SIMUL8

Business process modeling and simulation tool

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SIMUL8 Overview

What is SIMUL8?

SIMUL8 is a cloud-based business process simulation tool that allows businesses to experiment with processes and plan scenarios using simulation tools. It offers a drag-and-drop process modeller to facilitate simulation creation and reports to assess potential results. Designed to help businesses across all industries improve processes and increase efficiency, SIMUL8 offers features including visual logic, easy access menus, a drag-and-drop simulation editor, data import and export, results visualization, and more.

With SIMUL8, businesses can build, run, and analyze business process simulations on any web-enabled device. The platform offers tools for discrete event simulation, agent-based simulation, continuous simulation, and hybrid simulation. Simulation parts can be grouped into categories to make reusing common components easier for frequently used resources. The Scenario Manager allows users to perform unlimited simulation runs and compare the performance of different simulations, whilst the Results Manager offers in-depth analysis and custom reports on scenario results.

SIMUL8 can be integrated with third party systems such as Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets to facilitate data import, and the API allows users to connect the platform with other software systems for data transfer.

SIMUL8 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1 995,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

SIMUL8 is available across three pricing tiers; SIMUL8 Basic, SIMUL8 Professional, and SIMUL8 Team. All prices reflect the one-time purchase fee and annual maintenance can be added at a further cost.

SIMUL8 Basic: $1995 for essential features.
SIMUL8 Professional: $4995 for all features of SIMUL8 Basic, plus build data import, Excel integration, advanced customization, and more.
SIMUL8 Team: $19995 for 3 users and on-site training for teams.


SIMUL8 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

SIMUL8 drag-and-drop interface
SIMUL8 custom simulation creation
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SIMUL8 Reviews

SIMUL8 Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
27

Very good
19

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,8
94% recommended this app
Kristina N.

Ease of use and WONDERFUL customer experience

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.


Daniel P.

SImul8 review from long time user


Stacey C.

A powerful tool

Overall I have had a very positive experience of using the software. We've used Simul8 for looking at explaining why ambulances queuing at emergency departments in recent years has increased. Currently are using it to look at staff required to deal with call demands at GP practices. We also use it for training other analysts to help them understand what discrete event simulation is and can do.


Ben V.

Easy, fast, and powerful simulations.

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.


Ryan P.

Logistics Simulations

Positive experience. Technical support has been fantastic, and the software has answered all the needs I have so far.


Kristina N.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Ease of use and WONDERFUL customer experience

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/09
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Daniel P.
Industry: Automotive
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

SImul8 review from long time user

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Software is very ease to use and very powerfull. I have used it to help provide direction to plant layouts and operational patterns for production. Great tool to use for communication.

Cons

Software can be a little buggy. Usually this mean that it can hang up or shutdown. However, I have never lost work, it always seems to recover all the details where I left it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stacey C.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A powerful tool

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have had a very positive experience of using the software. We've used Simul8 for looking at explaining why ambulances queuing at emergency departments in recent years has increased. Currently are using it to look at staff required to deal with call demands at GP practices. We also use it for training other analysts to help them understand what discrete event simulation is and can do.

Pros

I find that the visualisation aspect of using Simul8 software for discrete event simulations really helps management and frontline staff to enagage in discussions around how to improve their system and gives them more confidence in results. Some of the features included make producing a model quicker for me than alternative solutions. One of the main reasons I'll use Simul8 over alternatives is the speed of reply and the very knowledgeable support staff. The ability to export full documentation of your model does help in making it more transparent to those who want to reproduce a similar model in alternative software and it does now connect to R as well as Excel. Really like the ability to use the online version of Simul8 as well as the desktop version. You can build simple models with the standard features quite rapidly which is great for beginners but the additional features like Optquest and Visual Logic expand its possibilities much further.

Cons

The obvious one is being a commercial company there is always going to be a cost and my organisation being public sector means there is a push right now to use opensource solutions instead. I sometimes find the visual logic help on the website doesn't resolve my query but a quick sometimes usually export to R or Excel for final versions. It is possible to occasionally crash but I can't remember it ever not recovering my work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ben V.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Easy, fast, and powerful simulations.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/31
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Ryan P.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Logistics Simulations

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

Positive experience. Technical support has been fantastic, and the software has answered all the needs I have so far.

