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Simulation Software Survey- Or/Ms Today, October 2015

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Typical Applications of the
software

Primary Markets for which the


software is applied

aGPSS Simulation System


Education

General purpose discrete events


simulation for situations with
uncertainty requiring many runs

Education, esp. students of


business, logistics and supply
chain systems

Analytica

Lumina Decision Systems,


Inc

All kinds of modeling and decision


support, including decision
analysis, uncertainty, risk,
optimization.

Economics, energy, environment,


engineering, education, financial,
operations planning, project
management

AnyLogic

AnyLogic North America

Multimethod general-purpose
simulation tool. Discrete Event,
Agent-Based, and System
Dynamics modeling.

Supply chains, logistics,


healthcare, manufacturing,
pedestrian dynamics, defense,
marketing, social processes, and
more.

Arena
Professional
Edition

Rockwell Automation

Arena is used for simulating and


analyzing existing and proposed
systems as well as operational
analysis.

Manufacturing, Supply Chain,


Government, Healthcare,
Logistics, Food and Beverage,
Packaging, Mining, Call Centers

Arena Standard
Edition

Rockwell Automation

Arena is used for simulating and


analyzing existing and proposed
systems as well as operational
analysis.

Manufacturing, Supply Chain,


Government, Healthcare,
Logistics, Food and Beverage,
Packaging, Mining, Call Centers

Argo

Booz Allen Hamilton

Spreadsheet based Monte Carlo


simulation

Finance, Cost analysis,


Engineering

BLUESSS
simulation
package

Stanislaw Raczynski

Discrete event and continuous


simulation

Engineering, academic

CircuitLogix

Logic Design Inc.

Simulation of Electrical and


Electronic circuits

Colleges, Universities, Technical


Training Centers

CSIM 20

Mesquite Software, Inc.

system simulation

computer systems,
communication systems,
education

DiscoverSim
Version 2

SigmaXL, Inc.

Excel Add-In for Monte Carlo


Simulation and Global
Optimization

Quality, Design for Six Sigma,


Risk and Project Management

DPL

Syncopation Software

capital investment decision


analysis, R&D prioritization, risk
analysis, Monte Carlo simulation,
valuation

pharmaceutical, oil & gas, energy,


new product development,
environmental, utilities

Enterprise
Dynamics

INCONTROL Simulation
Solutions

Manufacturing, Material Handling,


Logistics

Manufacturing, Material Handling,


Logistics

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator (EPS)

ProModel Corporation

Web-based simulation analysis of


multiple, simultaneous
project/product plans across one
or more portfolios of projects

Project & Portfolio


Planning;Strategic Resource
Capacity Planning;Product
Development,R&D;Project
Selection & Prioritization

Epicenter SaaS
Platform

Forio

Import business models, develop


sophisticated User Interfaces,
experiement with scenarios for
business process execution.

Enterprise & Higher Ed. - Change


Management, L&D, Innovation,
Project Management, Customer
Experience & Lifecycle

ExtendSim AT

Imagine That Inc.

DE processes: production lines,


supply chains, Lean/Six Sigma,
call centers, logistics, emergency
rooms, transportation.

Manufacturing, Business,
Healthcare, Security & Defense,
Transportation, Pharma, Green &
Environmental Eng,
Communication.

ExtendSim Suite Imagine That Inc.

Reliability, High-Speed/Volume
Processes, Packaging Lines,
Agent-Based, Process Flows,
System Design, Prescriptive
Analytics.

Food & Beverage, Manufacturing,


Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining, Pulp &
Paper, Government & Public
Sector, Sales, Mgnt Presentation

FlexSim

FlexSim Software Products,


Inc.

Simulation and modeling of any


process, with the purpose of
analyzing, understanding, and
optimizing that process.

Manufacturing, packaging,
warehousing, material handling,
supply chain, logistics,
healthcare, factory, aerospace,
mining.

FlexSim
Healthcare

FlexSim Software Products,


Inc.

Simulation and modeling to


analyze, optimize, and better

Healthcare, healthcare systems,


architecture.

Software

Vendor

aGPSS

understand healthcare systems.


GoldSim

GoldSim Technology Group

engineering risk analysis, strategic environmental engineering,


planning, system design and
mining, water resources, energy,
reliability, water resource
nuclear, waste management
management, waste management

GPSS/H

Wolverine Software

General-purpose discrete-event
simulations

Mining & Logistics

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

Alion Science & Technology

Human performance modeling

defense, manufacturing, air traffic


control

JaamSim

Ausenco

Free open-source software for


discrete-event and continuous
models. Easy to use GUI, fast and
scalable to the largest models.

Manufacturing, education,
research, etc. Industry-specific
palettes of objects can be added
by users using Java.

LogixSim

Logic Design Inc.

Simulation suite providing test,


debug and programming of
electronics, PLCs, Robotics

Colleges, Universities, Technical


Training Centers

MedModel

ProModel Corporation

process optimization and


healthcare and life sciences
improvement, resource utilization,
system capacity and throughput,

Micro Saint
Sharp

Alion Science and Technology General purpose tool. Process


improvement/optimization, cost
justification, lean
implementations, human/system
performance.

Healthcare, Human Performance,


Supply Chains, Manufacturing,
Defense, Marketing, Finance,
Energy, Education, Transportation

ModelRisk Vose Software BVBA


Industrial Edition

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

Vose Software BVBA

Excel add-in for advanced risk


analysis using Monte Carlo
simulation and optimization

Science; Engineering; Oil/Gas;


Pharma; Utilities;
Aerospace/Defense;
Construction; Manufacturing;
Business; Mining/Metals

ModelRisk Vose Software BVBA


Standard Edition

Excel add-in for simple risk


analysis using Monte Carlo
simulation

Aerospace & Defense;


Construction; Manufacturing;
Government; Business; Mining &
Metals

Oracle Crystal
Ball

Oracle Corporation

Spreadsheet-based Monte Carlo


simulation, optimization, and
time-series forecasting

Business, financial, energy,


pharma, environmental,
healthcare, defense,
manufacturing, education,
telecommunication

Patient Flow RX

ProModel Corporation

Strategic High Level Patient Flow


and Bed Management

Healthcare

Pedestrian
Dynamics

INCONTROL Simulation
Solutions

Crowd management & control

Architects, AEC, Facility Owners,


Emergency & Security Managers,
Schools

PLCLogix

Logic Design Inc.

design, test, debug programmable Colleges, Universities, Technical


logic controller (PLC) programs
Training Centers
using realistic 3D simulation

Polaris

Booz Allen

Polaris is an Integrated Cost and


Schedule Risk Analysis Monte
Carlo Solution

All markets with complex projects


including, Construction, IT,
Energy, DOD

Process
Simulator

ProModel Corporation

Lean, SixSigma, value stream


mapping, process mapping, flow
chart simulation, continuous
process improvement

All

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

ProModel Corporation

process optimization and


manufacturing, production,
improvement, resource utilization, supply chain and logistics,
system capacity and throughput, healthcare and life sciences

Proof Animation Wolverine Software


(2D animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)

Concurrent and post-processed


animation of discrete-event
simulation models.

Logistics, transportation,
manufacturing

RASON Analytics Frontline Systems Inc.


API

Business risk analysis, resource


allocation decisions under
uncertainty

Finance/investment, insurance,
pharmaceuticals, oil and gas,
some consumer apps

Risk Solver Pro / Frontline Systems Inc.


Platform

Business risk analysis, resource


allocation decisions under

Finance/investment, insurance,
pharmaceuticals, oil and gas,

uncertainty

MBA education

RoboLogix

Logic Design Inc.

design, test, debug industrial


robotics programs using realistic
3D simulation

Colleges, Universities, Technical


Training Centers

SAS Simulation
Studio

SAS

Discrete-event simulation: supply


chains, resource management,
capacity planning, workflow
analysis, cost analysis, more.

Manufacturing, banking,
pharmaceutical, health care,
energy, government agencies,
retail, education, transportation,
etc.

Simio
Design/Team

Simio LLC

Ideal product for professional


modelers and researchers.
Powerful OO modeling and
integrated 3D animation for rapid
modeling.

