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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""We were able to install it without any assistance from tech support.""The most valuable feature of Pentaho is the Tableau report."

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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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"Another concern is that Pentaho is not customizable or interactive.""The repository should be improved.""We did not achieve the ROI. The work delivered to users had lesser value than the subscription cost."

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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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  • "We were lucky enough to find a Pentaho OEM partner who offered a data warehouse model and the ETL software for about 60K SGD per year."
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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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    Also Known As
    Pentaho, Kettle, Hitachi Pentaho Business Analytics
    Windward, Windward Studios
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    Overview

    Pentaho is an open source business intelligence company that provides a wide range of tools to help their customers better manage their businesses. These tools include data integration software, mining tools, dashboard applications, online analytical processing options, and more.

    Pentaho has two product categories: There is the standard enterprise version. This is the product that comes directly from Pentaho itself with all of the benefits, features, and programs that come along with a paid application such us analysis services, dashboard design, and interactive reporting.

    The alternative is an open source version, which the public is permitted to add to and tweak the product. This solution has its advantages, aside from the fact that it is free, in that there are many more people working on the project to improve its quality and breadth of functionality.

    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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    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
    Cargo 2000 Lufthansa, Marketo, ModCloth, Cardiac Science, Telefonica, ExactTarget, Active Broadband Networks, and Brussels Airport.
    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 Company21%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Educational Organization7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Healthcare Company25%
    Insurance Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company5%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Pentaho Business Analytics is ranked 10th in Reporting Tools with 3 reviews while Windward Core is ranked 6th in Reporting Tools with 1 review. Pentaho Business Analytics is rated 7.0, while Windward Core is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Pentaho Business Analytics writes "Great automation, easy migration, and a rather simple setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windward Core writes "Strong layout and design capabilities; leverages every aspect available in Word-native formatting". Pentaho Business Analytics is most compared with Knowage, Microsoft BI, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Tableau and IBM Cognos, whereas Windward Core is most compared with Docmosis, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft BI, Tableau and OpenText Magellan BI & Reporting.

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