Windward Solution Features

Windward Solution

Web-based reporting and document generation solution

4.75/5 (20 reviews)

Windward Solution Feature Summary

  • API
  • Generate ad-hoc reports
  • Live charting
  • Collaboration
  • Customize reports and documents
  • Design report with customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data visualization
  • Create templates in Word, Excel or PowerPoint
  • Drag and drop data placement
  • Output to PDF, HTML, DOCX, even direct to printer
  • MS-office integration
  • Data source connectors
  • Data import export
  • OLAP
  • Projections
  • Sales reports
  • Scheduled / automated reports
  • Build financial and marketing reports
  • Graphical data presentation

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Windward Solution Feature Reviews

20 reviewers had the following to say about Windward Solution's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Enterprise Reporting

2017-11-06

Easy to integrate with a nice API.

Pros

Really great people behind the scenes who are willing to help and knowledgable about how to best utilize the software.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Windward is a great product to use

2017-11-05

Pros

In addition to there autotag template design which is really awesome.

Cons

In addition from time to time they need to make changes to there website so The user when accessing it he can tell that they are doing more new stuff.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Monique Ellis

Big Data Analytics

2014-10-22

The AutoTag add-in our analytics team uses for reporting has significantly improved our analysis productivity and helped us to view metrics which aid management in making better data-driven decisions.

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Source: Capterra
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David Pellegrini

PSiDEO's review of Windward Solutions

2014-10-29

Additionally to performing products, Windward has also supported PSiDEO's activities by being open and flexible with its business models and negotiation schemes to ensure both companies business operations and needs are met in a collaborative and efficient way.

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Source: Capterra
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Gerald Green

Perfect Tool for creating templates and documents

2016-05-25

Pros

It is very easy to build a templates and use them right away.

Cons

There aren't detailed error messages coming out of the RESTful engine.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Windward Solution

Attend the training. Learn the power of AutoTag. When you start using AutoTag, spend the time to learn how to use PODs, it will save you so much time the more documents you convert over to use AutoTag.

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Anil Annadata

Powerful form rendering engine

2014-10-23

One of the ancillary services that we provide is document generation and we use Windward for this.

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Source: Capterra
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Brent Rossow

Great product, beautiful output, fabulous support

2016-02-10

If you change values in Excel, totals and discounts (for example) recalculate automatically. It isn't the solution to every reporting need, but it's a valuable addition to our toolbox and stands alone when native Office output is required.

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Source: Capterra
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Jim Aiken

Excellent Product for Technical Report Writers

2015-03-26

We've been using Windward Reports for well over 5 years now as the main reports tool within our Personality product.

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Source: Capterra
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Ben Lambert

Powerful reporting to improve your products or services in a snap

2016-06-20

We replaced a self built reporting system in our SaaS product with the Windward solution, when we were struggling to find another solution which could do the same.

Pros

Integration was quick and painless, and the ease of building new templates with Autotag has really taken the pain out of rolling out new reports for customers.

Cons

Nothing really, the costs can look high, but talk to Windward to see what other options there are. And it really is worth the money.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Windward Solution

There is a growing group of experts in the software, ask them for help.

Source: Capterra
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Rob Davidson

A great piece of kit

2016-08-22

Needing to eradicate a number of repetitive Excel based reports, Autotag allowed us to build robust templates and improve our reporting ability and have greater control over our data.

Pros

I love the fact that it sits in Microsoft products so easily. I feel this helps reduce a lot of the burden of learning a new piece of software as you are halfway there through your knowledge of programmes such as Word and Excel.

Cons

Like most reporting software there are a few nuances that need to be understood to be able to work around them, but ultimately there are only a few of these and they generally aren't of a critical nature.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Windward Solution

Its a great piece of kit with amazing support. Integration into Microsoft programmes softens the learning curve required, along with the array of supporting videos and webinars. Once you are using it regularly then creating new templates becomes second nature.

Source: Capterra
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Erik Hunter

Powerful product which is constantly evolving and growing.

2017-11-04

Pros

Hides the complexity of data selection and document generation.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jason G

Fast, fast report / PDF generation for production environments

2014-10-27

If you need to generate multi-page PDF documents in fractions of a second based on simply tagged word documents and some data to fill in the blanks then these are the people to talk to.

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Source: Capterra
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Will McKinley

Powerful and smart reporting system

2015-06-19

I've worked with a number of different report tools. Nothing I've seen comes close to Windward.

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Source: Capterra
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Rob Davidson

Winward Autotag - a great piece of kit.

2016-05-23

Pros

Much easier to grasp than other reporting tools as it embeds itself with Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word.

Cons

The outputs can differ between formats. This can be a little frustrating but, it can be resolved easily with a little manipulation of the template.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Windward Solution

Make sure you cover all aspects of the software from what it currently offers to how it works with MS and the support network it brings with it. Also try and engage with other users before committing, this is what I did and never looked back. Its a much more enjoyable tool than the likes of other well known products.

Source: Software Advice
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Paul Schneider

Best Customer Service Ever

2014-10-20

A Microsoft Office design environment for enterprise data.

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Source: Capterra
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Martyn Ryan

Great reporting software once you figure out the niggles

2016-02-11

Of which we use it extensively for fixed reporting. It isn't necessarily an easy to learn reporting system as it is pretty much bound by the restrictions in Microsoft Office.

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Source: Capterra
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Gary Flauder

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

2015-06-10

We recently finished a large PHP project and used Windward Reports (Autotag and Javelin Rest Services) as the reporting engine.

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Amit Bhatia

Great for quickly developing tagged templates

2016-05-05

Pros

Windward AutoTag is easy to use, especially the tag wizard to quickly tag content in your documents from various data sources, XML, SQL, etc...

Cons

Vendor, no issues. Product, some inconsistencies in PDF vs Word output, just need to do some extra formatting on the templates to get them to look similar when outputted.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Windward Solution

Create the available POD files for your templates, it helps in automating your document generation process especially if you are creating a front end UI website for your users.

Source: Software Advice
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Jim Schwan

Great solution for integrating word templates into business process

2015-07-09

We have hundreds of templates and generate thousands of documents. It is all automated.

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Ted Peters

Easy to use, learning curve minimal.

2015-05-22

It was very easy and turn around time on customer request was the best we have experienced.

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