Leading BI company idu Software attains prestigious Microsoft Gold Partner status

Business delivery specialist joins Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Programme

Johannesburg, 09 Apr 2003
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Five year-old idu Software has joined the prestigious Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Programme for business intelligence. As one of just three South African companies to attain this certification, this is a rare honour.

Cape Town-based software developer idu Software has joined the ranks of the select by recently attaining the highest level of certification attainable from Microsoft in business intelligence due to its proven track record of customer satisfaction and competence in providing Microsoft-based business intelligence solutions.

Formed in 1998, idu Software has shown phenomenal success in bringing its locally developed products to market and, as a Microsoft Solution Provider, quickly recognised the potential to unlock exceptional value in leveraging Microsoft technologies to add value to its clients, enabling them to make the best usage of corporate financial data.

"Idu Software is extremely pleased with our new status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for business intelligence," said Kevin Philips, Managing Director of idu Software. "Receiving Gold Member status has emphasised the value idu places on delivering factual, financial information in an easy to use format. Through the benefits of this programme we can confidently continue to enhance the offerings that we provide our clients."

"With its commitment and excellent track record, idu Software has ensured compliance with our Gold Partner Certification criteria. Microsoft is extremely proud to award idu Software the accreditation - the company has proved its expertise in providing high quality enterprise deployments in the business intelligence arena. Being a Gold Certified Partner, idu Software will be able to take advantage of the associated benefits and thereby provide more value to customers in an accelerated time frame," says Amory Gordon, enterprise partner group manager at Microsoft South Africa.

"Utilising Microsoft OLAP technologies has enabled us to rapidly deploy financial based information in an easy to use environment, while saving us valuable time and resources," comments Dennis van der Merwe, financial manager of Sage Life and satisfied idu customer.

Idu Software specialises in products designed to make finance easy, through its budgeting and management information solution, idu-Concept. Combined with its proven track record for rapid deployment (two weeks) and rapid route to market strategy, idu is well placed to assist organisations to shorten their budget cycle, establish and maintain effective management control.

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