App comparison

Add up to 4 apps below to see how they compare. You can also use the "Compare" buttons while browsing.

Simio Logo

Simio

Facility design simulation & production scheduling

see alternatives

Simio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Simio product overview

What is Simio?

Simio is simulation software that provides a true object-based 3D modeling environment combined with scheduling functionality to help optimize the use of critical resources, and assess the risk associated with operational decisions. The platform allows users to construct their 3D model in a single step, and then instantly switch to a 3D view. All model-building products integrate seamlessly with Google Warehouse, allowing users to download from an extensive library of freely available 3D symbols to add realism to models.

Key benefits of using Simio

  • Simio provides the flexibility to model complex problems and rapidly evaluate alternatives to help maximize the impact of investments.

  • The full-service solution helps improve processes and accuracy through the unified model for both facility design and planning and scheduling.

  • Simio helps solve scheduling dilemmas with risk-based scheduling and planning, to stay ahead of the game and improve production schedule performance.

  • The OptQuest add-on seamlessly integrates with Simio experiments and uses state-of-the-art algorithms to generate and evaluate scenarios.

  • Experiment results can be accessed using a standard web browser, as well as touch screen mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Live Online
    Webinars
    In Person
    Documentation

    Simio pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    103

    Starting from

    Free

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Simio features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    103

    Total features

    27

    2 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting & Statistics
    Third Party Integrations
    API
    Customizable Reports
    Reporting/Analytics
    Scheduling
    Design Management
    Direct Manipulation

    Simio users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    103

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.05/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    72

    29

    2

    0

    0

    Pros
    All in all, it is great simulation software. I am using it for educational purposes and so far I am completely happy with it.
    Additionally, the company has been great to work with and the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. You can tell they have a great company culture.
    These are really great and informative. The support team are very friendly as well and also a mine of useful knowledge and experience.
    Cons
    Simio when deployed in a virtual environment is very sluggish (at least the set up in our university).
    It’s a VERY mouse intensive software. And many basic features are missing for making model professional looking.
    I also sometimes the way to get clipart sometimes gets stuck.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    Makes Simulation fun and easy

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Simio is an extremely powerful tool and it really makes one's life so much easier for simulations. Simio also does have a workbook that has lot of exercises that one can go through and learn a lot about the software. Once one has their head grasped around the concept, this software can save time, money, effort and provide accuracy.

    Pros

    I absolutely love using Simio. It is such a powerful tool and it makes sense why the premium paid version is so expensive. However the biggest pro I see is that there is a free version that can be used which can help one understand the world of simulation. Simio has everything one needs to perform the complicated simulation process that otherwise would require us to write 100s of lines of code and...

    Cons

    It is lot of work to learn this software and there are not much resources online readily available. Most resources are integrated to Simio and so looking at videos provided by Simio and reading the help section is the way to go. The free software however cannot simulate really huge simulation system and at that point one needs to purchase the paid version. getting around the software is daunting and there are lot of aspects one needs to know to figure out how to create their system.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    User friendly and great support

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    I learned on Arena in school but have been using Simio for 4-5 years now in a professional setting and it has been great.

    Pros

    Simio has been easy to learn and allows great flexibility and power for modeling different scenarios. Additionally, the company has been great to work with and the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and accessible. You can tell they have a great company culture.

    Cons

    On bigger models it can run a little slow, but this is probably mainly a hardware issue or a lack of modeling efficiency on my end.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

    Share this review:

    Simio a world of possibilities

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    the software provides a wide range of possibilities to simulate and test known and unknown systems for better preparedness in their implementation.

    Pros

    ease of use availability of student version and research version

    Cons

    none

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

    Share this review:

    Excellent software for handling complex simulations.

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    Simio software consists of standardized library. In order to focus on the visuals and to forget the analysis, this software is really easy for creating simulation models. It is no doubt the superb choice for business. It is quite easy to learn while other simulation software are quite difficult to learn comparatively. Its functionalities are really awesome with less time consuming. No doubt best ever simulation software. Matchless software with fantastic 3D animations.

    Cons

    There are not any specific cons about this software. Simulation is mostly written in graphical programming language which is no doubt easy for small and quick designs but as we move further this software is failed to navigate while discussing large and complex simulations. Above discuss is the only con I can hardly think of.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

    Share this review:

    Taught simulation in an analytics class using Simio

    Reviewed 4 years ago
    Pros

    The support tools available for Simio are incredible. There are tutorial videos for every level of user and it's very easy to pick up quickly. The software itself is fairly intuitive and you can have simulations created from scratch in a matter of minutes.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons that I can think of, maybe navigating from one area of Simio to another can be confusing every now and then.

    Simio FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Simio offer?

    Simio has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: One Time License, Free
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Simio?

    Simio has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Simio support?

    Simio supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Simio offer an API?

    Yes, Simio has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Simio integrate with?

    Simio integrates with the following applications:
    Microsoft Azure


    Q. What level of support does Simio offer?

    Simio offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

    Common Simio comparisons

    Related categories