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How to Engage Customers: A Step by Step Guide to Email Marketing

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had remembered to acknowledge a special day or milestone, but the moment passed before you could arrange to get an email or correspondence written, designed, and sent out in time?  Juggling the many anniversaries, holidays, key moments, and business events one at a time can create an endless cycle of hurry...

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5 Clever Ways to Modernize Your Cemetery Operations

5 Clever Ways to Modernize Your Cemetery Operations

The cemetery and crematoria business have seen rapid change in the last decade, and changes will continue. Customer expectations are different, a much more personalized service is expected, and there are no more 'rules' when dealing with a death. Cremations are increasing, putting pressure on cemeteries to increase revenue with reduced burials. Mem...

5 Trends You Need to Know About the Cremation Business in 2019

5 Trends You Need to Know About the Cremation Business in 2019

Cremation numbers are rising and have been since the 1960s in most of the United States. Below we will look at the reasons for this and the trends that are impacting the cemetery, crematoria and funeral home industries today, and into the future. The growing popularity of cremations has seen revenue fall for many cemeteries which are now struggling...

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I appreciate that you mentioned how cremation allows you to transport remains with ease. My wife and I are planning on having my g... Read More
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I didn't know that the number of people that would like to be cremated after they die could be as high as 54.3%. My dad has always... Read More
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I didn't know that cremation services have become more popular since they cost a third of the amount that burials usually cost. No... Read More
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The Millennial Effect How will the millennial impact on your cemetery or funeral home

The Millennial Effect

Recent changes brought about by social shifts are predominantly driven through the way in which the millennials or more broadly Gen X/Y/Z view and engage with the world around them.Cemeteries and funeral homes (and the broader death care industry) will be substantially impacted by these changes and so need to prepare their busin...

Reimagining Records at Carr Villa Memorial Park

Reimagining Records at Carr Villa Memorial Park

Established in 1905, Carr Villa Memorial Park (CV) is the main cemetery servicing the Launceston area in Tasmania. With the addition of an on-site crematorium, the first cremation took place in 1939; CV now facilitates a variety of burial offerings. From a lawn cemetery and a monumental cemetery to a limited monumental section, as well as various a...

Optimising Operations at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Optimising Operations at Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Geelong Cemeteries Trust (GCT) operates over 20 cemeteries in and around Geelong. With so many sites spread over such a large area, GCT was looking to streamline their operations. The Changing Plot  Formed in 1985 with the amalgamation of four sites, GCT grew to ten sites in the early 2000s. Now in 2019, they manage 20 sites, taking on new loc...

Keeping Local Stories Alive at Gordon Cemetery

Keeping Local Stories Alive at Gordon Cemetery

As Australians, we're searching for both our individual and national identities. By looking into our past, we discover the characters our national stories are built on; finding out how they lived, and what they achieved. The local Gordon Cemetery is a great place to start your discovery. Beyond the Graveyard  Depending on your outlook, a buria...

Educate Your Team and Improve Community and Social Engagement

Educate Your Team and Improve Community and Social Engagement

Ongoing education and training are essential for any business to remain competitive and capitalize on opportunities. While we may be stating the obvious, professional development often competes with other day-to-day priorities and may not get the attention it deserves. Yet keeping skills sharp and staying ahead of new trends, tools, technology, and...

Cemetery Mapping Challenges

5 Cemetery Mapping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Cemetery mapping is essential; for visitors, it allows easy access to the graves or memorials they are seeking, and for the cemetery or crematory it provides a clear list of their inventory (used and available) and helps manage operations. However, mapping a graveyard or any site can come with some challenges; the complexity of these can ...

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Press Release - OpusXenta partners with the New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective

Wellington, New Zealand – May 2019: "Recreation Aotearoa (representing the New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective) has partnered with OpusXenta, the leading global provider of cemetery and crematoria management solutions, to further strengthen the capabilities of the Cemeteries and Crematoria industry in New Zealand. With a changing marke...

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How to Increase Memorialisation Rates Using Technology

Memorialisation is being redefined – as the popularity of cremations continues to rise so do the options as to what can be done with the ash remains. The challenge that the cemetery faces is to ensure that the ashes are returned for memorialisation so that the cemetery can drive service and revenue opportunities. So what can your business do to inc...

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How a Gardener's Register can Help with Cemetery Operations

Managing gardens and plants in cemeteries is a complex task often involving many different species and locations throughout the cemetery grounds. It requires a huge effort to keep track of information about these plants, their location, and the maintenance schedule. Imagine having a Gardener's Register to assist cemetery horticulturists, and your g...

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Press Release - Leading the Way in Death Care Technology Solutions

November 2018 Local and international partners join Australian software company to accelerate international growth in providing technology solutions to the death care industry Sydney, Australia: OpusXenta, the leading cemetery and crematorium management software solutions provider to the Funeral and Death Care industry, announced the successful com...

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How Events can Create a New Revenue Stream for Cemeteries

Many cemeteries are facing reduced revenue due to the decreasing rates of burial in Australia and most other Western countries. Burials alone are often not providing enough revenue to maintain the cemetery grounds and infrastructure. But there are ways to diversify revenue streams by using cemeteries and their facilities for more than just funerals...

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Millennials are changing the death care future already

A recent article in America's Connecting Directors website identifies the rapid cultural change Millennials are making to the funeral and cemetery industry in a very short space of time. Justin Crowe's article 'In 17 Year, De-churching Millennials Will Rock the Funeral Industry…The Stats Are Shocking' looks at how few people identify themselves as ...

Cemetery Records Management - The Act, Compliance and Solutions

The Cemetery and Crematoria Act has a number of specific requirements for record keeping. The Act requires that records be kept in regard to : Deceased personsInterment detailsCremation detailHolder of rightsRights transfersNext of kin, andExhumations For the smaller cemetery, retaining such records is challenging as it is predominan...

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How Business Analytics can breathe life into your cemetery or crematorium business

How can you utilise your data to gain new insights into your cemetery or crematorium business? Are you getting the information you need to make better business decisions? Do you know your top selling products, sales revenue trends or where your customers are coming from?  The more information you have the better you can hone your businesses sa...

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5 Biggest IT Issues Facing Cemeteries and Funeral Homes

The dramatic increase in the digital age has seen all businesses need to adapt and change their processes to accommodate a new online audience. This is particularly true for cemeteries and crematoriums, with an increasing expectation they are online, available and meeting the needs of a new generation of millenniums wanting to do business different...

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3 ways to increase cemetery and crematorium efficiency with Document Automation

Is your cemetery or crematorium drowning in endless paperwork - what if you could streamline your business processes saving time, money and resources by using a Document Automation solution? Document Automation is particularly well suited to businesses where the sales cycle includes comprehensive documentation. Where quotations, proposals and contr...

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Social Cemeteries – The changing face of community engagement

We have all heard the joke about the cemetery being the dead center of town – but what if your local cemetery is actually the social center of your town? It may sound odd, but cemeteries, crematoriums, and memorial gardens are needing to engage in their communities in a new social way for several reasons.Firstly, by engaging with the local communit...

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