Arena Simulation Software

Reduce turnaround and boost performance with Arena

Optimise your business operations, eliminate bottlenecks and evaluate your decision making in advance with Arena, the world’s leading business process simulation software from Rockwell Automation. The team at SMS has been using Arena for over 30 years to help clients visualise and evaluate the implications of business decisions before they are implemented.

Based on discrete event modelling, Arena models are developed using a well-defined flowchart-based modelling methodology with an extensive library of standard modules. Discrete event simulation ensures quick analysis of a process or system’s behaviour over time so that ‘what if’ or ‘why’ scenarios can be assessed without financial implications.

SMS are the premier Arena partner for Oceania and South East Asia. We distribute and support Arena in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

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Key Features of Arena

  • No programming required: Flowchart based modelling methodology allows you to incorporate unlimited complexity without the need for text-based coding.
  • Template development: Create re-usable custom modules.
  • VBA: Similar to VBA in Excel, you can record macros and/or create your own custom code.
  • Backwards compatibility: Ongoing compatibility for models developed in prior versions.
  • Optquest add-on: Integrate the industry leading Optquest add-on to undertake optimisation of your simulation experimentation.
  • Backed by Rockwell Automation: Arena software is developed and supported by Rockwell Automation.

Applications for Arena

  • Airports
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Healthcare
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Ports
  • Rail
  • Supply Chain
  • Utilities

Compare Editions

Arena Standard Edition
  • High-level business processes (workflows for an industry)
  • High-level business processes with advanced animation
  • Material handling (conveyors, transporters, AGV’s)
  • Ability to attach other Arena templates
  • Advanced logic for modelling pull, Kanban and other advanced systems
  • Connectivity to external data sources and creation of user-specified statistics
  • 3D Animation
  • Optional: Optimisation (OptQuest)
Arena Pro Edition
  • Everything in Standard plus:
  • Batch and semi-continuous processes requiring tank and fluid handling
  • Custom template building/Reusable modules
  • High-speed packaging applications (Packaging Template)
  • Optional: Optimisation (OptQuest)

“The presenter tailored the course to our business needs and actively assisted with developing simulations to achieve our goals while teaching us the fundamentals.”

Andrew, Process Engineer

Arena Training 2019