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March 9, 2023

How We Power Innovation That Drives Human Advancement​

Our Commitment, Our Values, Our Actions

When a company has been growing for more than 50 years, it naturally gains a reputation. Ansys is proud of the great reputation we have in the marketplace, and of the awards we’ve won for our work environment and corporate responsibility. However, to help solve the world’s grand challenges, we cannot rest on our accolades. As Socrates is credited with saying: “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” In other words “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk.”

One of our latest endeavors along those lines is refreshing our mission statement and values. This is where we “talk the talk” to let everyone know who we are.


Our mission: Powering innovation that drives human advancement​.

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality using Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push the boundaries of product design by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation and advanced satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, Ansys powers innovation that drives human advancement.​


Those six words — “powering innovation that drives human advancement” — are both focused and far-reaching, much like our simulation solutions and services that can help you zero in on a specific problem while enabling you to discover potential you didn’t know existed.

Combining Commitment, Values, and Actions

To codify who we are and who we continue to strive to be every day — for ourselves, our customers, and the world — we have made four key commitments and are focused on four values. We commit to:

  1. Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  2. Make our customers incredibly successful
  3. Act with integrity
  4. Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our values are: adaptability, courage, generosity, and authenticity.

Ansys core values

We “walk the walk” by turning those commitments and values into these actions.

  • Commit to audacious goals: Plan and set highly ambitious objectives focused on what matters most.
  • Work seamlessly as a team: Focus on common priorities and opportunities. Share wins and never let a teammate fail.
  • Demonstrate mastery: Meet challenges by pursuing the highest levels of mastery in our field. Mastery is grounded in knowing the details.
  • Deliver outstanding results: Drive for results with speed and passion. Embrace deep ownership and accountability. ­­­

Lest you think those are just pixels on a screen, let us share some real-world examples of how Ansys fulfills its mission and lives up to its commitments by both living our values and supporting our customers’ innovation.

Be Open — Welcome What’s Next

Change is a constant, and for many companies, digital transformation embodies that mantra. It describes how companies are responding to rapidly evolving customer expectations by embedding technology across their people and processes to drive new business models and revenue streams. One way Ansys helps companies embrace digital transformation is via a systematic Simulation Transformation Assessment that reviews how simulation is being leveraged to impact a company’s overall goals. The in-depth assessment results in customized best practices for adapting to digital transformation. Learn how companies like BorgWarner, Sub-Zero Group, and TE Connectivity have benefitted from the Ansys Simulation Assessment methodology.

Simulation assessment

The Ansys Simulation Transformation Assessment is customized for each customer to provide industry benchmarking, recommendations, and a deployment roadmap.

Be Courageous — Move Forward Passionately

Boldly going where no one has gone before is becoming more and more common, thanks to technological advances. The Artemis Moon mission could pave the way for humankind to live and work on the Moon. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was designed to study whether hitting an asteroid could alter its orbit enough to protect Earth, should the need ever arise. The James Webb Space Telescope is transforming our understanding of the universe. All of these missions and more use Ansys solutions to make sure they get it right the first time, because there are rarely any second chances in space.

Engineers used Ansys Systems Tool Kit (STK) and Ansys Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK) to model the James Webb Space Telescope’s orbit. Ansys Mechanical and Ansys Zemax were used to simulate the telescope’s large mirrors.

Be Generous — Share, Listen, Serve

Ansys supports the wider engineering community in many ways. Here are just a sample:

  • Our employees share their time and expertise via the Girls Who Code program. In addition to making donations, Ansys is sponsoring the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP) to encourage girls and nonbinary individuals to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and learn how to code.
  • Ansys supports mentoring, both for our employees and via outside programs, such as the American Corporate Partners (ACP) mentoring program for veterans and active-duty spouses; Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha’s Cummins College of Engineering for Women (the first all-women engineering college in India); Young Men and Women In Charge Foundation, Inc., which increases workforce diversity by preparing underserved youth for STEM careers; and the Society of Women Engineers mentoring network.
  • We donate to organizations that support LGBTQ+ initiatives, such as the Croatian charity Lesbian Organization Rijeka (LORI) and Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (oSTEM).
  • The Ansys Academic program provides free simulation engineering software licenses to teachers and students, as well as free courses, a support community, and a wealth of student-focused tutorials. At last count, we had provided more than 2.6 million free student downloads and supported more than 500 student teams. Ansys also runs a robust intern and co-op program.
Food bank volunteering day

In addition to numerous corporate donations, Ansys employees use their volunteer time off to share their time and talents with local charities of their choice.

Be You — Make Us Stronger

The 5,500 plus Ansys global employees bring different skills, backgrounds, and perspectives to work. We create a culture of belonging that enables employees’ unique experiences to be shared. Through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we reinforce our values of inclusion, belonging, and innovation. Our ERGs are self-organized, fully inclusive networks that enable our employees to make a big impact. Employees with common backgrounds and experiences connect in support of organizational change, to inform our business, and learn from one another. Each of our ERGs have executive sponsors who listen to the needs of the group, advocate on behalf of the ERG, strategize, and direct resources.

Join Us in Fulfilling Our Mission

Through words and deeds, Ansys has built a strong reputation. Our new mission and value statements help to ensure that reputation continues to grow. After all, our customers and employees amaze us every day by powering innovation that drives human advancement. If you would like to join us, visit our careers page.

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