funeralOne is Redefining and Revolutionizing the Funeral Profession with the Launch of a new Website Platform

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The First Website Built Solely for Client Families is to be Unveiled at NFDA 2009; Innovative, and Strategically Designed, this Platform Educates Families on the Value of Funeral/Ceremony, while Revolutionizing the Way Families Connect, Communicate and Share Memories.

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This is the dawn of a new era, and we are once again pioneering and shaping the future of the funeral profession by creating a socially engaging and interactive website platform that will change the way people communicate and connect

funeralOne, the leader and pioneer in world-class solutions and services for the funeral service profession, today announced the launch of its next-generation website platform, which is set to revolutionize and redefine the way families are educated on the value of a funeral, as well as capture and share the essence of someone's life. The industry's first social website is an all-in-one platform designed with families in mind. It helps funeral service professionals to provide a medium for families to honor their loved ones, connect, communicate, interact and share ongoing memories today and in the future.

"This is the dawn of a new era, and we are once again pioneering and shaping the future of the funeral profession by creating a socially engaging and interactive website platform that will change the way people communicate and connect," said Joe Joachim, CEO and founder of funeralOne. "Traditional funeral websites don't cut it anymore. Times have changed, and families expect more in today's social world. The funeral profession needs to heed that call by listening to the demands of families and communities, and understand how people want to honor their loved ones. We did that. For the last seven years, I have been listening to and learning from people within every facet of the funeral profession to revolutionize the next-generation of funeral websites."

"Through this platform, funeral professionals will be able to customize and edit their own website, allowing their clients to record and share videos, post messages and pictures, write in guestbooks, light remembrance candles, make site sponsorship donations; gain immediate access to Aftercare services and live grief counselors, as well as build their own family tree with the simple click of a mouse. With this platform, families can also upload tribute videos and memorial service webcasts. The website is built for the families and friends of the deceased to bring out their memories of the loved one, and help tremendously in the healing process.
"Facebook tells your story today. These new Websites, powered by LifeTributes.com, will tell the story of your life from the time you're born until you pass away, and can be shared across multiple generations," Joachim added.

The educational and interactive platform, designed by funeralOne's rock star team of Web designers, programmers, and marketing strategists, who have experience at companies like Disney, Pixar, Facebook and Twitter; was developed to create value for funeral professionals, allowing them to manage the platform, generate revenue and provide this tool for families to experience funerals in a new way. Funeral professionals can customize every facet of the family's experience without engaging a third-party website vendor. This further supports the funeral home or cemetery directly.

"Several years ago, we were looking at all the trends and challenges around us, as well as small-volume erosion that came with the growth of the cremation business," said Lajos Szabo, Chief Strategy Officer at Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service. "We needed a new approach to ensure the sustainability and success of our business while focusing on better serving the needs of families. funeralOne has helped force a paradigm shift in the way the funeral profession looks at the business model and connects with families. This cutting-edge technology is easy to use, tightly integrated and customizable. Plus, it allows us to maintain full control over the products and services. This is not just a website; it's the platform for the future of the funeral profession."

"We are seeing a fundamental shift in consumer needs, forcing the funeral profession to evolve their business model and services to better meet the growing demands of the families they serve," said Bill McQueen, CEO and president at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, as well as the president of the Cremation Association of North America. "Today, it's about applying the right tools and educational content to help funeral professionals connect and communicate with their clients and help them achieve meaningful life experiences. This is the first-ever platform built strictly for families -- not for the funeral director. And at the end of the day, it's really the families who have to preserve the memories and experiences of their loved ones."

funeralOne will be exhibiting at the NFDA 2009 October 25 - 28 in Boston, Mass. Experience the Revolution visit us at Booth #1525.

For more information on funeralOne's Web site platform, please visit funeralOne online at http://www.funeralone.com/revolution.

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