Prettier, Easier, Faster: Windward

Beautiful documents designed in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, populated with your JSON data, and pixel perfect output generated by the Windward engine: This is the Windward solution!

The Windward suite of products allow you to design your dream documents, reports, invoices, and more in Microsoft Office and then bring them to life with data from your JSON data source! The Windward Report Designer operates as a plug-in to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. After installing, simply open your preferred editor and see the feature rich Windward ribbons in the Office toolbar. We recognize that Microsoft Office offers an unparalleled set of features as well as longtime reliability. You can connect to your JSON data from inside the Windward Report Designer, and from there we empower you to insert your data directly into text, tables, charts, headers, footers, and more! No need to learn another design tool, if you know Office you already know how to design Windward templates!

For the same reasons Windward makes such beautiful reports,it also allows you to design your reports faster than any other product in the industry. Our users are already familiar with Microsoft Office and with Windward they get to use the same tools for their template design as they already use every day. On top of that, Report Designer does not require you to code your templates, making long term maintenance manageable and troubleshooting an ease.

To make our product even more accessible and friendly to use,Windward offers a set of powerful Select Wizards that make your data easy to query for professional developers and professional business users alike. Editors for advanced technical users allow them to write complex JPath queries unencumbered by a design tool. On the other hand, we also offer an easy to use JPath Wizard for writing selects to assist business users in conquering their data, without in-depth knowledge of writing in JPath. These Wizards make writing complicated JPath selects as easy as pointing and clicking the nodes you desire. For those in need,Windward Select Wizards make template development available entirely to business users without requiring the assistance of developers, in our experience,a win-win for everyone!

After developing a Windward template in the Windward Report Designer, we enable our users to generate pixel perfect output utilizing one of our Windward Engines. We offer a Java and a .NET engine for easy incorporation into your companies Java or VB.NET/C# applications, as well as a RESTful Engine that can be integrated with any language. The Windward Engines then output to a handful of high demand format types including DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, Printer, and more. The Windward Engines are powerful and high performance, allowing you to handle high volumes of output with ease. Additionally, the Windward Engines can be embedded in your solution in as little as 13 lines of code!

For users not looking to embed reporting into an application and instead seeking the power of batch output and scheduling we offer the Windward Artist: a standalone Report Designer paired with scheduling and batch output capabilities. No need to get caught up in coding an in-house application to handle your report generation. Instead manage your scheduling and output settings all inside of the Windward Report Designer and then receive pixel perfect output documents on your schedule!

If you’re looking for a feature rich document designer that can incorporate your JSON data, look no further! With consistently high customer satisfaction and the ability to produce the best-looking reports in the industry in the shortest amount of time, Windward stands alone.

If you don’t believe it can be that good, please try a free 14 day trial of our software and walk through our JSON tutorial!

Also check out our SQL, XML, and OData tutorials to see how Windward works with the world’s top data providers, individually or all in the same template!

For over 10 years Windward has been making software that allows business users and developers to create data-powered documents of all types including: forms, proposals, statements, reports, presentations and more. Windward's novel approach allows users to "tag" elements within standard Microsoft® Office documents to be dynamically replaced with data from common data sources when output. Windward's solutions have become the leading choice for developers adding reporting and document generation capabilities to their applications in over 70 countries around the world.

Windward's solutions include scalable high-performance output engines written for .NET, Java, and RESTful  applications coupled with design environments that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Windward's customers regularly report savings well over 50% in template design and production costs. And, their business users enjoy being empowered to design and edit templates without having to involve development resources. Windward's "drop-in" code libraries allow developers to add best-in-class reporting and document generation capabilities to their applications in less time, by orders of magnitude, compared with other platforms or in-house development. Proudly located in Boulder, Colorado, Windward is dedicated to making reporting and document generation more effective and accessible to business users and developers everywhere.

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