عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Innovation indicates the creative thought that means the introduction of new product, process and service to the market. Innovation means the use of mental capabilities in order to form a new concept or idea. Companies need innovation for long-term survival in today's competitive world; otherwise, they easily will be removed from the competitive scene.Although innovation may has numerous advantages to the organization by decreasing the costs or improving the efficiency, there are main risks which computer simulation can decrease them and increase the success of chance of their implementation. In this paper we review the literature and definitions of innovation and its different types, especially process of innovation. Then, we consider the simulation and its definitions, advantages and disadvantages, and also the importance of using simulation toward the process innovation. Therefore, toward the process innovation, a comprehensive compound methodology basis of twenty four simulation methodologies and approaches is presented. Finally, the results of a project performed at the Iranian high council of informatics are mentioned by the use of this methodology and SIMPROCESS simulation software.