Process Simulator

Process Simulator

par ProModel

Qui utilise Process Simulator ?

Plug-In Visio basé sur la simulation pour les organisations qui adoptent l'amélioration continue.

Description de Process Simulator

Simulez rapidement et facilement les organigrammes de Microsoft Office Visio, les cartes de flux de valeur et les diagrammes de flux de travail. Process Simulator s'installe comme un complément à Visio, vous permettant de créer et d'exécuter facilement des modèles de simulation dans Visio. Il s'agit d'un outil simple et prédictif d'amélioration de la productivité.
1) Créez un nouveau modèle d'organigramme ou ajouter des propriétés de simulation à un organigramme existant directement dans Visio.
2) Appuyez sur play et regardez votre modèle fonctionner avec une animation réaliste.
3) Affichez des rapports de sortie de modèles dynamiques.

Informations sur Process Simulator

ProModel

https://www.promodel.com

Fondé en 1988

Prix de Process Simulator

Process Simulator n'est pas disponible en version gratuite mais propose un essai gratuit.

Version gratuite

Non

Essai gratuit

Oui

Déploiement

Installation (Windows)

Formation

Formation présentielle

Formation en ligne en direct

Webinaires

Documentation

Ressources d'aide

Support en horaire de bureau

En ligne

Process Simulator - Fonctionnalités

Logiciels BPM (Business Process Management)
Alertes/Notifications
Automatisation des processus métiers
Collaboration
Contrôles/Permissions d'accès
Gestion des règles métiers
Gestion visuelle du workflow
Mappage de processus
Modélisation et conception de processus
Suivi des changements de processus
Carte heuristique
Collaboration
Fonction de glisser-déposer
Importation et exportation de données
Modèles
Organigramme de programmation
Organigrammes
Collaboration
Diagrammes
Fonction de glisser-déposer
Gestion des révisions
Mappage de processus
Modèles
Organigrammes
Texte dans organigramme
Accès mobile
Automatisation des processus métiers
Configuration des workflows
Contrôles/Permissions d'accès
Gestion des calendriers
Gestion des documents
Gestion des formulaires
Gestion des tâches
Intégrations de tiers
Sans code
Suivi de la conformité
Tableau de bord personnalisable
Éditeur graphique de workflow

Avis sur Process Simulator

Afficher 5 avis sur 14

Note globale
4,6/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Service client
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4,3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
4,9/5
Ganapathy S.
Operational Excellence, Quality Assurance & Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
Papier et produits forestiers, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 6 à 12 mois
  • Note globale
    5/5
  • Facilité d'utilisation
    5/5
  • Fonctionnalités
    5/5
  • Support client
    5/5
  • Rapport qualité-prix
    5/5
  • Probabilité de recommander le produit
    10/10
  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 29/04/2020

"Process Simulator: User review"

Commentaires: I have created a full-scale, to-scale digital twin of the manufacturing facility that I work in using Process Simulator's basic version. The higher-up versions contain far more features for more sophisticated process simulation models.

Avantages: The best feature of this software is its ability to import to-scale AutoCAD or pdf versions of a to-scale drawing and then allow the user to build process simulations on top of that drawing either in 2D or 3D.

Inconvénients: If the operator figures and the transport devices (e.g. forklifts) could move from one location to another during the process simulation, that would be an excellent addition to an already powerful and versatile software.

  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 29/04/2020
Linda R.
Professor
Gestion de l'enseignement, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
  • Note globale
    5/5
  • Facilité d'utilisation
    4/5
  • Fonctionnalités
    4/5
  • Support client
    Sans note
  • Rapport qualité-prix
    Sans note
  • Probabilité de recommander le produit
    10/10
  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 07/07/2019

"Process Simulator - Attempted Migration from ProModel"

Avantages: Process Simulator is a phenomenal product. Having an expert level background in ProModel and Visio, the learning curve for me was practically non-existent. I am a professor and teach both ProModel and Process Simulator to graduate students in a technical capstone class. For students, the Quickstart and How To videos were very helpful allowing them to create fairly straightforward process flow diagrams in Process Simulator. When compared to ProModel, Process Simulator is a superior product for modeling processes that can be illustrated using simple process flow charts. It is ideal for use in a Quality, Six Sigma/Lean Process Optimization scenario. This is not to suggest that Process Simulator can't handle more complex scenarios, just that I personally find ProModel more appropriate for highly dynamic and larger models.

Inconvénients: First of all, a working knowledge of Visio is very helpful, although not a prerequisite. Also, to accurately model scenarios, there is a significant amount of information needed to move from the purely Visio environment to the Process Simulator environment. The level of detail needed with respect to the amount and type of information to accurately define properties for activities, routing rules and arrivals was the same magnitude as needed for a simulation model using ProModel. Consequently, a great deal of time was spent troubleshooting initial models. In Process Simulator, default values are automatically inserted when simulation properties are applied in addition to input and output buffers associated with each activity. Therefore, the output results are problematic until all of the default values are changed and buffers removed. Also, in contrast to ProModel, there is no realistic visualization of the modeled process. Finally, in many cases we would bring Process Simulator models into ProModel for debugging where it was more straightforward.

  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 07/07/2019
Elaine S.
Performance Improvement Analyst
Hôpitaux et soins de santé, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: 6 à 12 mois
  • Note globale
    4/5
  • Facilité d'utilisation
    3/5
  • Fonctionnalités
    3/5
  • Support client
    5/5
  • Rapport qualité-prix
    Sans note
  • Probabilité de recommander le produit
    5/10
  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 06/06/2019

"Review"

Commentaires: Overall, the experience has been a positive one, though it is different to learn.

