The AnyLogic Company

AnyLogic


4.5 / 5
144 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

144 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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  • Pricing Details
    https://www.anylogic.com/purchase/
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • The AnyLogic Company
  • www.anylogic.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About 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.


AnyLogic Features

  • 3D Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Industry Specific Database
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Presentation Tools
  • Stochastic Modeling
  • Turbulence Modeling

AnyLogic Reviews Recently Reviewed!


My experience with Anylogic.

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: - Integrate all types of simulation modelling in one tool. For example you can create multi-agent model, where agent's behaviour contains inner system dynamic model. At same every agent can act in dynamical changing world, where environment based on discrete event modelling.

- You can easy add your own program code lines to handle any event, that happens during modelling. For example you can send message on screen or send message to interact with other agent during events, such as arrive to destination point, take place in queue, leave queue, start processing on a device.

- You can create your own blocks and use them to build models like with standard block.

- You can create beautiful animated 3D presentation of your model.

- There are a lot of free tutorials, video lectures, examples, books that can help you start build complicated beautiful models. There is well done documentation with good tips and advises.

- You can every time ask support any question you want and they answer you in short.

Cons: - New versions of Anylogic comes very often, sometimes its annoying to reinstall it. You can skip one update, but there can be some problems.

- I notice that when you update Anylogic, your old models can stop working in new version of Anylogic, you had to fix syntax errors in models code. At same time modes, that you create in new version of Anylogic probably will not open in old version of Anylogic. Looks like developers not care about backward comparability when preparing updates. It can be real problems if Anylogic version is different on your home PC and on your PC at work. I hope developers will take my opinion in consideration and provide backward compatibility for next updates.

Overall: Overall experience with Anylogic is very good. I use it to model business systems and processes to collecting statistic or optimization.

Need full flexibility and scalability: go AnyLogic

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Once you understand the core basics (OOP, Java, experimentation...), an immense bag of features and possibilities opens up.

The support subscription is quite good value for money as well.

Cons: The online community lives on a LinkedIn forum, this should move to a dedicated place or StackOverflow.

Overall: AnyLogic is an amazing piece of software but it comes like an iceberg: 90% is hidden under water. Getting started is easy but then the learning curve gets quite steep. It massively helps to know OOP because it sits on an Eclipse Java shell.

However, this allows you to do *anything*. Need to add this specific behavior? No problem. Want to use this Java package? Go for it.

I have been using it for 8+ years now in a huge variety of projects, from implementing massive simulations into Fortune500 companies to producing small on-the-fly models during meetings.

Once you get the hang, it is a lot of fun to have this power under your fingers.

AnyLogic really is the only software out there that can combine agents, discrete-event processes and system dynamics, a feature that is massively underestimated yet. However, with the rise of Analytics and Big Data, it becomes ever more important to model close to reality.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you start out, don't despair, it is a lot to swallow. Do visit a training course, it makes a huge difference and probably saves you 2-3 months of tinkering!

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Flexibility

Nov 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The incredible flexibility!

With AnyLogic's multi simulation paradigm framework a user can implement system dynamics, process-centric modeling (Discrete event) as well as agent-based modeling techniques all in one model AnyLogic is unbelievably flexible and with Java as a backend, there is nothing you can not do.

AnyLogic is also at the forefront of new development in the simulation space. Always reinventing their product and offering and leading the simulation world into new technologies like cloud based simulations .

Cons: Like anything worth doing it requires some effort to master the basics of the software. But with excellent technical support and great examples and training amterial this can be overcome quite easily.

Overall: An incredibly powerful tool that allows decision makers to judge the impact of changes on systems and enable them to make faster, better decisions and predictions. Traditional support tools cannot adequately consider complexities, constraints, dynamic interdependencies and variability to support decision-making within such a complex environment.

