Rookwood

PlotBox Implement Digital Transformation and Mapping of Largest Cemetery in Southern Hemisphere

 
30 July 2019
 
Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust are delighted to announce they have partnered with world-leading cemetery management application PlotBox to enable the transformation of the cemetery operation and mapping.

 

With a total of over 900,000 interments and cremations at Rookwood and covering an expanse of over 780 acres (roughly the size of Sydney’s Central Business District), Rookwood Cemetery is the oldest, largest and most multicultural working cemetery in Australia. Rookwood’s grounds tell the story of Sydney’s history and cultural diversity, with more 130 culturally specific and non-denominational lawns.  It’s also the largest graveyard in the southern hemisphere!

Headquartered in Ireland and with offices throughout the United States, PlotBox is the leading cloud-based death care management solution that facilitates cemeteries in operating to world-class standards.

Today Rookwood Cemetery is at the forefront of the revolution that is seeing many of the world's most progressive and ambitious cemeteries modernise operations from the inside out. Multiple software solutions and data sources will be streamlined into the single comprehensive PlotBox platform, where for the first time, all cemetery operations will be led.

Amongst others, records, memorial management, scheduling, CRM, and host of advanced finance tools will all run from a single application accessible from any device anywhere in the world. What's more, PlotBox’s full integration between software and mapping links all records, financial transactions and communications with families to a verified plot location, enabling users to find, access and report on information in time frames that were simply impossible pre-implementation.

 

George Simpson, CEO at Rookwood Cemetery comments,

“We’re really pleased with the system as it stands now!  We’ve already migrated 2.8 million records to the new system, and have mapped out 80% of the cemetery with drones.”

 

Sean McAllister, CEO PlotBox commented,

"Rookwood General Cemetery are the first cemetery to implement the PlotBox solution in Australia which marks the start of a revolution in cemetery mapping and software in the country!

Our goal is to enable our customers and their families to have instant access to data they can trust, from wherever they are and are looking forward to seeing those benefits being realised in the months ahead"

 

Rookwood Cemetery and PlotBox have recently completed the implementation process, and Rookwood can look forward to more efficient operations and ultimately to even further realise their commitment to maintaining the highest standards in dealing with their families and the community.

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PlotBox Unveils Integration with Music and Media Services

 
7 May 2019
 
New PlotBox software integration automates music and media selections for funeral services
 
 

PlotBox, a manufacturer of world-leading cemetery management software, has unveiled their new software integration with two music and media services, Wesley Media and Obitus.

Developed for UK customers, this new software integration offers a smoother way to help funeral providers cut down duplication of work, reduce errors and most importantly provide a better service for bereaved families, taking away some of the pain at an already difficult time.

Scott Warner; Music and Visual Services Manager at Wesley, who worked with the PlotBox team to see the integration program through to completion, commented,

“This was a great joint effort, and really strong collaboration to get this accomplished in an amazingly short period of time.  We are delighted that the first site to benefit from these outstanding efforts will be the newly won tender contract for both companies at Falkirk Crematorium.”

 

James Crossland of Obitus said,

“We’re always looking for ways to make life easier for our customers, so integrating with management systems like PlotBox is a natural step for us.”

 

With the help of PlotBox, funeral providers can fully integrate their music and media systems so that they never have the need to duplicate music or media information. After selecting their music provider of choice in PlotBox, it will automatically create the event in Wesley or Obitus for them. After the music has been added to the event in Wesley or Obitus, it will then automatically appear in PlotBox ready to be printed onto their paperwork.


For existing customers, these integrations are now live and available in the next update of PlotBox.  For organisations who want to know more about switching to PlotBox, find out more about pricing and packages at PlotBox.io.

PlotBox are delighted to welcome Rick Dagenais to the team as VP of Sales N. America, an Executive role based out of PlotBox's Boston location.

 16th November 2018
 
With over 25 years of experience in legal technology, document management, and accounting systems, Rick has held positions at LexisNexis, Ricoh Legal, Anaqua, and other technology leaders. As CEO of document management systems integrator and Xerox Partner DOCUcom Inc., he managed the transition from paper to digital documents for corporations, educational and religious organizations, and oversaw numerous complex systems implementations.
 
Rick adds:
 
"It was an easy decision to join PlotBox. As a company, they're mature beyond their age, with the products and processes, and team to deliver effective, high quality solutions to their customers. With an accelerating growth rate, there's a lot more to come in the near future, and I'm glad to be a part of it".
 
