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"To generate these same tabular formatted reports with a code-only solution would have taken a lot longer to implement than the Docmosis template-based approach. Docmosis templates were easier to design as we were able to use Microsoft Word to create them. The templates made it easy to make any changes to reports and provided flexibility in our design approach.""Since our initial development, this feature has required very little maintenance. And when changes are requested, it is rather easy to change a Word document template and new staff can be quickly trained to modify a report.""A new report’s template creation is very often manipulation of a user’s layout of a report. A report can be ready in a day or less, once stored procedures are created as per sections in the report.""There is flexibility in laying out tables that is akin to UI front-end design.""The ability to embed, and dynamically repeat, templates within each other is a very simple yet extremely powerful tool.""Globally, the ability to create document templates in several formats by using a rich syntax is simple and clear to understand."

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"You can use Microsoft Office as your designer interface. There is very little programming. You can have nontechnical people create reports.""One of the things they added in the last two or three years is PODs, Portable Object Doclets. One of our clients said they wanted to use PODs. They're a good way to make some constructs modular and keep things in one place.""​A useful, ​easy to use product, which has a lot of features for designing reports.""We ended up going with Windward for the level of support we got from them during our proof of concept.""The quality of the layouts and designs is second to none. Windward's ability to help us generate templates, for which we can actually tag documents, is the key feature that we use.""Some of our clients are looking at the nested filtering which is coming out. That's going to be a huge benefit for them because they're going to be able to nest and loop while they're also looking at filtering out certain data elements.""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.""The two features that I like the best are the ability to generate Word and Excel documents, and the ability to create my templates directly inside those software sets. It's absolutely critical for me as a user to have design and layout control, because all of my reports are very, very customized. I have to have control over the ability to generate and to control what they look like."

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"The challenge in usage when we developed the reports four years ago was the limited logic that can be applied to manipulate and display data. That functionality was largely transferred over to the database layer in creating the data output that was to be displayed.""We are facing new challenges such as internationalization. The next big challenge will be to offer even more date formats and numbers that cover the majority of countries. It will be to also think about features, such as number to text conversion, or the reverse which is currently only available in English but is in great demand by our international customers.""It would be great to have improved diagnostic and debugging tools. When report templates are complex, sometimes any minor modification needs to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it does not disrupt a previously designed template.""Version control and restricted access to some users for template editing could be a useful addition."

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"They should add a document distribution solution on top of the document generation capability. It should allow us to send the generated document to a certain recipient (e.g. customer contact’s email address) based on a business-rules management system. That system would allow the end-user to manage a relationship between a document template and its recipient.""It would be nice to have a black-and-white, ideal setup for servers, to maximize capabilities. We went through a lot of scenarios to get something that is scalable. An ideal AWS-package server setup could have saved us a lot of time. But I understand this is very company specific.""They're not a gigantic company, so they just don't have all the capital to do whatever they would want to do. That's the only reason I would hold back even that one point. I know that if I do ask for something, I'll get it. I just know that it will take some time.""Their PDF needs improvement. We've run into some issues when we tried to generate a Word document. If we try to generate the same document in PDF, sometimes it doesn't look exactly the same.""There is always room for improvement in the speed, especially with the complex, multi-line Excel spreadsheets. They made some improvements in the last version that are quantum-fold faster than when I first started. But there is always room for improvement there. You always want reports faster and faster.""The next release could benefit from a cloud-based environment.""The error reports also need improvement. If you don't key it in right, it's a little hard to find the root cause. It gives you information as much as it can, but it doesn't really hone in and tell you explicitly what you should do to correct the problem.""I have to deal with VERY long lists of properties contained in our XMLs and it would be nice if Windward offered a way to alphabetize this property list."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cloud and REST API models keep the setup costs low."
  • "Price bands are based on pages so ensure you have a good understanding of this if documents are of variable length."
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  • "I can't advise anybody about pricing and licensing, but it was competitive. A lot of things we did look at were all volume-based, so it was a case of you buy a license to generate this many reports a year, and that's not something that I'm particularly interested in because it doesn't give you any idea - if we have future growth, or if we have a lean year - for budgeting reasons it's more difficult. With Windward it's a straight out license fee, whether we generate one page or we generate a million, it makes no difference."
  • "​They are fair and flexible. They are willing to work with your current architecture to make sure you have the best deal.​"
  • "CapEx fits our requirements, OpEx is higher due to the 20% service and maintenance cost, where we normally pay 15%."
  • "It is absolutely worth the value. They have flexibility, depending on what you're looking for from a buying standpoint. The current pricing models are quite flexible, with the ability to use it on an as-needed basis, or to get a perpetual license that covers a customer that might have extensive needs. I think it's pretty good."
  • "For what you're getting, it's an extremely good value."
  • "The only problem with the pricing of Windward is the limitation on the number of reports generated. It is costly in that sense. If you want to increase, you have to pay more, based on the number of reports generated per day. It is not the same with Crystal Reports. With the latter, you buy a license at one point in time and that's it."
  • "From my experience in this field, the product is reasonably priced, at least with the RESTful engine implementation. It's definitely not a cheap option. People say, "That's a fair amount of money to pay for a document generation tool." At the same time, you do get good functionality and the support is good."
  • "Pricing is something I complain about. Production pricing is okay, but for a testing environment the pricing looks a bit high to me."
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    Overview
    Developing software applications that generate documents and reports can be frustrating and expensive... Docmosis helps Software Developers and Non-Developers build better looking: Letters, Contracts, Statements, Invoices, Reports and more - FAST! Document templates can be created using Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or LibreOffice – with NO need for special plug-ins. These rich and well-known editors are the natural choice to quickly and easily layout great looking documents. Docmosis enables Business Teams, Developers and End Users to collaborate easily when designing documents and reports. Docmosis is currently used in Finance, Health, Education, Legal, Logistics, Marketing and Defense applications.

