Windward Studios Reviews

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SVP, Product Development and Quality Assurance at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Mar 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The fact that it uses Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as base templates, so when you generate, it's easy for clients to upgrade, and maintain, and generate out either a PDF or an actual Excel spreadsheet. The ability for users to have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is a tough question, because we are a software vendor, and we use it as an add-on to our software to write the reports for it. It's improved our software, but it hasn't really improved our company. Of course, we use our own software to... more»

What needs improvement?

It is a very good product. It does everything we need it to do. The only thing I can think of, that we'd like it to do, would be the ability to "burst out" reports, meaning one section of a report could be sent out as an email to a manager of... more»
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Co-Owner
Mar 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The two features that I like the best are the ability to generate Word and Excel documents, and the ability to create my templates directly inside those software sets. It's absolutely critical for me as a user to have design and layout... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's tough to give you an example of how it's improved things, because I really wasn't doing anything of this nature prior to implementing the solution. So it's hard for me to give you an example of that. I can say that, in implementing this... more»

What needs improvement?

There are some - and they've made some positive changes to this already - but there is always room for improvement in the speed, especially with the complex, multi-line Excel spreadsheets. They made some improvements in the last version that... more»

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Information Technology Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

When it came down to the crunch, all the products we evaluated generate reports and were pretty easy to use. The support from Windward was one of the primary considerations. Even though we're based in Australia we did get good support for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It really hasn't improved our organization at all. We had a report-generator before, we have a report-generator now. It just means we're on a supported platform. Whereas before we were running services on something that we didn't actually... more»

What needs improvement?

It's pretty early stages. We haven't got any constructive feedback yet.
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Product Management & Owner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The engine being able to sit inside of our firewall is the most important feature. The design tool, with all of its features and sample output fidelity tests, and being able to work with JSON data and output PDF and HTML, were also both... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It completely offloaded a needed component of our platform, providing tools that we would have had to develop internally. We didn't need to reinvent the wheel for a part our business that is ancillary.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to have a black-and-white, ideal setup for servers, to maximize capabilities. We went through a lot of scenarios to get something that is scalable. An ideal AWS-package server setup could have saved us a lot of time. But I... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
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COO/VP Operations & Software Exec at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability for it to be integrated into our software solution and the AutoTag tool that allows us to quite quickly create and update the templates themselves. Also, the ability for users to have design and layout control is very important... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's hard for me to say because we've had this product ever since we started our solution. We really could not have started our business, quite honestly, without a document generation engine like Windward. We couldn't have done it without it.

What needs improvement?

We've been working with Windward and the executives over there over a number of years and they've been quite flexible and helpful with all of our challenges. If I were to think of one thing - and this is really an opportunity, not something... more»
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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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