Francois van Huyssteen
Founder and CEO

My Story...

Hi, my name is Francois van Huyssteen, and I became a simulation specialist in a strange way.

Fairly early in my career I reached a point where I felt I was not really happy in what I was doing...the passion was missing.

​In an effort to broaden my horizons I started with MBA studies and then, in the 3rd year, I discovered Simulation as part of a subject and that changed my professional life! Immediately I realized that Simulation  is one of the most powerful decision making methodologies available with which one can really make a difference and decided that is what I want to do.

​I used simulation in my final year project and during the same time our company became the SA representative for a US simulation software vendor. I became involved in the simulation department and in 2003 decided to take the plunge and started my own business.

​When I discovered simulation, I discovered my perfect job! We make a difference because we assist our customers to improve their business operations and profit margins substantially by using our simulation expertise and software!


After more than 25 years every day's work is still exciting and I enjoy every moment of it!

On the pages of this website I want to introduce you to simulation so that you could also use it to make the right decisions in your business and become more profitable.

We use computer simulation models and focus on the business processes that is part of every organization. Simulating a business process provides the insight required to make the right decisions on how to improve that process. To simulate before implementation guarantees a successful implementation.

Analista has been established in 2003 and more than 25 years of simulation experience resides in the company. We have clients in South Africa, West Africa, the USA and the Middle East.


We provide both simulation products and services