Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Divestiture of Disc Publishing (Details)

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Divestiture of Disc Publishing (Details) (USD $)
0 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jul. 01, 2014
Jul. 02, 2014
Sep. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items]          
Restricted cash       $ 2,300,000us-gaap_RestrictedCashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 0us-gaap_RestrictedCashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Disc Publishing          
Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items]          
Proceeds from divestiture of businesses   22,000,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromDivestitureOfBusinesses
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= qumu_DiscPublishingMember
     
Escrow deposit 2,300,000us-gaap_EscrowDeposit
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= qumu_DiscPublishingMember
       
Escrow lapsed period 15 months        
Gain on sale of divestiture of businesses     16,200,000us-gaap_DiscontinuedOperationGainLossFromDisposalOfDiscontinuedOperationBeforeIncomeTax
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= qumu_DiscPublishingMember
   
Transaction expenses related to discontinued operations       $ 9,600,000qumu_DiscontinuedOperationsTransactionExpenses
/ us-gaap_IncomeStatementBalanceSheetAndAdditionalDisclosuresByDisposalGroupsIncludingDiscontinuedOperationsAxis
= qumu_DiscPublishingMember