Academia

Give your students the state-of-the-art knowledge in simulation-based optimization (SBO). FACTS Analyzer is now license free for esteemed academic institution to use in higher education. We support your institution with FACTS Analyzer license and education material for free.

Background:
FACTS, stands for Factory Analyses in ConcepTual phase using Simulation, was a Swedish research project funded by VINNOVA (Sweden's innovation agency) and supported by the Swedish automotive industry. In FACTS, it was successfully demonstrated the enormous potential of “frontloading” the use of simulation to support the early stages of production systems design by integrating model abstraction and simulation-based optimization (SBO) in an innovative manner. The major software tool delivered by the project is called FACTS Analyzer, which is specifically designed for supporting factory design, analysis and AI optimization during the conceptual design phase.

Today major companies uses and are rolling out FACTS Analyzer globally.

What are the major differences between FACTS Analyzer and other factory simulation software packages? The main features distinguish FACTS Analyzer from other commercial production system simulation software are:

  • Rapid modelling with smart objects, no programming, easy to learn and use.
  • Accurate and fast models
  • Tightly integrated with powerful multi-objective optimization algorithms, making optimization of production systems straightforward, when compared to other products
  • Data mining and advanced analytics
  • Built-in functions to identify automatic bottlenecks and automatically suggest which decision variables to improve automatically.

The rapid modelling method, together with the optimized discrete event simulation engine, also renders FACTS Analyzer to be a significantly faster simulator than other simulation software. This allows your students to obtain knowledge about simulation-based optimization and faster learn the potential to use simulation and AI to support decision making.