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Acquisition of Kulu Valley, Ltd. (Preliminary Purchase Accounting Allocation) (Details)

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Acquisition of Kulu Valley, Ltd. (Preliminary Purchase Accounting Allocation) (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended
Oct. 03, 2014
Mar. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Business Acquisition [Line Items]      
Goodwill   $ 8,103us-gaap_Goodwill $ 8,525us-gaap_Goodwill
Kulu Valley Ltd      
Business Acquisition [Line Items]      
Aggregate purchase price, net of cash acquired 15,118us-gaap_BusinessCombinationConsiderationTransferred1
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Less: discount applied to Qumu Corporation stock for trade restrictions (527)us-gaap_BusinessCombinationConsiderationTransferredEquityInterestsIssuedAndIssuable
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Net transaction consideration 14,591qumu_BusinessCombinationsNetTransactionConsideration
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Current assets 1,494us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedCurrentAssets
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Property and equipment 140us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedPropertyPlantAndEquipment
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Intangible assets 6,663us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedIntangibles
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Goodwill 8,795us-gaap_Goodwill
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Current liabilities (1,170)us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedCurrentLiabilities
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Net deferred tax liabilities (1,331)us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedDeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember
   
Total net assets acquired $ 14,591us-gaap_BusinessCombinationRecognizedIdentifiableAssetsAcquiredAndLiabilitiesAssumedNet
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= qumu_KuluValleyLtdMember