SAP Crystal Reports vs. Windward Studios

SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 15 reviews vs Windward Studios which is ranked 1st in Document Generation Tools with 13 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "Since we have Crystal Reports viewers available for our customers to use, they don't need to purchase the product, but can run the reports that we build for them". The top reviewer of Windward Studios writes "Provides us with good, reliable, dynamic document-generation performance". SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, Microsoft BI and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. Windward Studios is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports and TIBCO Jaspersoft. See our SAP Crystal Reports vs. Windward Studios report.
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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.We negotiated our prices many years ago, and while they go up a little bit here and there, they've been pretty steady.For what you're getting, it's an extremely good value.It is absolutely worth the value. They have flexibility, depending on what you're looking for from a buying standpoint. The current pricing models are quite flexible, with the ability to use it on an as-needed basis, or to get a perpetual license that covers a customer that might have extensive needs. I think it's pretty good.CapEx fits our requirements, OpEx is higher due to the 20% service and maintenance cost, where we normally pay 15%.​They are fair and flexible. They are willing to work with your current architecture to make sure you have the best deal.​I can't advise anybody about pricing and licensing, but it was competitive. A lot of things we did look at were all volume-based, so it was a case of you buy a license to generate this many reports a year, and that's not something that I'm particularly interested in because it doesn't give you any idea - if we have future growth, or if we have a lean year - for budgeting reasons it's more difficult. With Windward it's a straight out license fee, whether we generate one page or we generate a million, it makes no difference.

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Overview

Turn information from almost any data source into a sophisticated, interactive report with SAP Crystal Reports. This powerful, user-friendly application for small businesses and departments can help you deliver key insights to the right decision maker, at the right time, in the right format. 

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Data-Driven Document Generation

Generate visually appealing documents that are data-driven just the way you like.

Visually Striking Designs

Our software presents innovative tools and features to build beautiful designs and stunning layouts. Your imagination is the only exception.

Agile Document Logic

We put forward the best document generation software for the new millennium. With the aid of conditional logic aspect, you can swiftly personalize the document content to gratify your end users. Embrace the modern class of Smart Documents.

Huge Time Saver

Geared up for faster template creation that enables you to keep pace with your business?  With our software you can create templates in just minutes and you do not need any training in programming to get it done.

Exceptionally Intuitive Interface

Our program's design offers documents that can be edited, customized and designed using the all-popular MS Suite giving you a seamless and stress-free experience.

Efficient Savings

Resources required for development and time taken by the developer are significantly reduced using our streamlined template design and document generation procedure. In the end, you spend remarkably less time and money. So stop holding your investment to initiate that next big plan!

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Sample Customers
City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), LivePerson, Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia), RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association - NBA, TALLY WEiJL, El Machetazo, Young Heroes, Mozzart, Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI) , Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, The VELUX Group, AOK Bundesverband, AL-KO KOBER GROUPHAL, 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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Healthcare Company24%
Financial Services Firm14%
Software R&D Company10%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm12%
Healthcare Company10%
Comms Service Provider6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company38%
Financial Services Firm25%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer7%
Healthcare Company6%
University6%
Company Size
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise49%
REVIEWERS
Small Business74%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise21%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise57%
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