Welcome to our newest Gold Sponsor OpusXenta
OpusXenta may be one of our newer sponsors, but they have 25 years of experience delivering software solutions for cemeteries and funeral homes.
OpusXenta is a leading provider of management solutions to the death care industry, covering cost-effective solutions for smaller cemeteries as well as comprehensive solutions for larger cemetery groups and funeral homes. An Australian company, with customers in SA and local support, our dedicated team has the experience to assess your requirements and help you choose the right solution to meet your needs.
Implementing a modern cemetery management solution can be a great investment in the future for your cemetery, but what are the key things to weigh up in making this decision?
Here are four key considerations when choosing a solution for smaller cemeteries:
Compliance is a critical aspect of running a cemetery with regulations and standards changing regularly, placing increasing pressure on cemetery operators to comply with sometimes complex requirements.
Rules and regulations vary for each state, so you need to make sure any solution you are considering meets local standards, and that all relevant data can be captured and recorded as may be required. Working with a solution provider who has a proven solution with local references and support is critical to ensuring the correct interpretation and application of critical business requirements such as regulations.
2. Record Keeping
Compliance demands that accurate records for your cemetery are maintained and are accessible. However, in addition to compliance, the security of your data is critical to ensure the wealth of historical information that lies in your records, remains safe for future generations.
Migrating your old paper or Excel-based records to a secure online solution will save you time when finding records and will ensure the original historical copies can be safely archived. This information can also then be readily shared with the broader community through online deceased searches, further exposing your cemetery to the community you serve.
3. Digital Mapping
Once your records have all been captured, digitised, and stored in a secure, accessible environment, digital mapping is a great way to visualise your cemetery and bring it to life. It enables staff to easily view and manage your inventory to readily see what is available for sale.
Digital maps linked to your cemetery records can also assist members of the public by including online deceased search on your website, with links to the corresponding digital maps and points of interest. Having the ability to easily put all this information online means you are promoting your cemetery to a broader audience who may, in the future, become customers.
Selecting a robust cemetery solution that is widely used in the industry is an excellent start to helping you manage your record-keeping and compliance obligations. However, there is much more to operating busy cemeteries than record keeping and digital mapping that can be supported by more advanced features available in solutions that cater for a broader range of requirements.
Those requirements may include supporting a more comprehensive sales and booking process, perhaps providing a portal for funeral directors or scheduling of grounds management. Selecting a solution provider who also provides access to more advanced solution capabilities in addition to covering the basics ensures that the right solution is available for you when you need it.
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