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Pros
"The SQL Server Reporting Services makes it very easy to get the data whenever we need it."

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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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Cons
"Technical support is in minor need of improvement so that they can solve problems in a more timely manner."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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:The SQL Server Reporting Services makes it very easy to get the data whenever we need it.
    Top Answer:Technical support is in minor need of improvement so that they can solve problems in a more timely manner. Some of them take too long to solve.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:The licensing key is a little bit twitchy. I'd like to see more HTML formatting support in templates. It has a basic stock of HTML formatting capability, but it doesn't have a rich vocabulary. I have… more »
    Ranking
    12th
    out of 49 in Reporting Tools
    Views
    3,511
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    619
    Rating
    7.5
    6th
    out of 49 in Reporting Tools
    Views
    3,038
    Comparisons
    701
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    1,237
    Rating
    10.0
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    Also Known As
    SQL Server Reporting Services, Microsoft SSRS, SSRS, MS SQL Server Reporting Services
    Windward, Windward Studios
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    Overview

    At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

    We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

    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. 

    Offer
    Learn more about Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
    Revolutionize Your Automated Document Generation Process


    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
    CMS Wire, The New York Times
    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 Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Healthcare Company25%
    Insurance Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is ranked 12th in Reporting Tools with 1 review while Windward Core is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is rated 8.0, while Windward Core is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services writes "Intuitive to use, excellent technical support, and it is easy to get data whenever we need it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windward Core writes "Strong layout and design capabilities; leverages every aspect available in Word-native formatting". Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services is most compared with Tableau, TIBCO Jaspersoft, IBM Cognos, SAP Crystal Reports and Domo, whereas Windward Core is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft BI, Tableau and OpenText Magellan BI & Reporting.

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