Arena is a discrete event simulation and automation software. It uses the SIMAN processor and simulation language.
Arena can be integrated with Microsoft technologies. It includes Visual Basic for Applications so models can be further automated if specific algorithms are needed. It also supports importing Microsoft Visio flowcharts, as well as reading from or outputting to Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. Hosting ActiveX controls is also supported.
The academic license that CAE holds states that RESEARCH IS PROHIBITED on the CAE lab computers and XenApp. Research licenses can be purchased from Arena.