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ARENA Simulation - the most used software for simulation projects
ARENA: your partner to perform successful simulation projects

With simulation you are empowered to:

system modelling and dynamic behaviour analysis
management manoeuvres testing
downsides’ drivers assessment
design choices assessment
ranking concurrent projects upsides and downsides drivers.

ARENA Simulation is the most used tool for simulation of discrete-event systems (please see: ARENA Comparison Statement).


It is an integrated graphical simulation environment including resources for modelling, design, process visualization, statistical analysis.


With simulation you create real systems' virtual copies to dynamically analyze their behaviours, testing management criteria, assessing mission-critical circumstances, comparing design choices as well as concurrent projects and their investment returns.


ARENA from Rockwell is sought as the most innovative simulation software from experts and practitioners. ARENA blends simulation language resources to make its use easy within a integrated graphic environment.

Arena relies on SIMAN, a powerful language avoiding to write codes’ lines as modelling is an integrated graphical and visual process.



Usage models


ARENA Product Family



With ARENA Simulation, simulation is within everybody’s reach

  • information and materials flows visualization (e.g., flow chart implementation/drag-and-drop flow-charting)
  • animated flows simulation and dynamic analysis of system parts interactions (e.g., configuration parameters resetting)
  • immediate and easy access to reports for compelling comparisons of statistics and performances.

3D Video


Manufacture   Healthcare



ARENA simulation is a powerful tool to perform business process analysis (e.g., buying orders processing, shipments) supporting the optimal allocation and scheduling of resources while attaining real performance improvements (e.g., costs, quality, service levels, speed).


ARENA simulation is a powerful tool to perform business process analysis (e.g., buying orders processing, shipments) supporting the optimal allocation and scheduling of resources while attaining real performance improvements (e.g., costs, quality, service levels, speed).


Functionalities include:

  • "as-is" business process mapping and
  • "what-if" and comparative "to-be"
    scenarios analysis
  • bottlenecks revelation, processes' costs
    and execution time range quantification
  • advanced settings (e.g., inclusion/exclusion of selected tasks, resources, business rules, decision frameworks, costs, other assumptions).

Main features and add-on components

  • object libraries and modeling tools empower users to draw out, analyse, visualize and influence the modelled process behaviour
  • native integration with Visio, Excel and Access
  • internet publishing
  • activity-based costing
  • complete reporting system
  • simple and intuitive MS Office compatible GUI
  • hierarchical process modelling
  • synthetic and detailed reports including e.g., processes, entities, resources, queues
  • ability to export 3D simulation and animation
  • ARENA's built models are capable to integrate with other systems
  • customization via Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Crystal Reports Designer.


  Modellization with ARENA Simulation example


ARENA Simulation comes out with a portfolio of products covering diverse business needs.



Product Name
Product Type
Application Demain
Basic Edition Introductory Service systems, analysis of internal processes, study of the flow of material.
Basic Plus Edition Basic process Service systems, analysis of internal processes, study of the flow of material, statistical analysis of data as input, animation to show how the process works.
Standard Edition Advanced Process Manufacturiong, Logistics, Customer service, Healthcare, Analysis of internal processes.
Professional Edition Flagship - Development Platform

Complex systems, large projects which involve several decisions affecting the supply chain, manufacturing, processes, logistics, large distribution, warehouse / storage areas and service systems. Are necessary skills and experience to implement complex logic, to abstract the real system and to reduce development time.

Enterprise Suite Comprehensive Product Bundle It's possible to address a wide range of modeling problems.
Product Type
Application Demain
Template Operational and strategic problems on packaging lines (investment in new machinery, conveyors of logic, etc. ...).
OptQuest for ARENA Optimization Tool

Optimization tool (solver of problems of optimization).

Run Time Simulation Player

To deploy the models made by ARENA (viewing and experimentation).



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ARENA Comparison Statement
ARENA Papers
ARENA Student Simulation Contest 2011-12


We provide math-technology products and advanced solutions for:  
BEFORE! Predictive Analytics
The new generation of Forecasting Systems (Promo and Revenue Optimization)
BEFORE! Market Analytics
(KVI Analysis - Competitive Analysis - Category Efficiency Analysis)

OPT Shipping
Advanced deliveries planning engine
Design and simulate multilevel distribution network
OPT Runner
Trucks routing and scheduling optimization system
OPT Loading
3D container, truck and pallet loading optimization engine
OPT Vessel
Planning and scheduling of maritme transportation
OPT Warehouse
Math optimization suite for the warehouse process
NET Solver - RTD
Optimal dispatching in automatic warehouse!
The most used software for simulation projects
The new software for simulation projects
SCENARIO Navigator
Scenario analysis for simulations projects

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