News Archive

New Stone Orchard Email Addresses

There are still exciting changes happening here at Stone Orchard. Our newest and biggest change is our email addresses ending with @stoneorchardsoftware.com are being phased out.Some of you may have already started to receive emails from us at our ne...

Embrace the Change

Change can be terrifying. Stone Orchard has gone through many changes over the past year, with still more coming. By Ken MundayI’ve timed this blog to coincide with the official release of Stone Orchard’s new logo and website, which we are extremely ...

Touring Cemeteries- A Favourite Past-Time

By Kerry MundayMost of us at Stone Orchard Software have developed an obsession with touring cemeteries. As part of our jobs, we enjoy the luxury of visiting cemeteries around the world, often finding ourselves exploring them during our free time. Dr...

Preserving Memories – DNA Storage in the Funeral Profession

By Kerry MundayDNA AnalysisDNA Analysis is becoming quite the trend. I’ve seen a number of commercials on TV from a company named 23andMe, a personal genome testing company who provide kits so you can send in a saliva sample which allows them to anal...

Stone Orchard Software Inc. and Cemetery360 Inc. Partner to Offer Exciting Mapping Enhancements

By Kerry MundayNew PartnershipStone Orchard Software is pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with Cemetery360 Inc., enabling us to offer current and future cemetery clients exciting enhancements to our current mapping options.Stone Orc...

In the Event of a Pandemic, What is your Plan?

By Kerry MundayIn the past few months, a lot of attention has been given to the Ebola outbreak. It’s been all over the news, and guidelines are available world-wide on how to deal with the outbreak. For example, the Center of Disease Control and Prot...

One Lives in Hope of Becoming a Memory

By Jennifer DoddI recently came across this quote, and it struck me as particularly fitting, given the time of year, and our profession. In the Death Care Profession, many of us feel as though we have a particular duty to ensure that our veterans and...

Self Serve Options for your Cemetery

By Kerry MundayTwo Self-Serve Options from Stone Orchard SoftwareStone Orchard Software has two self-serve options for families searching for their loved ones:our Kiosk Cemetery Software Component and iCemetery App. Not only are both options impressi...

5 Ways Cemetery Software helps to Save Time in Cemetery Management

By Ken MundayWith the busy world we live in, saving time is critical to accomplishing all our tasks. Here are 5 ways you can save time using cemetery record management software:1. Recording Data Only OnceWith paper records, documents and spreadsheets...

Unique Burial Practices of Different Cultures

By Jennifer DoddAs a relatively new Stone Orchard employee, there are many aspects of the Death Care profession that I find are fascinating and enlightening as a new-comer. During a recent demonstration with a prospective client, the matter of being ...

CASL – Turn this Inconvenience into a Better Business Practice!

By Jennifer DoddWe here at Stone Orchard Software have spent a considerable chunk of time in the past few weeks preparing for the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) to come into effect. Even for those within the death care profession who are not direc...

The Changing Role of Women in the Death Care Industry

By Kerry MundayA lot of information is available regarding underrepresentation of women in leadership roles. But how does this transfer to the death care industry? Before working for the death care industry, I had assumed that I would not be dealing ...

The Iceman Cometh – and his effect on Winter Burials

By Kerry MundayThe winter is always a source of complaint for many people, and this year is no exception. With stories of ice storms, extreme cold, piles of snow and, who can forget –“frost quakes”, this winter has been very tough. Winter weather has...

What is GIS Cemetery Mapping and How Can It Help Cemetery Management?

By Kerry MundayYou’ve all heard the term GIS Mapping, but what is it exactly? And how can it help your cemetery management?What is GIS Mapping?A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a way to display maps digitally so that people can find an exact l...

Mobile Impact on the Death Care Industry

By Ken MundayIn our ever changing world, mobile technology has become increasingly popular. The 2 main types of mobile technology are smartphones and tablets. Smart phones, as we know them, have been on the scene for over 10 years. Tablets, however, ...

I’m Managing Fine with Spreadsheets. Why Do I Need Cemetery / Funeral Home Records Management Software?

By Ken MundayMicrosoft Excel is a great tool to store information and we have seen some excellent spreadsheets used by people in the death care industry that even included some cemetery mapping.However, several problems can occur even with the best s...

How long does it take to get cemetery software up and running?

By Ken MundaySteps and schedule to implement cemetery software to improve your cemetery managementYou’ve decided you need to improve your cemetery management and are thinking about implementing a cemetery software package to help you do it. But, what...

StarDyne Technologies Acquires Stone Orchard Software

Kelowna BC, Canada December 14, 2015 – StarDyne Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Stone Orchard Software Inc., a leading provider of Cemetery, Crematorium and Funeral Home software and services. Stone Orchard has been a lead...