Academic, Aerospace & Defense,


Airports, Healthcare,
Manufacturing, Mining, Military,
Oil & Gas, Supply Chain,
Transportation

Simio Enterprise Simio LLC


Edition

Increase your model lifecycle with


a single tool that builds models
and extends them into Risk-Based
Planning and Scheduling

Academic, Aerospace & Defense,


Airports, Healthcare,
Manufacturing, Mining, Military,
Oil & Gas, Supply Chain,
Transportation

Simio Express

Simio LLC

Powerful, fully functional objectbased modeling with integrated 3D


animation providing both a fast
start and rapid modeling

Academic, Aerospace & Defense,


Airports, Healthcare,
Manufacturing, Mining, Military,
Oil & Gas, Supply Chain,
Transportation

Simio Portal
Edition

Simio LLC

Once your model is built, you can


store it in Portal Edition to run
experiments, create plans, run risk
analysis, and more!

Academic, Aerospace & Defense,


Airports, Healthcare,
Manufacturing, Mining, Military,
Oil & Gas, Supply Chain,
Transportation

SIMPROCESS

CACI

SIMPROCESS is a hierarchical
Military, government,
modeling tool that combines
corporations, universities,
process mapping, discrete-event
interanational, foreign
simulation, Activity-Based Costing

SIMUL8
Professional

SIMUL8 Corporation

Lean, Assembly Line, Strategic


planning, BPMN, Line Balancing,
Healthcare Systems, Shared
Services, Capacity Planning

Manufacturing, Healthcare,
Education, Engineering, Supply
Chain, Logistics, Business, BPMN,
Lean, Public Sector, Call Centers

SIPmaker(tm)

ProbabilityManagement.org

Generates SIP libraries from


existing @Risk or Crystal Ball
models, also built-in random
generators compatible with XLSim.

@Risk, Crystal Ball, or XLSim


users who want to create SIP
libraries for use in other
applications.

SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

ProbabilityManagement.org

Automates the generation of Data


Table simulations in native Excel.
Runs thousands of trials, reads
SIP libraries.

@Risk, Crystal Ball, and Risk


Solver users who want to build
standalone versions of their
applications in native Excel.

SLIM

MJC2

Logistics and supply chain


simulation and planning

All logistics, manufacturing and


supply chain operations

SLX

Wolverine Software

Discrete Event Simulation

Transportation, Air Traffic Control,


Manufacturing, Logistics,
Healthcare

Solver SDK Pro / Frontline Systems Inc.


Platform

Business risk analysis, resource


allocation decisions under
uncertainty

Finance/investment, insurance,
pharmaceuticals, oil and gas,
marketing

Stat::Fit

Statistically fits to your data the


most useful analytical distribution
and exports into specific forms for
simulation.

Simulation and Modeling, Risk


Assessment, Reliability, Quality,
Engineering and Financial
Management

Tecnomatix Plant Siemens Product Lifecycle


Simulation
Management Software Inc.

Discrete-event simulation,
visualization, analysis and
optimization of material flow,
resource utilization and logistics.

Automotive OEM, Automotive


Tier-1, Consulting, Aerospace,
CPG, Logistics, High-tech &
Electronics, Machinery,
Healthcare

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator (TLS)

Ausenco

Mine-to-port and port-to-port


supply chain logistics for the
mining and oil & gas industries.

Ports, marine terminals, off-shore


platforms, railways, pipelines,
shipping, transshipment, barges,
shuttle tankers, FPSO/FSO

WITNESS

Lanner

Facility and Process Design,


Resource and Throughput
optimization

Manufacturing, Oil and Gas,


Healthcare, Nuclear, Defense

Geer Mountain Software


Corp.

Software

Operating Systems

aGPSS

Windows; Mac OS X 10.10


and later

Analytica

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

AnyLogic

Windows, Mac, Linux

Can the software


use a
multiprocessor
CPU if available?

Can the software


utilize other
software to
perform
specialized
If so, name which
functions?
software:
y

Proof Animation of
Wolverine Software

Microsoft Excel, a variety


of solvers, anything
accessible by COM or
ODBC

Excel, Access, any kind of


database, any Java/DLL
library e.g. for bayesian
or neural networks.

Arena
Professional
Edition

Microsoft Windows 8,
y
Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2
or later), Microsoft Windows
XP Pro or Home (32-bit SP3,
64-bit SP2), Microsoft
Windows Server 2008

OptQuest

Arena Standard
Edition

Microsoft Windows 8,
y
Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2
or later), Microsoft Windows
XP Pro or Home (32-bit SP3,
64-bit SP2), Microsoft
Windows Server 2008

OptQuest

Argo

Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

Microsoft Excel

BLUESSS
simulation
package

Windows

CircuitLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Gerber PCB export

CSIM 20

Windows, Linux

any libraries available to


C/C++ programs

DiscoverSim
Version 2

Microsoft Windows Vista with


Service Pack (SP) 2, or later
operating system (Windows
10 Compatible).

DPL

Windows, Mac version beta

Excel, user-written DLL's

Enterprise
Dynamics

Windows XP, Windows 7,


Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Various

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator (EPS)

For Server: Windows For


y
Client: Mac or PC run browser
with Microsoft Silver Light

Microsoft Project Server

Epicenter SaaS
Platform

Windows, MAC, IOS, Android, y


Linux

Excel, Python, R, Vensim,


STELLA/iThink, Julia

ExtendSim AT

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10,


2000 or better; Macintosh OS
X 10.4-10.6

Excel, Access, SQL


Server, MySQL, Stat::Fit,
JMP, Minitab, any custom
DLL.

ExtendSim Suite

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10,


2000 or better; Macintosh OS
X 10.4-10.6

Excel, Access, SQL


Server, MySQL, Stat::Fit,
JMP, Minitab, any custom
DLL.

FlexSim

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and


10

Excel, database software,


C++ applications

FlexSim
Healthcare

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and


10

Excel, database software,


C++ applications

GoldSim

Windows Vista, Windows 7,


Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and
Windows 10

any software that can be


compiled as a DLL

GPSS/H

Windows

Builtin DLL call feature.

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

Windows XP through Windows y


7 or Linux

JaamSim

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Any software that can


read or write text files or
that can be called from
Java.

LogixSim

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

MedModel

Windows Vista/7/8

Excel, Access,

Micro Saint Sharp Microsoft Windows

Excel, Visio, Visual Studio


(C#)

ModelRisk Windows (XP or later)


Industrial Edition

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

Windows (XP or later)

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

ModelRisk Standard Edition

Windows (XP or later)

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

Oracle Crystal
Ball

Windows

Patient Flow RX

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Excel

Pedestrian
Dynamics

Windows XP, Windows 7,


Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Various

PLCLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Polaris

Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3 or higher,
Windows Vista, Windows
7, Windows 8

Import Microsoft Project


and Primavera P6 files

Process Simulator Windows 8,7,Vista,XP

Visio, Excel

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

Windows Vista/7/8

Excel,Access

Proof Animation
(2D animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)

Windows

RASON Analytics
API

Cloud-based, OS-independent y

Virtually any web-based


software/API

Risk Solver Pro /


Platform

Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10)

XLL Functions

RoboLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

SAS Simulation
Studio

Windows

SAS and JMP software,


either run externally or
embedded via SAS
Program block.

Simio
Design/Team

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

Microsoft Azure,
Wonderware,
OptQuest, .Net Programs
(over 60 languages
supported), Excel,
Access, SQL Server,
MySQL

Simio Enterprise
Edition

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

Microsoft Azure,
Wonderware,
OptQuest, .Net Programs
(over 60 languages
supported), Excel,
Access, SQL Server,
MySQL

Simio Express

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

OptQuest, Excel, Access,


SQL Server, MySQL

Simio Portal
Edition

Any Web Browser

SIMPROCESS

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,


Server 2003, Server 2008, or
Server 2012, Linux

MS Excel, any SQL


DBMS, any software with
a programmatic interface

SIMUL8
Professional

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Excel, Stat::Fit,


OptQuest, SQL
Databases

SIPmaker(tm)

Windows

SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

Windows and Macintosh OS

Uses the Microsoft Excel


platform

SLIM

Windows, Linux, Unix

SLX

Windows

Any Windows DLL, e.g.,


Wolverine's Proof
Animation Software

C/C++, C#/.NET, Java,


R, MATLAB, PHP,
JavaScript code

ExtendSim, ProModel,
Simul8, ProcessModel

Solver SDK Pro / Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10),


Platform
Linux, Azure, AWS
Stat::Fit

PC/Windows

Tecnomatix Plant Windows 7, 8, 10


Simulation

Matlab, C dlls, MS-Excel,


SAP, Simatic IT,
Teamcenter, Autocad,
Microstation

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator (TLS)

Any software that can


read or write text files or
that can be called from
Java.

