Asset Essentials

Asset Essentials

Improve productivity and drive smarter operations decisions.

About Asset Essentials

Asset Essentials by Brightly Software (formerly Dude Solutions) is a next-generation work and asset management platform designed for smarter, more efficient maintenance and operations. Brightly, now a Siemens company, offers a sophisticated cloud-based platform leveraging more than 20 years of data to deliver predictive insights that helps users through the key phases of the entire asset lifecycle. Today, over 12,000 operations leaders utilize this system to manage more than 49 million assets and 386 million work orders. This user-friendly platform empowers organizations to cut maintenance costs, improve productivity and make smarter operations decisions.

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.


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. Mobile application allows technicians to accomplish more while out in the field or off-site.

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.

Uncover the current state of your operations and develop a plan for the future. Drive smarter decision-making and justify critical operational and budget decisions with real-time data, analyses, KPIs, and dashboards — all at your fingertips.

Unlock 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.


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Overall rating

4,4 /5
(253)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Caleb
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  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Asset Essentials

Reviewed on 2020/03/09

Overall the company has been very good to work with. They are very responsive to questions and...

Overall the company has been very good to work with. They are very responsive to questions and issues, and have been there every step of the implementation.

Pros

Asset Essentials has a very easy to use platform and mobile app. It allows my technicians to stay on the move across our 5 facilities. They are no longer tied to a desk top for work order info and completion.

Cons

The only con i have seen is the system does not change the equipment status to unavailable when there is an in progress work order.

Alternatives Considered

MPulse and UpKeep

Reasons for Switching to Asset Essentials

The ease of use from the manager level to the operators. The functionality and reporting options as well as the integration of advanced technologies.
Bobby
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  • Industry: Plastics
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Making my job a lot easier...

Reviewed on 2020/12/10

Overall it was a good experience. My main issues that I ran up against were not the fault of my...

Overall it was a good experience. My main issues that I ran up against were not the fault of my team or Asset Essentials.

Pros

When I first started with my current employer we utilized EPaC. I was not satisfied with the software especially at the price were paying. After being notified of a price increase I was spurred on to find a replacement. As luck would have it we had acquired on of our competitors. They had been looking at Asset Essentials. I was contacted by [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and he gave me his sales pitch. Long story short - we have more functionality, a much more intuitive interface, customer service that actually answers questions and a roll-over process that was nearly painless for less than half of what we had been paying before the cost increase.

Cons

My only complaint would be the hierarchy of some of the items is unclear. I am very much a visual person. I chart would have helped a great deal.

Cheri
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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Suddenly going downhill

Reviewed on 2017/10/31

I'm afraid SchoolDude has stretched itself too thin and is getting ready to implode. Sooooooo many...

I'm afraid SchoolDude has stretched itself too thin and is getting ready to implode. Sooooooo many problems this year. These problems that belong to SchoolDude are truly having a negative impact here.

Pros

When it worked right, which was before 2017, the inventory direct was a great tool for our Warehouse (over 4000 items). Before 2017, when things started going haywire, the PM direct was good; it could have been better. The Maintenance Direct still seems to be working.

Cons

In March of 2017 I do not know what changed; support has never been great but we started having all kinds of bizarre problems and most have not been fixed. The problems have been turned over to their developers......where they stay I guess.

Tony
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Asset Essentials really aides in Maintenace and Fleet Management

Reviewed on 2023/12/27

Very pleased and love the reports that you can create for my admin.

Very pleased and love the reports that you can create for my admin.

Pros

Configurability to what you need. Ability to make changes immediately.

Cons

Sometimes users had problems logging in.

Mike
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  • Industry: Chemicals
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Asset Essentials works great!

Reviewed on 2023/02/21

We used a paper system before and it was difficult to track recurring issues. I feel this will...

We used a paper system before and it was difficult to track recurring issues. I feel this will greatly improve the longer we use the system.

Pros

Ease of use and customizable without added costs. Implementation team was great and very responsive.

Cons

The general requester user is nice as you can have unlimited users, but staff needs to have an email to do this. We had to setup a dummy email account to set this up so anyone can submit a request. I might be nice to have a URL that can be setup instead of needing an email.

Alternatives Considered

eMaint CMMS

Reasons for Switching to Asset Essentials

I thought it was the best overall fit. AE had great reviews, cost effective and not overly complicated.
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Asset Essentials offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,00
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Brightly Software for pricing information or a quote.

Asset Essentials has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Asset Essentials supports the following languages:

English

Asset Essentials supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Asset Essentials integrates with the following applications:

ESRI ArcView, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Excel, SeeClickFix, myDevices

Asset Essentials offers the following support options:

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

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