SAP Crystal Reports vs. Windward Studios

SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 16 reviews vs Windward Studios which is ranked 1st in Document Generation Tools with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "I like the ability to connect to most databases and the customization options". The top reviewer of Windward Studios writes "We use it to write all our package reports, and we allow clients to make their own custom reports with it". SAP Crystal Reports is most compared with TIBCO Jaspersoft, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and IBM Cognos. 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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The functionality we get back from Windward for the price paid, makes it impossible for us to build something in-house.We only started really thinking about the licensing and pricing well after the proof of concept was successful. If we had started to take this into consideration earlier, we might have made different decisions, including technically. The licensing model influences the architecture of the different systems. Because we pay per engine, we cannot (economically) separate different engines with different functions within one back-end system. We need to centralize the document generation. It would be easier for the architecture have a “pay per project/product” license.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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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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The Windward Solution is ideal for commercial software (OEM), system integrator and enterprise developers who need to add Reporting and Document Generation functionality to desktop, online, SaaS or mobile products. The .NET or Java report engines can be quickly integrated in as few as 14 lines of code, meaning faster time to market. Windward enables design without restrictions through AutoTag, the Office-based template design tool. Any user can create and rapidly revise templates, freeing up dev resources.

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Sample CustomersCity of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International (ARI), Wªrth Group, 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
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Healthcare Company
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Financial Services Firm
14%
Software R&D Company
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Retailer
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Midsize Enterprise
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