A huge welcome to Rick from Sean, Leona and everyone at PlotBox!
PlotBox opens third office in the US

PlotBox Opens 3rd Office in the US

11 August 2018

It’s been a busy few months here at PlotBox and we are pleased to let you know that in July this year we opened our third office in the US, our new base in Austin, TX. Following the opening of our Boston office earlier this year we are delighted to be growing and expanding our presence across the United States, and our three US locations give us an ideal geographical spread to serve our customers from.

Our CEO, Sean McAllister said “We're delighted to be seeing the business go from strength to strength and demand for our solution grow so quickly. A base in Austin is the natural next step for us...we’ve had great success in bringing our vision of cemetery management to some fantastic industry leaders so far. We now want to accelerate that growth by adding another important location to compliment the east and west bases with additional roles focused on customer support to help realise our vision!”

In the Press... 

13 May 2019
Sync NI
Cemetery Software Firm PlotBox Approach $5m US In Investment
https://syncni.com/article/2337/cemetary-software-firm-plotbox-approaches-5m-us-in-investment

September 2018
Catholic Cemetery Conference - Convention Issue
PlotBox Opens Third Office in the US - Hard copy only

26 March 2018
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry - News
A Royal Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
http://www.northernirelandchamber.com/member-news/a-royal-celebration-of-innovation-and-entrepreneurship/

21 March 2018
Northern Regional College
Astrazeneca Student of the Year Awards
http://www.nrc.ac.uk/nrc/news/article/astrazeneca-student-of-the-year-awards

20 March 2018
Business First Online
Is Northern Ireland a Hub of Creativity?
https://www.businessfirstonline.co.uk/our-guest-bloggers/is-northern-ireland-a-hub-of-creativity/

06 March 2018
Business Eye
Article re: Invent: The Search is on for NI’s Greatest Innovations
https://issuu.com/hexagondesign/docs/business_eye_febmar_2018

08 November 2017
Coleraine Times
Summer Internship Lands Jobs for Northern Regional Students
https://www.colerainetimes.co.uk/news/summer-internship-lands-jobs-for-northern-regional-students-1-8236194

26 January 2016
The Irish Times
Cemetery Software Firm PlotBox Wins 10 US Contracts
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/cemetery-software-firm-plotbox-wins-10-us-contracts-1.2510144

26 January 2016
The Irish News
PlotBox Secures More Than 10 Contracts in States.
http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/01/25/news/plotbox-secures-more-than-10-contracts-in-states-391925

13 October 2015
The Irish Times
‘Google Maps for Cemeteries’ Wins Top NI Award.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/information-technology-security-start-up-takes-top-award-1.2389053

05 August 2015
Tech Watch
Plotbox: A Digital Platform that Makes Life Easier for Those Dealing with Death                                      http://connect.catalyst-inc.org/techwatch/plotbox-a-digital-platform-that-makes-life-easier-for-those-dealing-with-death/

17 June 2015
Belfast Telegraph
New Software Preserves the Past for a New Generation
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/new-software-preserves-the-past-for-a-new-generation-30358438.html

05 February 2015
Robotics Business Review
Meet PlotBox the Cemetery Drone that Maps Your Grave
https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/rbr/meet_plotbox_the_cemetery_drone_that_maps_your_grave/

04 February 2015
Silicon Valley Business Journal
5 Faves and 4 Things to Know from 500 Startups Demo Day
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/blog/techflash/2015/02/5-faves-and-4-things-to-know-from-500-startups.html

04 February 2015
Tech Crunch
Cemetery Drones and On-Demand Cookies: Meet 500 Startups’ New Batch
https://techcrunch.com/2015/02/04/niche-to-win/?guccounter=1

03 February 2015
Venture Beat (VB)
This 500 Startups-backed Company uses Drones to Map Cemeteries
https://venturebeat.com/2015/02/03/this-500-startups-backed-company-uses-drones-to-map-cemeteries/

Annual Report 2014
Enterprise NI
Business Connections Events
https://www.enterpriseni.com/storage/publications/annual-review-2014.pdf

22 December 2014
Popular Science
Rise of the Drone Mapper
https://www.popsci.com/rise-drone-mapper#page-3

05 October 2014
Ballymena Times
Portglenone Couple’s ‘Google Maps for Cemeteries’
https://www.ballymenatimes.com/news/business/portglenone-couple-s-google-maps-for-cemeteries-1-6337918

03 October 2014
Belfast Telegraph
Plotbox Mapping Out Road to Success with Business Gong
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/plotbox-mapping-out-road-to-success-with-business-gong-30633682.html

21 February 2014
Sync NI
Plotbox Announced as INVENT 2014 Winner!
https://syncni.com/news/2/3037/plotbox-wins-company-of-the-year-at-invest-northern-ireland-propel-programme-awards/tab/1356