Over the last year, Windward Studios has kept its spot as the top ranked document generation tool, according to IT Central Station’s user community. These Windward Studios reviews come from enterprise tech professionals from a wide range of industries, and all offer a glimpse into their unique experiences with the solution without vendor bias.
As the IT Central Station team combed through the reviews, however, we found that many of Windward’s customers highlighted similar benefits that contributed to the tool’s consistent top ranking. This post will go into four of these top-mentioned benefits in more details, which we hope will help others looking for authentic, impartial tech reviews in their market research.
One major benefit discussed in Windward Studios’ reviews is the time savings it provides:
“The templates used to have to be filled out individually for each file. We currently have over 5000 files active in our system, so this saves the user a lot of time.” - Paul F., Web Specialist
“It saves our time in designing reports. It creates better layouts and performance. We already have more than 20 templates. We output PDF and Word formats.” - Haleh M., .Net Developer - Data Analyst
Another major benefit that came up in Windward Studios’ reviews is the fact that their customers can create customized templates within the documents themselves:
“We have multiple banks using our system, and they all have different formatting needs. AutoTag allows our users to design the templates based on differing needs of the banks. So the ability Windward provides for users to have design and layout control is important.” - Paul F., Web Specialist
“Portable Object Doclets (PODs), from a usability perspective, are great. If I have a header that is needed in multiple documents, I could just create a POD for that header portion of it, then drag and drop that POD in any template that I want. I don't have to worry about recreating it in multiple places. It's simply create it once and reuse it multiple times.” - Hit M., Vice President at PSC Group, LLC
Another benefit that comes up frequently in Windward Studios’ reviews is their interface, which is particularly intuitive due to its ability to offer templates within the Microsoft Office Suite:
“The two features that I like the best are the ability to generate Word and Excel documents, and the ability to create my templates directly inside those software sets. It's absolutely
critical for me as a user to have design and layout control, because all of my reports are very, very customized. I have to have control over the ability to generate and to control what they look like.” - Mike B., Co-owner at a tech company
“It uses Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as base templates, so when you generate, it's easy for clients to upgrade, and maintain, and generate out either a PDF or an actual Excel spreadsheet.” - Jim A., SVP, Product Development and Quality Assurance at a tech vendor
Windward Studios’ ability to reduce overall costs is another top-mentioned benefit discussed in their reviews:
“It has helped reduce costs. Maybe not in a direct way, helping us, but we are helping our customers to reduce their costs.” - Head of Client Evolution And Services at AxeFinance
“It means we can let our clients maintain the templates directly, without our involvement. Previously, it was very messy and clients were not happy with the costs of maintaining and updating templates.” - COO at a tech services company
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