Hi, I'm rather new to ARIS and currently exploring the simulation module. I had some managed to find some guide that allow me to run some simulation in ARIS, but I'm not sure how I can use the results to interpret my models. Can someone pls explain what are the following terms mean: - Process folders recieved - Activations - Degree of activation - Dynamic Waiting Time - No of effective controls - Wait time sum Any website to read up for beginners on ARIS Simulation? Regards, Mr Green Horn

by Ralf Angeli
Posted on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:47

Check out the help that comes with the software. It is accessible via the menu "Help / Help topics".

Regarding your question about the simulation output, the topics below the folder "Optimize and control processes / Simulate processes / Valuable information / Evaluations / What cumulative statistics exist?" will be among the more interesting ones.

by Geoff Hook
Posted on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 11:30

I work at Lanner, we provide teh simulation software within ARIS. I have made a number of posts about simulation and the simulator in general, if you would like to share some details of what you are trying to simulate and why I may be able to provide some guidance....


by Green Horn Author
Posted on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 04:16

Thanks, the help topic does help a little however some of the explanation given doesn't provide insightful description.

I have another question. One of the key benefits of running ARIS Business Simulation is to identify the bottleneck. Can it be done for multiple EPC diagrams? For example, Issue Receipt might be a function that is used across by a few EPC, by running one EPC we can easily identify if this function is a bottleneck, but how do we know that this function will or will not be a bottleneck if we have multiple EPC using this function?

by Ralf Angeli
Posted on Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:46

In reply to by theib

If you can be more specific regarding open questions about the simulation output, it would be possible to provide the missing information.

With respect to your other question: Yes, you can simulate multiple EPC diagrams at once. Either select them manually in the Explorer and start simulation on the selection or activate automatic inclusion of related models (e.g. those which share control flow objects) in the simulation settings. If each occurrence of your function is modeled as an occurrence copy, then the function will only be included once in the simulation output.


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