Simio

Who Uses Simio?

Simulation and scheduling solution designed to help businesses assess, predict and manage processes with designing, planning, optimization and other tools.

What Is Simio?

Simio Simulation and Scheduling Software (www.simio.com) is the most advanced solution on the market. With simulation, it is the only software that is fully object oriented with process and objects being defined graphically with no programming. Unlike other scheduling software, Simio allows you to introduce risk into your production schedule with its patented Risk Based Planning and Scheduling.

Simio Details

Simio

http://www.simio.com

Founded 2005

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Starting price

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US$22.00/month
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US$4,950.00/one-time

Free Version

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Free Trial

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Simio deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Simio Features

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Capacity Planning
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Order Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Prioritisation
  • Production Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Verification
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • File Management
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Performance Management
  • Policy Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Presentation Tools
  • Process Control
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scenario Planning
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Turbulence Modeling
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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Simio Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.6
Features 4.6
Value for Money 4.5

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Samridh S.
Samridh S.
Electrical Engineer II
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 05/04/2019

"Makes Simulation fun and easy"

Comments: Simio is an extremely powerful tool and it really makes one's life so much easier for simulations. Simio also does have a workbook that has lot of exercises that one can go through and learn a lot about the software. Once one has their head grasped around the concept, this software can save time, money, effort and provide accuracy.

Pros: I absolutely love using Simio. It is such a powerful tool and it makes sense why the premium paid version is so expensive. However the biggest pro I see is that there is a free version that can be used which can help one understand the world of simulation. Simio has everything one needs to perform the complicated simulation process that otherwise would require us to write 100s of lines of code and make debugging difficult and daunting. I have been using Simio to do various distribution simulations such as uniform, exponential, triangular and so on and I don;t have to think how to do random number generation. Simio has so much more tool such as I love the reliability function where i can define what are likelihood of a machine failing and how much it would affect my throughput and productivity due to the varying repair times. The best part of Simio is that you can see the live simulation of your system in real time. Create a simulation for a M/M/1 queuing system to replicate a ice-cream store and watch how your customers arrival and service times affects your business. Fun part of simio is one can actually assing model entities with actual people and replace boxes with actual images which makes the presentation part of your system more engaging with the team. if you are a simulation guy/girl/business this software has everything one needs to validate, verify the architecture and answer questions that is not possible to be solved analytically.

Cons: It is lot of work to learn this software and there are not much resources online readily available. Most resources are integrated to Simio and so looking at videos provided by Simio and reading the help section is the way to go. The free software however cannot simulate really huge simulation system and at that point one needs to purchase the paid version. getting around the software is daunting and there are lot of aspects one needs to know to figure out how to create their system.

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  • Reviewed on 05/04/2019
Verified Reviewer
Operations Industrial Engineer
Government Administration, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 28/09/2018

"User friendly and great support"

Comments: I learned on Arena in school but have been using Simio for 4-5 years now in a professional setting and it has been great.

Pros: Simio has been easy to learn and allows great flexibility and power for modeling different scenarios. Additionally, the company has been great to work with and the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. You can tell they have a great company culture.

Cons: On bigger models it can run a little slow, but this is probably mainly a hardware issue or a lack of modeling efficiency on my end.

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  • Reviewed on 28/09/2018
Khumbulani M.
Research Chair
Education Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
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    Unrated
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
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  • Reviewed on 10/03/2017

"Simio a world of possibilities"

Comments: the software provides a wide range of possibilities to simulate and test known and unknown systems for better preparedness in their implementation.

Pros: ease of use
availability of student version and research version

Cons: none

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  • Reviewed on 10/03/2017
Ashley R.
Ashley R.
Software Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
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    Unrated
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 08/08/2018

"Excellent software for handling complex simulations."

Pros: Simio software consists of standardized library. In order to focus on the visuals and to forget the analysis, this software is really easy for creating simulation models. It is no doubt the superb choice for business. It is quite easy to learn while other simulation software are quite difficult to learn comparatively. Its functionalities are really awesome with less time consuming. No doubt best ever simulation software. Matchless software with fantastic 3D animations.

Cons: There are not any specific cons about this software. Simulation is mostly written in graphical programming language which is no doubt easy for small and quick designs but as we move further this software is failed to navigate while discussing large and complex simulations. Above discuss is the only con I can hardly think of.

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  • Reviewed on 08/08/2018
Jeffzz111 Z.
senior modeler
Automotive, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2021

"Simio let you focus on value-add work"

Comments: I used five products, I rate simio the most favored tool for me!

Pros: With its special process-chart like 'visual programming' technology, modeler will have more time to spend on value-added work in the simulation project. you cann't find the same level of ease of use for the competing products.

Cons: The 3D effect is still not that fancy. Cannot do very detailed motion-modeling.

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  • Reviewed on 04/05/2021