Windward Studios Reviews

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How They Use Windward
Conexus uses Windward to quickly produce required documents at the time of new, personal banking Member onboarding. After replacing a time-consuming, manual paperwork procedure with Windward’s Embedded Solution, the Conexus front line business staff has seen vast improvement in the accuracy, speed and consistency of their new member process. Conexus also plans to expand the use of Windward in many other business processes in the future.
How Windward Benefits Conexus Customers
“Windward helps us give our Members a consistent, quick and accurate experience at the time of onboarding,” said Kevin McCormack, Technology Solutions Manager. “This allows us to spend more time on meaningful conversations that help Conexus determine the best ways to serve our Members’ needs.”

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Windward has made our Reporting Quick & Pleasant

What's Best?

We now get the reports we want. With Microsoft Office (we mostly use Word) as the template designer we can create visually stunning documents with exactly the layout we want. Windward (Office really) makes it incredibly simple to change complex design elements from layouts, effects, spacing, colors and more.

And the smart document logic makes it easy to incorporate our business logic right in the template. This functionality allows us to show or hide data based on specific conditions using logic built directly into the template.

Because templates are designed in Office, our users already know how to design the templates they need. And because that is so easy, most template design work has been turned over to the business users. Not all, we still need to help at times, but most of it. This also means when someone needs a new report, they can create it immediately – no more waiting for someone in dev to do it.
I also love that there’s no longer any code that has to be written for a template. And I was able to embed Windward into our application in about 15 minutes.

What do I dislike?

I wish they had a document processing system. Windward makes designing and generating documents so easy – but that’s it. It would be nice if it then could be used to deliver the documents with a robust workflow system.

Aside from that – no complaints. Windward is a well designed product.

What benefits have we realized?

Instead of having a group of programmers generating documents for the company and customers, each person can create his/her own templates on demand. Individual teams can create the templates that meet their requirements. This is a big savings, not just in lower cost but also quicker turn-around.

This has saved time and resources for us on a colossal scale, as we had issues with document creation (especially when it comes to automation). We now no longer have to do it manually.

And the #1 benefit is we now get the reports we want – exactly as we want them.

Recommendations to others considering Windward Studios
It took me about an hour evaluating it to truly understand the approach Windward takes. It’s a lot better than anything else out there, but better means different. I was first trying to use it the way I used previous reporting systems, and that was awkward.

Once I put aside the old way of designing templates and thought of it as more of a Word document that I was tagging, then everything became fast & easy. You’ll know you’re at that point when you can’t imagine reverting back to another program.

Also, don’t assume that it’s so easy you can turn template design over to business users and you are not needed anymore. You will need to train the business users, mostly on understanding their data, but also some on the concepts in Windward. And you need to remain a resource for when they need to do something complex.

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This Software has helped me a lot, it solves almost my every problem. It has awesome Visually Stunning Designs and Smart Document Logic and save's most of my time.

This software is worth purchasing, it save's a lot of time, and everything is easy to manage and we can easily retrieve our saved data.

It's User interface isn't complicated at all, it's easy to use, with a bunch of tools to help optimist your documents or reports.

At last I would definitely recommend this software.

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Very interesting and useful product. In my opinion the most important is that it provides very fast document generation performance and it's very easy to use for every people who know Microsoft Office. It feels just like you are in a Microsoft Office but with much more options. Technical support is very good and they answer mostly within a couple of hours. For a document generation tool this is not a cheap option but this is the best option in my opinion and I recommend it to everyone.

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This is an adaptable and simple to utilize item. It does what you expect and that's only the tip of the iceberg. It is likewise extremely simple to introduce/arrangement their originator and report motor. They have incredible help, as they are truly learned and supportive. They likewise have bounty preparing materials, and a well-recorded help site.

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Windward Studios is an amazing product. It's easy to use and it has a sleek look to it, which makes it appealing to the eye. They allow you to make your own templates. We have been able to better organize our input data to better serve our customers. But Their designer could be more intuitive, overall perfect

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Windward Studios is an awesome product. I find it to be easy to use and it has a very modern sleek look to it, which makes it appealing to the eye to use. It is user-friendly as well. The product is well documented and support is very good with a quick turnaround. They have great support, as they are very knowledgeable and helpful.
I find it to be very useful to me and very amazing and handy to have.

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Windward Studios is a product that stimulates user creativity to break the current stereotypes that exist on different platforms. Also the use is very practical and easy to handle. I can not complain I find it a very useful tool for my work and day to day

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Easy to manage and modify. Connection with different source type is very easy and gives the flexibility to use data from multiple data sources in the same file. It saves a lot of time preparing complex documents and also it works with multiple platforms, multiples databases.
The language used for programming is very intuitive. After attending one online training of windward, I was already able to create my own reports.

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Windward Studios is very useful and extremely necessary for my projects.

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Great experience working with Winward. Very responsive team, They really care about your experience. Most of the time I am dealing with very complex situations and they never brushed me off. Great product, great support and I see that product is changing all the time to evolve to better and better version.

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Windward helps us give our Members a consistent, quick and accurate experience at the time of on boarding,” said Kevin McCormack, Technology Solutions Manager. “This allows us to spend more time on meaningful conversations that help Co nexus determine the best ways to serve our Members’ needs.”
Windward Studios is an awesome product. It's easy to use and it has a sleek look to it, which makes it appealing to the eye. User-friendly. Easy to create documents that are visually impressive. You can make your own templates. It is a Microsoft Office add-ins. I dislike nothing about the Windward Studios product. I find it to be useful to me and handy to have.

Pros:
It does what you expect and more. It is also very easy to install/setup their designer and report engine. They have great support, as they are very knowledgeable and helpful. They also have plenty training materials, and a well-documented support site.

Cons:
There is a bit of a learning curve with the designer. They have a "Wiki" support site and its well documented, but can be hard to find what you need.

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Windward Studios is just an amazing service. Their really beautiful designs and their awesome templates makes that everything have a really good modern style. It's easy to create documents, that are visually really impressive. Maybe it's one of the bestest products that I used in my life, I highly recommend to all the people who want to try something new. I dislike nothing about this product.

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Windward Studios is an awesome product. It's easy to use and it has a sleek look to it, which makes it appealing to the eye. User-friendly. Easy to create documents that are visually impressive. You can make your own templates. It is a Microsoft Office add-ins. I dislike nothing about the Windward Studios product. I find it to be useful to me and handy to have.

[Edited by IsabellaBellaBlankenship, August 12]

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