Why Windward for SharePoint?
SharePoint users in need of a powerful document generation solution require capabilities that SharePoint alone doesn't provide. Windward turns SharePoint into a unified, comprehensive and easy-to-use system. Our SharePoint DocGen system adds significant functionality to the Microsoft platform, including:
- Version control
Windward SharePoint Document Generation Benefits
Significant time savings. You save countless hours by designing, formatting, and editing templates and documents in Microsoft Office – software you already know how to use – while using intuitive wizards that help generate documents quickly from start to finish. Our document generation is measured in tens of pages per second, not seconds per page.
A better and quicker ROI. Because there's less ramp-up time, a shorter learning curve and minimal training necessary, you see cost savings immediately. Windward handles a variety of data types from a wide range of data sources, so there's no expensive data conversion process. And streamlined integration with your current infrastructure eliminates expensive installation costs.
Better use of company resources. Windward features built-in version control, so you always know who's working on what. There's no wasteful duplication or time lost trying to reconstruct original content.
Improved efficiency and security. Our solution includes top-notch organizational tools, including dashboards and folders. Plus, it enhances security through the ability to set permissions. And because the solution is open source, you can tweak the code so it easily accomplishes tasks critical for your organization.
Empowered users. A powerful and flexible report scheduler gives users the documents they need, when they need them. And the ability to generate documents in a wide range of formats, including DOCX, PDF and HTML, ensures the output is in the desired format.
Why Open Source?
It's rare that the code for a full-blown commercial product is turned over to the end users – but that's exactly what we've done here. Our open source solution means you are better able to customize it to work with your unique SharePoint setup.
How Windward's SharePoint DocGen Works
Our SharePoint document generation solution integrates into your already existing SharePoint setup. Users design documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint and run them in SharePoint. The docgen system is composed of three parts: a tool for designing document templates, an engine for generating documents, and an open-source SharePoint add-in for additional functionality such as scheduling and version control.