The CIMS team gained a new member with the addition of Caitlyn Joy in January. With six years of cemetery-related experience across various roles, including Assistant Cemetery Manager, Caitlyn brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge that makes her an invaluable asset to the team. We’re thrilled to have her on board!
Managing a cemetery involves a myriad of tasks. It can be difficult to balance it all—plot sales, burials, maintenance, supporting grieving families—there’s a lot to keep track of! That’s why we created CIMS, out of a commitment to the dedicated cemetery representatives who keep their cemeteries running.
When you work with CIMS, you can rest easy knowing that your cemetery has the support it needs. Short-term solutions, such as relying on local tech support, may offer temporary support but lack the robustness required for sustained success. That's where CIMS steps in, providing a dedicated cemetery management solution designed for the long haul.
The CIMS User Conferences was back in the Wisconsin Dells for 2023. This event has grown to 88 cemeterian attendees and over 100 people in total when including CIMS and Ramaker staff members. The CIMS team had a great tine catching up with everyone, but if you weren’t able to make this year’s event, here is a summary of some of the key takeaways from this year’s conference:
As technology continues to evolve, we are constantly expanding our capabilities to meet the needs of modern cemetery managers. One new technology we have been implementing lately? 360-degree drone imaging. This technique allows us to create interactive virtual replicas of your cemetery for staff and visitors to utilize, giving them the ability to drop into any point in the cemetery and view it as if they were on the grounds.
Sarah Dailey joined the CIMS team as a Web Software Developer in the summer of 2023. She has experience developing websites and web systems in the e-commerce market where she managed 3 websites with different systems of taxation, payment collection, and product offerings. She’s no stranger to complicated systems and we’re thrilled to have her skills and expertise working on CIMS!
In a world undergoing rapid digitization, it’s important to preserve our historical and cultural heritage. Creating a digital system to keep track of your inventory ensures that you have an accurate record of everything that is going on in your cemetery, making it faster and easier for your staff to manage burials and sell empty plots.
By using CIMS to modernize your cemetery records, you have the option to add data migration services to your package. But if you choose to do it yourself, here are some best practices to get you started.
Navigating the intricate task of preserving historical burial data while serving a diverse and sizable community can present complex challenges for all kinds of cemeteries. The Calvary Cemetery Association in Dayton, Ohio, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette in Marquette, Michigan, both face these challenges. In this case study, we will explore the stories of these two prominent Christian cemetery organizations, and how they have entrusted CIMS to enhance their services and preserve their legacies. Through their experiences, we explore how cemeteries can leverage CIMS to streamline operations, enhance record-keeping, and provide valuable services to their communities.
In the realm of cemetery software, sifting through the array of options can be a bit of a challenge. Yet, among all these choices, there shines a standout: CIMS. Between our three software selections – CIMS Light, CIMS Gold, and CIMS Platinum – CIMS offers robust and user-friendly solutions for cemetery management. These options exist to uncomplicate record-keeping and enhance the efficiency of day-to-day operations of cemeteries of all sizes and types.
In this blog post, we’ll dive into the three core elements that define CIMS’ value and set it apart from the competition.
Cemetery management plays a vital role in honoring the departed and providing solace to their loved ones. It involves a range of responsibilities, from maintaining burial and grave ownership records to landscaping and groundskeeping. As technology advances, cemetery management software has emerged as an indispensable tool to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best practices for cemetery management, highlighting how software solutions like CIMS can significantly contribute to the smooth functioning of cemeteries and the preservation of cherished memories.
Few places hold the secrets of a community quite like historical cemeteries. They offer glimpses into the lives, stories, and aspirations of those who walked the same streets we tread today. Yet, the struggle to preserve their legacy is undeniable. With each passing year, the inscriptions on gravestones fade and the memories etched in stone grow faint. Cemetery record-keeping, though invaluable, poses a challenge when facing the relentless march of time.
In this case study, we will delve into the remarkable journey of one historical township cemetery: Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Norwich Township, Ohio. Since implementing CIMS software over 20 years ago, this cemetery has made remarkable progress in safeguarding its precious data and streamlining its operations.