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Real User
Java Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 31 2015

What is most valuable?

* There's less of a a learning curve than with other reporting tools and it has easy to design complex templates using the AutoTag Microsoft Office plugin. * I can use… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced design time for complex templates.

What needs improvement?

* Javelin Server improvements: the ability to change the datasource file path on run-time. * AutoTag improvements: does not support dynamically changing headers and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Day to day cost – None apart from development time for new template design.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No solution was used previously.

What other advice do I have?

* It's easy to use * Use standard Microsoft Office to design complex templates so you can utilize rich Microsoft Office formatting, layouts etc.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Jaspersoft Report Designer.

What is Windward Studios?

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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Windward
Windward Studios customers

HAL, 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

Highlights
We ended up going with Windward for the level of support we got from them during our proof of concept.
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 crucial.
The ability for users to have design and layout control is also critically important. Without this ability, procuring report designs would represent a huge bottleneck. Report design tools also enable upsell opportunities for customized reports, with quick turnaround times.
AutoTag is valuable because it integrates with MS Word and makes it easy for our users to create template documents and reports. It allows our users to design the templates based on differing needs.
We can develop any report at least five times faster.​
The Windward solution was very fast to rollout, and it is proven.
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