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

WITNESS

Windows 7, 8 or 10

Can link in any COM


enabled DLL or EXE as a
component module

Software

Operating Systems

aGPSS

Windows; Mac OS X 10.10


and later

Analytica

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

AnyLogic

Windows, Mac, Linux

Can the software


use a
multiprocessor
CPU if available?

Can the software


utilize other
software to
perform
specialized
If so, name which
functions?
software:
y

Proof Animation of
Wolverine Software

Microsoft Excel, a variety


of solvers, anything
accessible by COM or
ODBC

Excel, Access, any kind of


database, any Java/DLL
library e.g. for bayesian
or neural networks.

Arena
Professional
Edition

Microsoft Windows 8,
y
Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2
or later), Microsoft Windows
XP Pro or Home (32-bit SP3,
64-bit SP2), Microsoft
Windows Server 2008

OptQuest

Arena Standard
Edition

Microsoft Windows 8,
y
Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Microsoft Windows Vista (SP2
or later), Microsoft Windows
XP Pro or Home (32-bit SP3,
64-bit SP2), Microsoft
Windows Server 2008

OptQuest

Argo

Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

Microsoft Excel

BLUESSS
simulation
package

Windows

CircuitLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Gerber PCB export

CSIM 20

Windows, Linux

any libraries available to


C/C++ programs

DiscoverSim
Version 2

Microsoft Windows Vista with


Service Pack (SP) 2, or later
operating system (Windows
10 Compatible).

DPL

Windows, Mac version beta

Excel, user-written DLL's

Enterprise
Dynamics

Windows XP, Windows 7,


Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Various

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator (EPS)

For Server: Windows For


y
Client: Mac or PC run browser
with Microsoft Silver Light

Microsoft Project Server

Epicenter SaaS
Platform

Windows, MAC, IOS, Android, y


Linux

Excel, Python, R, Vensim,


STELLA/iThink, Julia

ExtendSim AT

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10,


2000 or better; Macintosh OS
X 10.4-10.6

Excel, Access, SQL


Server, MySQL, Stat::Fit,
JMP, Minitab, any custom
DLL.

ExtendSim Suite

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10,


2000 or better; Macintosh OS
X 10.4-10.6

Excel, Access, SQL


Server, MySQL, Stat::Fit,
JMP, Minitab, any custom
DLL.

FlexSim

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and


10

Excel, database software,


C++ applications

FlexSim
Healthcare

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and


10

Excel, database software,


C++ applications

GoldSim

Windows Vista, Windows 7,


Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and
Windows 10

any software that can be


compiled as a DLL

GPSS/H

Windows

Builtin DLL call feature.

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

Windows XP through Windows y


7 or Linux

JaamSim

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Any software that can


read or write text files or
that can be called from
Java.

LogixSim

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

MedModel

Windows Vista/7/8

Excel, Access,

Micro Saint Sharp Microsoft Windows

Excel, Visio, Visual Studio


(C#)

ModelRisk Windows (XP or later)


Industrial Edition

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

Windows (XP or later)

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

ModelRisk Standard Edition

Windows (XP or later)

Other software that can


be controlled by C++ or
VBA macros

Oracle Crystal
Ball

Windows

Patient Flow RX

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP

Excel

Pedestrian
Dynamics

Windows XP, Windows 7,


Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

Various

PLCLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Polaris

Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3 or higher,
Windows Vista, Windows
7, Windows 8

Import Microsoft Project


and Primavera P6 files

Process Simulator Windows 8,7,Vista,XP

Visio, Excel

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

Windows Vista/7/8

Excel,Access

Proof Animation
(2D animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)

Windows

RASON Analytics
API

Cloud-based, OS-independent y

Virtually any web-based


software/API

Risk Solver Pro /


Platform

Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10)

XLL Functions

RoboLogix

Windows XP, Vista, WIndows


7, Windows 8, Windows 10

SAS Simulation
Studio

Windows

SAS and JMP software,


either run externally or
embedded via SAS
Program block.

Simio
Design/Team

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

Microsoft Azure,
Wonderware,
OptQuest, .Net Programs
(over 60 languages
supported), Excel,
Access, SQL Server,
MySQL

Simio Enterprise
Edition

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

Microsoft Azure,
Wonderware,
OptQuest, .Net Programs
(over 60 languages
supported), Excel,
Access, SQL Server,
MySQL

Simio Express

Microsoft XP, Windows


y
Vista, Windows 7, Windows
8 or Windows 10. Both 32 and
64 bit operating systems are
fully supported

OptQuest, Excel, Access,


SQL Server, MySQL

Simio Portal
Edition

Any Web Browser

SIMPROCESS

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,


Server 2003, Server 2008, or
Server 2012, Linux

MS Excel, any SQL


DBMS, any software with
a programmatic interface

SIMUL8
Professional

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Excel, Stat::Fit,


OptQuest, SQL
Databases

SIPmaker(tm)

Windows

SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

Windows and Macintosh OS

Uses the Microsoft Excel


platform

SLIM

Windows, Linux, Unix

SLX

Windows

Any Windows DLL, e.g.,


Wolverine's Proof
Animation Software

C/C++, C#/.NET, Java,


R, MATLAB, PHP,
JavaScript code

ExtendSim, ProModel,
Simul8, ProcessModel

Solver SDK Pro / Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10),


Platform
Linux, Azure, AWS
Stat::Fit

PC/Windows

Tecnomatix Plant Windows 7, 8, 10


Simulation

Matlab, C dlls, MS-Excel,


SAP, Simatic IT,
Teamcenter, Autocad,
Microstation

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator (TLS)

Any software that can


read or write text files or
that can be called from
Java.

Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

WITNESS

Windows 7, 8 or 10

Can link in any COM


enabled DLL or EXE as a
component module

Software

Can the
software be
controlled or
run by an
external
program?

Does the
software provide
Can the software be the ability to
customized by user monitor how the
using model
CPU cycles are
primitives or
used during
Which software can control or run programming
execution of a
the product?
languages?
model?

aGPSS
Analytica

Any application (including MS Office)


that supports COM interface.

AnyLogic

AnyLogic models can be exported as y


standalone Java applications that can
be called/controlled from/by any
other application.

Arena
Professional
Edition

Visual Studio for the purpose of


automation as well as VB

Arena Standard
Edition

Visual Studio for the purpose of


automation as well as VB

Argo

BLUESSS
simulation
package

CircuitLogix

Electronics Technician CBT

CSIM 20

user provided

DiscoverSim
Version 2

Microsoft Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and


Excel 2013 with latest service packs
installed.

DPL

Any client that can invoke .NET or


automation methods

Enterprise
Dynamics

Various

Epicenter SaaS
Platform

Wide variaties of 3rd party tools due


to the use of RESTful API's

ExtendSim AT

Can be controlled and communicated y


with as a COM Automation Server by
Excel, Access, or any other Windows
application that can be configured as
an Automation controller.

ExtendSim Suite y

Can be controlled and communicated y


with as a COM Automation Server by
Excel, Access, or any other Windows
application that can be configured as
an Automation controller.

FlexSim

OLE, ActiveX

FlexSim
Healthcare

OLE

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator (EPS)

GoldSim
GPSS/H

y
y

Comman-line launch or Windows


CreateProcess() API

JaamSim

Any software that can read or write


text files or that can launch an
external application.

LogixSim

Industrial Automation CBT

MedModel

Excel, Access, C#,VB ,VBA

Micro Saint
Sharp

Command Line, SharpTalk360

ModelRisk -

Any program capable of calling an API y

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

Industrial Edition
ModelRisk Professional
Edition

Any program capable of calling an API y

ModelRisk y
Standard Edition

Any program capable of calling an API y

Oracle Crystal
Ball

Excel, or any software that supports


COM/OLE

Patient Flow RX

Excel

Pedestrian
Dynamics

Various

PLCLogix

PLC CBT

Process
Simulator

Visio

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

Excel,Access,C#,VB.,VBA

Polaris

Proof Animation y
(2D animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)

Can be file-driven (post-processed) or


concurrent (DLL library calls)

RASON Analytics y
API

Designed for control by any Web or


mobile app

Risk Solver Pro / y


Platform

Visual Basic for Applications

RoboLogix

Industrial Robotics CBT

SAS Simulation
Studio

Any program that is able to launch a


Java application.

