Compare SAP Crystal Reports vs. Windward Studios

SAP Crystal Reports is ranked 15th in Reporting Tools with 2 reviews while Windward Studios which is ranked 3rd in Reporting Tools with 19 reviews. SAP Crystal Reports is rated 8.0, while Windward Studios is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SAP Crystal Reports writes "You can get past any challenge fairly easily". On the other hand, 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 Tableau, whereas Windward Studios is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports and Ecrion EOS.
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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.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.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.

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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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Embed Windward in your application to give it beautiful, stunning reporting & document automation.

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 automation 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 automation 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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Healthcare Company23%
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Software R&D Company10%
University7%
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Healthcare Company33%
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Recruiting/Hr Firm11%
Pharma/Biotech Company11%
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Financial Services Firm10%
Retailer7%
Media Company5%
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