Asset Essentials

by Dude Solutions

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

http://www.dudesolutions.com

Founded 1999

Asset Essentials Pricing Overview

Asset Essentials does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial.

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Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Asset Essentials Features

Building Maintenance Software
Asset Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Commercial Properties
Inspection Management
Inventory Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Mobile Access
Predictive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
Reporting/Analytics
Residential Properties
Service History Tracking
Technician Management
Work Order Management
Billing & Invoicing
Calibration Management
Inventory Management
Key & Lock Management
Mobile Access
Preventive Maintenance
Service History Tracking
Technician Management
Equipment Tracking
Inventory Control
Job Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Warranty Tracking
Work Order Management
Commercial Properties
Equipment Management
Facility Scheduling
Fixed Asset Management
For Schools
Incident Management
Inspection Management
Inventory Control
Preventive Maintenance
Residential Properties
Room Scheduling
Space Management
Vendor Management
Visitor Management
Work Order Management
Asset Accounting
Asset Lifecycle Management
Audit Trail
Barcoding/RFID
Depreciation Management
Disposal Management
Document Management
Inventory Tracking
3D Imagery
Census Data Integration
Color Coding
Geocoding
Image Exporting
Image Management
Internet Mapping
Interoperability
Labeling
Map Creation
Map Sharing
Spatial Analysis
Asset Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Calibration Management
Inventory Management
Key & Lock Management
Mobile Access
Predictive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
Scheduling
Service History Tracking
Technician Management
Work Order Management
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Contract Management
Customer Database
Document Management
Equipment Maintenance
Fixed Asset Management
Job Costing
Project Management
Service Request Management
Work Order Management
Contract Management
Customer Database
Dispatch Management
Inventory Control
Job Management
Preventive Maintenance
Quotes/Estimates
Recurring Appointments
Routing
Scheduling
Work Order Creation

Asset Essentials Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 121 reviews

Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4.1/5
Caleb H.
Maintenance Manager
Machinery, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 09/03/2020

"Asset Essentials"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 09/03/2020
Robert F.
Facility Manager
Food & Beverages, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2019

"Great value and pretty full featured"

Pros: This CMMS is fairly easy to learn and to use. I like that it has a "requester" function so rank-and-file employees can enter requests for work/service. Setup is pretty intuitive, though some choices need to be thought out thoroughly. We use it for maintenance and sanitation, both of which are a big deal for us as we fall under food safety protocols (we are a food service distributor). The import function is especially useful during setup. It's nice that you can attach photos/documents to assets.

Cons: I wish it supported handheld units with integrated barcode scanning (like the Zebra TC70). Work order generation from PMs works well but it defaults all work orders to be due at midnight. We have to show that work orders are due at particular times of day (shifts).
It would also be nice to have a "true" inspection program. Take fire extinguishers. It would be nice if you could walk through the warehouse, scan the barcode on the extinguisher, mark as pass/fail and move on to the next one. Their inspection doesn't quite work as seaemlessly as that.

Vendor Response

by Dude Solutions on 26/11/2019

Hi Robert, thank you for taking time to leave a review! We appreciate your input and happy to hear Asset Essentials is beneficial to you and your team.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/11/2019
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
Jorge F.
IT Manager
Plastics, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/11/2019

"Robust and Intuitive Asset Management"

Comments: I am very pleased with their current level of customer service. At the beginning there were a few people we dealt with that are no longer there that did not provide the same level of customer care as the ones that we deal with now.

Pros: We fell in love with the ease of use of the interface. The level of control over the maintenance technicians is phenomenal and the ability to provide a service request portal to users without needing to purchase additional licenses was a huge deal maker.

Cons: As with many new implementations, we ran into a few bugs at the beginning when we first implemented the software. With their amazing customer support, we were able to overcome those issues, but it is something to consider.

Vendor Response

by Dude Solutions on 11/11/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear you're pleased with our customer service and that Asset Essentials has been intuitive, easy to use and made your life easier!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/11/2019
Garry Y.
Lead Maintenance Mechanic
Consumer Goods, 201-500 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 22/11/2019

"Here is my experience.."

Comments: We have always had a Preventive Maintenance program and the software allows us to continue with keeping our PM schedule and tracking equipment history of repairs and Work Orders.

Pros: This software is very robust with features that you can use or not. It will just depend on the size of your organization and how much information you want to include when you are doing your implementation. There are areas I do not use due to other software packages that are in our organization. Customer support has been very good. We had time to get the feel of Asset Essentials before we migrated to it. The migration from our old software to Asset Essentials was seamless.

Cons: At this time I do not really have a lot of cons. Maybe the help guide, it is a bit over whelming when you want to look for a specific subject.

Vendor Response

by Dude Solutions on 25/11/2019

Hi Gary, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear Asset Essentials is making your life easier and that your migration was seamless. Feel free to reach out if you ever have questions or need help!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019