdge XML-based electronic forms. The electronic filing system enables electronic submission and payment of court filings fees. Now, citizens, attorneys, judges, and court employees can use PureEdge e-forms to file, manage and access court documents with a mouse click - via the Michigan Supreme Court’s eFiling Portal.
PureEdge e-forms allow for the attachment of multiple case related documents in a single legal envelope that can be time stamped and routed internally for approvals. As a result, the process of e-filing streamlines workflow, saves time, reduces costs, uses less paper, and produces secure, non-reputable records to ensure compliance. The PureEdge solution integrates with existing Case Management systems and is compliant with existing and emerging standards, such as Legal XML, while providing an adaptable platform of scalability for future initiatives.
Specific forms implemented in the first phase of the e-filing program include filings of General Civil Cases such as the Summons and Complaint, Jury Demand, Answer, and Cover Sheet (motion) court forms. Future phases of the State of Michigan e-forms program are slated to include filings for Court of Appeals and Circuit Courts.
Michigan e-forms program are slated to include filings for Court of Appeals and Circuit Courts. From grant applications, procurement and vehicle inspections to court, permit and tax filings – State, Local and Federal governments have chosen PureEdge e-forms to automate a wide variety of government processes to improve efficiencies and enhance services provided to citizens, businesses and employees. Other PureEdge government customers include: US Army, US Air Force, State of Washington, City of LA, HHS: Grants.gov and SEC.
Mark Dobek, Director of Judicial Information Systems for the Michigan Supreme Court noted that, “PureEdge e-forms enable the courts, attorneys and citizens in our State to efficiently file civil case documents and make payments online. PureEdge combines multiple documents into a single, electronic legal envelope and their native XML e-forms supports LegalXML while integrating with our existing systems to provide a level of scalability necessary to meet our future e-filing initiatives.”
“State and Local Governments are laden with paper-based, manual process that are inefficient, error prone, time intensive and costly. From grant applications and vehicle inspections to court, permit and tax filings – citizens, businesses and government employees must interface with numerous forms-based processes on a daily basis,” said Mark Upson, President and CEO, PureEdge Solutions. “PureEdge e-forms provide significant advantages to all layers of the U.S. Court system as they automate processes, ensure data quality, improve user productivity and enhance services provided to constituents.”