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Issue: #34

Summer 2016  

CIMS Cloud is Ready!
After three years of development, Ramaker & Associates is proud to announce that we are ready to move existing clients to CIMS Cloud, the first GIS-based cemetery software entirely in the cloud. We've been talking about this software for quite some time, and first presented it at our user conference in October of 2015. We've spent the past 6 months beta testing and making improvements to the software, and have had a few clients help us with the testing and debugging. First, here are the answers to a few questions about CIMS Cloud. 
What's the difference between CIMS Cloud and regular CIMS or CIMS Light?
CIMS Cloud is 100% Internet based. Your software and data is no longer on your computer. It is instead accessed through the website, and you will be able to access it anywhere you have an internet connection. However, this DOES NOT mean your cemetery information is available to the public. Only users with your username and password will be able to see your cemetery data on CIMS Cloud. CIMS Cloud is hosted on Amazon Web Services. They are the largest and most reliable web host in the world. With your data on Amazon Web Services, you can be confident that your information will be accessible and that it will be backed up. 
How much will CIMS Cloud Cost?
For most clients who are current on annual maintenance, there will be no cost to transition from CIMS or CIMS Light to CIMS Cloud. There will be a small increase in your maintenance fee. If you are not current on your maintenance, we will provide a quote for migrating to CIMS Cloud.
How can I learn more about CIMS Cloud?
If you would just like to chat and find out more information about CIMS Cloud, you can call our office at 800-332-7532. We are also holding 2 GoToMeeting webinars where we will be demonstrating CIMS Cloud.    These are scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th at 10:00 AM CST and Thursday, July 7th at 2:00 PM CST. If you are interested in signing up for one of these webinars, send an email to
I'm interested in moving to CIMS Cloud, what's the next step?
We are compiling a list of clients that are ready to move to the cloud and will begin to work through them in the next few months. Even if have already spoken to someone at Ramaker about CIMS Cloud, you should send an email to indicating you are ready to move to the cloud. We will get the process started.
I'm not ready to move to the cloud now, but maybe in a couple years, is that OK?
Absolutely! We plan on keeping CIMS and CIMS Light around for a long time. We know the cloud isn't for everyone, and we want to continue to provide great products for those clients as well.

Thanks for being patient with us as we get this new CIMS Platform up and running. We are excited to get more clients involved in CIMS Cloud and will be sharing more information about it in the future. You will be seeing more about CIMS Cloud on our website in the next few months.
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