Windward Studios Pricing and License Cost

Juriaan Kloek
IT implementation consultant at BearingPoint Caribbean
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. You do get something back for your money. So that's good. We work in the Caribbean with small island developing states (SIDS). We do notice for some small island communities the license costs are a real bottleneck. So we cannot implement this solution in their environments because the license costs are too steep. It's a matter of a scaling disadvantage in this region because some islands just have 20,000 or 30,000 inhabitants and they need a whole independent IT system for tax administration. That's a big investment for such a small community. Sometimes, just because of cost savings, we cannot implement the preferred solution. That's part of being here in the Caribbean. You need some kind of scale to be able to afford something like $16,000 to $17,000, for a document generation solution, and we are not always able to reach that scale with our customers here. That simply eliminates Windward as an option. It limits the business of Windward in this region. View full review »
Solutionef0b
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing is very reasonable for what it provides. The report builder is about one grand per user and we're only going to ever have two or three of those. And the licenses are perpetual. If those were subscription prices, if they were annual prices, that would be quite expensive. 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. View full review »
Valarie King-Bailey
CEO at OTG
If I have to say anything - and I almost hesitate to say anything because Windward has been such a good partner for us and such a good company - I'm starting to hear clients squeal about the price of their software. The cost of the software has gone up. If you look at Microsoft or Oracle or SAP, everybody raises the prices on their software, including us. That's the only thing that I'm hearing customers squeal about, the price of the software, vis-à-vis the functionality. There are a lot of software applications out there with far greater functionality that are actually cheaper than Windward. View full review »
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Technica6546
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Pricing is something I complain about. Production pricing is okay, but for a testing environment the pricing looks a bit high to me. I have discussed this with them a couple of times, that for testing and development environments it shouldn't be priced that high. That's an area of improvement I would suggest. View full review »
Hit Mistry
Vice President at PSC Group, LLC
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. Regardless of what the price is, it's still more cost-effective than some of the other reporting tools out there. View full review »
Jim Aiken
SVP, Product Development and Quality Assurance at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
This is tough to say, because we have a contract with them, where we we sell it for use with our application only, in a package bundle. We're reselling it to our clients, so I can't really comment on what they might sell to somebody that was going to use it in-house. We negotiated our prices many years ago, and while they go up a little bit here and there, they've been pretty steady. View full review »
Mike Bellrose
Co-Owner at a tech company
For what you're getting, it's an extremely good value. I implemented, I believe they call it a single-core license. It's working just fine for me. I can see where, at some point, I'm going to want to upgrade and invest in a multi-core license, because I want to expand this into other product offerings, because it does such a good job. View full review »
Informat9488
Information Technology Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
I can't advise anybody about pricing and licensing, but it was competitive. We went and looked at the market and, for us, it met our requirements. 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. View full review »
CliServ3298
Head of Client Evolution And Services at AxeFinance
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. We compared Windward vs Crystal Reports, and their pricing structure is not the same. With Crystal Reports, you buy a license at one point in time, and that's it. View full review »
Neil Carroll
Product Management & Owner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The ability for Windward to be licensed as a black-box and to be retained in our servers behind our firewall was an absolute must in our business model. Without this, licensing would not be possible. View full review »
it_user195528
COO/VP Operations & Software Exec at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
ITManage9d7b
IT Manager Applications with 1,001-5,000 employees
CapEx fits our requirements, OpEx is higher due to the 20% service and maintenance cost, where we normally pay 15%. View full review »
CTOAndEve181
CTO and EVP
They are fair and flexible. They are willing to work with your current architecture to make sure you have the best deal. View full review »
reviewer1025424
User
It's a quick setup, and the license is on an individual basis. I'm not part of the cost or pricing conversations with our clients. View full review »
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