introduction in 1990, SimaPro is the most widely used
software for life cycle assessment. SimaPro is
succesfully used by hundreds of multinationals,
consultants, research institutes and universities.
|SimaPro is a
professional LCA software tool. Complex products with
complex life cycles are easily compared and analyzed.
The inventory databases and the impact assessment
methods can be edited and expanded without limitation.
The ability to trace the origin of any result makes
SimaPro has all the features that can be expected
of a professional LCA software package:
- Several impact assessment methods
- Several inventory databases
- Open and transparent database structure.
- Fast data entry and modeling.
- Direct impact assessment calculations from each
point in a database or project.
- All results can be traced back to their origins
with a few mouse clicks
- Weak point analysis: using the process tree you
can easily identify the "hot spots" in your life cycle
- Allocation of multiple output processes.
- Analyze take-back and disassembly of products,
as well as complex waste treatment and recycling
- Copy and paste tables and graphs to
spreadsheets and word processors.
- Database consistency checks.
- Import and export functions for databases and
- Run and create scripts
the following impact assessment methods are included in
- Eco-indicator 99
- Eco-indicator 95
- CML 92
- Ecopoints 97
the following databases with inventory data and/or
scripts are available for SimaPro:
- PRé 4
- Franklin US LCI database (included in non education
Concrete database with scripts ((included for Dutch users)
database 2.0 (only through IVAM Environmental Reseach)
corrugated board database with scripts (only through FEFCO)
To see all
features, impact assessment methods and a selection of
inventory data download the SimaPro demo. The Guided Tour will
take you through SimaPro. Demo manuals in various languages
The SimaPro Family
comes a range of products:
Analyst (single user)
multi-user, for project teams
plus option, to program scripts
Light, to run scripts
- Educational versions at reduced prices
SimaPro to calculate data for ECO-it
SimaPro family allows you to implement LCA in your
organization in a flexible way. SimaPro can grow with the
increasing importance of LCA in your organization.
prices available for educational use.
from an existing SimaPro single user license to a multi user
license is possible. After upgrading you can still work with
the same database without loosing your data.
Plus option to program scripts can be done any time. The
possibility to create scripts is a unique feature in SimaPro.
Scripts enable those who are unfamiliar with SimaPro or Life
Cycle Assessment to model and analyze products through a
predefined question and answer tree. The scripts function can
save your company valuable time. It can also drastically
reduce the chances of introducing errors by limiting the
choices available and directing the user at each step of the
will run under Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT. Multi user network
versions need either IPX or Netbios protocol. 32 Mb RAM memory
is recommended for Windows 95 and 98, 64 MB for Windows NT and