A Comparison of Docmosis & Windward

Comparisons & Features of Two Top Document Generation Tools

If you’re working with document generation, be aware of the plentitude of options out there. The Windward Solution and Docmosis are two common choices. We have created this comparison to help you understand the merits of both.

Throughout its decade of product development, Docmosis has held two things constant: it surrounds the user with absurd amounts of syntax and when the user gets stuck, provides almost no support. The amount of syntax for such a simple task is uncanny and failing to type the syntax correctly leads to an error in the document generation.

While Docmosis does have unique features, like a Cloud option, it fails to capitalize on them with its poor support systems. When a user runs into an error, Docmosis’ FAQ is largely incapable of helping the user and finding help online is nearly impossible since it lacks internet presence. Sure, you can decide to opt for Docmosis and spend absurd amounts of time typing and fixing simple syntax errors and waiting for support, but we all know how that ends: in frustration.

Windward simplifies this process by providing the user with Windward Designer and a much more reliable support system. With the help of Windward Designer, table and chart creation is quick and to the point, taking advantage of Microsoft Office and building upon it. Syntax errors become a thing of the past with Windward Designer doing the heavy lifting. The table below provides an overview of Docmosis and Windward, and its selection of key features.

Product Comparison Table

Feature

Windward Studios

Docmosis

Designer Environments

Windward Studios
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Docmosis
Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice

Template Formats

Windward Studios
DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, HTML
Docmosis
DOC, DOCX, ODT

Output Formats

Windward Studios
PDF, Printer, HTML, DOCX, WORDML, RTF, XLSX, XLS, PPTX, TXT, PostScript, EPS, SVG, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, CSV
Docmosis
PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT, HTML, RTF

Customization

Windward Studios
Freeform design allows users to intuitively make layout and formatting changes inOffice a tool they know. Create modern looking reports that impress clients.
Docmosis
Simple tables, inability for charts, absurd amounts of syntax for tags, font changing takes time, hard to design template with margins, tables, text boxes, etc.

Data Selection

Windward Studios
Drag/Drop Intuitive SQL, XPath, JPath (JSON), SalesForce, and OData wizards make selecting data as easy as creating an email filter.
Docmosis
Lack of wizards. Must add specific syntax to document for the engine to know what to generate.

Data Sources

Windward Studios
SQL, XML, JSON, Salesforce, OData, and more...
Docmosis
XML or JSON

Support

Windward Studios
Windward provides the user with live support (phone, email, & forum), tutorials, free webinars, comprehensive documentation, strong internet presence, and more.
Docmosis
Lacks a more thorough FAQ section. Little to no internet presence, support is lacking and takes a while to contact.

Learning Curve

Windward Studios
Easily design template in tools you know through the Microsoft Office Suite, create tags with drag and drop design/wizards.
Docmosis
Some programming in Java, C#, .NET, etc. Must remember every detail of syntax for document generation to work correctly.

Tag Creation

Tag creation in Docmosis has proven to be a tedious and unnecessary step, but thanks to Windward Designer, creating tags for elements is a breeze.

Docmosis

Windward Studios

Adding tags in Docmosis (Left) is annoying andfilled with unnecessary syntax while in Windward Designer (Right), you just open the DataBin in the AutoTag tab and drag and drop the data you want!

Summary

Windward offers convenience and a host of ease-of-use features unavailable to Docmosis users.

With Windward you can:

Reporting for high-volume output and a familiar user-friendly design environment

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For over 10 years, Windward has lead the industry with our world-class document generation platform that creates visually stunning, data-powered documents designed exactly the way users want and are created in a fraction of the time and cost compared to existing solutions. Proudly located in Boulder, Colorado, Windward Studios is the premier solution for developers and business users adding reporting and document generation capabilities to their applications in over 70 countries around the world.

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