About FlexSim

FlexSim is a problem solving tool that allows you to accurately answer any question about your business. It's powerful simulation software, built from the ground up to make simulation as easy as possible, without sacrificing an ounce of function or visual appeal. You can create beautiful, detailed models that deliver results yet make an impact in the way spreadsheets or charts never could, and you can do it all in just minutes with drag-and-drop controls and easy-to-use features.

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Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States, South Africa

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, Japanese, zh-hant

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
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FlexSim Software - A FlexSim simulation model of a warehouse.
FlexSim Software - A FlexSim simulation model of a robotic cell manufacturing line.
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Features

Total features of FlexSim: 32

  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Content Library
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Presentation Tools
  • Process Control
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scenario Planning
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visual Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(120)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Igor S.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great looking and advanced simulations

Reviewed on 2019/06/20

I am a teacher in university. I had never worked with simulation software before, so it was my...

I am a teacher in university. I had never worked with simulation software before, so it was my first software of such type. FlexSim is just a whole universe, with it's own logic and rules. If you want to do BIG things with it - you have to understand all of these rules, accept them and change your own thinking to follow that rules (to think like FlexSim would think). I am a very advanced user of Excel, and Excel is a large universe as well. But now I am wondering which of them is bigger.

Pros

Great visualization makes it very pleasant to start learning;
Lots of built-in features, Data import-export;
Different modes (3D, ProcessFlow), where you can work simultaneously or independently;
Strong statistics (distributions), that can be integrated on the models, collecting and presenting data;
Anything you lack regarding the model or actor logic can be added as code snippets;
Really basic models can be made in minutes

Cons

It becomes difficult to learn it when you go in deep. The really basic actions are easy and intuitive, like for kids. But when you get to something just little more complex - it requires a lot of additional knowledge.
Little community tutorials. There are not many community samples and tutorials on youtube or in the web. Most of them are over basic functions - you probably will need to enroll a training.

Response from FlexSim

Thank you for your review, Dr. Sheludko! We're pleased to hear that you've enjoyed FlexSim's wide range of features and capabilities. It's true that complex systems can be challenging to model in any simulation analysis platform -- we try to make it as simply as we can, and welcome any additional feedback you have in helping us reach this goal.

Kavan L.
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

FlexSim is a Great Tool

Reviewed on 2019/06/14

At the moment I use FlexSim to simulation the possibilities within a given confined space. I build...

At the moment I use FlexSim to simulation the possibilities within a given confined space. I build models to represent a few different scenarios and demonstrate them to the team, so that leadership can make a decision on particular go/no-go criteria for a project. I use FlexSim to demonstrate possibilities that people in the viewing group might not have even considered, and generate new conversations regarding what's possible and which direction to go.

Pros

What I like most about FlexSim is the software's ease of use. I did trials on several other simulation software and FlexSim came out on top for me. It was intuitive and just simply made sense when building models. After the initial training I built a simulation model to represent one of our biggest production plants. Having that 3D visual was key in explaining processes to the rest of the team, and I could make real time changes in the model to work through those "what if" scenarios. The intricate details and the ability to allow viewers to see a different perspectives is actually very eye opening.

Cons

What I like least about the software is the lack of floor levels that are representative of actual buildings. This might be minor, but I wished there were options for prebuilt stairs and different floor levels. Stairs and floor levels are common in plants, hospitals, airport, etc., so why not give the user those items in the toolbox. For example, if I wanted to simulate a building with three floors, with people walking from one floor to the other (not necessarily one above the other, otherwise we wouldn't be able to see the operation on the other floors), using a second and third elevated floor plan. Hopefully that makes sense.

Alternatives Considered

Simio and AnyLogic

Reasons for Switching to FlexSim

It was more intuitive, more powerful, and provided me what I needed to simulation the systems within my industry with relative ease and accuracy. The other products got confusing very quickly and was time consuming.

Response from FlexSim

Thanks for your review, Kavan! We're glad that FlexSim came out on top in your evaluation, and the ease of use and visuals have been helpful. I have some good news for you -- the latest version of FlexSim (19.1) has multi-floor support and elevator banks! Let's talk offline and I can share some videos with you.

Jake Y.
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

FlexSim Modeling

Reviewed on 2019/07/04

Good initially during classroom session followed by coaching provided by trainer post training. As...

Good initially during classroom session followed by coaching provided by trainer post training. As we only use FlexSim maybe 1-2 times per year, was a struggle trying to remember the system features especially for complex processes. Suggest if FlexSim is conducting new classes, that the previous members can sign up for refresher course at a much lower fees i.e. join the class together with the new sign up. This will allow a continuation of interest & the use of FlexSim.

Pros

It does have easy to use icon bars & links that can piece a simple flow together. Able to generate statistics for basic flow through the simulated data.

Cons

For more complex process with more variable data, it becomes more difficult to use the tools. Need good knowledge of FlexSim to apply the variables required to make the simulation closer to the real process. Without frequent practices & application, the knowledge erodes fast.

Response from FlexSim

Thank you for your review, Jake! We're glad to hear that you've enjoyed some of our easy-to-use modeling and statistics features. I'd really like to connect offline about post-training retention ideas -- this is very important for us, so your feedback would be quite helpful.

Dhuey C.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Long time Simulation practitioner

Reviewed on 2019/06/20

We are using FlexSim to evaluate a new production line, everything from equipment capability, line...

We are using FlexSim to evaluate a new production line, everything from equipment capability, line control logic and staffing. The data from the simulations has enabled us to reduce staffing, and equipment requirements.

Pros

Very easy to build a simple model with the 3D Objects. The 3D objects have enough hooks in place to deal with more complex situations as well. There is no need to know programing language. The software is a tool that can be used by both the novice and experienced modeler.

Cons

The users manual is a bit hard to follow, and missing some information. I would like more options for flow item shapes and shapes for resources.

Response from FlexSim

Thank you for your review, Dhuey! We're glad to hear that you've found FlexSim capable of both simple and complex simulation models. Let's connect offline and discuss some of your suggestions for item shapes -- I'm sure our developers would appreciate the info.

Vincent B.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

All purpose simulation software

Reviewed on 2019/06/13

I simulate mining sites (surface and underground), mine-to-port logistics, food and beverage...

I simulate mining sites (surface and underground), mine-to-port logistics, food and beverage plants, airport baggage handling systems, mechanical workshops, manufacturing assembly lines, distribution centers, distribution networks, supply chains, rail and road transport systems.

Very visual although visual can be turned off or ignored, very efficient flexscript language, I can simulate a wide range of industries with a single tool.

Pros

Stunning interactive 3D graphics, full programming capabilities (no external compiler needed), links with Excel and SQL databases, ability to customize anything and develop reusable libraries

Cons

Limited cloud interactivity, too many new important features appearing, company focus seems to be on Process Flow module which is more complicated to use by programmers and less object-oriented

Response from FlexSim

Thank you for your review, Vincent! We're glad that you're enjoying our visuals, database connectivity, and customization options. Can we find a time to connect offline and discuss some of your feedback on our Process Flow module?

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FlexSim has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

FlexSim supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, Japanese, zh-hant

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

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