Versatile and Effective Modelling Tool

Mar 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: HSSMI has used AnyLogic to build proof of concept models for multiple automotive sector companies (including JLR, Ford and Bentley). We have used the extant libraries extensively, as well as developing custom blocks and libraries for specific manufacturing cells such as gantry cranes. Anylogic has been easy to use and the outputs have been exceptional both in terms of statistical accuracy and visualisation. We have also been used OptQuest within our exported simulations and bench marked the optimisation speed against other standard simulation tools - Anylogic has prevailed every time! We couldn't be happier with the tools features and also AnyLogic's support, I would like to specifically mention the new materials handling library and AnyLogic cloud, which have helped us to deliver our models more effectively with 'out of the box' 3D visualisations of production systems and faster optimisations respectively. Thank you AnyLogic for really innovating and building a simulation and predictive analytics tool that is at the bleeding edge of technology.

Cons: There is underlying Java learning curve that is required for modellers to build custom blocks and libraries. However, anyone with objective orientated programming background should be able to pick this up with ease. Even myself coming from a functional programming background was able to learn how to use the tool relatively quickly.

Anylogic Simulation Software Review

Feb 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Anylogic has great Flexibility, runs on java and a huge amount of functionality. It can present models in 2D or 3D with a decent library of graphs and outputs by default.

It is very suitable for many different applications, and if you want, can essentially model anything you can think of (if you program it yourself).

I've mostly used it in manufacturing, and its been able to do everything I've wanted it to do in the end. It's not always as easy as other software, but that's a trade off between functionality and usability.

Cons: It can be tricky to start with certainly, and there are some elements that are much easier to do in other simulation software packages. That said, you can usually find a way of doing it in anylogic, although this takes longer and is trickier.

It's not always easy to find the problem when something goes wrong. The software is essentially wrapped up Java, but this means it's not as easy to debug as a sheet of code. Code is fragmented between elements, which takes some getting used to.

The UI is also very slow and unresponsive (even on powerful machines), there's a lot that could be improved here.

Overall: Overall it is a great piece of software, but you need knowledge of java and a good problem solving mind. It is incredibly powerful and flexible, but I would say can be beaten in specific applications where simulation software is built for just one or two purposes.

Anylogic Anytime!

Feb 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Anylogic for the past 6 months now everyday and I can say that once you open it up, it is such a great and useful program. Working in the engineering / simulation department, being able to use Anylogic makes work so much easier and dare I even say it, "fun". It can be used for such a variety of things and so many different ways to program it to make it useful in many multi-functional capacities. Once the basic learning curve is established, it is a breeze to use and there are so many layers to it that it makes simulation great! Very clean layout, always new updates and bug fixes. I recommend to all!

Cons: The cost can be a varying weight factor in the decision to use anylogic versus other softwares but given the multitude of functionalities, it really is a no brainer. There have been a few bugs in the latest update, but the customer service has been great to help me through these issues.

A Great software

Mar 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Anylogic is really a great software. The most important ability of the software is that this is a multi-method software which is very applicable for social science studies, since these studies face almost complicated systems as well as some problems and limitations with data and the combination of SD and ABM would be a very useful tool.

Another important point is related the available tools in the software which increase the ability of modelers to consider more details in their models.

Last but not least important point concerns the example models which are great guides.

Cons: Although this is one of the best simulation software with GIS tools, it is required to expand and complete it in this regard.

Also, for me the price is a little bit high for researches.

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Hybrid modeling at its finest

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: AnyLogic allows you to solve problems in any modelling paradigm you could want. It makes it possible to use the best tool for the job in every part of your model.

Cons: Compiling time could be faster for larger models.

Overall: We're solving health and social policy problems. Because AnyLogic is built for hybrid modelling, it makes these huge, messy problems tractable and extraordinarily easy to reason about and construct. I can't imagine doing my work with any other piece of software. Worth every dollar.

As a simulation analyst I am using AnyLogic on a daily basis to solve complex questions.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most in AnyLogic is the fact, that everything in the simulation model is easily configurable using Java code. The wide range of simulation experiments and also the database (and connectivity in general) enable a very flexible and efficient use of the software.

Cons: It would be great if there was an online community to ask questions and allow discussions. Simply googleing things (like you can do for VBA, Java and such) is not really possible. However, the support team of AnyLogic is really quick and provides very helpful answers.

The only one of its kind

Jan 31, 2012
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: AnyLogic is the only tool supporting all the different simulation techniques and even allowing you to combine them into hybrid models.

