We will work closely with our valued existing customers to make the transition from perpetual licenses to subscription as smooth as possible. We know you'll have questions about these changes, so please take a look at the FAQs section below for more detailed information.
How do Simul8 subscriptions work?
An annual subscription provides access to both Simul8 for desktop and the web. You'll enjoy the same full, feature-rich software with regular updates, as well as the ability to share your simulations. You'll also continue to have the option of purchasing plug-ins of OptQuest and Stat-fit for desktop.
What products are affected?
We have discontinued the sale of new perpetual licenses of all products from our website.
Does this affect existing software purchased under a perpetual license?
If you already own a perpetual license, you can continue to use these in accordance with the perpetual license agreement.
How will Simul8 ease the transition for existing customers?
Our Account Managers will be in touch to discuss what works best for your organisations' simulation needs and to ensure the transition has no impact on your current users.
I have an existing Simul8 network license, can I add licenses to this network?
If you wish to add licenses to an existing network server deployment, you will be able to purchase additional licenses for your network by contacting our team.
How will subscription impact my Annual Maintenance account?
Annual Maintenance has been discontinued and all users are being moved to subscription. If you have an active Annual Maintenance account, you will be contacted by an Account Manager to discuss your options.
I have an existing Simul8 Professional 2020 perpetual license and my colleague has a subscription license. When I share a model and vice versa are there any compatibility issues?
Provided you are both using the latest version of the software there will be no compatibility issues. However, if the perpetual license is not based on our latest release (Simul8 2023), there may be some compatibility issues with the features your colleague has used with the subscription version. Subscriptions will always be on the latest release of Simul8.
How will these changes affect education customers?
Students and educators will continue to have free access and free upgrades for educational use.