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Create Amazing Reports with Windward on SharePoint Platform

Windward makes complex reporting on SharePoint a cinch and here’s how...

SharePoint is implemented in a lot of organizations to make their project a success. Similarly, it is also essential for organizations to have an overview of the progress of the project, including the current assets that are already in use and the ones that you are still about to create.

But,reporting is NOT one of the innate abilities of SharePoint. It is mainly a cloud-based collaborative platform where a team can have common access to files. It is not intended to be a full project management software with reporting abilities.

So,how do we solve this minor demise?

Enter Windward

Fortunately,Windward has the solution for you! SharePoint, being one of Microsoft’s products, utilizes OData. At Windward, we love OData. It is an API with a very intuitive design that provides a more organized way of presenting data to its users.

The bottom line is that Windward can be integrated into SharePoint platform so it can create reports!

The way it works is really simple. You integrate Windward with your SharePoint account with only 13 lines of codes.

No fuss anymore!

Then, it will source the data from the built-in OData API in SharePoint and then present it in a more intuitive manner.

But,it just doesn’t stop there...

Windward, Even Better

Windward understands that reporting should not consume a lot of your time. This is why we created a solution that will make report designing a lot easier and faster.It does this by communicating with MS Office applications, the tools that we are all already familiar with.

Windward’s Template Designer can be integrated with MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint so you can have a very wide creative freedom to design and layout your reports and documents. Now, you do not have to spend a huge chunk of your time going back and forth your SharePoint account and using unfamiliar software programs.

You can easily connect Windward, SharePoint, and MS Office altogether so it becomes a very powerful report and document generation tool. Here are a few more benefits you can get with Windward:

  • Windward is built with OData in mind. So, it is fully functional with SharePoint.
  • You can create reports according to your preferences using the built-in tools in MS Office in a fast and easy way.
  • You can integrate and combine different OData source into a single report. This means that you can create minimal reports even if you maintain different SharePoint accounts. Moreover, you can also use different data sources like JSON and XML
  • Finally, since you are working with MS Office applications, you can export your reports in globally accepted formats like DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, and a lot more.

About Windward

Windward has been the front runner when it comes to document and report generation solutions for an extensive range of industries for more than a decade now.Through the years, we have continued to provide awesome solutions to the growing demands of reporting in business organizations.

The clients of Windward say that they save up a lot of their time using Windward and they cut their production costs by up to half.


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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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