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Full-featured productsFull-featured products

Full-featured products are available as single user (stand-alone) and concurrent user (network) licenses. All ExtendSim full-featured products have the same core set of capabilities. ExtendSim CP is the base package and is used for continuous modeling. Subsequent packages add modules designed for specific markets.

ExtendSim CPExtendSim CP
Continuous Process
Our base product and the cornerstone of the ExtendSim family of simulation tools. It has a set of core features that are included in all ExtendSim products, plus specialized constructs for modeling continuous processes.
ExtendSim ORExtendSim OR
Operations Research
The essential tool for researching operational performance. Builds on the core set of simulation power in ExtendSim CP plus adds a message-based discrete event architecture and capabilities. Use it to track and analyze the behavior of physical or logical entities when events cause them to change state or move through a system.

ExtendSim ATExtendSim AT
Advanced Technology
Our advanced technology product, ExtendSim AT is designed for the modeling and analysis of complex systems. Adds advanced discrete event and discrete rate modeling to ExtendSim OR.

ExtendSim SuiteExtendSim Suite
Professional 3D environment
Adds next generation 3D animation technology to ExtendSim AT, providing a three-dimensional representation of the world of the model.
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ExtendSim Product Information (6.53 MB)
Describes ExtendSim full-featured products, including capabilities, uses, and pricing, in one downloadable document.

Limited & specialty productsLimited products

ExtendSim Demo CD Demo (Evaluation version of all ExtendSim products)
Build, but not save small models; run models for unlimited time.
Free download

ExtendSim DemoThe Demo is a limited version of ExtendSim designed for those want to:

bullet Evaluate the ExtendSim line of products
bullet Run models built by others

The ExtendSim Demo is available as a free download. It includes a limited version of ExtendSim featuring all four products, plus electronic versions of the ExtendSim manuals, example models, and video tutorials that illustrate ExtendSim capabilities.

The ExtendSim Demo application has many capabilities. For example, you can:

bullet Explore the features and capabilities of the four ExtendSim products (ExtendSim Suite, ExtendSim AT, ExtendSim OR, and ExtendSim CP)
bullet Use it as a Player to run models of any size and view simulation results
bullet Build (but not save) small models (75 blocks or less)
bullet Change (but not save) parameters in any size model
bullet Add or remove blocks and change connection lines in existing small models (75 blocks or less; additions and changes are not saved)*
* Full versions of the ExtendSim products allow you to build models of any size, save changes to existing models and save the models themselves, print model worksheets, and use scripting to automatically construct a model.

Although the following capabilities are available in the full version, with the Demo you cannot:

bullet Save models you build.
bullet Save changes to existing models.
bullet Print model worksheets.
bullet Use scripting or ActiveX automation to run or construct a model. (If you would like this capability, see the Distributed Analysis license.)

For more capability, see the LT version of ExtendSim.

Demo example models

When you launch ExtendSim Demo, the Getting Started window appears. Use it to:

bullet Learn how to run and build ExtendSim models through video clips, example models, and tutorials.
bullet Explore sample models discovering ExtendSim capabilities such as 3D animation, linking to internal databases for data storage and management, optimization, hierarchy, built-in authoring environment, activity-based costing, resource management, etc.
bullet Determine which ExtendSim product is right for you: ExtendSim Suite, ExtendSim AT, ExtendSim OR, or ExtendSim CP.

As your evaluation progresses, ExtendSim Help is available at every step:

bullet The ExtendSim User Guide and Developer Reference are available as electronic files. (Printed manuals are available for purchase through the ExtendSim Store.)
bullet ExtendSim help – in-product help such as block help and tool tips plus
FAQs and support pages.
bullet Networking – find ExtendSim user forums, networks, and blogs.

Licensing

Download License AgreementThe ExtendSim Demo is licensed only for your personal use on a single computer. A License Agreement restricts its use, deployment, and distribution. Among other restrictions, you may not install the ExtendSim Demo on a server, allow others to access its use or functionality, include the Demo on a CD or any other media, nor post the Demo online. See the ExtendSim License Agreement for complete terms.

