Simio Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Simio

Facility design simulation & production scheduling

4.68/5 (102 reviews)

Simio Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Simio Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • These are really great and informative. The support team are very friendly as well and also a mine of useful knowledge and experience.Adrian M.Read the full review
  • It´s always improving and they have an amazing team for support. They have helped me several times with questions that I had.Mauricio Sven G.Read the full review
  • The support team are great and very friendly and over all I find the package excellent. I would certainly recommend this to others.Adrian M.Read the full review
Cons
  • While there is a library of simbits to use, it does take a bit of thinking to link the simbits to a specific problem. This is especially difficult for newbies.ahmad hilmy a.Read the full review
  • Advanced functions might get hard to use if you don't have an experienced user helping you. Error messages could be more explicit and create a reference to where the configurational conflict lies.Luís P.Read the full review
  • I also sometimes the way to get clipart sometimes gets stuck.Jessye T.Read the full review
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11 reviewers had the following to say about Simio's pricing:

Roger Wang

SimBit is good

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

We purchased 2 licenses. The SimBit is really good, an excellent tool for quick start. The introduction is really good. The concept of token need to be more emphasized in the guid

Pros
No coding characteristic

Cons
Price

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Simio

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2018-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The oportunity to create a wonderfull simulation of your process

Cons
The cost, it is so expensive for medium companies

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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MAYRA SARETH TOVAR OLIVA

I KNOW ABOUT SIMIO

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-02
Review Source: Capterra

THE SOFTWARE WAS OF GREAT HELP FOR THE SIMULATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF PANELS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, WHICH CONCEBED TO ACHIEVE A MORE EFFICIENT PRODUCTION AND COST REDUCTION.

Pros
I LIKED TOO MUCH THAT YOU CAN SEE THE GRAPHICS WHILE IT IS PROGRAMMED

Cons
IT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE SOFTWARE. I DID NOT LOVE THE PATS ARE PREDEFINED.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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FC Truter

Fantastic simulation software

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

We use this software to model some of our DC processes currently and will expand this over time to model more of our supply chain.

Pros
Endlessly customizable - you can pretty much model any process within your business and test variations quickly without investing in expensive prototyping processes.

Cons
Its plugin and extension functionality is still fairly basic and not as user friendly as it could be.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Surapong Sirikulvadhana

Great Simulation Package

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-03-14
Review Source: Capterra

I have used Simio for almost 2 months. It is by far the easiest simulation package that can do 2D and 3D animation. Simio is also very easy to simulate a queuing system and easy to export the result in csv format. One noticeable drawback is the default value that Simio record was not consistent with the meaning of analytical model. For example, when I define maximum system capacity, the recorded value after simulation run seemed to go over the defined parameter. Thus, I've got to define my own state variable to record what I need (number in the system). BTW, I haven't tried the movable resource and many features yet, so couldn't write a review about it. However, if I have to model those other features, I will write a review some more.

Pros
easy to do 2D and 3D animation.

Cons
the meaning of the recorded values from simulation may be defined differently from analytical model.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elizabeth Thompson

Great software!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-28
Review Source: Capterra

It has helped with making recommendations on staffing models, equipment use, and the impact on turnaround times. The stakeholders appreciate the predictability component to be able to test different scenarios before trying it in real life.

Pros
It has extensive functionality that stakeholders can easily understand and see value in.

Cons
It does not have a good way to represent statistics by hour of day which is important to a hospital that runs 24/7.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bonnie Yue

Simio review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-13
Review Source: Capterra

We use Simio to help customers design solutions for using our autonomous material transport robots. Looking at problems such as fleet sizing, traffic congestion, routing, batch size, cart quantity etc

Pros
Can build a simple model that quickly demonstrates value to organization and then has power to scale up to much more complex as needed

Cons
It’s a VERY mouse intensive software. and many basic features are missing for making model professional looking.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Maria Santos

For industry

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2020-03-10
Review Source: Capterra

i just try once but i like a lot my experience with Simio

Pros
Very easy to use perfect for simulations we can use a free version instructions and tools that provide an easier use Good Customer care

Cons
paid version is too expensive no version for MAC more slow for complex simulations i don't find any other disadvantage

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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victor vera

Easy to learn and use, for professionals and students.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-07-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to learn how to use it. Covers almost any need for an undergraduate course or project. Cost less than other software that have almost the same performance. Fast customer support.

Cons
Official SIMIO Tutorials are not updated and limited. I guess It's because courses are sold too, but the basic modeling should be available in several languages. Image/symbol importing not the best thing: Many images, but many no suited for insert in the models considering shape and size. It could have more specialized libraries.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Samridh Shrestha

Makes Simulation fun and easy

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

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 make debugging difficult and daunting. I have been using Simio to do various distribution simulations such as uniform, exponential, triangular and so on and I don;t have to think how to do random number generation. Simio has so much more tool such as I love the reliability function where i can define what are likelihood of a machine failing and how much it would affect my throughput and productivity due to the varying repair times. The best part of Simio is that you can see the live simulation of your system in real time. Create a simulation for a M/M/1 queuing system to replicate a ice-cream store and watch how your customers arrival and service times affects your business. Fun part of simio is one can actually assing model entities with actual people and replace boxes with actual images which makes the presentation part of your system more engaging with the team. if you are a simulation guy/girl/business this software has everything one needs to validate, verify the architecture and answer questions that is not possible to be solved analytically.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matthew Snead

Simio Software and Risk-based Planning and Scheduling (RSP)

Reviewed 2015-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Deciding which type of simulation software for a business to purchase can be an extremely difficult decision. Being faced with this decision we began to investigate and compare simulation software packages available on the market. After comparison, Simio was the clear choice for our business. Although most simulation software packages are extremely difficult and confusing to learn, Simio's many resources make learning and mastering the software easy. Most noteworthy is the video tutorials provided which made the transition to Simio painless. Ultimately the decision to choose Simio was made based on the functionality of the software and the ability to accurately and quickly model real world systems for the purposes of finding solutions. Simio's 3D modeling abilities are unmatched by any other software packages available. Simio is quick and easy in the 3D department and compared to others is much less time consuming for similar 3D animations. With that said, the 3D modeling is generally a non-value added task and we were more focused on the software's modeling abilities. Simio's add-in packages operate flawlessly with OptQuest being the one we utilize the most. The customer support at Simio is outstanding too. I reached out to Simio when modeling a complex transit system this past year and they were able to identify my error and provided a fix the same day. We recently decided to expand our abilities with the usage of Simio's Risk-based Planning and Scheduling. After watching roughly 11 videos about 10 minutes each, Simio's RPS was easily incorporated into a previous manufacturing process project. Adapting the previous project slightly was straightforward and surprisingly resulted in the RPS being setup almost automatically. The ability to incorporate the complexities of variation into the RPS is what makes this such an advantageous tool and also what separates it from others. Simio also offers an add-in package for the RPS, Wonderware MES which provides the real-time production data. Generating plans, evaluating risk, performing comparisons, and many other functions are available through Simio's RPS and we look forward to providing this to our clients. We give Simio our highest recommendation.

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