The Kinder-Gartner Magic Quadrant
Ever have things you just can’t explain when it comes to the behavior of your reporting software? Wonder where those rows went or how your simple calculation converted into something unknown even by fuzzy math standards?
It’s magic, Kindergartner magic. There’s no need to explain, just say “it’s magic”. You know, the tooth-fairy, Santa Claus type of magic.
The Kinder-Gartner Magic Quadrant is made up of, pardon the pun, these four criteria; the scariness factor of what could have caused such a thing to happen, the factor of fun for who or what completed the action, the mystery or sheer inability of anyone to be able to explain how it happened and lastly trouble avoidance; not even the cat with bird feathers in her mouth goes without a treat when reaching this pinnacle.
From the mysterious breaking of the ceramic cookie jar to the fumbled equation that totaled the column total with the total of the rows, clever measurements are taken to ensure that the explanations from the other three quadrants are used to land the action or object in question clear of trouble.
Windward isn’t magic. It’s simply good software that abides the KIS principle, Keep It Simple. As users think of reports in Microsoft Office tools, they want their reports to be in MS Office. Windward makes that possible; empowering the users to design their reports and at the same time empowering developers to insert tags and use auto-joins to connect the data to the report template.
Check out how Windward hits the upper right quadrant!
Let me know how you reach the upper right quadrant, sans the magic of course.