What do you like best?
The depth to which it can be used to simulate anything.
The use of Java as a programming language
Current and future capabilities of using the cloud
Business objective is to create self- configurable models to ensure usability for various system configurations now and in the future
Replicate the real world complexity through the use of multiple simulation design paradigms specifically Agent-based and Discrete Event
Possible future use of AnyLogic Cloud to run resource-intensive models
What do you dislike?
Some limitations imposed on the software to cater for migration to the cloud
Scenario manager functionality is only available in the cloud
Recommendations to others considering the product
There is a vast bank of knowledge available on the web and since it is Java based you can find even more resources once you create very custom models.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
It can consider all the critical interdependencies, complexities and variability in one system
It provides a range of likely outcomes for scenarios, the ability to do sensitivity analysis on parameters and direct scenario comparisons
It provides a safe environment for managers to test and experiment with policy and other changes that can potentially have consequential outcomes in real-life on safety, reputation or cash flow.