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"The only problem with the pricing of Windward is the limitation on the number of reports generated. It is costly in that sense. If you want to increase, you have to pay more, based on the number of reports generated per day. It is not the same with Crystal Reports. With the latter, you buy a license at one point in time and that's it.""From my experience in this field, the product is reasonably priced, at least with the RESTful engine implementation. It's definitely not a cheap option. People say, "That's a fair amount of money to pay for a document generation tool." At the same time, you do get good functionality and the support is good.""Pricing is something I complain about. Production pricing is okay, but for a testing environment the pricing looks a bit high to me.""The pricing is very reasonable for what it provides. The report builder is about one grand per user... We are paying for a support contract, which is 20 percent of the price, but because the licenses are perpetual, I think the pricing is very reasonable.""I'm starting to hear clients squeal about the price of their software. The cost of the software has gone up.""The pricing is fair. The way that they have it priced is the Windward Designer has a price that's associated with it. Then, depending on the number of cores that you're looking for, that is the price that you pay. The more cores that you want, the more expensive it is.""The cost is reasonable.""We negotiated our prices many years ago, and while they go up a little bit here and there, they've been pretty steady."

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Top Answer: MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is a part of the commercial MS SQL Server product. It is not a freeware. Probably Pentaho offers an open source/ freeware edition. Below may be useful:… more »
Top Answer: The solution is very flexible, so you can create anything you want. Think of the possibilities you have in Excel or in Word, because these are the two document generators that are used the most. I… more »
Top Answer: Windward is very expensive when the volume of documents being generated is low and it is cheap when the volume is high.
Top Answer: I do coding, so I often think that it would be nice to have subroutines, in separate templates, that could be shared among other templates. However, I understand the limitations of Word Field codes. I… more »
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Also Known As
Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business AnalyticsWindward, Windward Studios
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Overview

Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

What is Windward Studios?

For over a decade, Windward has been a leader in the software development industry by creating the most innovative and advanced document automation and reporting software on the planet. 

Data-Driven Document Automation

Generate stunning documents that incorporate relevant data easily and seamlessly.

Visually Striking Designs

Our software provides innovative tools and features to build beautiful designs and stunning layouts, all within the familiar Microsoft Office Suite. Your imagination is the only limitation.

Agile Document Logic

We offer the best document automation software for the new millennium. With our conditional logic functionality, you can swiftly personalize the document content to gratify your end users. 

Huge Time Saver

Looking for faster template creation that enables you to keep pace with your business?  With our software, template creation takes minutes and you do not need any programming experience to get it done.

Exceptionally Intuitive Interface

Our program's design offers documents that can be edited, customized and designed using MS Office. Enjoy a stress-free document automation experience in programs you already know.

Efficient Savings

Significantly reduce the resources and time required for template development by using our streamlined template design and document automation tools. 

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Sample Customers
Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.HAL, Inc., Axe Group, White Clark Group, Blueprint Software, Aspect Security, Nucleus Software, LeBlanc’s Food Stores, South Sound 911, Aegon, Barclays, Fidelity Investments, ArisGlobal LLC, USDA, RepLink, AON Hewitt
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Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Retailer7%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Healthcare Company25%
Insurance Company8%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider9%
Marketing Services Firm8%
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Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Tableau, Microsoft, Windward Studios and others in Reporting Tools. Updated: October 2020.
442,764 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 9th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Windward Core is ranked 3rd in Reporting Tools with 12 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0, while Windward Core is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Pentaho is best fit for small and medium enterprises where the quantity of data and the workload are not critical". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windward Core writes "It has streamlined a lot of our reporting processes". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Alteryx, Tableau and Qlik Sense, whereas Windward Core is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports, Ecrion EOS, TIBCO Jaspersoft and Microsoft BI.

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