Pros

Visual interface is great for observing and validating simulations. Graphics are useful for visualizing what is actually going on. Incorporating of visual logic is great for interfacing with excel, and customizing your own time or event based actions.

When you hold mouse over a setting, there is usually a great explanation which is really helpful.

It does what I need it to! So I can't complain there. I am still a new user so I have a good deal to learn, but overall, I'm having a positive experience and haven't encountered any issues I couldn't work out with some (excellent) technical support!

Cons

Could improve variables - it would be nice to be able to declare variables in the visual logic code, instead of having to go into information store and declare before using.
Would be nice to have an option to see all visual logic in one place as opposed to broken up and nested in each activity, makes it tricky to monitor when counters are updated, for example.
Would also be nice to see some common event based visual logic pre-made, for example, when activity complete, send time of day to a spreadsheet cell, and increment the row for the next completion time.
Would like to highlight several activities and change all parameters, such as resource details. It might just be my use case, but a lot of labour goes into updating a batch of settings across multiple activities that could be a global change. An example is for making a resource travel with work item - have to go into details in resources of each and every activity.
The default settings add a travel time based on arrow length - I would make that off by default.
Graphics interface feels a little buggy when scrolling and zooming - clock jumps around.
It appears you have to use the same units across the whole simulation. Clock in hours and others in minutes would be helpful.

Granted, I am using an old version of the software, and I am a relatively new user of the software. None of these are dealbreakers for me, just hopefully helps the development team improve or potential users get started.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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SIMUL8 Pricing

SIMUL8 Pricing

Starting from
US$1 995,00
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

SIMUL8 is available across three pricing tiers; SIMUL8 Basic, SIMUL8 Professional, and SIMUL8 Team. All prices reflect the one-time purchase fee and annual maintenance can be added at a further cost.

SIMUL8 Basic: $1995 for essential features.
SIMUL8 Professional: $4995 for all features of SIMUL8 Basic, plus build data import, Excel integration, advanced customization, and more.
SIMUL8 Team: $19995 for 3 users and on-site training for teams.

SIMUL8 is available across three pricing tiers; SIMUL8 Basic, SIMUL8 Professional, and SIMUL8 Team. All prices reflect the one-time purchase fee and annual maintenance can be added at a further cost.

SIMUL8 Basic: $1995 for essential features.
SIMUL8 Professional: $4995 for all features of SIMUL8 Basic, plus build data import, Excel integration, advanced customization, and more.
SIMUL8 Team: $19995 for 3 users and on-site training for teams.

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 50 user ratings
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SIMUL8 Features

SIMUL8 Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for SIMUL8

Additional information for SIMUL8

Key features of SIMUL8

  • Monte Carlo Simulation

SIMUL8 FAQs

SIMUL8 FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SIMUL8.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SIMUL8 offer?

SIMUL8 offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1 995,00

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

SIMUL8 is available across three pricing tiers; SIMUL8 Basic, SIMUL8 Professional, and SIMUL8 Team. All prices reflect the one-time purchase fee and annual maintenance can be added at a further cost. SIMUL8 Basic: $1995 for essential features. SIMUL8 Professional: $4995 for all features of SIMUL8 Basic, plus build data import, Excel integration, advanced customization, and more. SIMUL8 Team: $19995 for 3 users and on-site training for teams.

Q. What are the main features of SIMUL8?

SIMUL8 offers the following features:

  • Monte Carlo Simulation

Q. Who are the typical users of SIMUL8?

SIMUL8 has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SIMUL8 support?

SIMUL8 supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SIMUL8 offer?

SIMUL8 has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SIMUL8 support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SIMUL8 supports

Q. What other apps does SIMUL8 integrate with?

SIMUL8 integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel

Q. What level of support does SIMUL8 offer?

SIMUL8 offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials