Say goodbye to frustration and hello to Windward Studios

Windward makes it unbelievably easy to create visually appealing, data-powered documents right in your application. So easy, in fact, that our widely used platform is the new standard for document automation. With Windward, you can create impressive documents in significantly less time that are custom tailored to your company's needs.

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Free-Form Design Control

Drop-In Embedded Code

High-Performance Output

Windward's Designer

Windward Designer is a free-form design environment available as Microsoft Office add-ins for Word, PowerPoint and Excel. These familiar and intuitive builders allow anyone to create and edit templates in a fraction of the time it takes with other tools. Simply insert your desired layout and formatting using Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, then customize your templates with the Windward add-in, which makes inserting data tags a breeze.

Next, begin the design process, which doesn't require any coding experience and can be completed in minutes.

Finally, insert data tags directly into your content using our Portable Object Doclets (PODS) feature, which allows users to quickly and easily reuse applicable content from other templates, from address blocks and footers to datasource connections. No matter how complex the query, our wizards make every job easy for business users and developers alike.

MS Word with example template.

Windward's Engine

The Windward Engine is a set of embedded code libraries, available in JAVA, .NET, and RESTful, that can be integrated into your new and existing applications. The Engine and Designer work in sync to pair data inputs with stunning designs and seamlessly integrate with just 11 lines of code. With these universal, hard-working lines of code, youcan customize a document's content with dynamic, conditional business logic. The Engine allows you to precisely display the data you want, delivering agenerated document with data merged from your selected datasources based on your inserted tags and specified parameters. The result is a beautiful, data-rich document fully customized to your specifications and available in popular document formats such as DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, HTML, PDF, and more.

Create your data-rich documents in just a few simple steps:

Design your template in Word, Excel, PPT in the Windward Designer.
Tag desired data to be displayed in your template from your data source and save your new template.
Pass your new template and data source(s) to the Windward Engine.
Enjoy your newly generated document, hot off the press and returned within seconds.

Streamline Cost Savings

Our customers regularly report savings between 50% and 90% in template design and production costs. With our solution, business users can self-serve, eliminating the wasteful back-and-forth that is typical of document automation today. Windward's solutions minimize the burden on developers, who can enjoy uninterrupted time to work on critical development tasks instead of spending time on simple layout changes. Once templates are embedded, business users simply use the Engine to pair their selected template with the desired data, creating exactly what they want without relying on other departments' timelines.  Even if you have a developer working on your report, don't sweat it—template creation time will still be a fraction of the alternative's time. That's time and money you get to save.

Incredibly Intuitive Interface

Have you ever used Microsoft Office? We thought so, which is why we've designed our Designer platform to perform within the Microsoft Office Suite.  Our platform serves as an add-in feature within Microsoft Office, combining our expertise in data-powered document automation with the familiar features of Microsoft Office. Our tool minimizes new user training and eliminates any required programming skills to create visually stunning documents that look precisely the way you want.

Simple and Easy Integration

Integrating Windward's solution into new and existing applications couldn't be easier. You can embed Windward with as little as 11 lines of code, which we provide in various coding languages for your convenience (JAVA, .NET, and RESTful). Embed this universal code once and enjoy endless document generation potential.  Our Windward Engine can be deployed on your existing server along with other applications, or on a dedicated server to accommodate your specific performance and security needs.

Visually-Stunning Designs

With access to all of the document design components of Microsoft Office, you can create the charts, tables, graphs, and other relevant visuals that match the designs you want. The Precision Design Control feature from Microsoft Office makes it incredibly simple to change complex design elements from layouts, effects, spacing, colors, and more. With no layout restrictions and powerful native Office functionality, you can create absolutely beautiful documents faster and easier than ever before.

Smart Document Flexibility

With Windward's Smart Document flexibility, you can decrease the time and cost required to create targeted and segmented documents for different audiences.  The functionality allows you to show or hide data or content based on specific conditions using logic built directly into the document template. The result is precise, powerful data combined with impressive visuals that translate into flexible, scalable documents that meet your specific customer needs every time.

Development Time Savings

What used to be an extended amount of time with alternative solutions can be achieved in hours, sometimes minutes, with Windward's solution. If you think it may be time for a change, let us prove to you that it is. Not only do we take less developer time to create well-designed documents, but Windward also cuts down the overall lead-time for creating such documents, so developers can meet internal demands for document generation on time and in style.

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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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