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What is AnyLogic?

AnyLogic is the standard in multimethod modeling technology, delivering increased efficiency and less risk when tackling complex business challenges. The unmatched flexibility found in AnyLogic allows users to capture the complexity of virtually any system, at any level of detail, and gain a deeper insight into the interdependent processes inside and around an organization.

AnyLogic has a GSA Contract schedule #47QTCA18D007Q. Government agencies of the USA may purchase through GSA Advantage.

Who Uses AnyLogic?

AnyLogic models enable analysts, engineers, and managers to gain deeper insights and optimize complex systems and processes across a wide range of industries.

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Reviews of AnyLogic

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

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Charles
Charles
Fellow, Operations Research in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Anylogic is excellent for simulation

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: We are using AnyLogic to model our cross docks and yard operations. I love using this software for this purpose. The support for modeling "pedestrian" like congestion/etc on our docks and yards is amazing. I know of no other simulation modeling environment that does this.

Pros:

AnyLogic is an incredibly flexible platform for creating very sophisticated simulation models. I love it's integration with the Java programming language. Also, I like how they separate the visualization from the logic of the modeling.

Cons:

To do all that AnyLogic does, it is an extremely complicated modeling tool. It takes a while to learn.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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Expensive but also the best

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: I absolutely love this software. I was becoming jaded in academia until I was sent on a training to learn to use it and it's just so versatile that it makes me have faith in academia again because we don't all have to use one hammer and make everything a nail. It allows me to be creative and artistic in ways other packages don't, but it could use more ways for sure (such as in aligning text or objects more easily or better graphics).

Pros:

It's the most versatile of the software packages for systems modeling by a landslide. From the methods that can be implemented to the ability to connect or interface with other programs and tools, it is the complete package. Most others only focus on one tool or maybe two (such as most system dynamics software).

Cons:

Learning to code is very hard for it and they need better examples and more support. They also could really work on the graphics or at least ability for users to connect to make their own graphics. The price is so high that it's very hard for me as a junior academic to get someone to fund even the university edition and has always been an issue. I would absolutely love to be getting to use this tool more but the costs and time it takes for me to code as someone that's not trained in the field are costly.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Multiple and powerful capability does not mean complexity and difficulty

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: I have tried using it to model service operations. Frankly, the experience has not gone smoothly.

Pros:

It combines multiple libraries for modelling systems using low level, mid-level and high level simulation modelling techniques. It support the production of hybrid models. Suitable for modelling both manufacturing and service operations.

Cons:

The Java codes. They make building models using Anylogic herculean and onerous. Incorporating java codes when building the smallest of models is frustrating. Training tutorials that explain how to use the software are near unavailable. The Help facility does not explain terms (functions, parameters, collections etc) clearly. Simply put, Anylogic is not for the basic user, neither is it user-friendly or suitable for non-programmers or users with minimal coding skills. It is difficult to learn or use. It is complex, arduous and laborious. Sometimes, some of the logic in some examples do not make sense.

Danilo
PhD Candidate in UK
Defense & Space, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

A balanced choice

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I'm developing a simulation model to analyze the impact of implementing an air fleet operations management optimizer algorithm. The idea is to check whether the operations policy based on this algorithm results in better fleet availability.

Pros:

I particularly like the possibility of combining different types of simulation like agent-based and discrete-event. Another key advantage in my opinion is the possibility of communication between Anylogic and an external optimizing script written in Python. Overall, I think this simulation software offers a lot of flexibility and a huge number of possibilities for the modellers to implement their ideas and it counts with a great community that provide great resources open and available on the internet.

Cons:

I think it would be helpful if there were more detailed and basic tutorials to facilitate the beginners users adaptation.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Powerful Simulation Software

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

AnyLogic is a simulation software that allows the user to combine multiple simulation methods inside one simulation. This is incredibly powerful and results in simulations that are complex, but accurately reflect reality. Their team regularly releases new features and listens to its user base to increase functionality where it is most useful.

Cons:

The material handling library still needs to be more extensive than it currently is.

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