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Über Vensim

Führende Systemdynamik- und Simulationslösung für den Aufbau von hochwertigen Modellen komplexer Systeme in der Wirtschaft und Forschung.

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PhD Candidate in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Forschung, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
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For system dynamics modeling as a tool for interdisciplinary, mixed methods theory-development

5 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: Business problems Big data allows us to have a lot of detail for so many variables. But, just having them doesn't help you make sense of them. System dynamics can help with that. Vensim is one tool to do that. Conceptualization and simulation in Vensim are extremely powerful tools for making sense of data and done right would be superior to AI on many fronts. The state of the art for how to do this can be found in the heads of dozens of skilled modelers around the world. Yeah, dozens. And the software and business processes to make it work probably can't be found in any organization. So, those dozens would be consultants. In other words, computer scientists have perfected the AI thing because it fits their philosophy about systems. But, that philosophy is missing a lot when it comes to social systems, like an organization. Perhaps if a organizaitons were more like gas giant planets, AI would be great. But, because they aren't its not. And Vensim is a perfect embodiment of this situation: it is a little old-fashioned, not easy to learn or use for most of its main purposes. What benefits for me? See pro's above.

Vorteile:

Features * Conceptualization If you are eligible, the PLE version is good for beginners developing a system dynamics style diagram, such as a Causal Loop Diagram, a Policy Structure Diagram or a Stock and Flow Diagram. If you are not eligible for PLE, then it would be because you have paying clients or managers relying on your work. So, you would need another license. I have always had access to the top-level DSS license as a student at my institution. It is a great tool for diagramming. The best features for this are hiding and past as picture which allow you to animate your diagram and to draw it out piece by piece without losing the whole picture. * Simulation The simulation feature is fine. Especially if you have access to a mentor who can help you ensure that your model is well-designed, or you have a background in engineering. The tutorials are useful and could possibly give you that proficiency if you went through them all, but that has not been my experience. Bringing in spreadsheet data is an under-rated feature. Ease of use * Conceptualization As above, this is feature where Vensim shines in comparison with competitors. Spefically, their tools make it very hard to draw out some kinds of diagrams to make them look right for publication. Vensim is the best choice if you are planning on using Causal Loop Diagrams or Policy Structure Diagrams. These visuals are harder to create and modify in competing software. See cons for ease of simulation, integ w proc

Nachteile:

Features * Conceptualization Cons to PLE are that you don't have the hide feature. So, you have to use multiple files to show a diagram in pieces - which is the best practice. Cons to DSS are that you are very limited in how you can link the diagram to evidence that supports your belief in a link or your choice of definition for a variable. You have to do this using "comment" and this is only available for variables, not links. * Simulation Cons to simulation are that the model needs to be done right before it will work at all. So, you can't see what would happen if it were working to see the errors you are making. It just says error. So you have to have a mentor, or time/ability to use the tutorials. I know this sounds like 'hey reviewer, you probably need to read the tutorial'. That may be, but there are other alternatives that do not have this problem and it makes things much easier for many applications, especially by the 99% of non-experts who would be using the software. These people can fix an error incorrectly in Vensim. Ease of use * Simulation Cons as above. Integration with processes * Conceptualization This is where things start to break down for diagramming. The software is really for simulation. Vensim still thinks of diagrams as after-the-fact representations of working simulation models. If you are using visuals before-the-fact, or you want to visualize structure that is not in your model, but you know exists - and you care to document how you know..

Rodrigo F.
Rodrigo F.
Ing Centro de Producción Multimedios in Kolumbien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Hochschulbildung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
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Nice but outdated

4 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I used it to work in my masters degree thesis and i had a nice experience. At the end i learned a lot of its tweaks mainly for MacOs. It seems to be one of the best software for system dynamics and has a nice free version but the interface is old and not friendly, one has to click too may times, i believe it requieres a revamp.

Vorteile:

It works and the free version can do basic things. Keeping all inputs ok and tracking errors, as an engineering software it works.

