"Your Data: Friend or Foe?"
11 essential tips for creating a reporting-friendly database.
Windward is simply the easiest and most flexible way to create professional reports from your OData data sources. Create and manage an unlimited number of OData reports/documents based on tables or queries.
Take advantage of a friendly wizard-style interface to select only the data you wish to view on your report, sort the data in any manner, export reports to all common formats, and much more.
Web Based Data Sources Supported by the Windward Solution
Why Windward and Web-Based Data Sources?
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 web-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 web-based sources like JSON and SalesForce.com.
The advantages include:
Spend Less Time Programming
With a Web-based data source, the syntax returned is much simpler than a connection to your entire data backend. Windward is able to analyze and propagate it with ease and speed in a low memory footprint.
Keep Reporting Lean and Fast
You have taken advantage a data medium that offers accessibility and simplicity in your organization. Web-based data sources return only the required set of data in lean structured syntax via a fast and efficient method. Windward builds on this advantage through a low memory footprint by analyzing and propagating it to deliver your reports with speed and ease.
Connect Only to the Data You Need
Almost every system is connected these days, and Windward enables those connections. By only returning the data your template needs, you have laid the groundwork for a performance-rich reporting system.
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 Web-based data source.
They can then run and distribute those reports when and where they want, in widely used and widely accepted formats.
Key Benefits for OData Reporting with Windward
- A solution that runs on YOUR platform.
Windward is available for Java (pure Java), .NET (100% managed code) and virtually any other programming language.
- You choose your programming language.
Create high-performance, multi-threaded and modular applications in Java, C#, VisualBasic, C++, Python, or PHP that you can build and run on desktop, server and embedded platforms.
- Simple to embed.
Incorporating Windward into your program can be as little as 14 lines of code. (Note: template design is in Office but the engine does not use Office – details at Behind the Scenes.)
- Easy to generate complex queries.
The wizards are so intuitive that someone new to OData template design can generate almost any query.
- Streamlined data access.
Createdatasets of complex views to provide simple tables to access that data.
- Fast and flexible template design.
You design reports in Microsoft® Word and Excel®, so there’s little training or learning curve – and you get a UI that is superbly designed for document generation. Plus, the non-banded design tool lets you do things that are impossible with other OData reporting tools.
- Significant time savings through reusable elements.
Windward Pods give you a powerful way to drag and drop data tags and complex sub reports – with no limitation on the combination of documents and tags in the Pod. Plus, you can pull in additional text and documents with a single tag, repeat parts of the document, include conditional parts of the document, and more.
- Powerful data selection.
Commands to select data include a large number of equations and functions, and you can easily add your own for more power.
- Lightning fast report generation.
Report/Document generation is measured in pages per second, not seconds per page.
With Windward, your template is a free-form document – exactly how OData reporting and document generation should be.
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.”
Try Windward Today
Experience firsthand the ease that Windward brings to your OData reporting needs.