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Without doubt, the most valuable feature is the ability to operate and work within Microsoft Word, our default word editing program. When the rest of the organization is dealing with templates and Word format, it's nice to be able to use that... more»
We're now live with one instance of generating documents, we're committed, and we've got the architecture and infrastructure to add more templates and migrate our old ones. We didn't realize it initially, but once we setup up our platform... more»
I've shared with Docmosis a list of improvements they could make, and they've been very customer-centric and responsive. They don't always deliver what we ask, but they're very conscientious about responding to us. We have some pretty onerous... more»
Auditability is a huge part of what we do. Part of that is generating an auditable track record that documents any decisions made along the way. All of the audit documents, all of the competitive sourcing documents, such as RFP, lease versus buy, proposals, and in some cases contract documents are generated out of LeaseAccelerator using Docmosis. The number one... more»
We've already briefly spoken with Docmosis, and we'll be pursuing this more - we are looking to take our intra-application monitoring to the next level. Really, we've embraced the DevOps philosophy and are trying to improve the monitoring, so it's not just your traditional up/down type monitoring but it's a more holistic system load, degeneration – where it may... more»
From an organizational standpoint, it's reduced our need for a developer to be involved in delivering customer reports for customers, so we don't need our development team, engineers, and software developers to customize reports for customers. It lowers cost and allows us to deliver customized reports faster than we could before.
It's still a bit complex to develop reports and because of that complexity, there are often mistakes that get made. If we get better debugging tools and better diagnostic tools, developing reports would be faster. That process is a bit slow right now.
This is the cornerstone of our office's functionality, where people can create templates, create an offer template, and then a recruiter can just go into a couple of fields and they have a beautiful offer letter. It's really not just for our... more»
Right now, the product can be a little finicky with background images, sort of how the tabs work when you try to underline something. Sometimes that won't get reproduced, but those are pretty minuscule cases. I think the biggest thing that we... more»
The template designer is by far the best feature within Windward Autotag. You build the reports in the Microsoft Applications that you already know, and simply add tags which draw the data in where you need it. The learning curve is very low... more»
Previously we were running reports from SQL Queries and formatting the outputs in Powerpoint Presentations, Word Documents or Excel Spreadsheets. Due to large growth our reporting needs both externally and internally were taking too much time... more»
As Autotag constantly upgrades it does more post processing on the documents. It is still lightning fast for most reporting needs, however for some of the more complex reporting we have noticed a small slow down over previous versions.
Since we moved from using a self-built reporting engine to a hybrid engine which uses the Windward solution as it's primary reporting engine (some reports still have to be done the old way unfortunately, but that's the nature of our... more»
* Ease of use and design reporting templates is straightforward with usage of standard MicrosoftWord package. * Does not require user a huge amount of time to learn all features and how to use a tool with MS package. * Easily pulls out data... more»
* Requires some work on page numbers (footer) in Word, as it places the page number in the center, when output in PDF page number is more to right than center. * Outputting in PDF needs to be like for like with Word. * Does not supporting... more»
We use AutoTag designer to build reports as well as formatted Word templates for clients that need to send out different information based off of personal. This tool is great for tagging documents from different data sources such as XML, SQL,... more»
Some drawbacks we have come across are getting the output formatting to match exactly how it is implemented within Word. Not to the fault of AutoTag itself, but PDF output seems to display differently than Word output. Even with this slight... more»
Lead Information Analyst at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
What do you think of Windward?
The ability for it to create static reports, which mostly replicate Word and Excel.
• Improvements to My Organization
A part of our business is to produce static report which we give to our clients. This product serves this purpose very well.
• Room for Improvement
The generation of PDF/Excel reports needs to replicate Word/Excel more closely with less required workarounds.
• Use of Solution
We have been using this product for 2 years.
• Deployment Issues
When we first started using it we did - however, that was partly due to issues at our end.
• Stability Issues
Sometimes automated reports don't generate - seems to be completely random.
• Scalability Issues
Yes, unfortunately as Word/Excel are used to generate the reports, it suffers...
Senior Software Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
What do you think of Windward?
Ability to harness all the power of standard Office software (Word & Excel) to produce rich reports while at the same time easily connecting to my data sources. Very visual way of finding and linking data. Simple integration with .net & Java.
• Improvements to My Organization:
We are able to move report generation from the developer workload and give to less technical staff.
• Room for Improvement:
Initial learning curve seems steep as first - but it does 'click' into place after viewing a few of the free Webinars that Windward offer.