What is?

Simulator developed to simulate companies of the service industry. The participants manage companies that render services of three types:

  1. Low training, such as cleaning and safety services;
  2. Medium training, such as technical services;
  3. High-level training, such as systems analysts and advertisers.

The simulated companies are public corporations and therefore have shares listed on the fictitious Stock Exchange. The values of these actions vary according to the companies performance and are also influenced by the simulated macroeconomic situation, which, among other variables, are manipulated by the simulation coordinator.

Recommendation of Use

- Undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to business

- Services companies

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How it works?

For each simulated period, it is necessary to plan the types of services the company wishes to offer, necessary personnel, marketing, and manage the quality of services.

The demand for these services depends on the price practiced, advertising, brand strength, quality of service provided, seasonality, and the other participants’ decisions (competitors).

Financial management includes loans, financing, investment of funds, corporate recovery, and bankruptcy. Also considered are factors such as training and qualification of employees, profit sharing, motivation, productivity, among others.

WebSimulator Features

Get to know the features of the WebSimulator, Bernard’s business simulation environment.

Support Material

Reference documents for simulator users. The coordinator can also add his own material.

English, Portuguese and Spanish

WebSimulator is available in different languages.

Grades Worksheet

Control of the performance of simulation participants.


History of accesses and actions in the WebSimulator, of each participant of the simulation.

Certificate of Participation

Issuance of certificates to participants.


Space for messages to all participants of the simulation.


Direct communication between coordinator and participants inside the simulator.


Scheduling and control of simulation activities.

Individual and Collective Access

Access by individual users or by the team.
Service Simulator Features

Information about the Business Service Simulator.

Customizable Scenarios
The simulation coordinator draws the economic scenario of each round, controlling several variables to define the level of complexity of the game. Therefore, each company game is unique, and the scenarios are numerous.
Taking of Assets
Bank loans and financing are collateralized, i.e., if the company fails to pay them for rounds, the bank will take assets (buildings, facilities, and land) to clear debts in arrears.
DSS and Investment Funds Modules
It is possible to expand the possibilities of the company game and use more simulator resources. The Decision Support System (DSS) is a tool to assist participants during the decision-making process. The Investment Funds Simulator, as its name implies, simulates the management of investment funds.
Users visualize and analyze the results of managerial simulation using macroeconomic and corporate charts. Indicators of the market, economy, and companies and their performance are presented.
Merger of Companies
The merger is the union of companies to form a new one, which will succeed them in all rights and obligations. In the simulation, the merger is treated in a simplified way, with the corporate adjustments being made through the exchange of shares between the companies involved.
Complexity of Services

The company can market up to three types of services, of different complexities, based on the employees’ background: Low (housekeeping and security), Medium (technicians), and High (systems analyst, advertisers, and consultants). Each service has its characteristics concerning training, basic demand, and seasonality.

The financial, market, operational, macroeconomic, and cost reports are available in the simulator. The information contained in them is essential and is used as the basis for the companies’ decision-making.
Corporate Recovery and Bankruptcy
Judicial recovery is a procedure for renegotiating debts to avoid a possible bankruptcy filing. This procedure can be requested when the company has delays and must be negotiated with the coordinator.
Types of Contrats

Immediate contracts differ from predetermined contracts in two respects. Firstly concerning the period in which the contracts are negotiated (signed) and rendered (executed). Second, immediate contracts do not impose fines if they are not executed, unlike those predetermined contracts.