Avantages: It's easy to add it on to Visio and convert Visio flowcharts to a PCS model

Inconvénients: The support from Promodel is great, however, there is not a lot of other PCS/promodel presence online such as forums or articles about how to set up certain logic for different scenarios; there's not much of a Promodel "community" online. It's also not super easy to use for someone without an engineering or programming background.

Réponse de l'éditeur

envoyé par ProModel le 07/06/2019

Hi Elaine, thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are in the process of creating a brand new on-line customer community experience. It should be making its debut later this year.

  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 06/06/2019
Jerry W.
Industrial Engineer Staff
Défense et aérospatiale, 10 001+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
  • Note globale
    4/5
  • Facilité d'utilisation
    4/5
  • Fonctionnalités
    4/5
  • Support client
    5/5
  • Rapport qualité-prix
    5/5
  • Probabilité de recommander le produit
    10/10
  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 07/06/2019

"A Review of Process Simulator"

Commentaires: I am very happy with Process Simulator. Because I previously used ProModel, I have had great confidence in the software. I think some dissatisfaction with it may result from the fact that it takes a "process view" of things. It is not what I would call "location-based". You don't overtly see the total queue for example in front of a machine. One must think a little differently when using this software. But I believe that it has it's place and can be very useful. It fits the process paradigm very well.

Avantages: A key advantage that both Process Simulator has is that one can develop models quickly. Additionally, many features help the user not only in building the model but also in maintaining it. For example, if one changes a variable, the old variables are renamed automatically throughout the model. Features like these really help the user. The fact that it also takes advantage of third party software, i.e. Excel and Visio is also very important to the user. Such third party capability really improves the ability to share and get data easily in the models. The ability to download any model into Excel, to be able to manipulate certain variables and then to be able to upload those changes back into the model is powerful. Other features that I really appreciate are the ability to quickly set up batch logic and the ability to interrupt process times. It appears that the developers of this software had significant real world experience in model development and really wanted to support the users. Still other important features include the scenario manager. It's easy to set up and execute scenarios. Finally, the ability to define shifts based on the calendar is easy to do.

Inconvénients: It would be best if the software did not automatically put in the triangular distributions and default times in the properties box. I always end up deleting the default values. What the software does internally, within an activity block, is not always transparent. Although much can be learned by going through the debugger, there are still some things that the software does that are not transparent. Perhaps the solution to this would be some sort of advanced training. Process Simulator, although much improved, still does not have all of the features that ProModel has. For example, the version that I use (I'm not yet on 2019) does not allow you to look at the arrayed values imported into the model (this may have changed with 2019- but I'm not sure). Also, Process Simulator does not allow one to pass in alphanumeric character values like a part number of the form xxxxx.001+M. It allows you to create an entity with such characters, but you can only pass in numeric data as an attribute in the model. Because I use models for tactical planning, I need the capability to bring in such alphanumeric data. Finally, although I have not encountered this problem myself, I do know that shift carryover was an issue for sometime. I know that there is a solution to this, but in looking at the solution myself, it did not seem very intuitive.

  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 07/06/2019
Euan R.
Business Process Analyst
Produits pharmaceutiques, 10 001+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
  • Note globale
    4/5
  • Facilité d'utilisation
    4/5
  • Fonctionnalités
    4/5
  • Support client
    5/5
  • Rapport qualité-prix
    Sans note
  • Probabilité de recommander le produit
    9/10
  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 03/07/2019

"Flexible, Powerful Simulation for most business processes"

Commentaires: I have used Process Simulator for many years, progressing from simple models using little or no logic to those with complex, free form code. The flexibility of the tool allows each model to be very specific to the use case. This promotes the engagement off the customer because it reflects their unique process, using their terminology and data. Every time I model something, I find something counter-intuitive and surprising. We have used models with varying degrees of accuracy- we don't have to be perfect to be useful. Models are a means to an end, not an end in itself.

Avantages: It's quick and easy to set up simple models with no coding. It's pretty intuitive and the animation helps non-modelers appreciate the process execution- that's always a key selling point. The out of the box charting capability is very good and can handle most simple needs without exporting data to external spreadsheets etc.
The initial tutorials give a good grounding in model building techniques and the software capabilities but the tool can really do a lot more than first meets the eye.
Another key strength is the ability of the model to be used in more sophisticated ways as the ability of the modeler improves. All of the capability is there and once learned, it greatly increases the power of the model.

Inconvénients: Like most software, it's a "use it or lose it" proposition- you get better with practice and repeat application so the use within our company is limited to a few SME's.
There are a lot of powerful coding techniques such as the Maparray function that is fantastic and elegant- but it takes time to learn. Sometimes debugging can be tedious because I will have to write a routine to read out values inside the model to figure out what is going on.
I would like to see more in depth training articles online but the regular webinars run by the company help educate users in the more advanced features and they are very good.

Réponse de l'éditeur

envoyé par ProModel le 05/07/2019

Hi Euan, thanks so much for providing this very detailed review. To address one of your suggestions, we are working on a brand new on-line user community which will include a growing library of in-depth articles as you have suggested. This should be in place later this year.

  • Provenance de l'utilisateur 
  • Publié le 03/07/2019