Compare Pentaho Business Analytics vs. Windward Studios

Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 8th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Windward Studios is ranked 3rd in Reporting Tools with 13 reviews. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 9.0, while Windward Studios is rated 9.4. 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 Studios writes "It has streamlined a lot of our reporting processes". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI and Tableau, whereas Windward Studios is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports and Ecrion EOS.
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Windward is very expensive when the volume of documents being generated is low and it is cheap when the volume is high.We negotiated our prices many years ago, and while they go up a little bit here and there, they've been pretty steady.The cost is reasonable.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.I'm starting to hear clients squeal about the price of their software. The cost of the software has gone up.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.Pricing is something I complain about. Production pricing is okay, but for a testing environment the pricing looks a bit high to me.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.

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Also Known As
Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business AnalyticsWindward
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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
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Software R&D Company15%
Construction Company8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Retailer7%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Healthcare Company25%
Construction Company8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Media Company15%
Marketing Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider8%
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