The ability to expand the drag-drop modeling environment at any time with Java code is really cool. And the ability to export the model as a java applet that will play in any browser is also very cool -- now you can deliver your models to users who don't have sim software installed and would NEVER have it installed -- but they can still run the experiments you design.

Customer support like you've never imagined! "Hey, my model doesn't work very well" is an acceptable request! They'll work on it, make it better, do things you never thought of, and send it back. All for free and as many times as you like!"

Cons: The feature set is amazing -- in fact, so rich to be a little daunting. This makes the learning curve longer than most tools, not really steeper, aka harder, its just that there's a lot to learn.

The documentation is a little dense and the grammar is stiff and formal. I wish there were a simpler, "how to build models the easy way" book as opposed to all this formality.

Overall: The best in its class of multi-method tools and as good as any other tool when compared on a single feature basis.

The customer support is amazing.

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Simulate what you think

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows us to simulate the reality with Java. It will then possible to simulate what you think.

Cons: It takes time to start! Even though the tutorial provides us a few examples, it is rather not enough. More examples with detailed description are highly demanded.

Overall: I focus on the analysis of the information system for aircraft maintenance.

Now, basically, I have accomplished the simulation system with which experiments can be carried out.

Still, I can't wait to learn the use of Anylogic, because it is truely very powerful.

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Anylogic is powerful.

Nov 23, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: It helps me in my PhD thesis. it enables simulation for complicated systems.

Cons: I obstructed by the limited features in the personal educational edition, especially the limitation of optimization capabilities.

Overall: it helps me very much. I hope to continue my research by Anylogic.

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Easy multi-model Simulation Platform

Jan 14, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Easy to use: I trained several hundred of business administration bachelor student in process modelling and 3D simulation. It works for them after 45 minutes.

2. Combining agent models with system dynamics, state charts, pedestrian flows and business processes gives a unique power on normal PCs or Macs.

Cons: The development environment needs GPU acceleration for larger environments

Overall: I model human agents in shopping and healthcare environments for better decision making. I use all modelling techniques. I all parts of my research and education I use AnyLogic starting from easy business processes up to healthcare village simulations.

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Flexible

Apr 29, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The software allows to develop hybrid models straightforward. The user interface is very good and is important to highlight that you can run your models through the cloud.

Cons: Require skills in java programming. For most IT users that wouldn'be a con but for social scientifics it can be a little complicated when programming agents. On the other hand, have all the java environment can be a plus due to the power of java.

Overall: Developing academics models regarding transportation and energy issues.

Perfect simulation software

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Various types of applications can be modeled with the AnyLogic.

Cons: Tutorials should be more basic and simple.

The simple and basic examples of using the palettes should be added into the Help menu.

Overall: I used the Anylogic in the various types of case studies, for examples, airline routing, transportation scheduling, logistics management

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The best simulation software

Feb 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is one of the very few simulation softwares which support ABM, SD and Discrete event simulation.

Cons: The only thing I didn't like about this software is the language, Anylogic use Java.

Overall: I'm modeling healthcare systems and Anylogic is really helpful as it's the only software which supports multi-method modeling.

Extremely helpful but it makes difficult what it is simple sometimes

Feb 11, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Capability to create easily graphic user interfaces

Cons: It slows down a lot in case a great number of PML objects is used

Overall: Quite good

AnyLogic wows our customers

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility in modeling paradigms--system dynamic, agent-based, and discrete event mechanisms can be embedded within one another. Need to model a discrete process with autonomous agents inside those process steps? No problem. The tech support and responsiveness is phenomenal, too.

Cons: There's a steep learning curve, but that's the case with all simulation software.

Overall: Our clients love the results and customizability afforded by AnyLogic. On a recent project, we were able to simulate critical data that the client had no way of obtaining in the real world. This model would not have been possible to build if it weren't for the mixed DE-Agent paradigms which AnyLogic supports.

Recommendations to other buyers: We're pleased with the continued level of investment and care AnyLogic puts into its software. For example, the Pedestrian Modeling Library and Traffic Library are huge additions to what is already quite mature, full-featured software.

Useful!

May 27, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: customization

multiple paradigms modelization

Cons: not easy to first users

hard to create nice dashboards

Overall: very good!

