Asset Essentials

What Is Asset Essentials?

Asset Essentials™ is an industry-leading CMMS platform for smarter, more efficient asset and operations management. 12,000+ operations leaders rely on Asset Essentials to track maintenance work -- leveraging the solution’s deep reporting, asset health forecasting and mobile and GIS capabilities. From work order management to preventative maintenance to asset tracking, this user-friendly platform empowers organizations to cut costs, improve productivity, and extend asset lifecycle.

Who Uses Asset Essentials?

Asset Essentials™ is a highly configurable platform designed for manufacturing, education, government (local, county and state level) and membership organizations (YMCAs and country clubs).

Where can Asset Essentials be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)
  • Located in Cary, US
  • Founded in 1999
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)
  • Located in Cary, US
  • Founded in 1999
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Asset Essentials videos and images

Asset Essentials Software - Asset Analytics
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Asset Essentials Software - Asset Analytics
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Features of Asset Essentials

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Depreciation Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Equipment Maintenance Software
  • Equipment Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Facility Asset Management
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Fixed Asset Management Software
  • Geocoding
  • Incident Management Software
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Management
  • Location Tracking
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Map Creation
  • Map Sharing
  • Mobile Access
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance Software
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling Software
  • Service History
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Status Tracking
  • Technician Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Management Software
  • Work Order Creation
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews of Asset Essentials

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Darryl E.
Darryl E.
Chief Operating Officer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Dude IS on your side !!

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Uptime !! Real time maintenance requests. Mobile apps and the ability to track labor and costs. Not to mention spare parts and inventory. Our production folks can't believe the response team from maintenance! Let me know what maintenance people are doing without having to ask. I love being able to assign them work no matter where the are.. I do recommend buying tablets for them... I use $120 tablets. One or two hours of uptime pays for those quickly !

Pros:

This software is truly the answer to maintenance and PM programs. Every machining and manufacturing plant in America should use this. If you have 5 or 5000 pieces of equipment, facility, or anything needing maintenance this should be your software. I have had to use ERP maintenance add ons that never allowed real TPM quality support. This software is designed SPECIFICALLY for maintenance. It is easy to use and learn. It pays for itself in the first 3 months. I have implemented this software 3 times. I am not paid by them, but I would recommend them to any company. I have been in Manufacturing for just over 30 years, and this is the best software for this I have seen! IT works !

Cons:

I would like an add on that lets operators enter simple daily PM's and simple checks that can be tailored for each asset.

Dave
Maintenance Manager in US
Plastics, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

This One is Easy

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Coming from a background of "manual" everything for many years, I had some reservations about the level of difficulty and effort required to switch to a CMMS system. I set a fairly aggressive goal of 90 days to make the transition from the existing manual system to AE. Thanks to the incredible software and the excellent training/support I received during the transition, it was FAR less stressful than I anticipated and we launched a full 3 weeks earlier than scheduled.
Eighteen months later, we are still receiving the same great support and are continuing to expand the use of the software to drive improvement in the Maintenance Department

Pros:

The Asset Essentials Team did an incredible job employing "ease-of-use" across all functions of the software. Each and every function is quick to learn, simple to use, and provides powerful results.

Cons:

It would be fantastic if there were push notifications for New Requests.

Holly
Receptionist in US
Primary/Secondary Education
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

SchoolDude User Friendliness

3.5 7 years ago

Pros:

My overall thoughts of schooldude would be that it serves it purpose for scheduling event but it really is not user friendly. The amount of time that it takes for a new user to complete a proposal to schedule an event is pretty tedious.

Cons:

I am not a new user so it is easy for me to access and set of events but even explaining to new users is hard because of the lay out. I think it needs to be more simplistic. For example like when you turn on a new Iphone it asks for a piece of information then you hit next and it asks for another. Then it populates all your information for you to review at the end. One other flaw that I noticed in it for billing purposes is that it does not send an email notification when something new is put on to the calendar. Which would be really helpful when something is added last minute if the invoices are already completed for that day. I am not a veteran and do not know all the ins and outs of schooldude, but I do think these fixes could improve the users experience on it.

Marty
Maintenance Manager in US
Food & Beverages, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Marty's Review

4.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

It is very intuitive. The HELP menu is excellent. Tech support is outstanding.

Cons:

1. I would like to see the ability to look up parts by manufacturer number when adding parts to a work order. On many occasions the technician has to back out of the work order, go to the parts screen to identify the Brightly part number and then reopen the work order to input the part used. 2. I would like the ability to have a column in the parts screen that identified actual physical location of the part. At this time you can only see the location such as Bearing Cabinet. We want to see the Shelf/Row/Bin without having to open the part screen for the part.

Steven
Manager of Facilities in US
Facilities Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asset Essentials Review

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Work order tracking is a huge help. The overall experience has been great.

Pros:

I like the ease of use and the ability to customize fields after initial implementation. End users are able to access the program remotely in the field which makes them more efficient.

Cons:

The annual cost of the software seems high but as long as the software functions properly and is easy to use we will continue to use it.