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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. 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.

Who Uses SIMUL8?

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

Where can SIMUL8 be deployed?

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

About the vendor

  • by SIMUL8
  • Located in Glasgow, UK
  • Founded in 1994
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

United Kingdom, United States


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SIMUL8 pricing

Starting Price:

  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

SIMUL8 has a free version and offers a free trial. SIMUL8 paid version starts at US$395.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • by SIMUL8
  • Located in Glasgow, UK
  • Founded in 1994
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

United Kingdom, United States


Not provided by vendor

SIMUL8 videos and images

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Features of SIMUL8

  • 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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Reviews of SIMUL8

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Kristina N.
Kristina N.
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 2 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.


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.


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: Simio, Visual Components, Arena, Teamcenter and FlexSim

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.

Bruno S.
Student in Portugal
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Easy way of simulation

4 9 months ago

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.


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.


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.

Richard R.
Engineer in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Introducing Process Simulation to a Tech Company

5 last month New

Comments: My exposure to modern process simulation tools began only 4 months ago. I am on a long learning curve mixing my day job with simulation skill development. The support folks at Simul8 have been wonderful helping me understand how their modelling program works, providing solution approaches and code snippets. Further, they have a comprehensive library of on-line documentation. The trick to using their online documentation is knowing which search terms to use. I had no coding or scripting experience before working with Simul8, so it is taking me extra time to learn the simulation and VL coding vocabularies. While the standard interface is very functional – almost simplistic – Simul8 has a rich set to pre-defined object-attribute terms and code snippets. It takes a while to understand where to find what you need. Again, the support team at Simul8 has been wonderful helping me through this period. While I still have a long way to go to moderate proficiency, I know enough now to help jump start other engineers on modelling projects. This, of course, helps them, reinforcing my learnings, and exposes me to a variety of simulation use-cases.


Ready and very capable support, via email and chat. Support is responsive and helpful. They even have a chat button on their "Help" pages. If they are unavailable, you can submit support request and get response in a day if issue is not too complex. Extensive documentation and examples, both in the application and on-line. Simple UI for setting up realistic process flow models and for verifying pieces of the model perform as expected. Excellent value for the money


VL Code Dictionary a bit terse, could use links to example uses of the code object and its attributes (object.attribute) Hard to find a complete dictionary of keyboard shortcuts I'm using the desktop version. I have not found a way to manage version control except to save the file often with new names each time. In my early model-development phase, I would break my models frequently, then couldn't remember all the changes I made before it broke.

Iris O.
Analyst in UK
Government Administration, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great support staff. But poor documentation.

3 last year


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


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.

SIMUL8 Response

last year

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

Chris B.
Developer/Administrator in US
Medical Devices, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source


5 4 months ago

Comments: My initial 6 months with using and learning the software has been nothing short of exceptional!
The customer support and development team have been incredibly helpful, skilled, and overly available to assist me during my initial learning phase.


Ease of use Sophisticating modeling potential Training resources Sample models 1:1 Model development with knowledgeable developers


More updated standard graphics related to my industry - healthcare