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.
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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.
In the ever-evolving landscape of cemetery management, small cemeteries face unique challenges that require innovative solutions. These challenges, ranging from potential financial constraints and record-keeping difficulties to limited staff and volunteer support, can hinder efficient management and the ability to adapt to evolving needs. In this case study, we delve into the experiences of two small Jewish cemeteries, Beit Olamim in Madison, Wisconsin, and Mt. Nebo in Davenport, Iowa, and how they both have managed to successfully tackle these challenges by harnessing the power of CIMS.
Not all cemeteries have the same management needs. That’s why we’ve developed add-ons for CIMS to help customize your cemetery management software. Each of these add-ons is designed to provide additional support to help cemeteries streamline daily operations and save staff time by integrating seamlessly with CIMS.
For centuries, cemeteries have relied on traditional bookkeeping methods and manual record-keeping to manage burial plots, store information, and address the needs of families. In recent years, thanks to technological advancements and the rise of digital platforms, the cemetery service industry has undergone a remarkable transformation.
Recognizing the limitations of traditional cemetery management practices, countless cemeteries have now embraced new digital solutions and mapping technologies, like CIMS, to revolutionize their data storage. Drone mapping, one of these new and impressive developments, has opened up a world of possibilities for cemetery management, providing comprehensive visual data that was previously unattainable.