Windward Studios, from PDFTron

Windward Studios, from PDFTron

Score 9.1 out of 10
Windward Studios, from PDFTron

Overview

What is Windward Studios, from PDFTron?

Embed Windward in an application to deliver a document automation component.

The vendor promises the following capabilities and differentiators:

Visually Outstanding Designs

Users can create designs and attractive layouts.

Smart Document Logic

With a conditional logic feature, users can personalize...

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Recent Reviews

Windward Opinion

9 out of 10
February 15, 2019
It's used across several departments. It allows us to design reports, including a big variety of data: Text, tables, images. It has a …
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Pricing

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Windward Hub Standard

$19.00

Cloud
Per User, Per Month (10 user minimum)*

Windward Hub Premium

$49.00

Cloud
Per User, Per Month (10 user minimum)*

Windward Core Pro

$547.00

On Premise
per month*

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $190 per month
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Product Demos

Windward Studios Document Automation Software | Design & Create Documents Now - It's Quick and Easy
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Product Details

What is Windward Studios, from PDFTron?

Embed Windward in an application to deliver a document automation component.

The vendor promises the following capabilities and differentiators:

Visually Outstanding Designs

Users can create designs and attractive layouts.

Smart Document Logic

With a conditional logic feature, users can personalize the content of their document to suit a wide range of audience.

Easy Template Creation

The vendor says their platform is fast and user friendly: in under an hour, any ordinary business professional can have their templates completed.

Do it Faster for Less

Users do not have to spend a lot on developing templates and documents even if they are trying to get them done fast. The vendor says their software can simplify the process of creating tailor-made templates and documents which will let you significantly save time and money.


Windward Studios, from PDFTron Features

  • Supported: Visually Stunning Designs
  • Supported: Smart Document Logic
  • Supported: Massive Time Savings
  • Supported: Incredibly Intuitive Interface
  • Supported: Streamlined Cost Savings

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Document Automation Software for high-volume output in a familiar user-friendly design environment (MS Office). Windward Studios offers world-class document automation tool using familiar tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint. You don't have to know code or be a developer to de...
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Windward Studios, from PDFTron Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Anything that has Java
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Windward Studios, from PDFTron starts at $190.

Docmosis and TIBCO Jaspersoft are common alternatives for Windward Studios, from PDFTron.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Windward Studios, from PDFTron are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Windward Studios, from PDFTron Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)40%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)40%
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Comparisons

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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's well suited for organizations that rely on their IT departments to make minor changes to reports that can take days to put into production. Windward Core, with its simple to use Microsoft Word interface, empowers savvy business users to make modifications to reports in minutes. They can even create their own reports with ease. It's a great tool for creating static reports that take manual effort to produce (especially from disparate data sources). If you're looking for advanced drill-down capabilities, Windward is not for you, but then again, it's not designed for that. What it does, it does extremely well and everyone I have recommended it to has been pleased with the end results—to the point it's their centralized global reporting platform.
Michael Horrocks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
If you are wanting to simply take advantage of a large data set and be able to push this into a really simple and automated document format, there is no better solution than Windward. The fact that I can have this fully integrated into our solution, and that with a minimal amount of training we can have users up and running critical business reports and letters is a huge lift for our solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windward has been great in creating templates for all areas of our company. In our Insurance department, we use it to create insurance declaration packets, certificates, etc. In our Claims department, we use it to create all kinds of reports and data extracts. We also use it to create all of our form applications as well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is suited for non-tech people who want to create templates that can be reused. It is less appropriate where a template isn't possible or if the user doesn't want to integrate with a third-party application and wants to code all the logic themselves to have more control and flexibility.
September 26, 2019

Report automation made easy

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our company produces lots of mandatory and regulatory reports which are large and complex. Our reports contain a lot of data which is stored in an Oracle Database. Windward allows us to easily use the data in the Oracle DB and produce those reports directly from MS Word. The data-source connector also supports Views and Oracle functions which makes the process even simpler/lighter.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windward makes it very easy to pull data out of a wide variety of data sources in order to dynamically generate documents (forms, letters, etc) in any type of industry.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Greg Snyder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windward is a great reporting tool that provides a lot of flexibility. It is very helpful in production reports that have other static content mixed with dynamic content and are client facing. We may or may not use Windward on reports that are strictly data centered, as other tools are available for this use.
February 07, 2019

Windward Studios Rocks

Randy McLachlan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Windward Studios is perfect for maintaining letter or statement templates. It's easy for users to do this themselves, saving development time and costs. Generating tabular reports is probably better using other tools. We use Oracle Application Express as our development tool, and it does a better job for that.
Constantinos Tsiartas,  CIMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Windward Studios is best suited for document and report generation. Where the design of output is required, Windward Studios is a must.

Windward Studios is less suited where lots of input fields are required, such as for electronic forms. Windward is not a UI platform for data capturing. It is for presenting data.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If the project is currently new and has no business interfaces to deal with other systems areas, developing at WindWard can greatly ease development costs. On the other hand, where a culture of using other reporting tools already exists, change would probably not be the viable option for me and my people.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For us it is well suited to retrieve data from our sql database [to] create a report of the data type, information, and attributes, format this report and then send it over to an Analyst who can go over the exact change that has taken place when a new batch of USD has come in.
Brent Rossow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AutoTag is a brilliant solution for less complex reports where native Microsoft Office output is required. This is where AutoTag really shines. It's also appropriate in situations where our customers want to develop and maintain their own reports but don't necessarily want to commit an experienced data person or report developer to do the work. For complex report requirements that need JavaScript or considerable data manipulation inside the report templates, we will continue to look at other tools in our kit.
Adam Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AutoTag Template Designer is well suited to create a template that uses basic concepts (clear locations to insert tags). It is a little more complicated to use if needed for more complex situations that include more logic than just inserting x data point to this tag.
September 23, 2015

This is the one!

Gregory Bosko | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As long as the user has at least a small background in using any kind of SQL commands, this should be near effortless for them. Windward's support page on their website has an immense amount of knowledge available for free, and has saved me from pulling my hair out several times.
Jenelle Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If the end users are going to be proficient in SQL, then they are already light years ahead. Most of the time learning the product comes from figuring out the queries. After that, tags are fairly easy! It's great for clients that don't know SQL too that will just need the initial template built and will update the wording or static text.
September 17, 2015

WindWard in my sails

Anthony Vengrofski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
AutoTag has a feature called POD. With PODs you are able to save sections of reports to reuse elsewhere. If your reports have several pieces that are common between several reports, or reused many times in the same report, making a POD is perfect. Once made the POD can be dragged and dropped into any report for instant use. PODs are not limited to just tags, we have several just for document styles and database connections. This makes adding a new datasource very simple.
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