More details here:
information out has proven to be rather tricky. Simulation companies are pretty tight-lipped organizations. Maybe because of
all their ties to military work??
Anyway, it seems that inidividuals can purchase games (£20-£125),
software (£30 - £800) and books (£20-£60). The price range for individuals to purchase simulation
software spans a wide and not so clearly understandable range. For example, you can buy mystrategy for £65
and do 80% of your analytical work or you can drop something like $2000 (USD) on buying the same type of software from
Powersim? Go figure. Why buy Powersim Studio? Well, two reasons I suppose: (1) you need to create links between SAP-SEM (or
BW) and your simulation; or (2) you need to create an enterprise level simulation.
But WAIT...you can use any
system dynamics software (vensim, iSee, Powersim, myStrategy) and strip out the equations (think of the equations as a
programming language) and compile them into executable code, slap on a slick web interface and BOOM you've got yourself a
networked simulation ready to go! HVR has a simulation compiler -- talk to Dr. Dave
Exelby -- email me and I'll send you
Off-the-shelf simulations for training are becoming very popular. Most organizations spend
between £3,000 - £15,000 licensing simulation games for their internal training programs in strategy, business
administration, marketing, finance and others.
Simulation projects completed by HVR Consulting Services
and others in the space range from £25,000 two-day working workshops to
£2.5 million IT system roll-outs for banks, oil & gas, FMCG and pharmaceutical companies. The average project fee
to develop a custom simulation to help management improve their decision making is ~£223,000 (based on analysis of
eight companies in the simulation space).To use three of GSD's simulation
games (unlimited, permanent use) would require a £28,350 investment on the part of the organization.
To use all of their simulations (unlimited, permanent use) would require a £73,800 investment.
licensing for using simulations in your training are flexible. GSD offers two ways of buying: