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!