BATESVILLE, IN., November 2, 2015 – Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions and a trusted technology partner to thousands of funeral homes, today announced a partnership with Tukios, the innovation leader in video and online memorialization, which gives funeral professionals an easy and affordable way to create, display and distribute premium memorial videos from their websites. This partnership between two of the industry’s technology leaders provides funeral professionals with powerful functionality that will allow them to differentiate themselves and create even stronger connections with families.
“We’re constantly looking for ways funeral professionals can use technology to improve their business,” said Mike Bryan, general manager of Batesville Technology Solutions. “In Tukios, we’ve found a partner with a common vision and a proven platform used by thousands of funeral professionals all around the world to provide beautiful memories effortlessly.” Both Batesville and Tukios are committed to supporting funeral professionals with their technology needs, making the investments needed to stay ahead of trends and meet consumers’ expectations.
Making memorial videos easy.
Research shows that families value and are looking for ways to personalize the funeral or memorial service for a loved one. Memorial videos are often the single piece that tells the story of the life and captures memories for generations to come. However, the development of videos can be time- consuming and expensive for the funeral home staff. Tukios offers a cloud-based video creation software that eliminates the time and complexity, making it easy to create beautiful, personal videos that can be published with the obituary, played during a visitation or memorial service, or sold as DVDs or boxed sets following the service.
Tukios combines the simplicity of an easy-to-use interface and speed of creation with high definition video quality and an extensive library of themes, video clips, images, and music. By integrating Tukios video technology into its website platform, Batesville is offering its website customers greater value through the ability to:
• Create state-of-the-art memorial videos without ever leaving their website
• Provide video playback as part of obituaries on their website or in their funeral home
• Generate revenue by selling DVDs and other memorialization products directly from their website
“Batesville understands the importance of memorialization better than anyone in the industry,” said Curtis Funk, founder and CEO of Tukios. “There are tremendous synergies between our products and we’re excited to partner with them in bringing a new level of online video memorialization to its broad base of funeral home customers.”
Premium quality at competitive prices.
By combining their technologies, Batesville and Tukios are creating a best-in-class offering for progressive funeral homes looking for the most advanced technology available. Current Batesville website customers will have the option to stay with their TributeLink® solution or take advantage of the new Tukios Premium Video offering. These customers will receive reduced prices on Tukios videos as a result of the partnership and will have the ability to offer DVDs and photographs directly from their websites, providing a source of additional revenue.
For more information about the new Tukios memorial video integration or to activate Tukios on your Batesville website, call 877.287.8661 or visit www.BatesvilleTechnology.com/Tukios.
To learn more about Tukios memorial videos, visit www.Tukios.com.
Batesville (www.Batesville.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), is the leader in the North American death care industry, offering a comprehensive portfolio of Burial Solutions, Cremation Options, Memorial Solutions and Technology Solutions. For more than 125 years, Batesville has been dedicated to helping families honor the lives of those they love.® Batesville’s innovation has changed the face of funeral service, from advancements in manufacturing and quality to patented features and memorialization offerings, technology and web-based solutions, and profit-enhancing merchandising systems. Our manufacturing excellence, product innovation, superior customer service, and reliable delivery have helped Batesville be recognized by funeral professionals as #1 in product quality, service and innovation – 2 years in a row.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Teresa M. Gyulafia
Director – Brand & Marketing Communications
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