A flexible and highly capable Simulation tool

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I think the most interesting aspect is the flexibility and capability of AnyLogic for developing a variety of simulation models and conducting very diverse but at the same time specific experiments.

Cons: The graphical representation could be improved.

Overall: I used AnyLogic for my PhD research where I developed an agent-based model of the construction bidding environment. I am extremely happy with my choice and the results I've got.

If you want to develop a scientific model to investigate a research question, AnyLogic is a great option.

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AnyLogic Review

Nov 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The GUI is pleasant and easy-to-use. The fact that it permits multi-method modelling represents one of the biggest key features of this software. The graphic representations of the model is also another strenght considering that most of the stuff presented in the model are associable with a graphic 2D/3D representation.

Cons: Some features are really difficult to implement. The output analysis of multi-replications run is not executed automatically, and I consider this one of the basics for a simulation software.

Overall: I usually use AnyLogic for solving Manufacturing and Logistics issues, but now I'm entering in the world of supply chains. I highly recommend this software because some of its features are unique and also because the development is going really fast adding new features and industry 4.0 libraries.

HOW HELPFULL HAS BEEN ANYLOGIC FOR MY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND CAREER

Jun 03, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I have been working with this software by a short time, but perhaps it is the best software for modeling, it is intuitive, easy to manipulate, full of valious statistical tools, with a usefull interface and a great compiler.

Probably it has one of the best pedestrian libraries ever seen before, I have tried several programs for modeling a pedestrian problem, but they are not too complete as this one.

Cons: Sometimes the server does not run everything, for instance, I had a problem because I'm starting to get knowledges about java, and for me was not easy to identify where are mistakes on the code. The server is sometimes slowly.

Overall: I had to work in a pedestrian simulation model for my university, and I really felt lucky have found this software, is very impresing the way how different kind of processes can be done and executed. My Industrial Engenieer teachers are looking the way to get an Anylogic license to improve all the researches in the Central University.

Simulation for a Software Engineering Graduation Project

Dec 03, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The Agent Based simulation modeling is outstanding.

Thanks to the variety of modules and the ease of use I was able develop and demonstrate my graduation project in Software Engineering by simulating the time and work it would take for a Software Quality Assurance engineers to finish a work through an iteration process for a certain amount of requirements.

It was thanks to the probability distribution functions that I was able to create different models of execution and demonstrate my findings.

How did I start to develop my simulation? I find the tutorials and documentation of the program, along with the amount of examples provided right from the beginning, is fantastic.

Cons: Even though I have a background in programming, I find that the transitions under the Properties panel could be a little intimidating for other users who do not have the knowledge or programming background.

(Mostly) Intuitive for New Users

Mar 11, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The clear example models and help guidelines are valuable for introducing new users to the system and even serve as functional training tools for organized learning. Menus are clear and easy to follow and system functionalities are well explained (including mouse-over text, which is often overlooked in a system UI).

Cons: Some basic features are randomly buried in the software, including time unit interval settings and similar basic things that might not be changed often by base users but do become more important for complex models. Also task panes and windows pop up randomly and do not always behave properly, necessitating a reboot on (admittedly) rare occasions.

Overall: Word of mouth interactions for social network analysis and educational identity development.

Excellent software to pick up and play

Mar 25, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of picking up the software, from little Java knowledge the library drag-and-drop like functionality made creation of my first road network simple, to then develop it further and add in the use of more complication Java functions and variables. This simplicity of picking up and playing didn't limit the depth to which I could then explore the software though, as it caters to a much more expert field beyond this initial stage.

Cons: Using the road transport library, the option is available to switch traffic to use the left hand side of the road as in countries such as the UK, but the road laws don't translate. I was unable to find a simple option for this either. To give an example the use of junctions like a roundabout, the priority for left hand side road driving (UK) is to yield/give way to the right, but the in-built behaviours from right hand side road driving is to yield the other way. This results in both a model of lower validity, but also some peculiar behaviours of congestion on junctions like roundabouts.

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Great software for any kind of simulation. I use it in my lectures.

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The easiness to use and build different types of simulation models including System Dynamics! The sofware is user-friendly and there are several examples off the shelf to do many of the simulation model that we are interested in developing. The fact that we have several methods in the same tool allows for a good communication between those methods leading to even hybrid models.

