Polaris Graphics, Batesville Casket Company
SiteMaker 9.0, SiteMaker X, Custom Plugins
Polaris Graphics launched Memorial Solutions in 2004 as an in-house platform to provide websites to funeral homes. The themed Online Memorial System plugin for the sitemaker was the first such feature ever available to the funeral industry. This innovative solution allowed funeral homes, in addition to receiving a fully custom website based on the SiteMaker 9.0 system, to provide the families they served with a semi-custom, personalized memorial for their loved one. With an aggressive pricing model and smart marketing strategy, we quickly grew Memorial Solutions to be the 2nd largest provider of funeral home websites in the world, behind only Batesville Casket Company.
As of 2010, Memorial Solutions had been white labeled by 2 other funeral home website providers, was in use by several large corporate funeral home chains and was acquiring on average 20-30 new funeral home customers per month. In May of 2010, Polaris Graphics and Batesville Casket Company reached an agreement for the purchase of Memorial Solutions and an ongoing license to our SiteMaker X software platform. Part of the acquisition included an ongoing support contract for Polaris Graphics to provide Technical Support, Development Services and Design Services directly to Batesville Casket Company in support of the product which they would begin selling under their Weblink umbrella as "Weblink Custom", their high-end solution. The acquisition of the Memorial Solutions customer base made Batesville Casket Company, by a significant margin, the largest provider of funeral home websites world wide.
For more information about Weblink Custom, or if you are a funeral home interested in a website, please contact Batesville Interactive at 877.287.8661 or visit www.batesvilletechnology.com