Asset Essentials

Who Uses Asset Essentials?

Dude Solutions serves a variety of operations professionals across many industries. Our core industries include manufacturing, healthcare, education, government, and membership-based organizations.

What Is Asset Essentials?

Asset Essentials is a next-generation enterprise work and asset management platform for smarter,more efficient maintenance and operations. This system helps operations leaders manage over 7.3 million assets and 30 million work orders every year. With this cloud-based and mobile software, you can cut costs, run at peak efficiency and manage work in a single, unified system. From organizing work orders to extending the life of assets to configurable reporting, its all at your fingertips.

Asset Essentials Details

Dude Solutions

https://www.dudesolutions.com/

Founded 1999

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Asset Essentials pricing overview

Asset Essentials does not have a free version.


Starting Price

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Free Version

No

Asset Essentials deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

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

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Asset Essentials Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Components Tracking
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Flight Time Tracking
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Logbook Tracking
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Manuals
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Location
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Service Bulletins
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Commercial Properties
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Job Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Properties
  • Service History
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  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Technician Management
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  • Vendor Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management

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Asset Essentials Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service 4.6
Features 4.1
Value for Money 4.2

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Darryl e. R.
Chief Operating Officer
Aviation & Aerospace, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2020

"The Dude IS on your side !!"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2020
Bill B.
Facilities Director
Airlines/Aviation, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/12/2020

"Van's Aircraft Asset Essentials startup review 12/22/20"

Comments: Overall, the transition team was prepared and extremely helpful. Good job! However as mentioned above someone on the team and on the sales end of your operation needs to be better informed/aware of the immensity of the task of taking an old in use CMMS and making your Asset Essentials mate seamlessly.

Pros: The support team and training is top notch. The availability of phone or email support is phenomenal

Cons: At present, the promise bringing over the 12 years of history from our old CMMS has not been delivered. I was told that it could be done as part of the purchase price, then when the scope of the work was completely understood I was asked to pay $1,500 to bring that history into Asset Essentials. After a couple of weeks I was then told that it would take another $2,500 in addition to complete work. This is a classic saled case of "bait and switch", I am now considering not using Asset Essentials at all.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/12/2020
Holly S.
Receptionist
Primary/Secondary Education
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3.5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3.5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4.5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 29/04/2015

"SchoolDude User Friendliness"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 29/04/2015
Franciso L.
Maintenance Manager
Food Production, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/12/2020

"Annual review"

Comments: I am very pleased with the software and it's capabilities. It would be nice to maybe have some videos on how to customize the screens. Specially some of the more basic features of the software.

Pros: This software is very easy to use in comparison to others on the market. I like the fact that their is a lot of possibilities to customize the data.

Cons: I would like the report section to be more user friendly. Some of the reports are a bit difficult to create. It might just be me that needs more training on it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/12/2020
Trent M.
equipment engineer
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/12/2020

"Amazing tech support"

Comments: The software is easy to use. Keeps the maintenance department organized. Most of all the tech support that A/E provides is second to none. What ever issue we have if the tech on the line with you can't fix it they will follow the trouble ticket till it is resolved.

Pros: This software keeps are company maintenance organized.

Cons: What I didn't like about this software is that I didn't find and implement it sooner.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/12/2020