Nachteile:

The graphic engine is outdated and gives trouble, documentation has many inputs but it can be surely improved. Sometimes it crashes in Mac Os. The interface is old and requires a better graphic design to make it attractive. The learning curve is steep.

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Software Developer in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Computer-Software, 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
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Reality Check Tool for Professionals

3 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I worked on Software Reusability Model and predicted the future of software reusability in Ohio, USA by using Vensim Analysis.

Vorteile:

Ability to create Stock and Flow diagrams which are precise and helps in better understanding of a model.

Nachteile:

Dull interface and some of the features are complicated.

Dan A.
Systems Engineer / Student in USA
Verteidigung & Raumfahrt, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
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Excellent introductory system dynamics modeling tool. Good value, but not the prettiest.

5 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

Being able to generate system dynamics models as a learning tool and thinking tool is an incredibly powerful ability. The ease of building basic models is remarkably good, and the examples possible to replicate quickly while learning the tool are straightforward and very helpful. The fundamental power of system dynamics modeling, coupled with reading and understanding the system dynamics approaches pioneered by JD Sterman is quite valuable.

Nachteile:

The user interface and visual cleanliness of output products isn't actually the best, but for modestly priced software that has proven to be valuable over and over again both academically and professionally for me, this is a minor complaint. Without accompanying educational materials, this software also falls flat in terms of realizable utility - but paired with some solid curriculum on system dynamics modeling, the cumulative result is truly invaluable.

Alexis A.
DIrector in Argentinien
E-Learning, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
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Vensim

5 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: As a user my basic experience was good because I was able to perform the necessary simulations without any problem.

Vorteile:

Vensim is one of the pioneering simulation software for system dynamics analysis, it is robust and reliable

Nachteile:

The least attractive thing is that, being oriented to the industrial market, its interface has a slightly outdated design

Douglas F.
Senior Consultant in USA
Computer-Software, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
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Vensim and Ventity are universal tools for corporate design

5 letztes Jahr

Kommentare: It has been spectacular

Vorteile:

It supply abundant solutions to business problems, it is the easiest one for the kind of features it offer, it can easily integrate with data an other software

Nachteile:

It is a well kept secret, it is not well known

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Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant in Kanada
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Hochschulbildung, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
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Dynamic Modeling

5 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: In total it is simple, easy, and powerful system dynamics software.

Vorteile:

I used Vensim in my research to develop a system dynamics models for different construction management problems, I highly recommend it because of the ease of building models, friendly user interface, and the available explanation examples are very helpful.

Nachteile:

It has some features are not free for student licence and you need to pay for advanced features.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Graduate Research Assistant in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Hochschulbildung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
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A must have tool for discrete event and continuous simulation

5 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

I have used this tool on 3 of my courses, Discrete Event Simulation, Modeling Global Events, Model Engineering at ODU. This is one fine tool with intuitive UI. Fast and clean. I would highly recommend this tool to any modeller.

Nachteile:

Has a bit of learning curve but what application specific software doesn't.

Josaine Z.
Teacher in UK
Bildungsmanagement, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Kostenlose Testversion
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Software to teach Systems Engineering

4 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: It was very friendly with the user and shows how systems dynamics occur.

Vorteile:

It shows in an easy way how systems behaviour

Nachteile:

It was complicated develop a system for teaching propouses

Florence Y.
Student in USA
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 10.000+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
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Good simulations

4 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

It is very easy to create models in Vensim, and the simulations also run really quick.

Nachteile:

The online documentation is old and outdated, which makes troubleshooting more difficult.

Alexis A.
Director in Argentinien
E-Learning, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
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Vensim

3 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: My overall experience was good for simulating basic models, I have been able to represent the diagrams and see the curves correctly

Vorteile:

The advantage of this software is the security of having one of the pioneering tools for simulating dynamic systems.

Nachteile:

the cons is that it has been a bit outdated in design and the interface in general and some more advanced features are paid