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Windward Core

Document generation tool for creating contracts & proposals

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Windward Core Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Windward Core product overview

What is Windward Core?

Windward Core is a document generation software designed to help organizations create various custom documents such as contracts, loan agreements, proposals, HR letters, and more. It enables professionals to design personalized templates using Microsoft Word and store them in a centralized repository for future reference.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

Live Online
Documentation
Webinars
Videos

Windward Core pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

41

Starting from

$

547

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Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Windward Core features

Functionality

4.7

/5

41
Total Features41 8 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Document Management
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
API
Document Storage
Content Management
Drag & Drop

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Windward Core users reviews

Overall rating

4.8

/5

41

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9.68/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Also, the Windward RESTful engine is very easy to implement and integrate with other systems. Windwards support is excellent as well.

CS

Clint S.

Quick to use but powerful and customizable. Easy to integrate with a nice API.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

In-line previews are so useful. The ability to establish Office formatting at the field level is impeccable once you understand it.

CH

Christopher H.

Cons
The missing libraries for processing of pictures from cameras.

TK

Tomáš K.

With Windward, I'm no longer getting pages with large empty patches. Editing in Word, I get to leverage a ton of power that's built into Word.

WM

Will M.

Initially the online documentation was somewhat difficult to navigate.

Bert v.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Happy with Windward

Reviewed 3 years ago

NCC has been using Windward products as the reporting component of our land information system for over a decade now. It has always worked well for us, and we're planning to continue using it following a major system upgrade this coming year. Customer service and tech support has been great over the years, so we're pretty happy. Their developers have been responsive to requests from us regarding certain features, which is really nice.

Pros

Integration into Microsoft Word is great. Very easy connection to our corporate SQL Server databases, and report authoring is very intuitive. Our developers have no issues working with the engine component either.

Cons

We've had no real issues with the software suite since we acquired it.

Vendor response

Thank you for the nice words and we love having you as a customer. And you've had some great suggestions for us for features over the years.

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Windward: A Cool Breeze and Breath of Fresh Air

Reviewed 5 months ago

When I was first tasked to find a new DocGen provider I muted my mic on Teams and cursed. Then I hit the internet and kept seeing a name pop up in the best of list round-ups, Windward. In the search for the perfect DocGen solution, I learned that simply searching for dynamic document generation turned up a lot of results that made it hard to find what we were looing for. I found that if I looked...

Pros

Windward has more features than we ever could have expected. I'm truly amazed at their granular document control features, the pride they take in their product, and the level of service they provide. They worked with us through the two week trial as if we were paying customers. I found their price to be half that of their next closest competitor in features. And I love that we have unlimited document generation. I couldn't find that with any other competitor. The designer application as a Word plugin really speeds up the process of the template creation and allows me to get a template created by another team, like the marketing department, and then add the data within the same document.

Cons

Biggest con is that they are not cloud based for Windward Core. However, they understand this and worked with us to make sure that the setup was clean and easy, and honestly the server requirements are so low they could be run on a laptop (or a tablet, but let's not get crazy). However, the trade off is the price and the unlimited document count. Also, though we had security concerns, at first, it became obvious that we didn't need to be concerned because you don't pass them any data. So, what was a hard sell for my team, became a huge positive, to me.

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Combine hundreds of MS Word reports, tens of thousands of lines of code, a report in seconds!

Reviewed 6 years ago

We're thrilled to have found this product! We recently finished a large PHP project and used Windward Reports (Autotag and Javelin Rest Services) as the reporting engine. Much of those reports employed some very large and complex scenarios. "Many" logical branches (If, Case, Loops). What the reporting package didn't have, we were able to create and add in the form of our own C# custom functions to...

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WIndward Studios Designer has all of the functionality you need to generate reports from a Database

Reviewed 7 months ago

We reduced the time to generate 100+ page contracts from 24 hours via cut and paste methods (and an average 15 days turnaround, to literally 5 minutes and 1 day turnaround. At 8 Contract updates per month average, we estimate that 1 person-year will drop to a week or so. The PMO sponsors are thrilled; they free up to do higher value work. The ROI is hugely compelling.

Pros

There are so many. Connecting to 1 or more data sources is straightforward. The Wizard lets even non-SQL practitioners build the logic via the Wizard. In-line previews are so useful. The ability to establish Office formatting at the field level is impeccable once you understand it. Our developers wanted to build it in house, but my estimate it would have taken 4-6 developer years to have even an MVP candidate (and that would still have only yielded about 50-70% of the functionality you get from this COTS product). The built-in error messaging and cc to help desk is very handy (requires more advanced users to decipher). Compatibility with the MSFT XML mapping is very impressive. WIndward's on-boarding support was great, and you get a lot of time from a dedicated SE to ramp up.

Cons

Minor things: - the license key failed a few times- but Windward resolved the same day each time. - the built-in help, documentation and Wiki blog posts are extensive but sometimes out-dated. - Not really a con, but: the functionality is so extensive that it took me (an Advanced Office user with moderate SQL skills) about 6 months to deploy operationally. As with Analytics, make sure the DB schema and data is robust, then prepare to roll up your sleeves to earn your rewards.

Vendor response

Thank you for your very kind words,

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Enabling Technology making document generation easy

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

1. The ease and speed of the design of our document and report templates. Directly from our Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), we have our analysts designing the templates. 2. Linking to numerous data sources and enabling of ODATA querying. 3. Wrappped as a webservice can be used by any 3rd party system in your organisation to become your universal document and report generation system. 4. Bring reporting capabilities to legacy and new systems.

Cons

Documentation could be updated for even more improved guidance in more complex templating and integration projects

Vendor response

Thank you for the nice review. And we are working to improve the documentation even more - there's (always) a lot more we can do with it.

Windward Core FAQs and common questions

Windward Core has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $547.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Windward Core has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Windward Core supports the following languages:
English


Yes, Windward Core has an API available for use.


Windward Core integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.net, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, Dropbox Business, ActiveCampaign, InstaDB, Magento BI, DocuSign, Act!, Windward Hub, Box, FreshBooks, Epicor ERP, Freshdesk, Adobe Analytics, Google Ads Creator, Google AdWords, Basecamp, SAP Concur, Act-On, LinkedIn, Facebook, Acumatica Cloud ERP, Mailchimp, Instagram, Marketo Engage, Salesforce App Cloud, Evernote, Oracle Eloqua, BigCommerce, Microsoft Word


Windward Core offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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