In an increasingly digitized world, cemetery management software has revolutionized the way cemeteries operate. With comprehensive features and efficient record-keeping capabilities, cemetery management software ensures smooth operations and improved services for both cemetery administrators and families. However, a crucial aspect that cannot be overlooked is data security. Cemetery records are sensitive and valuable, requiring a robust and reliable system to ensure their safety. Let’s talk more about data security and explain why the cloud is the most secure place for cemetery records.
CIMS Editorial Team
After more than twenty years working with cemeteries to simplify record-keeping and streamline everyday tasks, our mapping experts have successfully transferred data to CIMS from a wide range of maps. From a cemetery office nearly losing paper records in Hurricane Katrina, to centuries-old hand-drawn maps and incomplete digital records, our team has seen it all. No matter what your situation is, hope is not lost! We will meet you where you’re at and work with your team to take your cemetery maps and records to the next level. If your records are not helping your staff run the cemetery smoothly, or you don’t know where to begin embarking on your journey to clean up your maps, this blog outlines a few tips to help you get started.
We are excited to announce the addition of a new member to the CIMS team, Sarah Wilding, who joined us as a GIS Analyst at the end of 2022. Sarah brings a unique set of skills and expertise to our team, which we are confident will translate into an even better experience for our customers.
Keeping software up to date is important for retaining functionality and improving the user experience. The CIMS team is dedicated to developing cemetery management solutions designed to meet the challenges faced by modern cemeteries, backed by the latest technologies. That’s why we’ve rewritten the entire CIMS code base — over 1.2 million lines of code! This new update addresses several pain points and introduces a few new functions, all while retaining the cemetery management features our customers know and love. In addition, this update will make it easier for us to continue to improve the software in the future. All clients were migrated to the new version on December 12th.
Cemetery sections with incomplete or missing records pose a number of problems for cemetery managers. In the absence of information, questions abound.
Which plots are occupied—and by whom?
Many cemeteries in the United States have been around for centuries. That doesn’t mean their management practices are stuck in the past.
To invest in online cemetery maps, or not to invest in online cemetery maps, that is the question.
That’s the question that many cemetery managers face when thinking about upgrading to cemetery management software, at least.
Too often, inaccurate records and unreliable maps stand in the way of what cemeterians do best: serving families and providing comfort. That’s why cemeteries around the world are implementing cemetery software that streamlines record-keeping and mapping processes.
In this post, we take a closer look at two CIMS cemetery software products: CIMS Light and CIMS Gold. We’ll break down their key features and outline the big differences between the two popular software products.
Using a combination of paper maps, various records, and aging logbooks can make daily cemetery tasks feel more like a never-ending maze than, well, routine operations.
You empty every cabinet, trying to find lost files.
You pour over competing records, hoping to determine which is correct.
Maybe you even curse whomever kept the cemetery’s books 100 years ago.
Every so often, unfortunate cemetery errors make the news. While these mistakes aren’t common, the headlines cause a stir in local communities and across the deathcare industry.
Grieving family shocked to find someone else buried at their gravesite.
Burials exhumed after cemetery mistake.
Cemetery sells same plots to multiple families.
These situations are traumatic for everyone involved. Families are distraught. Communities are outraged. Cemeteries search for answers.