Companies looking to develop more competitive products can realize significant benefits by leveraging simulation during design. This can help design engineers make better decisions around critical design criteria that impact quality, performance, and reliability while balancing cost. A cloud platform can help companies extend their use of simulation and empower design engineers to use it more during the design process. It can provide a mechanism to improve collaboration between design engineers and analysts. In this way, design engineers can get better guidance during the simulation and analysis process. The cloud offers significant computational power that allows you to get results even faster. This offers many advantages such as accelerating the design process, freeing up engineers to spend more time on innovation, and allowing them to simulate and evaluate more design options. It also provides a more natural method for managing the many different data types required to support simulation, so that engineers have what they need at their fingertips. Finally, as an integrated platform, companies enjoy benefits such as better collaboration between design engineers and analysts, improved traceability, more flexible licensing options, easier options to share and control access to results, and access to multiple physics.