Simio
Design/Team

Wonderware, OptQuest, .Net


Programs (over 60 languages
supported)

Simio Enterprise y
Edition

Wonderware, OptQuest, .Net


Programs (over 60 languages
supported)

Simio Express

OptQuest

Simio Portal
Edition
SIMPROCESS

SIMUL8
Professional

Any software that can make web


y
service calls or execute batch or shell
files
y

Microsoft Excel, Any COM enabled IDE y

Command-Line Launch, Windows


LaunchProcess() API

Any user-written application

Tecnomatix Plant y
Simulation

Any software supporting remote


control functionality, e.g, COM

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator (TLS)

Any software that can read or write


text files or that can launch an
external application.

WITNESS

OLE and COM control options.

SIPmaker(tm)
SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools
SLIM
SLX

Solver SDK Pro / y


Platform
Stat::Fit

Model Building

Software

Graphical model
construction
(icon or drag-and-drop)

Model building using


programming/ access to
programmed modules

Run time
debug

aGPSS

Analytica

AnyLogic

Arena Professional Edition

Arena Standard Edition

Argo
BLUESSS simulation package
CircuitLogix

CSIM 20

DiscoverSim Version 2
DPL

Enterprise Dynamics

Enterprise Portfolio Simulator (EPS)


Epicenter SaaS Platform

ExtendSim AT

ExtendSim Suite

FlexSim

FlexSim Healthcare

GoldSim

GPSS/H
Integrated Performance Modelling
Environment

JaamSim

LogixSim

MedModel

Micro Saint Sharp

ModelRisk - Industrial Edition

ModelRisk - Professional Edition

ModelRisk - Standard Edition

Oracle Crystal Ball

Patient Flow RX
Pedestrian Dynamics

y
y

PLCLogix

y
y

Polaris
Process Simulator

ProModel Optimization Suite

Proof Animation (2D animation =


P5, 3D = P3D)

RASON Analytics API

Risk Solver Pro / Platform

RoboLogix
SAS Simulation Studio

Simio Design/Team

y
y

Simio Enterprise Edition

Simio Express

Simio Portal Edition


SIMPROCESS

SIMUL8 Professional

SIPmaker(tm)
SIPmath(tm) Modeler Tools
SLIM

SLX

Solver SDK Pro / Platform

Stat::Fit
Tecnomatix Plant Simulation

Transportation Logistics Simulator


(TLS)

WITNESS

Model Building (continued)

Software
Answer for
product

Input
Distribution
Fitting
(Specify)

Output
Analysis
Support (Specify)

Input
answer for
Output answer for specify
Distribution specify Input Analysis Output Analysis
Fitting
Distribution Support Support:
Fitting

aGPSS

Student's t-distribution
confidence intervals

Batch run or
experimental
design
(Specify)
Batch run or answer for specify
experimental Batch run or
design
experimental
design

Analytica

Fit multiple
distribution
types or
resampling

Many statistical
y
methods, sensitivity and
uncertainty analysis,
regression.

Multiple scenarios or
Monte Carlo
simulation

AnyLogic

31 built-in
distributions
plus custom
distribution.
Distribution
fitting using
Stat::Fit,
ExpertFit, or
other
software.

Reports, charts, output


to Excel or any
database.

Flexible user
interface for creation
of the follofwing
experiments:
Parameter Variation,
Compare Runs,
Monte Carlo,
Sensitivity Analysis,
Calibration, or
custom.

Arena
Professional
Edition

Yes, Arena's
y
Input Analyzer
is used to fit
distributions.

Output Analyzer and


Process Analyzer allow
the user to review
results and users may
also use external
products as well.

Arena's Process
Analyzer allows the
user to run a series
of different model
runs in a batch.

Arena
Standard
Edition

Arena's Input
Analyzer

Arena Output Analyzer


and Process Analyzer

Process Analyzer
allows the user to
run a series of
different model runs
in a batch.

Argo

MLE

Visualization, Custom
Reporting, Custom
Statistical functions etc.

BLUESSS
simulation
package

variance analysis,
confidence intervals

Supports variable
parameter
experiments

CircuitLogix

Monte Carlo

CSIM 20
DiscoverSim
Version 2

y
y

DPL

Enterprise
Dynamics

53 Continuous y
+ Threshold
(where
applicable) +
10 Discrete
Distributions
y

Enterprise
y
Dynamics
comes with
the Autofit
module that
allow users to
generate
distributions

User friendly output


graphics and statistics
in native Excel
workbook.

sensitivity analyses,
numerous graphical
outputs
Enterprise Dynamics
y
has its own
functionalities for the
generation of reports
and also has its own
Experiment Wizard that
allows users to do
extensive analysis.

The Scenario
Manager allows the
user to define
experimental
designs. Batch runs
are part of the
functionality of the
Experiment Wizard.

based on
actual data.
Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator
(EPS)

15
predefined
distributions,
plus
distribution
fitting using
Stat::Fit
software
(additional)

Output analysis reports y


and charts included.
Output to Excel

Unlimited scenarios
can be predefined to
experiment on
parameters

Epicenter
y
SaaS Platform

Using libraries y
such as
Python's SciPy

Using standard
libraries using Python,
R, Julia

ExtendSim AT y

35 pre-defined y
distributions
plus includes
Stat::Fit
software for
distribution
fitting.

Scenario Manager
y
factors and responses
can be dialog variables,
database
tables/records/fields,
and even entire
databases. Also
Sensitivity Analysis,
quantile and interval
statistical analysis,
Gantt charts, and
confidence intervals
plus export to other
applications for
analysis.

At user option. Store


run results in the
internal database or
export to an
external application.
DOE includes
manual, full
factorial, and two
options each for JMP
custom design and
Minitab optimal
design.

ExtendSim
Suite

35 pre-defined y
distributions
plus includes
Stat::Fit
software for
distribution
fitting.

Scenario Manager
y
factors and responses
can be dialog variables,
database
tables/records/fields,
and even entire
databases. Also
Sensitivity Analysis,
quantile and interval
statistical analysis,
Gantt charts, and
confidence intervals
plus export to other
applications for
analysis.

At user option. Store


run results in the
internal database or
export to an
external application.
DOE includes
manual, full
factorial, and two
options each for JMP
custom design and
Minitab optimal
design.

FlexSim

Fully
y
integrated
with ExpertFit.

A full suite of charts and y


graphs in the
Dashboard, as well as
extensive Excel output
options.

An experimentation
engine is built into
the software.

FlexSim
Healthcare

Fully
y
integrated
with ExpertFit.

A full suite of charts and y


graphs in the
Dashboard, as well as
extensive Excel output
options.

An experimentation
engine is built into
the software.

sensitivity and
uncertainty analysis

batch runs

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

Output can be graphed. y

Experimental design

JaamSim

Basic statistics collected y


for all relevant outputs.
Selected outputs can be
logged for more
detailed analysis.

Large numbers of
runs can be batched
across multiple
cores using a simple
batch file or by
external software.

GoldSim

GPSS/H

LogixSim
MedModel

16 statistical
distributions
available

via Output Viewer and


Minitab

can run multiple


scenarios

Micro Saint
Sharp

31 built-in
distributions,
user defined

Automatic path, task,


resource and queue
data collection.

Users can specify a


batch run or can use
the Experiment

distributions

ModelRisk Industrial
Edition

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

As with
ModelRisk
Professional,
includes
parameter
uncertainty,
density,
cumulative,
PP, QQ plots

Statistics calculations.
Built-in charting and
histogram capabilities.
Task timeline display.
Ability to export to
Excel or other
applications for
analysis.
y

Separate Results Viewer


application. Graphical
and stats reports
exportable to
PDF/DOC/PPT/XLS

>100 distributions, >15 y


time series, >11
correlation structures.
Fit by MLE, fit
comparison using AIC,
BIC, LR

ModelRisk Standard
Edition

Oracle Crystal
Ball

feature to define
unlimited different
experimental
conditions and
number of
replications.

Separate Results
Viewer application.
Graphical and stats
reports exportable
to
PDF/DOC/PPT/XLS

Separate Results Viewer


application. Graphical
and stats reports
exportable to
PDF/DOC/PPT/XLS

15 continuous y
and 7 discrete
pre-defined
distributions
with statistical
fitting Output
Analysis

Output analysis includes y


charts, tables, reports
and output to Excel
Batch run or
experimental design

Full batch control


through VBA or
other software
supporting COM/OLE
Optimization

Patient Flow
RX

15 predefined y
distributions,
plus
distribution
fitting using
Stat::Fit
software
included

Output analysis reports y


and charts included.
Also outputs in Excel

Scenarios can be
predefined to
experiment on
parameters

Pedestrian
Dynamics

Pedestrian
Dynamics
comes with
the Autofit
module.