    What is Windward Studios?

    For over a decade, Windward has been a leader in the software development industry by creating the most innovative and advanced document automation and reporting software on the planet. 

    Data-Driven Document Automation

    Generate stunning documents that incorporate relevant data easily and seamlessly.

    Visually Striking Designs

    Our software provides innovative tools and features to build beautiful designs and stunning layouts, all within the familiar Microsoft Office Suite. Your imagination is the only limitation.

    Agile Document Logic

    We offer the best document automation software for the new millennium. With our conditional logic functionality, you can swiftly personalize the document content to gratify your end users. 

    Huge Time Saver

    Looking for faster template creation that enables you to keep pace with your business?  With our software, template creation takes minutes and you do not need any programming experience to get it done.

    Exceptionally Intuitive Interface

    Our program's design offers documents that can be edited, customized and designed using MS Office. Enjoy a stress-free document automation experience in programs you already know.

    Efficient Savings

    Significantly reduce the resources and time required for template development by using our streamlined template design and document automation tools. 

    Sample Customers
    8th light, ACA IT-Solutions NV, Ageology, Anahata, Aprello, ATENA, ATICOM, Axon Ltd, BBC, Cellartastings SL, Cisco, Cisco Systems, Cityline HK Limited, Commerce, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Crane Technical Services, CyberSoft C/S, Dane Street, DBX Kft, Department of Education, Dream, Endless Pools, Formos LLC, Gappless, Genentech - Roche Group, Global Sage, Goco, Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, Husbanken, Isell, Jim S Adler & Associates, Lane Nussbaum, Lift Forward, loc8.com, Merck KGaA, MercuryGate International, NoemaLife S.p.A, Pattersons Security, Practice Insight Pty Ltd, Procountor.com, Quasado GmbH, Rain Focus, RiseSmart, Russian School of Mathematics, Social Finance, Southern Careers Institute, STR Grants LLC, Sync International (UK) Ltd., Systemic Pty Ltd, Thales - Defence Australia, The Freshwater Trust, Tioth LLC, Todumo, TQM-Insight
    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
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    Computer Software Company71%
    Financial Services Firm29%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Healthcare Company21%
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    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company16%
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    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise18%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%

    Docmosis is ranked 2nd in Document Generation Tools while Windward Core is ranked 1st in Document Generation Tools. Docmosis is rated 9.0, while Windward Core is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Docmosis writes "Easy to integrate this solution into an existing system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windward Core writes "It has streamlined a lot of our reporting processes". Docmosis is most compared with , whereas Windward Core is most compared with SAP Crystal Reports, Nintex Document Generation, OpenText Magellan BI & Reporting, CA Easytrieve Report Generator and Templafy.

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