"Labor Day is when we celebrate our nation's productivity, and programmers are most productive when they can work in the language they're most comfortable with," said Annette Grotz, marketing manager at Windward.
Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Learning to speak another language isn't always easy. That's why enterprise software giant Windward has announced it will take the labor out of reporting, document generation and business intelligence by allowing users to configure its application to work in virtually any programming language. The new Enterprise Reporting Programming Languages page introduces businesses to reporting in a wide range of languages, from C# reporting to Python reporting to Ruby reporting and more.
"Labor Day is when we celebrate our nation's productivity, and programmers are most productive when they can work in the language they're most comfortable with," said Annette Grotz, marketing manager at Windward. "Our language flexibility means developers can use their expertise while saving themselves – and their employers – significant time."
Windward started out with Java reporting Engine and soon added a .NET reporting Engine, and the company has now introduced a number of wrappers that allow users to program in other languages. For example, Python and PHP wrappers exist for the Java Engine, and C++, C# and Visual Basic wrappers are in place for the .NET Engine. Windward also offers Javelin, a platform-agnostic scheduling and report server for programming in nearly any language desired, including Ruby and Python.
That flexibility is a hit at Windward, where an informal poll of an internal development team revealed a variety of favorite programming languages. Some programmers touted the open-source benefits of Java, while others said Ruby was the most practical or C#'s design made it the perfect reporting language.
For more information about enterprise reporting in any programming language, please visit http://www.windward.net/programminglanguage.php.
Windward offers business intelligence, enterprise reporting, document generation and Web-based business intelligence solutions. Launched in 2002, Windward is the only full-featured, robust Java and .NET engine to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as a layout tool, putting template design and report and document generation power in the hands of the end user. Any Office user can easily and securely create reports and documents with almost no learning curve. Additionally, OEMs and VARs use Windward’s reporting component.
Windward works by merging any XML, SQL or custom data source—or any combination thereof—with a Microsoft Office report template. It feeds data into the template to create a what-you-see-is-what-you-get report or document that can be generated in DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, PDF, HTML, direct to printer, RTF, XLS, WordML, TXT, and CSV. Windward runs as a standalone application or in an enterprise computing environment. Also unique, Windward implements in hours, offers affordable server-based pricing, and offers “prompt, fantastic” technical support via a 24/7 support forum and support contracts. A free trial of Windward's products is available at http://www.windward.net.
The Windward user group spans 70 countries. User applications include financial statements, inventory reports, product-usage reports, purchase orders, invoices, training certificates, timesheets, and licenses. Other applications include reporting to meet requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, International Financial Reporting Standards, Patriot Act, ARRA, HIPAA, Health Level Seven, Gramm-Leach-Blailey, Basel II, and other U.S. and international acts and accords affecting financial services, real estate, government, and insurance industries and the consultants and integrators serving them.