2018-02-26T10:10:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your primary use case for Windward Studios?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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WimCuyvers - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at CNC Consultants
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2020-02-05T08:05:00Z
Feb 5, 2020

I integrate Windward in software solutions and have done so for customers that work in the financial industry. In general, I don't deal with the customer regarding commercial issues related to Windward. The idea is that Windward handles financial contact with the customer and they tell the customer that for training, for integration, or for questions about Windward for their particular application, there is a company available in Europe that can assist them with service training and onsite service. This is what I have been doing for the last five months for a customer in the Netherlands. My company acts as an independent after-sales consulting company. If the customer wants to have training on Windward or the customer wants to have somebody make templates, that's where I come in. An example of one of my customers' use cases for Windward is that if you go to the bank and ask for a loan, they will ask you questions like your name, your birth date, your address, what kind of job you have, how long you worked there, how much money you make a year, etc. At some point, my customer — the bank — will want to print a document for you of five, 10, or 15 pages where everything is written, including all the terms of the loan, so you will have it all on paper. What we do with Windward is we create all these pages and, depending on the input parameters we get from the bank's software, we create a Word or a PDF document which the bank can give to you. Any document that is, in principle, standardized, but each version needs to be a little bit different, can be created with Windward.

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reviewer1255479 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Support Specialist at a construction company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2019-12-23T17:22:00Z
Dec 23, 2019

I create Windward templates for the Otis Elevator company. These templates are for complicated specifications and proposal documents that our sales reps use for selling elevators. The end result of these Windward templates are documents that perfectly fit the concept of "putting your right foot forward." Our primary use is for the sales reps to build these documents, based upon XML files created in the background on our document server. Our secondary use is for the public to be able to generate elevator specifications from Otis.com.

Mike Horrocks - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President of Product Management at Baker Hill
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2019-08-28T05:33:00Z
Aug 28, 2019

Our banking industry clients, as they're using our system, have a need to generate documents that give them some flexibility that are unique to the clients' needs and to the circumstances at hand. But at the same time, they want consistency so that they're not breaking any regulations. That's exactly what the Windward team provides us: that ability to have consistent generation of documents, but at the same time to give the end-user some flexibility to create whatever they need to, based on their particular circumstances. Windward is a critical component of our next-gen solution. The solution was built around our legacy environment because we wanted to make sure that we could migrate as many clients over to it as possible, without causing disruption. Windward was a critical component of that functionality. We built it knowing full well that we would want to have Windward be a part of it going forward.

2019-03-12T18:56:00Z
Mar 12, 2019

Windward AutoTag is an add-in for Microsoft Word and other products. We use AutoTag to pull in data from our software to create standard documents for all clients, and customized ones as needed.

2019-02-21T08:22:00Z
Feb 21, 2019

We use Windward for generating documentation for validation projects. We do computer systems validation. Validation is a software testing methodology used by life sciences companies, and we generate hundreds and hundreds of documents.

OS
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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2019-02-07T12:28:00Z
Feb 7, 2019

Dynamic document generation via API is our primary use case.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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2019-01-21T09:10:00Z
Jan 21, 2019

It's a good product, it's efficient. We have integrated it in our wealth management product for the last eight years. All our PDF generation, client-advice, client invoices, and letter generation - any document that goes to a client - is generated through Windward in our wealth management solution. The integration works quite well.

LZ
Head of Client Evolution And Services at AxeFinance
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2019-01-20T09:14:00Z
Jan 20, 2019

We are using Windward to generate documents, as a solution in our application. We have a software editing application and we are using Windward to generate documents for our customers. Our customers are financial institutions and each customer implementation is a use case.

Hit Mistry - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at PSC Group, LLC
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2019-01-20T07:09:00Z
Jan 20, 2019

The primary use case is for report automation.

Juriaan Kloek - PeerSpot reviewer
IT implementation consultant at BearingPoint Caribbean
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2019-01-13T11:37:00Z
Jan 13, 2019

The use case is that we are building a backend application for the tax office here in Curaçao. The tax administration sends out documents to people who need to pay taxes. All the communication, all the letters, are designed using Windward products and are also generated by Windward engines. We are not using it as a report-generation tool. We are using it more as a letter/document generation tool. With the functionality of Windward, we can adjust the documents dynamically to the individual needs of every taxpayer. The "if this then that" functionality in Windward allows us to design the documents dynamically so that there is only information on the document that is relevant to the taxpayer.

Hit Mistry - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at PSC Group, LLC
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2018-03-27T19:01:00Z
Mar 27, 2018

Simple and intuitive with a focus on business teams being able to support/maintain reports. It was important for us to aggregate data from external disparate systems and combine it onto a single report. Windward has no limitations on the number of data sources or number of pages a template can have, which made it the obvious choice. Leveraging native capabilities of MS Office (i.e., formatting text, page numbering, resizing images, etc.) saved us a ton of time that we would have spent coding on other platforms.

Jim Aiken - PeerSpot reviewer
SVP, Product Development at High Line Software Corporation, a Neogov Company
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2018-03-15T07:51:00Z
Mar 15, 2018

We are a software company. We put out a payroll and personnel software package. We use it to write all our package reports, and we allow our clients to make their own custom reports with it, as well.

Neil Carroll - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Management & Owner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
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2018-02-26T10:10:00Z
Feb 26, 2018

Transforming our reports, that are natively in JSON format, to have a human-readable format associated with them.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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Transforming our reports, that are natively in JSON format, to have a human-readable format associated with them.
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We are a software company. We put out a payroll and personnel software package. We use it to write all our package reports, and we allow our clients to make their own custom reports with it, as well.
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Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 31, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Neil Carroll - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Management & Owner at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Feb 26, 2018
The ability for Windward to be licensed as a black-box and to be retained in our servers behind our firewall was an absolute must in our business model. Without this, licensing would not be possible.
Jim Aiken - PeerSpot reviewer
SVP, Product Development at High Line Software Corporation, a Neogov Company
Mar 15, 2018
This is tough to say, because we have a contract with them, where we we sell it for use with our application only, in a package bundle. We're reselling it to our clients, so I can't really comment on what they might sell to somebody that was going to use it in-house. We negotiated our prices many years ago, and while they go up a little bit here and there, they've been pretty steady.
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