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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Windward Studios, from PDFTron is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

/n software IPWorks

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Windward Studios, from PDFTron

91%
25 Ratings

Usability

/n software IPWorks

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Windward Studios, from PDFTron

91%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

/n software IPWorks

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Windward Studios, from PDFTron

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

/n software

The HTTPS control definitely supports proxies - The HTTPS control contains a ProxySSL property which is used to tell the control whether or not to use SSL for the connection with the proxy itself. The customer is probably not setting the value to the appropriate proxy type. I have used [/n software IPWorks] and they do work very well. I also agree that the upgrade process is not the best. I have contacted support of several occasions and they are helpful. They even provided a compile that help on a Delphi upgrade when they could have charged me for an upgrade.
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PDFTron Systems Inc.

Great for Technical Users. It's great for people a bit more on the technical side. It allows developers to quickly create and modify reporting templates without having to modify source code or make updates to a repository. Potentially Difficult for Non-Technical Users. Making substantial changes to the data portions of reporting can be a bit difficult for non-technical users. While Windward's tools for this are great, it still requires an understanding of the database schema which not all users will have.
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Pros

/n software

  • A comprehensive suite of tools covering all major Internet technologies.
  • Small and lightweight components with no dependencies on external libraries.
  • Native development components for all supported platforms and component technologies.
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  • Native Office output -- not nested tables and/or horrible RTF like other tools generate.
  • Ease of use -- once the data sources are set up, creating tables is as simple as drag and drop (okay, maybe not exactly that simple, but you can certainly create a table of data using drag and drop, then format it and manipulate it as needed).
  • Responsive developers and support -- when I've had questions, they've been addressed VERY quickly and professionally.
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Cons

/n software

  • The upgrade process is not the best
  • Does not come with full source code
  • The HTTP control could not create an SSL connection over an http proxy
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  • It is hard to pick out the tags if they are mixed in with a block of text.
  • Using report variables in select statements causes the selection list of available fields to not show anything.
  • The color themes do not match the office selection and it feels very disconnected.
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Pricing Details

/n software IPWorks

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

/n software IPWorks editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron

    Starting Price

    $190 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Windward Studios, from PDFTron editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Windward Core Flex$605.001
    Windward Core Pro$547.002
    Windward Hub Standard$19.003
    Windward Hub Premium$49.004
    Windward Hub EnterpriseCustom Pricing5

    Footnotes

    1. per month*
    2. per month*
    3. Per User, Per Month (10 user minimum)*
    4. Per User, Per Month (10 user minimum)*
    5. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    *Pay annually: 15% discount 10% discount for quarterly payment of Windward Core.

    Usability

    /n software

    No answers on this topic

    PDFTron Systems Inc.

    For the most part, the Windward report designer is intuitive for our users; but there are a few areas where it is less intuitive. In these cases, our users need to search Windwards support wiki site, or even contact their support technicians. This can also be due to the short time we've had Windward and our lack of knowledge.
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    Support Rating

    /n software

    No answers on this topic

    PDFTron Systems Inc.

    Support is something they take pride in. Once an issue is raised, they are quick to respond and provide details on a fix. No complaints on support here.
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    Alternatives Considered

    /n software

    I've switched all my IPWorks over to Clever - while the support was good, there's nothing like being able to look at the code and work out the cure for yourself. It does have a class for servers - TclTcpServer - but I suggest you test their support and ask about your specific requirement. They've been good with support to me in the past.
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    PDFTron Systems Inc.

    We evaluated several other products to integrate with our new software, but Windward Studios was an obvious standout above the majority. Other applications required some level of software development knowledge and experience to create templates and a much steeper learning curve. After consideration of ease of use, as well as a cost-comparison between different products, Windward Studios was the most suitable product to meet our needs.
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    Return on Investment

    /n software

    • Controlling network traffic from client schedules
    • Tuning TCP/IP settings for clients and servers
    • Detailed documentation, hundreds of sample applications
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    PDFTron Systems Inc.

    • As a fully integrated solution, the ROI is impacted when a client gets stickier with our solution because they see the benefit of Windward.
    • Support has been fantastic for our development team so that as we integrate the solutions we have a clear and clean design.
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