Issue: #41

 Winter 2019

CIMS Cloud - What's New?

As you may already know, much of RAMAKER's focus over the past three years has been on our newest software product for the cemetery industry, CIMS Cloud. We've been working diligently to move our desktop clients to the Cloud, and over the past few months, we reached some significant milestones. Today, we have 313 cemeteries live on CIMS Cloud, and a total of 1,012 cemeteries using our software. The majority of our new clients are choosing to use CIMS Cloud due to its ease of use, reliability, and convenience in addition to the time it saves them.  
RAMAKER released a major update to CIMS Cloud the week of January 7th. Our clients were all migrated to this version that evening, and had the new version when they logged in in the morning. 

Below are just a couple of the new features included in the newest version of CIMS Cloud:
  • Redesigned Space Updating Window: To make it easier to clearly select which graves will be updated, we have redesigned the Space update window to show & remove information as needed. The new window is more logically laid out. (CIMS Cloud & CIMS Light Cloud)
  • Support for High Resolution Aerial Photos: Harnessing the power of our new tile creation infrastructure, CIMS Cloud can now handle high resolution Aerial photos, like the ones created by drones. 
  • Dynamic Map Loading (CIMS Cloud): Again, with the power of our new infrastructure, we are pleased to announce that we no longer need to refresh your entire map after you make a change to your cemetery layers settings. Whenever your map tiles are being loaded, you will see a small window at the bottom center of your screen that says "Updating Map Tiles."
Time Limit for Reserved Spaces
We get the question occasionally about when someone wishes to reserve a space next to a deceased family member. In CIMS, the default time limit to reserve a space is 180 days, but you can enter your own time limit in that menu (shown in the screenshot below). The maximum time limit you can enter is 36,500 days (100 years).  

More Than Software
Many of our clients are not aware that the company behind CIMS, Ramaker & Associates, provides many services in addition to their cemetery software. RAMAKER is a full service engineering firm that provides services to both public and private sector clients. With offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New Jersey, RAMAKER is ready to help with your cemetery design projects, land surveying, or even master planning.  With projects ranging from large to small and from private development to municipality support, RAMAKER is here to provide services that improve the quality of life in our local communities. Ultimately, we strive to serve our clients through proper study, planning, design and construction of superior civil projects.

Please visit our website if you'd like more information on Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Master Planning Services! If you have any questions, anyone on the CIMS team can point you in the right direction, or call our office at (608) 643-4100. 

RAMAKER Year in Review
2018 was an incredible year! This video shows a few of the interesting projects we worked on, and we're looking forward to an amazing 2019. 

2018 Year in Review - Ramaker & Associates

In This Issue
CIMS Cloud - What's New?
Time Limit for Reserved Spaces
More Than Software
RAMAKER Year in Review
Save the Date for CIMS User Group Conference
New Website Look

Save the Date!
The CIMS User Group Conference will be
Thursday October 3, 2019
at the Wilderness in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Stay tuned for more details & information on how to sign up! 


Our website has a new look!
You may have noticed the CIMS Website has a new look. We've enhanced the website to be more user-friendly, and easier to navigate. Please let us know if you have any questions on the new website!

Want more information on how you can move to CIMS Cloud?

Check out our 
webinars here. 

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