Chronicle’s customer, Murray River Council in Australia, has been chosen as the winner of RH Dougherty Awards on Local Government Week Awards 2022 for the “Reporting to your Community” category which highlighted the council’s excellence in their cemetery digitisation project with Chronicle Cemetery Software. This is a huge win for everyone involved in cemetery management.
Chronicle’s project with MRC expands beyond creating software to assist on-site administrators in their day-to-day operations and its challenges such as outdated record-keeping methods, making it difficult for cemetery employees to update the database and for visitors to access real-time information on their loved ones. “It is our mission to prioritise accessibility by creating a seamless, digital experience for the community to engage with their local cemeteries.” – Matthew B, Founder CEO of Chronicle.
The project was completed in 3 months span, conducting ground and aerial surveys, accurately mapping each burial plot, migrating the records to online storage, and providing a user-friendly platform for staff and visitors to access through the MRC website. Each headstone is also individually documented to help visitors find their loved ones on the ground.
Chronicle is a cloud-based cemetery management software combining accurate, high-definition digital plot maps and record storage in a simple, easy-to-use interface. In 6 years of experience, Chronicle has assisted 200 cemeteries worldwide to create personalised management software for their community.
What it means to the community
Now, visitors can rest assured knowing that they can easily locate the plot of their loved ones using our GPS-coordinated map. They can also visit the plot with Chronicle walk-to-grave feature and research the deceased information on Chronicle platform (https://map.chronicle.rip) accessible through any device. Additionally, on-site employees can now update their records efficiently. Since its launch, the cemetery record has reached 200 visits/month, helping approximately 200 locals connect with their family history one day at a time.
This award is the recognition of the value that a cemetery project offers to the community. We hope this award will inspire other LGAs to start the journey to improve their cemetery management and digital presence.