Visual Analysis Support y


is included.

The Experiment
Wizard is supporting
the user in running
batch runs or
perform
experimental design.

Polaris

Beta,
LogNormal,
Normal,
Trigen,
Triangular,
Uniform,
Weibull,
Rayleigh, Early
Peak, Late
Peak, Front,
End, Central
Peak

Process
Simulator

15 predefined y
distributions,
plus
distribution
fitting using
Stat::Fit
software
included

Output analysis reports y


and charts included.
Also outputs in Excel
and Minitab for analysis

Unlimited
scenarios can be
predefined to
experiment on
parameters

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

16 statistical
distributions
available

via Output Viewer and


Minitab

can run multiple


scenarios

PLCLogix

Proof
Animation (2D
animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)
RASON
Analytics API

Nearly 50
continuous
and discrete
distributions

Statistics, risk
measures, percentiles

Risk Solver
y
Pro / Platform

Nearly 50
continuous
and discrete
distributions

Frequency, sensitivity,
scatter charts,
statistics, risk
measures, percentiles

Steady state analysis


included. Output
analysis via SAS
software products.

Experimental
design; automated
via JMP software
integration.

RoboLogix
SAS
Simulation
Studio

Via JMP
software
integration.

Simio
Design/Team

Works with
y
ExpertFit and
Stat::Fit.
Supports table
driven input
sampling

MORE Plots for risk


analysis, sensitivity
analysis, custom
dashboards,
comprehensive data in
pivot tables, export
summary or details to
external packages

Run manual
scenarios with
multiple replications.
Concurrent full use
of all processors.
Built-in ranking and
selection

Simio
Enterprise
Edition

Works with
y
ExpertFit and
Stat::Fit.
Supports table
driven input
sampling

MORE Plots for risk


analysis, sensitivity
analysis, custom
dashboards,
comprehensive data in
pivot tables, export
summary or details to
external packages

Run manual
scenarios with
multiple replications.
Concurrent full use
of all processors.
Built-in ranking and
selection

Simio Express y

Works with
y
ExpertFit and
Stat::Fit.
Supports table
driven input
sampling

MORE Plots for risk


analysis, sensitivity
analysis, custom
dashboards,
comprehensive data in
pivot tables, export
summary or details to
external packages

Run manual
scenarios with
multiple replications.
Concurrent full use
of all processors.
Built-in ranking and
selection

MORE Plots for risk


analysis, sensitivity
analysis, custom
dashboards,
comprehensive data in
pivot tables, export
summary or details to
external packages

Run manual
scenarios with
multiple replications.
Concurrent full use
of all processors.
Built-in ranking and
selection

Run scenarios can be


y
defined and compared;
standard and custom
reports available;
standard and custom
plots available (both
local and remote);
dashboards available
(both local and
remote); output can be
directed to files,
spreadsheets, and
databases

Experiment manager
allows DOE and
batch runs of
experiments

Simio Portal
Edition

SIMPROCESS

Model Fit

SIMUL8
Professional

Custom
options within
software and
Stat::Fit

Multiple Replications
and Scenario
Management

Both

SIPmaker(tm)
SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

Output trials available in


real time for analysis
with native Excel
functions

SLIM

Reporting tools

SLX

Solver SDK
y
Pro / Platform

Nearly 50
continuous
and discrete
distributions

Stat::Fit

32
distributions.
Auto::Fit
capability.
Exports into
specific forms
for simulation
software.

Tecnomatix
Plant
Simulation

Beta,
Binomial,
Cauchy,
Continuous
Empirical,
Erlang,
Gamma,
Laplace,
Normal,
Pareto,
Poisson,
Triangular,
Uniform,
Weibull, and
many others

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator
(TLS)

WITNESS

recommend
ExperFit (not
included with
software)

C++-like
functionality

Statistics, risk
measures, percentiles

Datafit, Charts, Sankey, y


Bottleneck Analyzer,
Energy Analyzer, Neural
Networks

Built-in Experiment
Manager supporting
distributed
simulation

Basic statistics collected y


for all relevant outputs.
Selected outputs can be
logged for more
detailed analysis.

Large numbers of
runs can be batched
across multiple
cores using a simple
batch file or by
external software.

Multi response
tables/charts, variance
and boxplot charts,
confidence intervals,
parameter sensitivity
report. Direct link to
MINITAB.

WITNESS
Experimenter,
simple and
advanced modes,
line by line or
range/sets
combination. Batch
command options
too.

Model Building (continued)

Software

Optimizatio
n
(Specify)

Code
reuse(e.g.,
objects,
templates)

Model
Packaging(e.g
., can
completed
model be
shared with
others who
might lack the
software to
Tools to support
develop their
packaging(Specif Does this feature cost
own model?)
y)
extra?

Answer for
product

Optimizatio answer for


n
specify
optimizatio
n

Code reuse Model


(e.g.,
packaging
objects,
templates,
submodule
s)

aGPSS

Grid search

Analytica

Linear
y
programmin
g, quadratic,
and
nonlinear
solvers.

Yes, including
Analytica Cloud
Player

AnyLogic

OptQuest is y
included in
AnyLogic
Professional.

Models can be
No
exported as
standalone Java
applications or
shared online on
RunTheModel.com
.

Arena
Professional
Edition

OptQuest for y
Arena allows
for
optimization.

We provide Arena
Runtime for this
purpose.

Runtime is available to
users who already have
Arena and can be
purchased.

Arena
Standard
Edition

OptQuest for y
Arena

Arena Runtime

Runtime is available to
users who already have
Arena and can be
purchased.

Yes

No

Argo

answer for tools answer for Does this


to support the
feature cost extra
packaging

No

BLUESSS
simulation
package

CircuitLogix

CSIM 20

DiscoverSim y
Version 2

Local
Smooth:
Sequential
Quadratic
Programmin
g; Local
NonSmooth:
NelderMead;
Discrete
Exhaustive
(all
combinations
for small
discrete
problems);
Global:
MIDACOSOLVER,
Genetic
Algorithm.

DPL

decision tree y
rollback

no tools needed

no

Enterprise
Dynamics

Various
integrated
links to

Free Enterprise
Dynamics Viewer.

Free

optimizers.
Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator
(EPS)

Via
y
experiments
and running
simulation
scenarios

Not required

N/A

Epicenter
SaaS
Platform

Using
y
libraries such
as Python's
SciPy or Julia
JUMP library

Web based
interfaces

No

ExtendSim
AT

An
y
evolutionary
optimizer is
included in
all versions
of
ExtendSim.

Two RunTime
packages are
available: the
Demo/Player and
the Analysis. Open
and run models
built by others.
Change
parameters and
view results.

Demo/Player RunTime is
a free download from
www.SimulationDemo.co
m. Analysis RunTime has
more capabilities and
costs $495.

ExtendSim
Suite

An
y
evolutionary
optimizer is
included in
all versions
of
ExtendSim.

Two RunTime
packages are
available: the
Demo/Player and
the Analysis. Open
and run models
built by others.
Change
parameters and
view results.

Demo/Player RunTime is
a free download from
www.SimulationDemo.co
m. Analysis RunTime has
more capabilities and
costs $495.

FlexSim

An
y
optimization
engine,
powered by
OptQuest, is
available as
an add-on.

The free trial


No
version of FlexSim
is capable of
running any
simulation model
built with FlexSim.

FlexSim
Healthcare

An
y
optimization
engine,
powered by
OptQuest, is
available as
an add-on.

The free trial


No
version of FlexSim
Healthcare is
capable of running
any simulation
model built with
FlexSim
Healthcare.

GoldSim

global
y
optimization
of complex
dynamic
systems

Comes with
software

Built-in feature
No
called Stand Alone
Model Generation

None required JaamSim is free


open-source
software.

No

No

GPSS/H
Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment
JaamSim

Optimization y
can be done
using an
external
program that
reads/writes
the JaamSim
text based
input/output
files.

