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Create Stunning Reports Using PHP and Windward

Would you believe us when we tell you that you can create stunning and amazing reports by just adding 13 lines of code in your applications?

Yes! All it takes is just 13 lines of code of JavaScript, HTML, and PHP to transform your boring report generation process into a lively and more dynamic one!

We know that you need extreme focus in writing codes for the more important aspects of your app. So, as much as possible, you do not want to be distracted by the small and mundane task of creating reports. The good news is that you can let anyone in your organization create reports with Windward.

Even those with only the most basic knowledge in programming languages can be 10 times more efficient with report generation with Windward by creating reports that are not only intuitive but visually appealing through its dynamic layouts and formatting.

How It Works?

When your whole system is founded upon PHP or other programming languages, Windward starts out by letting PHP call the RESTful engine and then pulling the pertinent data from one or more sources and converts them into a more comprehensive format that lets business users understand them even without technical knowledge of the programming language. The data is sourced from either SQL, JSON, or XML.

Moreover, Windward has the ability to pull data from different sources and combine them in a single report where cross-referencing happens in its template queries.

After which, you can start designing your report templates. At this point, you might initially think that since your process is running on PHP, you would have to deal with the technical terminologies.

But, fret not.

Windward enables the users to use a very familiar application as your design tool – Microsoft Office.

Windward can be integrated into MS Office applications, providing it with more features and functionalities to let you or anyone in the company who has little to no background of PHP do the reporting. This integration provides a lot of benefits including:

  • The whole integration is provided by the RESTful server. There is the option of requesting it as a URL and the report is created as a response.
  • There can be both an asynchronous and synchronous calls provided to the client library. Because of this, the whole integration will only require 13 lines of codes at maximum.
  • The core designer is Microsoft Office. And, most business developers are a master of MS Office applications after using it for several years. So, if you can imagine your reports being made in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, that is how your reports can be made! What’s even more amazing is that you may only need to create your designs once and you can save it as templates for future reference.
  • The reports can be exported in different formats supported by most MS Office applications and standard computer systems such as DOCX, PPTX, PDF, XLSX, HTML, PostScript, SVG, and even print-ready ones.
  • The whole integration will only take less than a minute. Moreover, since you will be working with MS Office, you can create the reports a lot faster because of the familiarity with the application.

About Windward

For more than 10 years, Windward has continually provided efficient solutions to businesses when it comes to report and document generation. For years, we have kept our clients happy and satisfied as we save a lot of time and cut their production costs by almost half. With the introduction of new programming languages like PHP and others, Windward aims to service businesses who are settled with the programming language of their choice.

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.