"Should You Buy or Build Reporting Software?"
Here’s a look at 10 key considerations that will guide your decision.
What is the RESTful Engine?
Windward’s RESTful Reporting Engine can run on either your intranet or the Internet as your internal reporting solution or as part of a larger platform-agnostic solution. The RESTful Reporting Engine is one part of the Windward Embedded Solution (see below for more detail).
What Can You Do with The RESTful Reporting Engine?Windward
Design Templates in a Familiar, Free-Form Interface
AutoTag, Windward’s template design tool, lets you create report and document templates in Microsoft Office — making data layout easier than ever. Instead of battling a proprietary reporting interface such as Crystal Reports, you design reports on your desktop just like any other document with Office’s powerful formatting and features.Windward
Integrate into Any Application
In need of reporting or docgen functionality for your application? With Windward’s RESTful Engine, it doesn’t matter what language and platform you are using because you work in your favorite programming environment. Integrate the Engine using a simple RESTful API that can be called from browsers and all major programming languages.Windward
Expect Great Documentation and Support
The RESTful Reporting Engine includes full documentation and a professional support team. Our online documentation includes tutorials, code samples, and everything else you might need. We measure ourselves by our response times and as our customer Mark Knutson at LESA says, “Windward as an agency has been great to work with. They’ve been really responsive.”Windward
Connect to Multiple Data Sources Simultaneously
Windward lets you connect to as many data sources as you need when creating a report or document; it’s easy with our intuitive data source connectors.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.
How Does Web-Based Reporting Software Fit in the Windward Reporting Solution?
The RESTful Report Engine uses the templates designed in AutoTag to create customized reports from your databases and other data sources, then the Engine generates customized reports from your data. Most use cases with the Engine involve at least one instance of AutoTag.
- Windows operating system (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2005, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2)
- Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
- The “.NET Framework 4.5 Features” Feature with all sub-components (“.NET Framework 4.5″ and “WCF Activation”)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008 (any edition, including Express)
Expect Exceptional Support
Windward delivers quick and courteous customer support, with a 98% satisfaction rating from our customers.*
Our product support includes full documentation, 3-minute express training, live or on-demand training webinars, tutorials, examples, code samples, and everything else you might need. In the words of our customers at RepLink, “Customer service is outstanding. Windward does just what we need it to do.”
*How do we know this? Each month, we tally our satisfaction scores from post-support surveys.
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