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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.

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.

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

Who Uses SIMUL8?

Simul8 is the most intuitive and fastest simulation engine on the market. Before Simul8, simulation software was costly, resource-hungry and time-intensive, Simul8 makes simulation accessible to all.

Where can SIMUL8 be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • SIMUL8
  • Located in Glasgow, UK
  • Founded in 1994

SIMUL8 support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English, Japanese

SIMUL8 pricing

Starting Price:

US$4,995.00/year
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

SIMUL8 does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. SIMUL8 paid version starts at US$4,995.00/year.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • SIMUL8
  • Located in Glasgow, UK
  • Founded in 1994

SIMUL8 support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Languages

English, Japanese

SIMUL8 videos and images

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Features of SIMUL8

  • 3D Imaging
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Stochastic Modeling

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Reviews of SIMUL8

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
60%
4
35%
3
5%
2
1%
Kristina
Kristina
Industrial Engineer II in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Ease of use and WONDERFUL customer experience

5.0 5 years ago

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: FlexSim , Arena , Visual Components , Teamcenter and Simio

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.

Shayan
Process Engineer in US
Textiles, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

The best software to simulate discrete manufacturing processes simulation

5.0 last year

Comments: I have a positive experience with Simul8. My final thoughts are:-If you are an engineer in a corporation and want to simulate discrete processes I absolutely recommend using simul8 over any other product in the market-If you are a freelancer or a simulation firm working for clients, this may not be the best choice for you. Either go for Anylogic, Simio, or Flexsim since they give you 3D capabilities

Pros:

I have used Arena, Anylogic, and Simio prior to moving to simul8. I believe simul8 is the best option for 90% of users if you want to simulate discrete event processes. The main advantages of simul8 are:1) Extremely easy and intuitive2) Online trainings are helpful and set you up for success. You don't really need to google for majority of your needs3) Very affordable compare to other software that are usually +$20k per user. Simul8 costs only $5k / user Most importantly, based on my past experience you don't need a 3d simulation in your projects to communicate with stakeholders since they don't care about how beautiful your simulation is. Usually they don't even care how it looks!They only want results and recommendations. They know their processes very well and simulation is just a tool to help them make better decisions. So save your many and don't purchase an expensive software because they provide 3d visuals. Simul8 is the only tool you need if you are about to do discrete event simulation.

Cons:

Simul8 has weakness in two areas:1) Charts are very old school. They remind you of Window 98. They are good enough for yourself, but if you want to have them in your presentation I recommend exporting the data and using excel.2) All features are somewhere in properties and tabs. You need take your time to learn where they are and this takes time if you are simulating complex processes

Farid
Industrial Engineering Supervisor in US
Glass, Ceramics & Concrete, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Simul8 Review

4.0 last month New

Comments: - active weekly usage for the last 6 years
- the team has done a great job improving the tool recently
- keep adding more and better capabilities
- drop-in sessions are great. keep them going!
- increase the price of the product but don't raise by a lot since it is hard to convince management to keep allocating budget

Pros:

- ease of use - used to be cheaper than most alternatives (which makes it easier to convince the management to allocate budget for it) - ability to use both coding (Visual Logic) and drag-drop

Cons:

- charts and visualizations - sometimes unexplained bugs happen. rebuilding the model helps - recently raised prices. it is totally ok to raise the prices especially since the product got better recently. but be careful to not raise prices to the level of FlexSim and AnyLogic. In that price category, users might prefer FlexSim/AnyLogic over Simul8

Oliver
Industrial Engineer in UK
Aviation & Aerospace, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Simul8 - Initial outlook

3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Very positive. The system is easy to use and the models I have created already (although on the simpler side) have allowed me to identify how to tackle complex problems.

Pros:

Simul8 is quite an intuitive software where models of processes can be readily made and adequately detailed without prolonged training. The user interface means that the system can quickly be understood and interpreted to complete tasks of increased difficulties.

Cons:

I was using the 2004 version which had little support in creating neat simulation models in the workspace, this often meant I had to spend time to create a clear simulation by dragging boxes and lines. I also found the labelling system not as effective as the codified attribute system in Witness, making it harder to change objects moving through the simulation.

Justin
Regional Director in UK
Civil Engineering, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Ashford user

4.0 3 months ago

Comments: A good experience overall but the support team are essential to enable one to get the most out of the product.

Pros:

The basic building blocks are quite intuitive and simple scenarios easy to model. The Simul8 support team are excellent for help with more complex schemes.

Cons:

The visual logig guidance assumes a degree of coding familiarity. Given it is such a powerful addition to a model I feel the introductory guidance on line could be better presented.