SimScale included in the Gartner 2016 Cool Vendors in Product Design Report

SimScale included in Gartner Cool Vendors in Product Design Report

Gartner has recently released the “Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2016” (Release date: 04 May 2016) report and we were happy to see SimScale listed there.

We are a “cool” simulation solution on the CAE software market

SimScale is the first and only analysis and simulation environment fully accessible through a web browser that, next to affordable paid plan, offers freemium access to powerful engineering simulation capabilities through its community plan. We think this is probably the reason why SimScale was the only computer-aided engineering (CAE) solution provider included in the 2016 Gartner report.

A few unique aspects about SimScale are: a broad range of capabilities to create simulation models ranging from CFD and FEA to Thermodynamics with open source solvers such as OpenFOAM, Code_Aster or CalculiX, free usage of simulation up to 3,000 core hours annually, and the flexible pricing starting at €170 per month, which depends on the storage, time, and level of support needed.

The era of cloud-based product design and lifecycle management software is upon us


We highlighted in the past how cloud and SaaS is becoming the new “normal” and that according to IDC, 27.8% of the enterprise software market will be SaaS by the end of 2018.

Gartner also recognizes “the era of cloud-based product design is upon us. This year’s Cool Vendors capitalize on cloud platforms, enabling digital twins and smart products.”

Cloud-native applications in product design is a great alternative especially for smaller and medium-sized businesses that would like to gain a competitive advantage without thousands of dollars spent on licensing fees or deployment of HPC hardware.

At SimScale we believe that engineering simulation can be extremely useful in building great products and that’s why we are focusing on removing the barriers of traditional software, which up until now, were preventing smaller organizations to take the full advantage of simulation technology. We are leveraging both cloud computing as well as the power of community to eliminate barriers such as: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware and a long onboarding process.

SimScale: A young company in the mature CAE software market


Despite all the benefits that a cloud-based CAE solution can bring to organizations, there is a challenging path that SimScale, as a young company, has to face in order to gain recognition among the larger players. This is especially applicable in the more regulated industries such as aerospace or automotive, which have been using the same simulation software for years.

However, with the cloud-native solutions gaining greater acceptance, and the overall IT spending decreasing, it looks like soon SimScale will start gaining more and more recognition and revolutionizing the larger and older organizations, helping them save time and money by shifting to browser-based simulation solutions.

To read the full “Cool Vendors in Product Design and Life Cycle Management, 2016” analysis by Gartner please visit the Gartner website here.

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