Windward Core vs. Windward Hub

Which is the best framework for your needs?

Determining whether either our Core or our Hub solution is the best depends on your needs. Both of these solutions include our Designer, which is the magic that makes Windward an amazing solution.

If you have your own application and you want to add document generation to your application, then Windward Core is what you need. This provides you an API where you pass in a template and datasource(s) and it returns a generated document. In this case, all template & generated document management, scheduling, etc. is on you. All the core does is convert a template+datasource(s) into a document.

If from an API you also want template & document management, scheduling, dispatching, etc., then Windward Hub is what you need. The Hub is a solution provided through our hosted website where you set up your document automation in your browser.

If you want a complete document automation solution, then Windward Hub is what you need. This is a sign up and use, no programmers required, complete document automation solution. It gives you the ability to manage your templates, schedule & on demand generate documents, and save & dispatch those generated documents.

Another way to illustrate the difference, Windward Hub is built on top of Windward Core.

Windward Core

Windward Hub

Design templates with
Windward Designer
Windward Designer
Runs out of the box
No (need to embed in your application)
Yes
API
Yes (only way to call it)
No
Template Manager
No
Yes
Scheduler
No
Yes
Dispatcher
No
Yes
Programmer required
Yes (to embed in the application)
No
Hosted
Optional
Yes (dedicated hosting available)

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