Get more from your Gallery Systems software with our collections management consulting services
Collections Management Consulting Services
To help our clients succeed in managing their collections, we offer a wide range of professional services, provided by our team of technical and collections experts. Select from our available offerings and get the most from your world-class collections management software.
Our Collections Management Consulting Services
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Collections Management Consulting Services FAQ
Adopting new collections management software and workflows is no small feat for any institution. Our collections management consulting services ensure that your institution receives the most benefit from its suite of museum software.
Gallery Systems empowers our clients to perform their roles more efficiently through ongoing training for employees, customized reporting solutions to provide the information you need in a range of formats, consulting services to help you configure your system, as well as data analysis, mapping, and conversion services, to get the most value from your data.
Suitable for all institutions, our consultancy services can help, whether you require additional support due to a lack of internal resources or your museum is simply looking for peace of mind during the implementation of a new system.
Our extensive knowledge of best practices in the museum field makes us the ideal partner to help guide you through large-scale technology changes in your organization.
Several scenarios may require your institution to perform data analysis, mapping, and conversion.
For instance, if you need to convert existing data from an outdated collections system or data from another file format, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or FileMaker. Or if you acquire a large collection that needs to be added to your TMS Collections database.
Every data conversion project is unique and can take a few days, weeks, or longer.
To complete this service, the format, complexity, and scope of your data, including the number of data fields to be converted will affect how long the data conversion process will last.
The time required will also depend on your specific workflow requirements, any specific data standard you wish to map to, the consistency of your current data, and the extent to which you wish to standardize/re-structure your data, as part of the process.
The advantages of Gallery Systems managed hosting services include providing you with a simplified implementation experience by accelerating its speed and ensuring your technical requirements are fully handled.
The technology staff at Gallery Systems will also provision your entire technical environment and relieve your staff of the stress caused by server maintenance, upgrades, and database administration.
As a collections management consulting service, it’s a great option if you don’t have access to dedicated IT staff resources.
New clients typically receive training just before their staff starts to use our suite of collections management software.
Our training provides you with an overview of standard application functionality, configuration, and working with your converted data.
In addition, we can work with you to provide scenario-based training for staff in specific roles, in support of your collection management workflow.
All Gallery Systems products include extensive configuration options, allowing you to customize your collections management system to meet your needs.
While many configurations can be easily managed in-house, Gallery Systems also offers additional consulting services for more complex configurations, as requested.
Depending on your needs, our consulting services can be delivered on-site or off-site.
For instance, it is common for training to take place at your location, but data conversions are most often performed as a remote service from a Gallery Systems office.
Consulting services costs vary depending on the services your organization requires.
Please visit our contact page to get in touch with one of our Account Managers. They can assess your unique needs and customize a quote for your museum or institution.
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