MedModel

available
using
SimRunner

ProModel Silver
Run Time

no

Micro Saint
Sharp

OptQuest

Yes, there is a
built-in runtime
version export
capability. Export

No

LogixSim

to HTML is also
available.
ModelRisk Industrial
Edition

OptQuest
capabilities
fully
integrated
into
ModelRisk
with control
and results
interfaces

The free Results


No
Viewer allows you
to share results
and create new or
customized
reports

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

OptQuest
capabilities
fully
integrated
into
ModelRisk
with control
and results
interfaces

The free Results


No
Viewer allows you
to share results
and create new or
customized
reports

The free Results


No
Viewer allows you
to share results
and create new or
customized
reports

ModelRisk Standard
Edition

Oracle
Crystal Ball

OptQuest
engine

Runtime version of No
Crystal Ball

Patient Flow
RX

Via
y
experiments
and running
simulation
scenarios

ProModel Silver
Run Time

no

N/A

Free Pedestrian
Dynamics Viewer

Free

Pedestrian
Dynamics
PLCLogix

Polaris

Risk
y
Prioritization
optimizes
risk
mitigation
based on
risk impact
duration and
cost to the
overall
project

shared via .tif,


xlsx and .pdf files

No

Process
Simulator

Via
y
experiments
and running
simulation
scenarios

Visio, Excel

No

ProModel Silver
Run Time

no

ProModel
y
Optimization
Suite

available
using
SimRunner

Proof
Animation
(2D
animation =
P5, 3D =
P3D)
RASON
y
Analytics API

Simulation
y
optimization,
robust
optimization,
stochastic
programmin
g methods

Built-in tools to
No
automatically
create Web/mobile
apps

Risk Solver
Pro /
Platform

Simulation
optimization,
robust
optimization,
stochastic
programmin

Packaging tools
built-in

Free for Excel Online,


Google Sheets; others
extra cost

g methods
RoboLogix
SAS
Simulation
Studio

y
y

Via data
y
transfer to
SAS/OR
software;
can be
embedded in
simulation
model via
SAS Program
block.

Simio
y
Design/Team

OptQuest
y
(option)
takes full
advantage of
all
processors.
Featuring
MultiObjective
and Pattern
Frontier
optimization

Requires Team
No
Edition or above
to package model

Simio
Enterprise
Edition

OptQuest
y
(option)
takes full
advantage of
all
processors.
Featuring
MultiObjective
and Pattern
Frontier
optimization

Yes

Simio
Express

OptQuest
y
(option)
takes full
advantage of
all
processors.
Featuring
MultiObjective
and Pattern
Frontier
optimization

Requires Team
No
Edition or above
to package model

Simio Portal
Edition

OptQuest
y
(option)
takes full
advantage of
all
processors.
Featuring
MultiObjective
and Pattern
Frontier
optimization

Yes

SIMPROCESS y

OptQuest

Model bundles can No


be created and
extracted

SIMUL8
Professional

OptQuest

SIMUL8 Viewer
and SIMUL8 Web

All models run


No
interactively in
native Excel
without macros or
add ins.

No

No

No

SIPmaker(tm
)
SIPmath(tm) y
Modeler
Tools

For small
models
optimization
is possible
with the
Excel solver.

SLIM

SLX

Multiple
y
optimisation
algorithms
y

Yes - Can
Yes
generate freestanding EXE files

Simulation
y
optimization,
robust
optimization,
stochastic
programmin
g methods

Tools are built-in

No

Genetic
y
Algorithm,
Layout
Optimizer,
Neural
Networks,
Hill Climbing,
Dynamic
Programmin
g, Branch
and Bound

Built-in Pack and


Go functionality

No

Transportatio y
n Logistics
Simulator
(TLS)

Optimization y
can be done
using an
external
program that
reads/writes
the JaamSim
text based
input/output
files.

WITNESS

Algorithms
y
incorporated
in WITNESS
Experimente
r - include
Simulated
Annealing,
Tabu search,
Hill Climb
and Six
Sigma
algorithm
(uses SA for
incremental
optimization)

Run-only licences
available

Yes

Solver SDK
Pro /
Platform

Stat::Fit
Tecnomatix
Plant
Simulation

Model Building (continued)

Software

Animation

Export
animation(e.g
., MPEG
Mixed
version that
Discrete/Continuo
Real- can run
Cost
us Modeling
Anitime
independent of
Allocation/Costi (Levels, Flows,
matio viewin simulation for
ng
etc.)
n
g
presentation)

aGPSS

Compatibl
e
animation
software

3D
Animatio
n

Import
CAD
drawing
s

Analytica

AnyLogic

Arena
Professional
Edition

Arena
Standard
Edition

BLUESSS
simulation
package

CircuitLogix

Argo

CSIM 20
DiscoverSim
Version 2

DPL

Enterprise
Dynamics

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator
(EPS)

Epicenter
SaaS
Platform

ExtendSim
AT

ExtendSim
Suite

FlexSim

FlexSim
Healthcare

GoldSim

y
y

GPSS/H
Integrated
y
Performance
Modelling
Environment

JaamSim

LogixSim

MedModel

Micro Saint
Sharp

ModelRisk Industrial
Edition

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

ModelRisk Standard
Edition

Oracle
Crystal Ball

Patient Flow
RX

Pedestrian
Dynamics

PLCLogix
Polaris

Process
Simulator

RoboLogix

SAS
Simulation
Studio

Proof
Animation
(2D
animation =
P5, 3D =
P3D)
RASON
y
Analytics API

Risk Solver
Pro /
Platform

y
y

ProModel
y
Optimization
Suite

Simio
y
Design/Team

Simio
Enterprise
Edition

Simio
Express

Simio Portal
Edition

SIMPROCES
S

SIMUL8
Professional

SIPmaker(tm
)
SIPmath(tm)
Modeler
Tools
SLIM

SLX
Solver SDK
Pro /
Platform

Stat::Fit
Tecnomatix
Plant
Simulation
Transportatio
n Logistics
Simulator
(TLS)
WITNESS

Support/Training

Pricing Information:

Software

User group
User
or
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aGPSS

Analytica

AnyLogic

Arena
Professional
Edition

Arena Standard y
Edition

Student Version

$700.00

Standard 150 blocks $


40.00; Extended 400
blocks $ 90.00

Analytica Free 101 Free 101 $0. Other


$0, Professional
editions 50% off for
$995, Enterprise
academic use.
$2795, Optimizer
$4995

Please see the


website

Pricing is available Pricing is available


upon request
upon request

Pricing is available Pricing is available


upon request
upon request Student
Student version
version

$2,000 (USD)

US $ 90

Free

Argo

BLUESSS
simulation
package

CircuitLogix

CSIM 20

DiscoverSim
Version 2

DPL

DPL 8 Professional DPL 8 Academic


- $1,495
(Professional) - $149

Enterprise
Dynamics

Depending on type Free


of license. Prices
between $ 4,500 17,800.

Enterprise
Portfolio
Simulator
(EPS)

$49,000 for 1 to 5 Complementary at this


seats
time

Epicenter SaaS y
Platform

Platform fee plus


custom simulation
development
proposals

Prebuilt simulations
available on our
Simulation Storefrom
Harvard, Wharton, MIT,
Kellogg, etc.

ExtendSim AT

$2495 for nodelocked license.


Concurrent user
(floating) licenses
and discounts for
educational use
are available.

$100 download from


the ExtendSim Store;
discounts available for
students. Research
Grants are available to
use the full version of
ExtendSim in research
projects for advanced
degrees. Plus, there
are many departmentwide programs for
universities.

ExtendSim
Suite

$4995 for nodelocked license.


Concurrent user
(floating) licenses
and discounts for
educational use
are available.

$100 download from


the ExtendSim Store;
discounts available for
students. Research
Grants are available to
use the full version of
ExtendSim in research
projects for advanced
degrees. Plus, there
are many departmentwide programs for
universities.

$295 USD
y

$2,000 (USD)

$145 USD

Professional
$65
single-user $1195,
educational
department $1100
995

200 (Fully functional,


perpetual license)

FlexSim

$10,000 to
$20,000

$0 to $100

FlexSim
Healthcare

$10,000 to
$20,000

$0 to $100

GoldSim

$4,450

free

$4,000

Free

GPSS/H
Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

JaamSim

$9,500

$100

Free open-source
software

Free open-source
software

$495 USD

LogixSim

MedModel

21500

30

Micro Saint
Sharp

Call for pricing.


Different versions
are available.