ExtendSim LT LT (Limited version of all ExtendSim products)
Build and save small models for a limited time; run models for unlimited time

ExtendSim LTExtendSim LT is a limited version of ExtendSim that has more capability than the free Demo version. It is designed for:

bullet Students building small (75 blocks or less) models for classwork.
bullet Those who don’t own ExtendSim, but want to run models built by others, change parameters, save, and print results.
bullet Potential customers who are evaluating the ExtendSim line of products and need more capability than the free Demo version.

The ExtendSim LT application has many capabilities. For example, you can:

bullet Run models of any size, change parameters, view simulation results, and save the changes. (This capability does not expire.)
bullet Build and save small models (75 blocks or less) or make changes to existing small models (75 blocks or less) for a limited time (180 days).
bullet Create new blocks and save them in libraries.
bullet Print model worksheets, block dialogs, and so forth.
bullet Explore the features and capabilities of the four ExtendSim products (ExtendSim Suite, ExtendSim AT, ExtendSim OR, and ExtendSim CP)

However, there are some limitations:

bullet The models you build are limited to a maximum of 75 blocks.
bullet The model-building capability expires 180 days after installation. (Note: model-running capability does not expire.)
bullet You may not use scripting or ActiveX automation to run or construct a model. (If you would like this capability, consider the Distributed Analysis license.)
bullet ExtendSim LT is licensed only for your personal use on a single computer.
bullet Updates are available; however, there is no upgrade path and technical support is limited to installation questions.

LT example models

When you launch ExtendSim LT, the Getting Started window appears. Use it to:

bullet Learn how to run and build ExtendSim models through video clips, example models, and tutorials.
bullet Explore sample models discovering ExtendSim capabilities such as 3D animation, linking to internal databases for data storage and management, optimization, hierarchy, built-in authoring environment, activity-based costing, resource management, etc.
bullet Determine which ExtendSim product is right for you: ExtendSim Suite, ExtendSim AT, ExtendSim OR, or ExtendSim CP.

As your evaluation progresses, ExtendSim Help is available at every step:

bullet The ExtendSim User Guide and Developer Reference are available as electronic files. (Printed manuals are available for purchase through the ExtendSim Store.)
bullet ExtendSim help – in-product help such as block help and tool tips plus
FAQs and support pages.
bullet Networking – find ExtendSim user forums, networks, and blogs.

Licensing

Download License AgreementExtendSim LT is licensed only for your personal use on a single computer. A License Agreement restricts its use, deployment, and distribution. Among other restrictions, you may not install the ExtendSim LT on a server, allow others to access its use or functionality, include the LT on a CD or any other media, nor post the LT online. See the ExtendSim License Agreement for complete terms.

Buy ExtendSim LT now!Purchasing ExtendSim LT

ExtendSim LT may be downloaded from the ExtendSim Store for $100 (certain exclusions apply) or order the boxed version for just $125. Outside of North America, place your order for ExtendSim LT directly with your ExtendSim reseller.

Discounts for students and educators are available. Please see the Academic section of our web site.

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Other productsOther products
Annual Maintenance Plan and Custom Licenses

Note: Pricing on these products may vary outside the USA.

Maintenance & Support Plan
Support and upgrades for ExtendSim licenses

Maintenance Plan The annual ExtendSim Maintenance Plan supports your software investment so you can stay current, be more productive, and reduce costs. ExtendSim licenses with Maintenance enjoy these benefits:

. bullet Technical support for ExtendSim*
  bullet Major upgrades to newer versions
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First looks at future features. Experience, evaluate, and influence upcoming ExtendSim products and technologies so you can adapt to new features faster

  bullet The convenience of annual budgeting

The ExtendSim Maintenance Plan is offered as an annual contract, making support costs affordable and predictable over a 12-month period – enhancing long-range budgeting and planning for software and technology. (Being ahead of the game is always cool.) Combine this with no-cost upgrades, you have the ultimate software maintenance program.

Maintenance Plans must be renewed on an annual basis to continue receiving support, upgrades, discounts, and other special offers. If you own a single-user ExtendSim license and have not yet purchased the Maintenance Plan, registered ExtendSim users can still add Maintenance within 60 days of the product purchase date. A Maintenance Plan is required for network licenses; it is optional for single user licenses.

All maintenance fees are payable in advance and non-refundable; shipping and handling charges for all releases are included.

