IDU | Budgeting Forecasting and Reporting Solutions: December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

idu’s 2014 in Review

2014 has flown by here at idu. The home team have been focusing on our current customers and developing, improving and rolling out idu-Concept Version 5. Our sales and consulting team has travelled far and wide this year, to Gaborone, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, Zambia, Tanzania and Mauritius, amongst others, between them, extending our idu family with new suppliers and customers.

Speaking of extending our idu family; we have also welcomed 6 new team members. And a few of our currents team members have extended their families; with Jackie and Don getting married, and Minette and Hendri, as well as Zaheer and Athirah, expecting their first babies early in the new year.

Our fifth idu user Conference in March 2014 was a huge success, drawing a full house from around the world to our conference venue at the beautiful Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.  And the 2015 User Conference on the 12th and 13th March next year is set to be as big a success with spaces filling up fast.

A lot of this year’s focus has been around the completion and release of idu-Concept V5. V5 is in the process of rolling out across the client base and we are sharing some special tips and tricks on the blog to help you make the most out of the system. This will be supported by special workshops and training sessions at the conference in March next year.

idu-Concept has also expanded to include Spend Management, a certified third party application leveraging the power of the industry leading Fraxion Spend Management application; allowing you to take control of your cash flow by authorising expenditure before it is incurred, saving you money and increasing your efficiency dramatically.

Our blog celebrated a year live in November. We have continued our excellent relationship with Accountancy South Africa (ASA) magazine with our monthly column proving popular with readers. Our CEO Kevin Phillips and his fellow columnists will be gracing the ASA cover in March 2015, and you will all receive a copy in your conference packs!

2014 was an excellent year for us and focused on consolidating all that we have built thus far. 2015 is looking to be the year we leap into new markets all over the world; so watch this space!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

It’s that time of year again - idu’s 6th Annual User Conference

CFOs, Financial Directors, Financial Managers, Financial Accountants, IT managers and other key financial role-players from near and far will once again be flying in to Cape Town for  idu’s Annual User Conference in March 2015.

One of our points of pride at idu is our collaboration with our clients to help them achieve whatever their business goals are through the support and use of our software, “If you can dream it, we can do it” – and thus the conference theme of Dreams was born.

And in keeping with that, you will get the chance to hear from Kevin Phillips, CEO of idu Software, talking us through our plans for the forthcoming year and have a chance to influence the idu Development Roadmap for 2015.

Our special training and workshops on key modules given by our team will again focus on Version 5 of idu-Concept that was successfully launched in October 2014. We will be taking you through the exciting new features and modules and teaching you all the tips and tricks that will allow you to maximise your use of the system. You will also have the opportunity to listen to and learn from customer case studies and success stories.

The now-established idu Lounge will once again be a draw, allowing delegates one-on-one access to consultants, technical experts, other clients and partners; facilitated through an informal coffee shop environment, complete with access to the latest software. This form of networking has proved a huge success and provides attendees the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with a variety of interesting and stimulating people, encouraging an open exchange of experiences, ideas and best practise learning’s.

The conference has become extremely popular for our inspirational guest speakers and this year will be no different, with talks from Riaan Manser, Guy Lundy and the ever entertaining Riaad Moosa.

After the amazing success of the 2014 conference, 2015 will once again take place at the gorgeous Spier Hotel and Conference Centre in Stellenbosch.  Internationally renowned as one of the most beautiful wine farms in South Africa, Spier offers world class conferencing and accommodation; and the setting displays Cape Town at its most beautiful.

We have managed to keep the conference cost increase to just 10% this year! Registration is now open and we have limited spaces that fill fast every year; so get online and book your space now!