Supported File-Based Data Sources
You’ve selected a file-based data source because it allows you to take advantage of the portability of your data. Now you’re looking for an equally robust reporting package, one that you don’t have to build yourself and that speaks directly with your files.
Meet the Windward Solution.
The following data sources are supported within the Windward solution:
Why Windward for File-based Data?
With Windward, you deliver better looking reports, on time.
The Windward product suite helps you embed advanced reporting and document generation functionality into your new or existing software application. The Windward Java and .NET engines quickly and cleanly embed into your codebase and connect with your file-based data source or sources.
By employing the Windward reporting and document generation solution, you to take advantage of several of the best features of file-based sources like Microsoft Excel©, XML and Microsoft Access (ODBC).
The advantages include:
Enjoy Complete Control Over Your Data Structure
Data structure is always an important concept when you are building an enterprise reporting system. With a file-based data source you have exact control over the structure and relations that exist between your data.
The structure of your data is the foundation for any software that interacts with it. With Windward, you can execute exact control over the relations and layout, allowing you to fine-tune the reporting process and increase performance and efficiency.
Take Advantage of Portability
You can create your templates both at your workplace or on the go. You use portable files for just that purpose, portability. You can design and generate your reports just the way you expect your data to function, online or offline. Windward’s products allow you to operate in both worlds.
Improve Your Use of Native Functions
Certain file-based systems enable you to use native functions to work with your data in an efficient manner. Windward will only populate your templates with the data you select, driving performance and scalability.
Several file-based data sources like XML and Microsoft Excel contain native functions to provide you with a toolbox full of data selection options. Windward’s ability to use these functions natively extends those options, meaning less time crunching your data and more time using it.
Design Templates with Ease
Once your programming is completed, non-developer employees and other end users apply the Windward AutoTag design tool to create report templates in Microsoft® Office®. Novice users can apply Windward’s intuitive connection wizards to create complex queries with simple drag and drop actions, directly linking their templates to your file-based data source.
They can then run and distribute those reports when and where they want, in widely used and widely accepted formats.
Expect Exceptional Support
All Windward solutions include full documentation, 3-minute express training, live or on-demand training webinars, tutorials, examples, code samples, and everything else you might need.
We offer quick and courteous customer support. In the words of our customers at RepLink, “Customer service is outstanding. Windward does just what we need it to do.”
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