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QuestionHow do I get an ExtendSim Maintenance Plan

Concurrent-user (network) licenses of ExtendSim – the annual Maintenance Plan is required. Maintenance includes new releases, enhancements, incident resolution, other benefits (such as replacement License Keys subject to approval by Imagine That!). Maintenance for the first year is automatically included when a Network License is purchased. It must be renewed annually after the first year.

Single-user (stand alone) licenses of ExtendSim – an annual Maintenance Plan for support and upgrades is optional but highly recommended. When you purchase or upgrade ExtendSim (or within 60 days of that event), you have the option to purchase an ExtendSim Maintenance Plan. Each subsequent year, the registered end user or license administrator of the ExtendSim license will be notified by email that renewal of the Maintenance Plan is due. (Please keep us informed if there is a change in end user or license administrator as late or missed payments are subject to reinstatement fees.)

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QuestionHow much does an ExtendSim Maintenance Plan cost

The annual fee for the Maintenance Plan is based on the ExtendSim package you are purchasing (both single user and network) or upgrading (single user only) and the number of users (network licenses only).

License

 

  ExtendSim CP

Single User
Maintenance Plan
(price per license)

Annual fee
$199
$399
$499
$899
Part No Windows
Macintosh
W430-ECP
M430-ECP
W431-EOR
M431-EOR
W432-EAT
M432-EAT
W433-ESX
M433-ESX
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Concurrent Users
Maintenance Plan
(price per user per year)
Annual fee
Part No Windows
only
W221-RNW
W222-RNW W223-RNW W224-RNW

If you own multiple ExtendSim licenses, each license will need its own Maintenance Plan. Maintenance fees can be prorated so your renewal date is the same for each license and, hence, we can provide you with a combined invoice for all your licenses and a single CD containing software upgrades shipped to a single location within your company as specified by you.

Annual fees must be paid within 30 days of renewal date or the Maintenance Plan for that license is subject to reinstatement charges.

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QuestionPer-Incident SupportWhat if I decide to not purchase a Maintenance Plan

If a Maintenance Plan is NOT purchased for the license:

. bullet The Imagine That Inc. support staff will provide complimentary technical assistance for installation questions or bug reports related to the current release.
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The support staff will provide complimentary assistance for basic usage questions and troubleshooting for a limited time*. This support expires 60 days after the purchase of a new product or upgrade. (A Maintenance Plan may be purchased during this period.)

  bullet For usage questions and troubleshooting after the first 60 days, purchase support on a per-incident basis; each incident is a discussion and resolution of one issue. Per-Incident Support can be purchased from our sales staff or through the ExtendSim Store.
  bullet If you do not purchase a Maintenance Plan, upgrades to newer versions of ExtendSim are available for purchase.

* Technical support covers basic usage questions (references and limited guidance pertaining to basic software features and usage) and troubleshooting (guidance in exploring unexpected behavior related to documented features). Technical support does not cover consulting services such as model building, writing or debugging custom code, or debugging complex models.

Right to Distribute
Custom license right

.These custom licenses give you the right to distribute either the ExtendSim Demo or ExtendSim LT on a CD or with a book.

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Right to distribute ExtendSim Demo
 
Cost
Annual
Renewal Fee
Right to distribute the ExtendSim Demo on CD $500
$100

There is no limit on the number of duplications. This license must be renewed on an annual basis.

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Right to distribute ExtendSim LT
 
Cost
Annual
Renewal Fee
Commercial/Government -- 100 - 999 licenses $50/license
20% of the current list price per year
Commercial/Government -- 1000 + licenses $25/license
Educational User -- 100 + licenses $15/license

Imagine That Inc. provides one CD containing the LT version of ExtendSim, the purchased quantity of serial numbers to activate each license, and the authorization to duplicate the CD. This license must be renewed on an annual basis.

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Right to distribute ExtendSim LT with a book or textbook
 
Cost
Annual
Renewal Fee
Commercial/Government book $600/edition
Renewable when
new book edition is released
Educational textbook $300/edition

Imagine That Inc. can build a custom installer which includes the LT and your sample models. (Book publisher is then responsible for duplication.) This is licensed per print run with no limit on the number of books published in that run. Pricing is the same whether book or textbook is printed or electronic.

