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CIMS Burial Search Major Update: What You Need to Know!

Burial Search is an application developed by the CIMS team to share cemetery data with the public. It is available to all CIMS clients as an add-on that allows the public to easily access and navigate a cemetery’s information via the web, a smartphone, or an on-site kiosk. When a cemetery administrator adds a new burial, or makes a change in CIMS, that information is immediately available to the public on the cemetery’s Burial Search Website. At the end of April 2024, the new CIMS Burial Search update went live for all cemeteries currently using this application.

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Case Study: Modernizing Cemetery Management with CIMS

With a longstanding presence in the Nashville area, The Temple Cemetery has been a cornerstone of Jewish faith and community since the mid-1800s. Over the years, the cemetery has evolved alongside the congregation, adapting to the changing needs of its community while preserving its rich historical legacy. Today, The Temple embraces modern innovations in cemetery management, notably integrating CIMS to simplify operations and uphold its commitment to honoring the memories of generations past.

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How to Print a List and a Map of Veteran Graves from CIMS

One of the longstanding traditions of honoring veterans on Memorial Day is the solemn practice of placing American flags on their grave sites, a gesture that symbolizes gratitude and remembrance for their service and sacrifice. CIMS makes it easy to generate lists and maps that speed up the process and ensure accurate flag placement.

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Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Cemetery Mapping: What You Need to Know

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an important tool for cemetery managers, offering a non-invasive and highly effective method for locating objects underground. Unlike traditional surveying techniques that may require digging and excavation, GPR allows for the detection of buried objects, including unknown burial locations, hidden artifacts, and utility lines, without disturbing the landscape.

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Embracing Efficiency with CIMS Cemetery Software

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.

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3 Key Takeaways from the 2023 CIMS User Conference

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:

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What is 360-Degree Imaging and What Can it Do for Your Cemetery?

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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