idu-Concept expands cloud offering

Cape Town, 20 Mar 2019
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IDU is thrilled to announce that the award-winning corporate performance management (CPM) solution, idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.

IDU has made its flagship idu-Concept suite of products available on both a private and public cloud platform. This will enable companies large and small to cost-effectively access the full idu-Concept suite of budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analytics products.

Businesses can choose to use the IDU private cloud platform through IDU's partner, CipherWave, or through a cloud provider of their choice, or through the IDU software as a service (SaaS) solution, harnessing the power and scalability of the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform.

Microsoft launched its local Azure services in early March 2019, located in its data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This is good news for IDU's South African customers, both in terms of scale, availability, as well as data resilience and compliance with regulations, such as the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), in terms of storing personal identification information locally.

IDU Cloud offers world-class CPM capabilities without large capital expenditure outlays. Instead of buying costly servers, a cloud platform offers access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, security, reliability, scalability and performance.

Businesses can get up and running quickly with the IDU Cloud (SaaS) offering.

The solution is constantly updated to the newest release, which ensures IDU's cloud customers will always work with the latest functionality, without having to worry about software installation and upgrades.

Decision-makers can have instant access through the cloud to critical business insights securely, anywhere and anytime, through a computer or any Internet-enabled mobile device.

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IDU,, makes budgeting, forecasting, performance management and reporting tools to simplify financial management. Its flagship product, idu-Concept, provides easy, effective budgeting and financial reporting for medium-sized to large businesses. It is the most widely deployed dedicated budgeting system in South Africa, with an ever increasing global footprint. idu-Concept integrates easily with ERP software, but unlike more cumbersome offerings, idu-Concept can be implemented quickly, requires little or no ongoing consulting fees, and reduces budgeting cycles from months to weeks. idu-Concept, available on-premises, as a hosted solution or in the cloud, addresses this, establishing a platform of ownership and empowerment that inevitably leads to radical improvement in the effective management control of every business. IDU is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

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