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Can you describe the process for implementing TMS Collections?

Implementing TMS Collections involves a carefully coordinated set of milestones. These include the setup of the new software system, either using Gallery Systems Managed Hosting or with your IT team on your server, migration of your data from EmbARK’s 4D database structure to SQL, training of your team, and any customizations you might need from [...]

Can you describe the process for implementing TMS Collections?2019-06-25T16:59:32-05:00

How do I know collections management consulting services are right for our collections institution?

Adopting new collections management software and workflows within any collections institution is no small feat. Our collections management consulting services ensure that you can be confident that your organization is getting the most efficient use out of Gallery System’s suite of museum software. Through ongoing training for your employees, customized reporting solutions to keep your [...]

How do I know collections management consulting services are right for our collections institution?2019-06-05T12:47:11-05:00

Why would we need a data conversion?

If you have existing legacy data from an earlier era’s collection system, or are transitioning from Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or FileMaker, or if you have acquired a large collection that needs to be added to your TMS system, you will likely need data conversion collections management consulting services to consolidate all your collections information [...]

Why would we need a data conversion?2019-06-05T12:46:41-05:00

How long does the data conversion process take?

Every data conversion project is unique, depending on such factors as the number of data fields to be converted, specific workflow requirements, the consistency of the current data, and the overall vision for the collection. Some data conversions collections management consulting services may take a few days, weeks, or longer, depending on complexity.

How long does the data conversion process take?2019-06-05T12:44:47-05:00

What are the advantages of Gallery Systems managed hosting?

Selecting Managed Hosting will greatly simplify your implementation, as Gallery Systems technology staff will provision your entire technical environment as part of your collections management consulting services. This speeds up your implementation and assures that your technical requirements are taken care of. Managed Hosting with Gallery Systems relieves your staff of the stress from server [...]

What are the advantages of Gallery Systems managed hosting?2019-06-05T12:44:15-05:00

When does our training begin? How much training will we need?

Your implementation can include a number of training options. Generally, new clients receive training just prior to their staff starting to use the collections management software. We will work with you to create a training plan and collections management consulting services to meet your needs.

When does our training begin? How much training will we need?2019-06-05T12:43:31-05:00

Can we customize our system after implementation is complete?

Yes. All Gallery Systems products include extensive options for custom configuration, allowing your system to fulfill your institutional workflow requirements. Many configurations can be easily managed in-house, and Gallery Systems offers additional collections management consulting services for more complex configurations when desired.

Can we customize our system after implementation is complete?2019-06-05T12:43:04-05:00

Are Gallery System’s collections management consulting services offered on-site or off-site?

Collections management consulting services can be delivered at your location or completed at Gallery Systems office depending on what you require. For example, it is common for training to take place at your location but data conversions are most often done as a remote service.

Are Gallery System’s collections management consulting services offered on-site or off-site?2019-06-05T12:42:25-05:00

How much do collections management consulting services cost?

Costs vary depending on the services which your organization requires. Please visit our contact page to get in touch with one of our Account Managers who can help understand your needs and customize a quote for your organization.

How much do collections management consulting services cost?2019-06-05T12:41:23-05:00

What is digital asset management software for museums?

The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) states, “Digital Asset Management (DAM) includes activities associated with the creation, cataloguing, storing, retrieving and backing up of these assets. The purpose of DAM is to integrate best practices within workflows to improve access to resources and make them available for reuse.”

What is digital asset management software for museums?2019-05-28T07:30:39-05:00