Dashboards are invaluable and key to having up to date information for decision making. At the same time, when you have a hammer that does not make every problem a nail. For some information dashboards are not the best solution, nor are B.I. products the best solution.
For example, in the present Coronavirus pandemic one of the most critical pieces of information is a running daily total of people tested, people with the virus, and people hospitalized. To generate clear reports on this information the best tool is a reporting or document automation solution.
As a second example, if you’re a healthcare provider, as you streamline your processes to handle the giant influx of patients due to COVID-19, you need regular reports to show the new processes are being followed. You don’t enforce a process with random glances at dashboards & B.I. queries, you do it with systematically generated documents.
Windward provides an optimum document automation solution for this. Because the template designer can easily be used by business users, and there’s no code behind requiring developers, the business user can create templates and then run those documents immediately. Without needed to get others to schedule time to do their part.
And with the ability to pull from multiple datasources and no limitations on layout or formatting, you can easily get exactly what you want. All the data you need, presented exactly as desired.
Equally important when everything needs to be done yesterday, you can be up and running with Windward in 5 minutes. You can have your first template created in 30 minutes and subsequent ones will be faster.