ExtendSim ASP ASP (Application Service Provider) / SaaS (Software as a Service)
Provide access to ExtendSim functionality over the internet or intranet

ExtendSim ASPAn ASP (aka SaaS) license gives the licensee the right to access (or in the case of service providers, to provide access to) the full functionality of ExtendSim over an intranet or the internet typically via a user-defined form utilizing a customized license of ExtendSim AT.

An ExtendSim ASP license is a great solution for organizations who:

bullet Want the benefits and capabilities of simulation without deploying ExtendSim licenses to end users
bullet Prefer centralized control and management of ExtendSim models
bullet Choose to access the functionality of ExtendSim via an intranet or the internet
bullet Have few or no end users with simulation interest or expertise
bullet Prefer an Application Service Provider (ASP) or Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to software licensing.
(Note: The ExtendSim application cannot be run as a background service.)

The ExtendSim ASP license is typically used in combination with a front end interface (wrapper environment) developed either by the licensee organization or by a third party. The wrapper environment uses a COM interface to send data to ExtendSim, run a model, and retrieve results. It accesses the functionality of ExtendSim while presenting end users with a standardized front end, across multiple models, for data entry and the reporting of results. The combination of an ExtendSim ASP license with a wrapper environment has the advantages of remote access via the web, centralized feature updating, and lower learning curves for non-modelers.

Note: The licensee is responsible for developing any wrapper environment or front end interface.

Pricing

The ExtendSim ASP license is priced per Server. An unlimited number of models is permitted per Server; however, each model may only be run by one end user at a time.

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Prices start at $5000. Please contact Imagine That Inc. for a personalized quote based on your intended usage.

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There is an annual renewal fee for ASP licenses after the first year. The renewal fee is 20% of the original purchase price.

ExtendSim ASP Distributed Analysis
Perform model analysis remotely on multiple computers

ExtendSim ASPA Distributed Analysis license is mainly used to boost the performance of your full version of ExtendSim by off-loading or distributing extensive model analysis runs to a separate computer. It is also useful in any situation where you want a front end application to communicate with ExtendSim "behind the scenes". The Distributed Analysis license is a cost-effective way to access advanced ExtendSim functionality, without having to purchase the full version of ExtendSim.

Use a Distributed Analysis license to run simulations on, and obtain results from, a computer other than your primary computer. Or use it as a back end application, running simulations and exporting results to a front end application such as Excel. Like the full version of ExtendSim, but as opposed to the ExtendSim LT license, the Distributed Analysis license allows you to remotely cause the model to run and send data back and forth between applications and even between computers.

A Distributed Analysis license is useful in cases where:

1 You have developed a model on your primary computer using a full version of ExtendSim.
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a The model requires extensive analysis, for instance, Optimization, which can have long run times. And you want to off-load that analysis to one or more secondary computers which will automatically send model results back to your primary computer... OR
b You have developed a front end application that requires ExtendSim as the back end application and both applications run on the same computer... OR
c You just want to be able to remotely, rather than directly, start models running on secondary computers.
3 You have programming capability, especially knowledge of ActiveX/COM for interfacing with ExtendSim.

Note the following:

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This is a single-user license, for a person's own use on a single computer. An ExtendSim ASP license is required if you want to distribute ExtendSim functionality to multiple users.

bullet This license requires that you also have one full version of ExtendSim.
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ExtendSim has the hooks to allow it to be controlled as an Automation (ActiveX/COM) server. But you must know how to program an application that can use ActiveX/COM to control ExtendSim. This is usually done in a language such as Visual Basic, such that your custom application will cause ExtendSim models to run and send data remotely.

bullet Distributed Analysis licenses are available for Windows only.

Pricing

Cost is $399 per license. Each license can be installed on 1 computer, so multiple computers require multiple licenses.

As Distributed Analysis licenses are custom ExtendSim licenses, they must be ordered directly from Imagine That Inc. or your local ExtendSim Distributor. They are not available for download through the ExtendSim Store.

OEM OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)
Embed ExtendSim in your application

The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) license is for system builders who want to embed the simulation power of ExtendSim or ExtendSim technologies within their own applications. This license gives you the customized right to use and/or sell your product bundled with ExtendSim or ExtendSim technologies under your branded name.

Pricing

Pricing starts at $50,000 and is subject to annual renewal fees. Please contact Imagine That Inc. for a personalized quote based on your intended usage.

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