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"We can easily do our own customizations.""I can't name the features the way the Knowage community calls them because I still don't know the lingo. However, I can describe them. I like the ability to join more than one report, set all fields on one end, and replicate that on the other reports. I like that a lot. I think it's one of the features that got me using Knowage. They have tables, and I like that too. They took SQL scripts and many other scripts and enabled them to even correlate with Python. That's also one of the best things about Knowage. You could also decide to get information per user role, and this is also a feature that I like in Knowage.""The embedding feature is great."

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"The ultimate feature is the product it produces. The ROI around that saves hours and hours. It's probably about a hundred days per year. The time savings and the ability to turn it around quickly pleases our customers."

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"The dashboard components could be better.""The only challenge here is that it's a Java-based platform. It requires very high technical skills.""It would be better if more resources were available to help us learn how to use it. I wanted to use Knowage for a more extended period, but learning materials around the product were not really available and were not really straightforward. I've also seen inconsistencies between versions. For example, under the tools, especially in the cockpit, the way you create reports is now different. You will also find some configurations within a particular state, like a line chart, which differs from version to version. I think consistency is an essential feature in a product, especially for business intelligence products."

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"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."

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  • "Knowage is open-source, and an enterprise edition is also available."
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  • "Pricing is a bit higher than normal desktop applications, but it's well worth it. The ROI is simple to understand and the monthly payment for an annual license is affordable and worth it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's an open-source product; we use the open-source edition for Knowage.
    Top Answer:The integration could be better. We've been struggling a bit with embedding it without the need to log on. The dashboard components could be better. They could do a lot more. If you compare it with… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution to embed reports. We are using it as a server to share our embedded reports.
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    Also Known As
    SpagoBI
    Windward, Windward Studios
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    Overview

    Knowage (formerly SpagoBI) has a 14-years history. The actual release is the 6.3.

    Knowage offers FULL ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, with a special focus on big data analytics and comprehensive support to rich and multi-source data analysis. Knowage provides different modules, each one focused on a specific domain but mutually combinable (Big Data, Smart Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting, Location Intelligence, Performance Management, Predictive Analysis). Moreover, Knowage is an OPEN SOURCE solution: the source code is freely accessible, everyone is allowed to join the community and build the own business solution to ensure strategic decision-making and improved productivity.

    Knowage suite is supported by Engineering Group, the leading Italian software and services company, with about 10,000 people and more than 50 offices worldwide. Maintenance and support services (such as trainings, migration support, proof-of-concepts, etc) are provided by Engineering Group (KNOWAGE Labs) under subscription.

    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. 

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    WindWard Core makes customized document automation fast and simple. Install WindWard Core and start designing your own templates in a matter of minutes!

    Sample Customers
    FIAT Group, Italian air navigation service provider, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Telecom Italia, ASL Genovese, San Giovanni Battista University Hospital
    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
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Healthcare Company25%
    Insurance Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Knowage is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 4 reviews while Windward Core is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Knowage is rated 7.6, while Windward Core is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Knowage writes "Open-source with great embedding capabilities but the dashboards could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windward Core writes "Strong layout and design capabilities; leverages every aspect available in Word-native formatting". Knowage is most compared with Microsoft BI, Pentaho Business Analytics, Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft and QlikView, whereas Windward Core is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft BI, Tableau and OpenText Magellan BI & Reporting.

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