What is the Windward Engine?
The Engine is a set of code libraries for integrating reporting and document generation into both internal and commercial software applications. The solution is easy to embed, and you can connect the Java Report Engine or .NET Report Engine to virtually any data source.
What Can You Do With the Windward Engine?Windward
Embed Reporting Easily Into Your Application
You and your development team can integrate reporting and document generation functionality into your application in fewer than 20 lines of code.Windward
Install on Your Existing Server
You can use your existing server because the Windward Engine does not require its own stand-alone server or a separate physical server. Microsoft Office is not required to be installed on the server.Windward
Work in Your Preferred Programming Language
The Engine works with all .NET and Java languages. Looking for a solution that works with your particular language of choice? Check out our extensive languages page.Windward
Connect to Multiple Data Sources Simultaneously
Windward allows you to connect to as many data sources as you need when creating a report or document; it’s easy with our intuitive data source connectors. View a list of supported data sources.Windward
Generate Any Output Format You Need
You can output to whatever standards your organization and customers have. Choose from DOCX, RTF, PDF, HTML, XLSX, or even directly to your printer. Don’t see your format listed? Drop us a note.
Attain Impressive Reporting Speed
The Windward Engine is so fast output is measured in pages per second, not seconds per page. There is no tradeoff between efficient memory use and fast speed. The Windward Engine doesn’t bog down your system and is ideal for embedding in your own software application.Windward
Produce Lots of Reports Per Day
You can produce hundreds of thousands of reports every day. The Engine is fully re-entrant and thread safe.Windward
Expect Great Support
The Engine includes full documentation and a professional support team. Plus, the Catapult help guide includes tutorials, examples, code samples, and everything else you might need to integrate the Engine. In the words of our customers at RepLink, “Customer service is outstanding. Windward does just what we need it to do.”
How Does the Engine Fit in the Windward Solution?
AutoTag is the Windward design tool that lets you create report and document templates in Microsoft Office. The Engine uses the templates designed in AutoTag to create customized reports from your databases and other data sources. Most use cases with the Engine involve at least one instance of AutoTag.
- Any version of Windows that can run .NET 3.5. works as the operating system. This includes Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
- No webserver (IIS, Apache, etc) required.
- Java 1.4 or higher.
- If you are running Java on a Unix system, all fonts used in the templates must be properly purchased and installed for a Unix system.