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Boulder, CO 80301
Free Upgrade Available to Windward Reports Design Tool
Boulder, CO, September 25, 2007 � Windward Reports�, a leader in enterprise report generation, today
announced a major upgrade in its report design tool with its release of AutoTag 5.0. Long considered the
industry standard in easy-to-use reporting tools, AutoTag has always included helpful wizards and intuitive design
functionality. With more than 40 feature improvements included as part of AutoTag 5.0, this release marks the
single largest improvement in Windward Reports functionality since its inception. The multitude of improvements
Windward has packed into this update offer AutoTag users a new level of design freedom in addition to its famous
ease of use. This upgrade is available at no charge to any Windward AutoTag customer whose support was
current as of July 1, 2007.
Among the improvements to AutoTag 5.0, customers requested three areas specifically, Charting & Graphing,
Windward�s new Tag Editor and the �Nickname� Feature. The new Chart Editor offers vastly improved charting
capabilities, making chart building easier, offering extensive new layout and color options, enhanced chart
support, as well as the ability to edit chart layouts item by item. The Chart Tag Editor allows the user to choose
and edit the chart or graph in extra tabs right on the report template.
AutoTag 5.0 has completely streamlined the data tag process, as well. Data Tags are the �place holders� inserted
into a report template that are used as indicators of where the actual data flows in from a database when the
report is run. With its revamped Tag Editor, Windward introduces tabbed tag editing, intuitive layout and smart
tabs that know when to display or hide. Tags are logically grouped, browsable and can be turned off /on as a
toggle. The Drag & Drop features facilitate fast and easy data tag construction, where things can be dragged out
of a data pane, automatically creating the Xpath or SQL Statement. Auto Tag�s new Nickname Feature lets you
decide the tag name, choosing what is shown when and including comments as well.
�In AutoTag 5.0 we tried to pack every improvement that our customers had asked for in our product�or our
competitors� for that matter,� CEO and Founder David Thielen, �Now, with AutoTag 5.0 there is one product that
offers pretty much anything that a report designer could want in the way of both design capabilities and data
insertion. And it�s still completely easy to use; we�re very proud of that.� Windward�s customers have long
maintained that they save up to 90% of the time it takes with other report design tools, largely due to AutoTag�s
ease of use.
About Windward Reports
Launched in 2002, Windward Reports is the only full-featured, robust J2EE/.NET reporting engine to use
Microsoft Word as a layout tool, putting report-design and generation power in the hands of the end user,
technical or non-technical. Any user can create reports with almost no learning curve. Windward Reports works
by merging any XML, SQL or custom data source�or any combination thereof�with a Microsoft Word report
template. It feeds data into the template to create a what-you-see-is-what-you-get report that can be generated in
DOCX, PDF, .RTF, HTML, WordML, .XLS, SpreadsheetML, .TXT, or multipart-MIME-email format. Windward
Reports developer and production systems are available for purchase or free trial at
Windward Reports� user group spans 65 countries and all continents except Antarctica. Applications include
financial statements, inventory reports, product-usage reports, purchase orders, invoices, training certificates,
timesheets, and licenses, as well as applications requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Patriot Act, HIPAA, Health
Level Seven, Gramm-Leach-Blailey, Basel II, and other U.S. and international acts affecting financial services,
real estate, government, and insurance industries. Windward has headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Lisa Harris
VP, Marketing
303-499-2544 x1184
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