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Isidore Rapid Application Development (Isidore CFO)

Isidore Rapid Application Development

Isidore provides a premier Rapid Application Development service, where the Isidore CFO platform is used to custom build software to suit any requirements, without exception.

Where there is no suitable off-the-shelf software and a business process has outgrown MS Excel and MS Access (or any combination of tools) Isidore is able to provide the best outcome for clients using our platform - Isidore CFO. This works by taking the base platform with administration functions and adding any new functionality imagineable!

Department of Defence

“I can't believe this survey tool took 2 days to build, something has to go wrong!”


Isidore have been developing custom software for 20 years. This experience and the use of our platform allow us to build functionality very quickly. This is within a fraction of the time most people expect. We can generate a new screen in front of your eyes that can be used immediately!

Isidore extends the opportunity to provide you with a live demonstration of how quickly a solution can be built. We assist with the complete process from gathering requirements through to documenttion, building a solution assisting IT (or being your IT), installing the software to training and support after live! There is nothing we don't do.

Here are some of the services and products we offer as part of Rapid Application Development:

  • Loading of data from XML, CSV, text files and SQL databases (live link)
  • Collation of data from multiple sources
  • Integration with major bank systems
  • Integration with internal HR, Finance and transaction systems
  • Exports to Excel
  • Dashboards
  • Live on screen, printed and exported to Excel reporting
  • Live Excel linked reports
  • Automated emails configured and sent from within System
  • Configurable System Settings
  • User administration including automated addition and deactivation from HR file

Technical Details

Isidore CFO is a web-based Microsoft SQL server application which can be installed on any version of SQL server (from 2003 onwards) and has a very light foot-print. This means that it does not require any additional software to loaded onto a clients server (other than SQL server and Internet Information Services) and is fully compatiblae with any versions of SQL and Windows Server. Not only does this mean that installation is straight forward in any Mircosoft environment, but it means that it is easily sustainable and managed through it's life. Software required/used:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Javascript/JQuery
  • HTML 5
  • ASP
  • IIS 5.0+
  • MDAC 2.8

More detailed Technical information available on request.

We do as much or as little as clients require when installing and leave no issues unresolved in a timely manner


Isidore CFO is primarily available as an on-premise version. As most Pubic sector organisations require integration with other systems (Financial Management Systems, Human Resource Systems, Asset Management Systems, Project Systems etc...) on premises is the preferred option and is fully supported by Isidore. Isidore consultants will assist you with the complete procurement through to installation and configuration of the system. Isidore are experts in IT and Finance.

Installation services we provide:

  • Procurement Documentation and Requirements
  • Documentation (Tehcnical and User)
  • IT Security Documentation and Assessments
  • Server Technical Requirements
  • Server Architecture and Configuration
  • Installation on Windows Server
  • SQL Server Installation and Configuration
  • IIS Configuration
  • Network requirements (DNS, URL, Domain and Cross-Domain access)
  • Connection methods and testing
  • Assist IT with installation
  • Assist business area with IT and preferred requirements
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirements gathering
  • Project Management
  • Testing/Test Cases and Phases
  • Go-Live and Hypercare for any period of time
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Level Support
  • Training (documentation and sessions - individual and group)
  • Change Management and Change Requests

Installation Timing

The specifications and modules selected, in addition to client availability, determines the timing for installation of Isidore CFO on a client's network and can take anywhere from one week to several months depending on:

  • Procurement Documentation and Requirements
  • IT Security Documentation and Assessments
  • Server and internal IT Department availability
  • Client Project Management requirements
  • Testing/Test Cases and Phases
  • Training (documentation and sessions - individual and group)
  • Change Management and Change Requests

Isidore CFO has been installed for clients in 2 months, from the end of procurement to go-live

Isidore CFO Pricing

In order to determine an appropriate price an Isidore consultant will need to draft requirements which takes Organisation, structure, modules, timing, installation type, integration, customisation and support into consideration.

The Isidore CFO price is calculated by:

  • License fee for initial software purchase
  • Annual Per User licenses
  • Annual License and Maintenance Fee

Note: This does not include consulting required to install and configure software, which is part of the installation process.

Contact Isidore to get started

Isidore CFO Support

Contact your service provider for any initial support queries.

If Isidore is your support provider:

  • Email our support team with your details and questions: info@isidore.com
  • Where your annual license provides phone support, please call Isidore on: +61 (0)922 9499 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Case Studies

Department of Defence Credit Card Application System (CAPS)

The Department of Defence’s card application and maintenance process was too specific and much bigger than other similar entities and there was also no off the shelf software which suited. A process to engage SAP for a solution had not succeeded, so the Department were left with the existing problem and no foreseeable solution, yet a couple of years set-back.

Department of Finance and Deregulation

The Department of Finance (DoFA) wanted to improve their Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting process, as they were using a spreadsheet based system which they found inefficient, time consuming and restrictive. DoFA also had unique requirements that could not be met by any existing software on the market without significant customisation and cost. Isidore implemented our Budgeting solution with all of the intricacies required by DoFA.

Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services

Isidore provided CRS Australia with our Budgeting solution which performed the same functions as their existing spreadsheets, was as easy for non-accounting managerial staff to use and was centralised in their Head office so admin staff could open and close access, make changes immediate and view the budgets as they were being entered by staff regardless of where they were located in Australia.