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 persons Interment details Cremation detail Holder of rights Rights transfers Next of kin, and Exhumations For the smaller cemetery, retaining such records is challenging as it is p...
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Rural and remote cemeteries; an Australian example of settlement and urbanisation

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Australia has one of the most urbanised societies in the world – for a country with the sixth largest land base most of the population is heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. In our major cities with their two hundred-year-old cemeteries, burial plots are rapidly running out. Urban cemeteries have reclaimed old plots, found new land, or ha...
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OpusXi enhancements - new year new features

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OpusXi A solution for the "whole" cemetery & crematorium If what you need is a mapping and record management solution then OpusXi provides the features and functions needed. However, OpusXi also provides the ability to comprehensively manage the operational, financial and statutory needs of the cemetery and crematorium while improving productiv...
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New year, new you ... What about your cemetery management software?

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Welcome to 2018 – in a new year we cannot help but reflect on the year that has been and what we could do better. How did your cemetery or crematoria solution work for you and your business in 2017? Have you reviewed your cemetery mangement software solution recently, or are you still working with disparate Excel or Word files or even a hard c...
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3 ways to increase cemetery and crematorium efficiency with Document Automation

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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

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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 communi...
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How Technology helps the cemetery and crematoria industry navigate change

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In our previous blog we talked about why the cemetery and crematoria industry needs to change to embrace the changing face of the customer and the digital world. In this "part 2" we will explore how this can be done by understanding what pieces of the puzzl e need to be considered and which technology components provide the solutions.   The ab...
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Even the Cemetery and Crematorium Industry is Changing

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This is the first of a series of posts through which we will look at how technology can help the cemeteries, crematoriums, funeral homes and memorial gardens navigate the way in which the digital world is affecting the industry. If you aren't feeling the changes yet, you will soon enough. In this post we will explore the factors driving change. By ...
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Sales Enablement: The One Step to Success for Cemeteries and Crematoriums

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Undoubtedly, technology has come a long way. Year after year, we see that technology is not limited to its growth and improvement. Due to technology and its advancements, our world has changed. Systems and businesses are now faster and more efficient. The field of business has greatly profited from the advancements of technology. In a bid to improv...
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Boosting Customer Engagement - how Marketing Automation can help cemeteries & funeral homes

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Marketing Automation for the Death Care Industry At its early inception  cemeteries, crematoriums  and funeral homes faced a lot of opposition. It was an industry that grew fast and met the needs of the grieving. However, despite the many challenges the industry face d , it continue d unruffled seeming to adapt to the ever-changing times....
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Business Intelligence: your cemetery's key to a successful business

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The cemetery industry is currently at a place that it needs to change. With the recent digital shift in society, businesses are required to evolve. Evolution of businesses is a requirement in order to remain viable. And that includes the cemetery industry. Technological advancements and shifts in the digital field have brought changes to syste...
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Thanks for your comments Matt. We have a different perspective in that we believe that cemeteries in this day and age suffer the s... Read More
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Why Cemeteries and Crematoriums Need to Think of the Millennials

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Every aspect of life, be it business or otherwise, is right at the centre of technology if not part of it. We are currently living in the digital age, where factors of society are directly affected and influenced by technology. This also includes the death industry, more specifically, cemeteries, crematoriums, funeral homes, memorial gard...
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How Cemeteries can compete with Big Business — How Not to Bury Your Business

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Like many other industries, major players control huge parts of the cemetery, crematorium and funeral home industry. Many small businesses won der how they can compete with these companies.  The good news is that small businesses actually have several advantages over big, nation wide companies. If you want to survive and thrive as a cemetery, ...
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3 Ways Tourism is reshaping cemeteries and the death care industry

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The last decade has seen a boom in cemetery tourism, sometimes called Tombstone T ourism. With the rising interest in genealogy, more people are hunting out cemeteries to find their ancestors or just out of plain curiosity. After all, each grave site is an example set in stone (or bronze) of the architecture, art, culture, and history of the time o...
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YES … The burials industry is being affected by the digital world

​ Today, every industry and organization exists in an ever more demanding digital world and is being pushed to a place where technology is playing an increasing role in the daily life of the organization and its staff. Cemeteries and memorial gardens are not immune to this… so how could they use technology to deliver a better service, improve opera...
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Cemetery Management Software Beats Spreadsheets Anyday

Spreadsheets are a great tool to store information and we have seen some excellent spreadsheets used by people in the death care industry that even included some cemetery mapping. However, several problems can occur even with the best spreadsheets that are created and maintained by advanced users. Here are some of the things you need to think ...
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Why Cemeteries Need Management Software

As modern technology advances, cemeteries worldwide are relying on new software to help run everyday business operations. Cemetery software is very beneficial to both cemetery employees and visitors, as it helps manage cemetery records and locate gravesites in a faster and more efficient manner. By adopting these 21 st century practices, your cemet...
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