Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Income Taxes Narrative (Details)

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Income Taxes Narrative (Details) (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Oct. 31, 2014
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Loss carryforward of foreign subsidiary and joint venture $ 221,000us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwardsForeign $ 1,107,000us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwardsForeign    
Federal and state research and development credit carryforwards 2,800,000us-gaap_TaxCreditCarryforwardAmount      
Undistributed foreign earnings 1,800,000us-gaap_UndistributedEarningsOfForeignSubsidiaries      
Unrecognized tax benefit that would affect the effective tax rate 8,000us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsThatWouldImpactEffectiveTaxRate      
Interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits accrued 1,000us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestAccrued 18,000us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestAccrued    
Interest and penalties recognized related to unrecognized tax expense (benefits) 18,000us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestExpense 3,000us-gaap_UnrecognizedTaxBenefitsIncomeTaxPenaltiesAndInterestExpense    
Foreign Subsidiaries        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Cash and cash equivalent and marketable securities held by foreign subsidiaries 3,800,000qumu_CashCashEquivalentsandMarketableSecurities
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Qumu, Inc.        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Non-cash charge for the establishment of a valuation allowance     14,000,000us-gaap_ValuationAllowanceDeferredTaxAssetChangeInAmount
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Kulu Valley Ltd        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Operating loss carryforwards       1,100,000us-gaap_OperatingLossCarryforwards
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Deferred tax assets related to tax benefits of acquired loss carryforwards       200,000us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwards
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Domestic Tax Authority        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Operating loss carryforwards 44,000,000us-gaap_OperatingLossCarryforwards
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State and Local Jurisdiction        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Operating loss carryforwards 43,900,000us-gaap_OperatingLossCarryforwards
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Tax Year 2014        
Valuation Allowance [Line Items]        
Loss carryforward of foreign subsidiary and joint venture $ 100,000us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwardsForeign
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