About Asset Essentials

Asset Essentials by Dude Solutions is a web-based computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) designed primarily for small and midsized businesses. The solution helps in automating maintenance workflow and tracking maintenance schedules for fixed assets and in-house equipment. Established in 2007, Dude Solutions currently caters to various industry segments including healthcare, government, and manufacturing across the United States and Canada. York County, Hart Industries, and Georgia Aquarium are some of its listed customers.

Asset Essentials is a suite comprising two integrated applications: A work order application for managing work order requests as well as tracking status and a planned maintenance application for creating and assigning work orders. Clubbed together, the modules offer a complete maintenance management solution. The suite helps in receiving a centralized request, automating maintenance workflow and generating reports for various users.

The planned maintenance application allows manager/supervisor to create recurring maintenance schedules and assigns work requests to the respective team. Users can also integrate planned maintenance work orders with their existing energy management systems or building automation systems. The solution offers step by step wizard for creating scheduling and assigning new work orders to maintenance teams. It also displays the estimated cost of materials and labor needed for upcoming work requests.

The work order module enables users to receive, schedule and manage maintenance history. It helps in recording labor and purchase transaction into a report which can be accessed online anytime or exported into multiple formats for future reference. The solution includes an interactive calendar to view schedules and resources booked for the day or event.

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Key benefits of Asset Essentials

Give your team anytime, anywhere access to the information and tools they need to do their jobs on our cloud-based platform. Manage all work orders, assets and maintenance activity in one central location with improved communication.

Eliminate paper and digitize work orders to make your team’s jobs easier and more streamlined with request automation, inventory management and work order prioritization.

See the current state of your operations and develop a plan for the future. Drive decision-making with configurable data analysis and built-in reports from a central dashboard.

Find smarter solutions to tough operations challenges by empowering your team to do more impactful work. With better tools in hand, you can better serve your organization.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Asset Essentials: 59

  • API
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Census Data Integration
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commercial Properties
  • Compliance Management
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Depreciation Management
  • Document Management
  • Employee Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Equipment Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Schools
  • Geocoding
  • Historical Reporting
  • Incident Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Internet Mapping
  • Interoperability
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Job Management
  • Labeling
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Map Sharing
  • Mobile Access
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Properties
  • Room Scheduling
  • Routing
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Service History
  • Service Request Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Technician Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Management
  • Work Order Creation
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(166)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,7/5

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Darryl e. R.
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  • Industry: Aviation & Aerospace
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Dude IS on your side !!

Reviewed on 2020/12/15

Uptime !! Real time maintenance requests. Mobile apps and the ability to track labor and costs....

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.

Willem U.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best on the market

Reviewed on 2022/01/13

There were a few hiccups in the very beginning, mostly due to the system being in a developmental...

There were a few hiccups in the very beginning, mostly due to the system being in a developmental stage. But everything was fixed with one phone call. Great customer service!

Pros

The layout is smooth. It was incredibly easy to make the transition from our old software.

Cons

Everything is organized in a logical order.

Reasons for Choosing Asset Essentials

Faciliworks was way over complicated. Very slow, and basically no customer service.

Switched From

FaciliWorks CMMS
Charlotte I.
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Asset Essentials Review

Reviewed on 2022/01/18

Pros

I like the easy use of all aspects of this software. From the adding users to the work tickets. We also utilize the parts portion for inventory and tools.

Cons

The mobile app is my least favorite. We have had issue after issue with the app kicking people out throughout the day, not just work tickets, but to the client ID. Since we have authenticator licensing, we need to also fill out that information each time. It is very frustrating.

Response from Dude Solutions

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Anthony S.
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  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

great software, still needs tweaked

Reviewed on 2022/01/20

it's good overall, wish we could minimize the tech's frustration with the app.

it's good overall, wish we could minimize the tech's frustration with the app.

Pros

it is very easy to use, you can fix mistake relatively easy. when it works correctly, the mobile app is great.

Cons

we have had several issues with the app, not sure if it is all the app's fault or our wifi. Dude Solutions seems to be constantly updating something and that usually effects us downstream. the issue that is most common, the app will "refresh" while the tech is inputting data and erase, making them start over.

Gary R.
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  • Industry: Military
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Asset Essentials Review

Reviewed on 2022/01/18

Generally very satisfied with this software.

Generally very satisfied with this software.

Pros

It is easy to use and is intuitive. Customer service has been very helpful when needed.

Cons

The data export function (Asset Essentials Connector)did not allow me to export data from multiple tables at the same time. I would need to export fields from two or more tables separately, then combine the fields in to one table afterwards. This did not satisfy my needs and as a result, I could not create the proper reports for my superiors.

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Asset Essentials offers the following pricing plans:

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Asset Essentials has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Asset Essentials supports the following languages:

English

Asset Essentials supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Asset Essentials integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel

Asset Essentials offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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