Cons: The price of the professional version is a bit high at least from a university point of view. It would be nice to have all those capabilities also for research projects. Collaboration in thesis would be nice too where the software could be given at no cost.

Overall: Good tools for the work of my master and PhD students.

Customer support

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to initially use. Customer support is exceptional as any errors or enquiries were delt with within 24 hours with thorough and well explained explanations

Cons: Large program that at time slow down my opperating system.

Overall: Excellent service. Great program to simulate projects (warehouse operations regarding my case)

Happy and Difficult

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It enables us to simulate the real-world issues. That's amazing!

Combining the graphical operation and coding, it allows to de everything we like!

Cons: I did not find any blogs where we can communicate with people who use it. I would like to exchange ideas with them.

Multiplicidade

Mar 08, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: How to organize the elements

No restriction of elements and blocks, only time restriction

Integration between simulation types (events, agents, complex systems)

Cons: Difficulties for users who do not know Java code

Lack of agent instructions and agent types

When errors occur, I would like further explanations

Expand the instructions on how to apply Java code to Anylogic simulator

Software Unlike Any Other

Nov 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The multi method capability. We perform biological research, and the software enabled us to perform modeling studies that were very novel because of all the techniques we were able to combine.

Cons: Tech support. Delayed responses and unclear information.

Best for simulation

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing was that it was made on java, so it was very fast.

Cons: The least thing I liked about it the functions connections to each other, a link need to be made every time. It should have auto find.

Modelling and Simulation Course at Georgia Tech

Feb 25, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It was fun to buidling model structures using the differenet libraries: road traffic; agent; pedestrian; and systems dynamics.

Cons: Defining the behaviour of models was time consuming and full of erros: mainly becuase I have limited java (or any) programming expereince.

I could not get cars to behave realistically using the road traffic library for a toll system simulation. I think it would have been better to use the process modelling library.

Overall: I used it for a course in modelling and simulation. It was fun but at times frustrating. I may try AnyLogic for applications at work.

The importance of simulation

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can simulate real problems, the software have perfect tools to do it, is easy to use, and it permit me optimize variables in the model.

Cons: There are relations dificult too understand in the program, and maybe take a lot of time the simulation of real problems. Also the program is slow when have much factors.

Overall: I use this for optimize the amount of vending machine in a restaurant for satisfy the customers.

Comprehensive framework

Apr 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I liked the extreme flexibility and extensibility of the platform. Anything can be modeled in it.

Cons: Slightly heavy and memory demanding when launching the software itself even before running simulation.

Also, a bit more sophisticated documentations would be better.

Overall: excellent, I have used almost every other platform over the past 20 years. This one is an exceptional one!

Easy to use and Learn Simulation Software

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about this software is that you can implement your simulation logic using AnyLogic multimethod modeling environment and the simulation and you can prototype your ideas quite fast. I learned it quite fast using the freely available documentation and tutorials

Cons: Since AnyLogic is java-based simulation software, you may have to refresh your JAVA concepts before implementing more advanced logic, if you are not a regular JAVA user

Overall: I have found AnyLogic as a convenient tool for simulation in traffic and simulating various practical scenarios.

Multiple and powerful capability does not mean complexity and difficulty

Apr 29, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

I don't know what this means

Apr 01, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can create so many different sorts of models.

You get learning edition for free with alot of features.

Cons: It has nothing on internet for problems that we might face. There are many restrictions on it. The help guide is also of not too much use. Its expensive. The type conversion is such a pain in functions.

Overall: i am currently working on my thesis on Anylogic. Being a student, I cant afford to get professional version as it is too expensive. I would like that the price be a little lower. I would want the help directory of Anylogic to get better - specially with the various functions.

very good simulation software

Feb 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kindly interface of the anylogic is the most attractive part when I use it.

Cons: the help system is useful, but it is hard for beginners to fully understand them, if it can add more examples in the help system, it would be great.

Simulation Softwares

Feb 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) The best simulation software for learners out there.

2) Easy to understand as it includes documentation

Cons: 1) Need specific field knowledge for terms like airport centres, etc.

