Today, the emergence of several innovative technologies is changing the way businesses perform their day-to-day tasks. And, the latest one to get widespread adaptation is simulation technology. From manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace to oil and gas, construction, and healthcare and life sciences realm; simulation is bringing about a tremendous shift in how these industries function. Today, manufacturers are increasingly moving toward the use of simulation for examining and testing new designs, often in real time, before rolling out to the production floor. Traditionally, the experimentation and testing on machines in production were risky and costly, especially for large-scale manufacturing. However, today, advanced simulation software in manufacturing allows shop managers to more efficiently design the most optimal machining routes possible and help detect problems before they occur.
Another industry that has been one of the major end users of simulation is the aerospace and defense industry. The sector uses simulation for numerous purposes including, training of individual soldiers, conducting joint training operations, formulating operational plans, developing doctrine and tactics, and analyzing alternative force structures. Simulation technology fulfills critical defense needs of command, control, and communications. These defense models and simulations vary in a broad range from components of large weapons systems through system-level to simulations of missions and battles, and so forth. Moreover, for years, the aerospace and aviation industry has been using simulation technology as a teaching tool. High fidelity flight simulators that replicate cockpit instrumentation, in-flight visuals, motions and sounds are some of the simulations being used. Trainees can also use flight simulations in e-learning to achieve different objectives such as familiarizing themselves with aircraft system controls and parameters, memorizing pre-flight and in-flight actions, executing operational procedures, and developing team work and crew resource management skills.
Automotive manufacturers are also finding immense opportunity to use simulation for testing their products. As the industry transitions toward autonomous cars, automotive OEMs are turning to simulation technology to virtually recreate cameras and sensors used in autonomous vehicles, and test safety of all passengers. Using this tech, automakers can also test autonomous vehicle prototypes on virtual test tracks, recreating realistic traffic conditions, including weather, oncoming cars, and pedestrians.
That being said, simulation also plays a significant role in training all of the areas of business. One of the industries that benefit the most from this is healthcare and life sciences. In the medical landscape, simulation technology allows a clinical situation to be better comprehended, controlled, and virtualized through the use of interactive videos, manikins, role-playing techniques, and more. Simulation tools serve as a better alternative to practicing medicine on cadavers. Simulation-based training allows evidence-based practices to be incorporated into practical learning. They enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and other team-based competencies.
Through this edition of APAC CIO Outlook, we bring to light “Top 10 Simulation Solution Providers – 2019,” featuring the best-in-class solution providers offering innovative simulation technologies. A distinguished panel comprising of eminent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, along with APAC CIO Outlook’s editorial board have assessed several simulation solution providers and shortlisted the ones that are prominent in the field. The companies listed here showcase extensive business knowledge and exhibit competence in delivering innovative offerings that meet the needs of the customers.
We present to you APAC CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Simulation Solution Providers – 2019.”