IDU named a FrontRunner

Cape Town, 25 Jun 2020
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IDU, the developer of idu-Concept Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting software today announced it was very proud to have been named a FrontRunner for budgeting software by Software Advice.

FrontRunners is designed to help businesses evaluate which software products may be right for them.

FrontRunners is published on Software Advice, the leading online service for businesses navigating the software selection process. FrontRunners evaluates verified end-user reviews and product data, positioning the top scoring products based on usability and customer satisfaction ratings for businesses. The products must also be suitable across industries and sectors to be eligible for selection.

“We are delighted to be included in the FrontRunners report. Our dedicated team works extremely hard to provide our customers with top-class service. This, together with the fact that idu-Concept is designed with the end-user in mind, and is very intuitive and easy to use, has contributed to our success and to us receiving this recognition,” said Kevin Phillips, CEO of IDU.

It is client reviews like this one that has led to us being acknowledged as a FrontRunner by Software Advice.

“The customer service provided by IDU is excellent. Their staff are always willing to assist and find ways of satisfying customer needs. The staff are very knowledgable, friendly and quick to respond to queries. Implementation of IDU has definitely improved our budgeting process, and we look forward to now working on the reporting side of it,” said Fatima Abrahams, Finance Systems Specialist at UCT.

The list of FrontRunners for Budgeting software is available at Software Advice


Founded in Cape Town, IDU has distribution hubs in Johannesburg, Durban, London, Dubai, Auckland and Canada. IDU is currently used by over 35 000 people, at more than 300 customers in 33 countries around the world. 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. 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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