The AnyLogic Company

AnyLogic

4.5 / 5 14 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

14 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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 Features

  • 1D Simulation
  • 3D Simulation
  • Continuous Modeling
  • Design Analysis
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Discrete Event Modeling
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Graphical Modeling
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Motion Modeling
  • Stochastic Modeling

AnyLogic Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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
Value for Money
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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!

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.

For a simulation software you can achieve almost any system modeled.

Mar 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multi paradigm approach. Large database of objects for specific systems (like pedestrian, roads, trains). Ability to draw logic structures (actionchart)

Cons: Compared to other discrete events simulation softwares, not easy to obtain statistical metrics (confidence intervals) of usual simulation indicators. NO MONTECARLO IN PLE (it's absolute useless to take a decision with only one datum in a stochastic process) Nor capability of significant statistical parameters of long run simulations. Or warm-up configuration.

Very long learning curve

Overall: Multiparadigm support

AnyLogic wows our customers

Jun 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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.

A flexible and highly capable Simulation tool

Jun 28, 2016
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: 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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Great software for any kind of simulation. I use it in my lectures.

Apr 05, 2018
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: 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
Overall
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.

Used at previous employer for a year before deciding to switch software. It crashed frequently.

Feb 05, 2018
2/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: It is really good at simulating road congestion. It is also useful if you want to do your modeling in a java environment.

Cons: It was difficult to use. It required a lot of customization to do manufacturing simulation in this software. Material handling and warehouse simulations were especially difficult. It required a lot of coding for relatively simple systems.

High performance

Jun 30, 2016
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

Incredible scale-able simulation tool that allows ease of use for novices and advanced users

Jun 12, 2015
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: AnyLogic is really an incredible tool that can be used by non-programmers that are familiar with simple drag and drop to hard core programmers that prefer to write their own Java classes.

Since they cater for process centric, agent based and system dynamics one is really able to model in the paradigm that makes the most sense for your specific level of abstraction and real world scenario.

Although the wide variety of options available might seem daunting to a novice it is definitely worth the effort to understand the objects and functions available. While other programs are more simple in design you very quickly hit a ceiling and have to find lots of workarounds that could have been avoided.

The customer service and tech support is also next level.

Best product in simulation

May 31, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I used AnyLogi¿ in simulation of bus and railway transportation in one region of Russia. It was very difficult to simulate one region with hundred routes a day.

During building the model I stumbled some stop situations, but support helps me make it.

If U`ll make a big model I recommend use Anylogic, because it`s possible to use in any directions.

Simulation to help the beginners

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Due to real life issues of testing we use simulation. Simulation is a very helpful technique and anylogic provides us with the platform to simulate before testing.

Cons: Can be optimized to perform better on computers with low configuration