Court Services - CIP Technical Support

Collection Software Evaluation 

What should you look for in Collection Software?

Information management for the courts is typically the function of the jurisdiction’s case management system (CMS) software. Historically these systems have mirrored processes required by the courts, which focused very heavily on case processing and had limited fee collection functionality beyond generic bookkeeping and receipting. With the creation and development of more innovative approaches to collecting court costs, fees, and fines – such as the Collection Improvement Program – the need for expanded or enhanced collection modules for CMS, as well as standalone judicial/court collections systems/software are critical to the successful management of court revenues.

  1. Requirements List – Explanation of each of the possible collection software requirements.
  2. Requirements Checklist “locked” – Checklist for the list in Item 1. This is a Microsoft 2003 Word document that is “locked” to facilitate checking the boxes and filling in the blanks
  3. Requirements Checklist “unlocked” – Checklist for the list in Item 1. This is a Microsoft Word document that is “unlocked” to facilitate modifications such as adding or deleting requirements from the checklist.