Convert any problem into logic and AnyLogic will convert your problem into solution

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The flexibility that I have with the software. The limitation is only in your mind.

I can literally simulate, calculate, animate, optimize anything I want as long as I know how to breakdown my problem into small pieces. From optimizing a manufacturing process, creating a production plan, calculating cost per part considering real world scenario on professional side to making a romantic simulation for my gf on our anniversary and simulating the number of people and the arrangements needed at an Indian wedding on a personal side(500-600 people at least).

Cons: The learning path of the software is tough. It took me considerable amount of time and headache to learn the basics, but when I mastered the basics, i was in love with the software.

Overall: Optimizing production processes, calculating cost per part, generating production scenarios, etc.

Try to believe it

Feb 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I really liked the simplicity with which we set the significant parameters useful for the design of the project. I also appreciated the possibility of choosing the most suitable probability distribution for the related project from an explanation and graph to illustrate its operation

Cons: I did not really appreciate the management of project opening because it is not always automatic and fluid. I also did not find it very simple how to arrange two machines in parallel.

High performance

Jun 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great flexibility and versatility.

Cons: Slightly more complicated to understand and learn.

Overall: I use it for my research and it really helps for conceptual modeling and running experiments. The multi-method capabilities are one of the top features of this software and have tremendous potential.

Recommendations to other buyers: Because of this amazing abilities, I would recommend taking a course with the Anylogic team as it really help getting thing started.

Capterra loader

Swiss army knife of modelling

Feb 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use, relatively simple to combine different modelling methods, database integration, editable (XML) model files, constant expansion of libraries.

Cons: Speed of execution (changing the JRE helps - I've seen a 40% speed increase when replacing stock JRE with the latest Sun JRE - but may impact compatibility), does not utilize more than one CPU core per simulation experiment, version 8+ does not allow disabling of animation (to speed up execution).

Overall: Modelling of manufacturing logistics, modelling of social systems.

A new user

Jun 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Kind easy to use;

dinaminc;

intuitive;

great library

Cons: I dislike programming functions because I dont know hot to use;

The tutorial is not clear in some way;

Overall: I am a new user and I am leraning it by myself. I can tell you can learn it by yourself too if u work hard.

Excelent tool with Problems

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Use Java in back-end

Good for small projects

Cons: Support

Online Courses

Some strange errots in use

Overall: Queue Systems applied to health.

Excellent product

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is an excellent simulation software which is good for both educational institutions as well as industries.

Cons: No big con. Installation process was bit lengthy, but acceptable.

Overall: Wonderful experience and would recommend to fellow researchers

anylogic for students

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: software is great introduction to systems modeling in a university setting

Cons: UI is difficult to navigate, the anylogic forums don't have solutions for several error messages that I received

Overall: trying to solving supply chains in a factory

AnyLogic Review

Mar 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - Ability to develop different types of models (discrete event, system dynamics, agent-based)

- loads of options to include in models

- ability to code requirements

Cons: - very less help available online apart from AnyLogic Help

- gathering statistics is sometimes hard

Overall: I am working in AnyLogic for my research and classes. I think it is the most versatile simulation package. A better online resource or community to help others would make it perfect.

Student Research

Feb 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very user friendly. I had learned simulation on a different software, but did not fully understand it's capabilities until working on a senior design project in AnyLogic. The ease of use is incredible compared to others. Furthermore, the resources available just in the software itself helped me build a model almost effortlessly.

Cons: I have not found any cons in the software yet! One improvement is that trying to teach myself through available YouTube videos could be a better experience. There are not enough YouTube example videos available for this product yet. Though there are multiple free pdfs available on the AnyLogic website, people now prefer videos.

Overall: Extremely positive! Great software, and great resources available for assistance! Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Dashboard Review

Oct 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Even though i didn't join the training, i tried to learn about this software. Base on discussed with my colleague, it was not to hard to understand the software even for me that started to learn from tutorial that have been served.

Cons: The feature dashboard not easy to understand, the pop up message not helping too much. The tutorial not make us understand all of anylogic feature, they are just explaining several feature.

Overall: I'am interested with this software, it is lovely when anylogic team can helping me to understand all of the feature although i don't join the training.