$50

ModelRisk Industrial
Edition

One year license: $75


$1150 / Perpetual:
$2295

ModelRisk Professional
Edition

One year license:


$825 / Perpetual:
$1645

$75

ModelRisk Standard
Edition

One year license:


$445 / Perpetual:
$895

$75

Oracle Crystal
Ball

Professional:
$995. Optimizer
and Extreme
Speed: $1,995

Special classroom
package, contact
vendor

Patient Flow RX y

custom pricing

n/a

Pedestrian
Dynamics

$9,995

Free

PLCLogix

$295 USD

Polaris

Process
Simulator

ProModel
Optimization
Suite

$5,000 per license Significant Discounts


with volume
for Students
discounts starting
at 5 licenses

$4,200

PCS Free (32bit


version)

21500

30

P3D: $2500 P5:


$1750

Free

Proof
Animation (2D
animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)
RASON
Analytics API

Free and paid


($99/month)
accounts at
www.rason.com

N/A

Risk Solver Pro y


/ Platform

Risik Solver Pro


$995, Risk Solver
Platform $4,995

Free with certain


textbooks, very low
cost student lab
licenses

RoboLogix

$295 USD

SAS Simulation y
Studio

Call.

Full version available at


academic discount; call
for pricing.

Simio
Design/Team

Contact us for
details

$25 (Academic Grants


available)

Simio
Enterprise
Edition

Contact us for
details

$25 (Academic Grants


available)

Simio Express

$4,850

$25 (Academic Grants


available)

Simio Portal

Contact us for

See desktop software

Edition

details

SIMPROCESS

SIMUL8
Professional

$10,000.00

$1,500.00

$7,495

$1,995

SIPmaker(tm)

Free

Free

SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

Basic version is
free

Same as basic version

POA

n/a

Commercial
License: $6,000

Free Download

Solver SDK Pro


$995, Solver SDK
Platform $1,995

N/A

SLIM

SLX

Solver SDK Pro y


/ Platform

Stat::Fit

$289

Free

Tecnomatix
Plant
Simulation

Various

Free Student
Download; Additional
Academic options
available

Transportation
Logistics
Simulator
(TLS)

$20,000 CDN per


seat or $60,000
CDN for site
license.

WITNESS

Prices on
Very low cost licences
Application - range or subscriptions for
of options
academic use

Software

Major new features


(since 2013)

Vendor Comments

aGPSS

Available on Mac as of October 2015; Part 2 Extensions- of textbook 2014

Aim is best software for starting courses


in simulation, leading to realistic
student projects in business

Analytica

66% faster, Multitable inputs, COM integration, button


events, and more.

Key advantages are transparency of


influence diagrams and scalability from
Intelligent Arrays

AnyLogic

New GIS implementation with support of online-based


tile maps; Road Traffic Library; Fluid Library; built-in
database.

The only simulation tool that supports


combining Discrete Event, Agent-Based,
and System Dynamics simulations in
one model.

Arena Professional
Edition

Updates have been made to Optquest interface, 3D


Animation, Symbol Factory, Data Interfaces

Arena Standard
Edition

Updates have been made to Optquest interface, 3D


Animation, Symbol Factory, Data Interfaces

Arena Standard Edition differs from


Professional Edition in that it does not
include Template Building and SIMAN
templates

Argo

Dynamic Simulation, Monte Carlo & Latin Hypercube


sampling, Maximum Likelihood estimation, Rank
Correlation, comp w/ Excel

Argo is not a discrete event simulation


software. It is a Monte Carlo simulation
software.

BLUESSS
simulation package
CircuitLogix

Related to C++. Needs C++Builder to


be run
3D simuilation, advanced SPICE capabilities, increased
number of models & devices

CSIM 20

CSIM 20 is very useful for developing


models (in C/C++) of large, complex
systems

DiscoverSim
Version 2

MIDACO-SOLVER, Exhaustive Discrete, Nelder-Mead,


Non-normal Process Capability and Control Charts,

Please note that DiscoverSim in strictly


Monte Carlo Simulation and Global
Optimization - it does not include DES.

DPL

API enhancements, support for new functions &


distributions, addt'l user resources, decision analytic
portfolio system DPMX

DPL combines Decision Tree Analysis &


Monte Carlo Simulation to perform
robust decision, risk, and real options
analyses.

Enterprise
Dynamics

64bit version, enhanced visualization capabilities,


customized reporting, extended graph functionalities,
new objects

Enterprise Portfolio
Simulator (EPS)
Epicenter SaaS
Platform

Distributed model computation in the cloud, support for We enabling users to create web based
a wide variety of languages, extensive suite of REST
graphic applications, share their models
API
with users & clients worldwide.

ExtendSim AT

ADO DB support, Statistics DB report, ExtendSim DB


Add-In for Excel, Item Logging, Templates Library,
Smart Blocks/Connection

The advanced technology in ExtendSim


AT simplifies modeling & analysis of
complex processes & scales as your
company grows.

ExtendSim Suite

Flow Attributes, ES DB Add-In for Excel, MultiComponent Failure Modeling, Recipe Building and
Batching Capabilities, Enhanced ARM

When you want a little more than


ExtendSim AT. Bundled pkg with 3D
animation, discrete rate
capability,reliability technology

FlexSim

Enhanced material handling features (AGV and


Conveyor modules), improved charts and graphs.

FlexSim is committed to help answer


questions relating to any process in the
most intuitive, easy-to-use interface
possible.

FlexSim Healthcare Improved documentation, enhanced visuals (including


shadows and shaders), improved interface, 64-bit
version.

FlexSim Healthcare is committed to


supporting the healthcare industry by
helping them answer "what if"
questions.

GoldSim

Used for high-profile projects such as


NASA space missions and large scale
water resource planning

Scenario analysis, nested Monte Carlo analysis,


improved timestepping, plotting and result analyis

GPSS/H

Legacy product first sold in 1977, still in


worldwide use

Integrated
Performance
Modelling
Environment

capability to import from and export to a spreadsheet

JaamSim

Optimized simulation engine - now the fastest in its

Free open-source software that rivals

class.

the commercial packages. Easy to use


GUI, fast and scalable to the largest
models.

LogixSim

Advanced SPICE, 3D simulation, RSLogix 5000


emulation

MedModel

Multi-View Runner, Intellisense, Logic Windows, Syntax


Guide, Expanded Debug Window

Micro Saint Sharp

Microsoft Project Import, Improved Syntax Editor,


Added Probability Distributions, New Path Reports,
Parallel Execution

ModelRisk Industrial Edition

SQL database connectivity, adv actuary tools, ODE sim, Free trial at www.vosesoftware.com
num integration, prob calc tools, assumptions library,
SME elicitation

Micro Saint Sharp has the power,


flexibility, speed, ease of use, and
interoperability to meet any simulation
need!

ModelRisk Improved extreme value tools, data visualization,


Professional Edition object modeling, importing sim results from other
software, sim control

Free trial at www.vosesoftware.com

ModelRisk Standard Edition

>50 dists, precision control, connectivity with Tamara


project risk software, multi-threading, @Risk/Crystal
Ball converters

Free trial at www.vosesoftware.com

Oracle Crystal Ball

Updated example models, improved correllation


feature, improved time-series forecasting, 19
languages

Standard-setting spreadsheet risk


analysis and forecasting package with
modern interface for Excel users

Patient Flow RX
Pedestrian
Dynamics

Enhanced algorithms for crowd management & control,


64bit version, enhanced visualization, new simulation
objects.

PLCLogix

Emulation of Rockwell RSLogix 5000 PLC software

Polaris

Cost of Delay, Probabilistic Calendaring, Probabilistic


Branching, Risk Scenario Modeling

Process Simulator
ProModel
Optimization Suite

PCS Pro - Now Available!


SharePoint Connection, Multi-View Runner, Intellisense,
Logic Windows, Syntax Guide ,Expanded Debug
Window

Proof Animation
(2D animation =
P5, 3D = P3D)

Designed for use with any software that


can generate trace files or issue DLL
library calls.

RASON Analytics
API

Newly introduced in 2015

RASON is a new modeling language


embedded in JSON with a REST API,
used to add simulation/optimization to
any Web/mobile app

Risk Solver Pro /


Platform

Six Sigma support, enhanced charting, sensitivity


analysis, distribution fitting, publish to Excel Online,
Tableau, Power BI

Risk Solver is a leading simulation/risk


analysis/optimization tool used in
desktop Excel, Excel Online, Google
Sheets, iPad.

