Picture this: a business user at a mid-size company requires a certain type of document on a weekly basis. This business user has specific design requirements, which requires a developer to code a template that incorporates all the design elements. The template is created, the business user is happy with the look, and all is well… until the next time that the business user needs to edit the template. Without coding experience, the business user is stuck in a time-consuming back-and-forth with the developer. Both individuals end up wasting copious amounts of time working towards the finished product. Neither the business user nor the developer are effectively using their time -- and the end result doesn’t meet anyone’s expectations.
If this scenario sounds familiar, we have the solution: the easy-to-use Windward Designer. Our customers' workflow and collaboration is transformed when business users are able to retain control over every aspect of template design. Windward Designer is an Add In to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) that allows business users to leverage the tools they already know, minimizing communication between developers and business users during the design process. Not only can business users own the entire template design process, but small template changes can be performed by the business user in a matter of minutes. For those business users seeking to hone their skills, Windward continuously releases new product tutorials and training to help accelerate the design capabilities of business users.
Centralizing template design to one individual saves everyone time and frustration. Our product suite can be embedded into existing applications with just 11 lines of code. For users who want a standalone solution, we offer Windward Solo.