Who Uses SIMUL8?

From decisions that save millions, to saving lives, organizations in every industry are driving transformative changes with Simul8.

What Is SIMUL8?

Decision making happens every day, at every level, in every business.

Make your best decisions, every time - and deliver serious impact fast - with Simul8. Simulation software so intuitive, fast and effective you'll use it every day.

Base decisions on truth, not hunches. Understand and maximize flow. Reveal and inspire new ways to operate. Forecast and plan with confidence. Challenge the status quo. It's all possible with Simul8.

SIMUL8 Details

SIMUL8

http://www.SIMUL8.com

Founded 1994

SIMUL8 pricing overview

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SIMUL8 does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SIMUL8 paid version starts at US$290.00/month.


Starting Price

US$290.00/month See pricing details

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

SIMUL8 deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

SIMUL8 Features

  • 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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SIMUL8 Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.2
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.7

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Kristina N.
Kristina N.
Industrial Engineer II
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/08/2019

"Ease of use and WONDERFUL customer experience"

Comments: 10/10 - I would purchase again. I also took the training with customer service rep and that unlocked my use of the tool more than if I were to just buy and use without going.Both the reps are the two employees I interface with most and I can't say enough positive things about my experience as a customer and user. They already had the sale, they didn't need to keep helping me but I feel their attitude is for the product to truly help my decision making.

Pros: Product is easy to use but the absolute BEST feature is the support. I can shoot an email with a question and get a very helpful response in under a day or, even better, I have emailed them my file and had support respond with where my error was. I wish I could give them 6/5 stars in this category.

Cons: In today's world we are spoiled with things like the iPhone "just working" and there are a few features that require some extra clicks when trying to make changes. Also could have more "flashy" charts/features but I just export the data to excel when needed to make these.

Alternatives Considered: Arena, FlexSim, Simio, Visual Components and Teamcenter

Reasons for Switching to SIMUL8: When our team was evaluating multiple software, Simlu8 was the only one that had their price displayed on their website. There were others slightly cheaper through a quoting system but the Simul8 product in addition to the culture of transparency was plain better. Depending on which we were comparing it against, Simul8 had a better UX and/or better features for what we needed.

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  • Reviewed on 09/08/2019
Bruno S.
Student
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 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
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/04/2021

"Easy way of simulation"

Comments: My overall experience is very good, and is important to note that there is a free license for students which is an amazing opportunity.

Pros: Simul8 is very easy and intuitive to implement my system and convert in a simulation, based on LCD´s and the final DCA. All the work items are easy to introduce and connect between them, which saves a lot of time and reduce the probability of errors.

Cons: The Simul8 is amazing but still can improve regarding the graphics. In fact, still use pixels items which reduced the probability to present a Simul8 system during a pitch or professional report.

Alternatives Considered: Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to SIMUL8: Alternatives can be excel, where you must make everything by hand.

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  • Reviewed on 21/04/2021
Iris O.
Analyst
Government Administration, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
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  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/12/2020

"Great support staff. But poor documentation."

Pros: I value the availability of the support chat function. The support staff are very forthcoming and helpful.

Cons: I need to use the visual logic functionality for most of my modelling. But the documentation for this is lacking. Comprehensive documentation, tutorials and documented examples would improve the experience significantly.
The VL interface is also quite frustrating as compared to normal programming languages. Finding commands is difficult, and the use of the interface is not intuitive.

Vendor Response

by SIMUL8 on 08/01/2021

Hi Iris,

Thanks for your valuable feedback! We'd really appreciate your input to help us make improvements in these areas.

One of our support team will be in touch shortly to check in.

Thanks again,

The Simul8 team

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/12/2020
Steve H.
Sales Engineering Consultant
Logistics & Supply Chain, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/05/2021

"Simul8 for eCom fulfillment"

Comments: I am making heavy use to the VL capability. Most of my Activities have an attached VL routine. I am simulating Robots and Operators in pick aisles using WMS simulated pick lists. Testing Optimization algorithms for efficient Robot travel, Operator travel, and Robot "swarming" to meet Operators at a pick face.

Pros: Very flexible, fast, user friendly, and intuitive.

Cons: A little buggy. Crashes several times a week. Memory overflow seems to be the biggest cause. Also, multi Activity changes can cause crashes.

Alternatives Considered: Visual Components

Reasons for Switching to SIMUL8: Functionality and price.

Vendor Response

by SIMUL8 on 01/06/2021

Thanks for the great review! A member of our team will be in touch so we can look into your valued feedback.

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  • Reviewed on 27/05/2021
Ben V.
Continuous Improvement Leader Sr.
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/07/2019

"Easy, fast, and powerful simulations."

Comments: Overall experience has been great. I have shared this tool with many other sites in Plexus as well as other non-competitive companies as a great asset.

Pros: The best part about Simul8 is how easy it is to pick up. I have easily trained many people how to become powerful users in a short time period to where they can create customer level simulations.

Cons: There are very few minor flaws in the software that are very industry specific. None that are worth mentioning due to insignificance.

Alternatives Considered: Simio

Reasons for Switching to SIMUL8: The price, ease to learn, and quickness to build were unmatched. Other simulations focused too much on aesthetics.

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  • Reviewed on 31/07/2019