RoboLogix

Advanced 3D simulation

SAS Simulation
Studio

Parallel execution of design points, real-time data


trimming, enhanced mobile resource management.

Included with SAS/OR. Integrated with


SAS and JMP analytical capabilities.
Models can incorporate any SAS or JMP
code.

Simio Design/Team See http://www.simio.com/resources/release-notes/ for Latest architecture, designed by the Dr.
a comprehensive list. Our list of recent developments is C. Dennis Pegden team, takes Flexibility
incredible!
and Rapid Modeling to new levels
Simio Enterprise
Edition

See http://www.simio.com/resources/release-notes/ for Risk-Based Planning and Scheduling


a comprehensive list. Our list of recent developments is generates schedules that minimize risks
incredible!
and reduce costs in the presence of
uncertainty

Simio Express

See http://www.simio.com/resources/release-notes/ for Simio features the latest architecture,


a comprehensive list. Our list of recent developments is designed by the Dr. C. Dennis Pegden
incredible!
team who created many market leaders

Simio Portal Edition See http://www.simio.com/resources/release-notes/ for Simio Portal Edition allows you access to
a comprehensive list. Our list of recent developments is your model virtually anywhere with an
incredible!
internet connection!
SIMPROCESS

1. Java version updated to Java 8. This changed the


Please contact for more information
JDBC driver requirements for MS Access databases. See simprocess.com
the properties file

SIMUL8

Day Planner, Resource Schedule, Travel Time Matrix,

SIMUL8 Professional includes, Online

Professional

Resource Individuality, Scheduled Maintenance, MORE


Plot,Variable Collect

Training and Annual Maintenance for the


first year as standard.

SIPmaker(tm)

Produces SIPmath 2.0 Standard


libraries, which may be used with the
SIPmath Modeler Tools to create
standalone Excel models.

SIPmath(tm)
Modeler Tools

Creates active simulation models in


native Excel that can run thousands of
trials per keystroke in Mac and PC
environments.

SLIM

Enhanced capability to model ports and maritime


operations

SLX

Direct generation of free-standing EXE files

SLX is designed for end-user


customization in unique, high-end
applications. Animation requires Proof
Animation.

Solver SDK Pro /


Platform

Six Sigma support, improved distribution fitting, cloud


deployment features

Solver SDK is a leading object library for


simulation/risk analysis/optimization
used in desktop, server and Web service
apps

Pointcloud integration, Energy analysis, Fluids


simulation, PLM integration, Worker behavior, Multiportal cranes

Siemens PLM Software appreciates the


opportunity to participate in this
simulation survey.

Stat::Fit
Tecnomatix Plant
Simulation

Transportation
TLS has been re-designed as an add-on to Ausenco's
Logistics Simulator free open-source simulation software "JaamSim".
(TLS)

Provides all the industry-specific objects


needed to build detailed models of
mine-to-port and port-to-port supply
chains.

WITNESS

WITNESS sells on productive quick


modelling with great experimentation
and sensational VR when required

All new 3D technology with options for full immersion.


New Experimenter with COM API, Upgraded Interface.

Simulation Software Survey


Vendor List
aGPSS Simulation System Education
SSE, Box 6501
Stockholm
SE 11383
SWEDEN
+4687369425
+468321270
ingolf.stahl@hhs.se
www.aGPSS.com
Alion Science & Technology
4949 Pearl East Cir
Suite #100
Boulder, CO 80301
303-442-6947
ipme_support@alionscience.com
www.alionscience.com
AnyLogic North America
20 N Wacker Dr. Suite 2044
Chicago, IL 60606
312-635-3344
info@anylogic.com
www.anylogic.com
Ausenco
855 Homer Street
Vancouver, BC V6B2W2
Canada
+1 604 684-9311
+1 604 688-5913
harry.king@ausenco.com
www.jaamsim.com
Booz Allen Hamilton
8283 Greensboro Dr
McLean, VA 22102
703.902.5000
argo@bah.com, polaris@bah.com
https://www.boozallen.com/argo, https://www.boozallen.com/Polaris
CACI
1455 Frazee Road
Suite #700
San Diego, CA 92108
619-881-5809
619-692-1013
mwjohnson@caci.com
SIMPROCESS.com
FlexSim Software Products, Inc.
1577 North Technology Way
Building A, Suite 2300
Orem, UT 84097
801-224-6914
801-224-6984

markus.cueva@flexsim.com
https://www.flexsim.com, https://healthcare.flexsim.com
Forio
1159 Howard Street
San Francisco,CA 94103
415-440-7500 x87
info@forio.com
www.forio.com
Frontline Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 4288
Incline Village, NV 89450
775-831-0300
775-831-0314
info@solver.com
www.solver.com, www.rason.com
Geer Mountain Software Corp.
104 Geer Mountain Road
South Kent,CT 06785
860-927-8000
laura@geerms.com
www.geerms.com
GoldSim Technology Group
22500 SE 64th Place, Suite 240
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-295-6985
425-642-8073
software@goldsim.com
www.goldsim.com
Imagine That Inc.
6830 Via Del Oro
Suite 230
San Jose, CA 95119
408-365-0305
408-629-1251
sales@ExtendSim.com
www.ExtendSim.com
INCONTROL Simulation Solutions
118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
601-266-5280
siminfo.usa@incontrolsim.com
www.incontrolsim.com, www.pedestrian-dynamics.com
Lanner
Forward House, 17 High Street
Henley-in-Arden
Worcestershire
B95 5AA
United Kingdom
+44 1564 333300
info@lanner.co.uk
www.lanner.com

Logic Design Inc.


170 The Donway, Suite 706
Toronto, ON M3C 2E8
Canada
1-877-682-7999
sales@logicdesign.com
www.logicdesign.com, www.logixsim.com, www.plclogix.com, www.robologix.com
Lumina Decision Systems, Inc
26010 Highland Way
Los Gatos, CA 95033
408-335-4658
henrion@lumina.com
www.analytica.com
Mesquite Software, Inc.
PO 63206
Austin, TX 78755
512-338-9153
512-338-4966
info@mesqute.com
www.mesquite.com
MJC2
33 Wellington Business Park
Crowthorne
Berkshire
RG45 6LS
United Kingdom
+44 1344 760000
info@mjc2.com
www.mjc2.com/strategic-planning-logistics.htm
Oracle Corporation
100 Oracle Pkwy
Redwood City, CA 94065
800-633-0738
cbsalesna_ww@oracle.com
www.oracle.com/crystalball
ProbabilityManagement.org
3507 Ross Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
747-225-1840
Melissa@ProbabilityManagement.org
ProbabilityManagement.org
ProModel Corporation
7540 Windsor Drive
Suite 300
Allentown, PA 18195
888-900-3090
610-391-9709
saleshelp@promodel.com
www.promodel.com, https://www.promodel.com/Products/MedModel/,https://www.prom
odel.com/Products/ProcessSimulator/,https://www.promodel.com/Products/ProModel/,ht
tps://www.promodel.com/Products/EPS/

Rockwell Automation
9500 Arboretum Blvd, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78759
724-741-4000
724-741-4001
arena-info@ra.rockwell.com
https://www.arenasimulation.com
SAS
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
919-677-8000
919-677-4444
www.sas.com
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
5800 Granite Parkway
Suite 600
Plano, TX 75024
800-498-5351
https://www.siemens.com/plm
SigmaXL, Inc.
305 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 1B9
Canada
1-519-579-5877
1-416-352-0037
jnoguera@sigmaxl.com
www.SigmaXL.com
Simio LLC
504 Beaver St
Sewickley, PA 15143
412-528-1576
412-253-9378
inquiries@simio.com
www.simio.com
SIMUL8 Corporation
225 Franklin Street
26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
800-547-6024
info@SIMUL8.com
www.SIMUL8.com
Stanislaw Raczynski
ISSFAM ed C11 dep 203
Mexico City
14620
Mexico
stanracz@stanr.com
www.raczynski.com/rac/rac.htm
Syncopation Software
6 State Street
Suite 308
Bangor, ME 04401

866-796-2375
866-796-4668
sales@syncopation.com
www.syncopation.com
Vose Software BVBA
Franklin Rooseveltlaan 348
Gent
Oost-Vlaanderen
9000
Belgium
+32 9 265 02 30
stijn@vosesoftware.com
www.vosesoftware.com
Wolverine Software
P.O. Box 372
Nassau, DE 19969
mail@wolverinesoftware.com
www.wolverinesoftware.com