Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Among Apps Top 500

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Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) is a solution vendor producing maintenance and operations software assisting educational institutions to better manage their facilities, information technology and energy consumption. Its sister company, FacilityDude, started serving Clients by expanding the proven SaaS platform beyond the education sector into local governments, healthcare, club and other commercial facilities.

In March 2018, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) unveiled a new corporate brand identity, logo, and website in addition to the expansion of their online Dude Community now reaching thousands of operations professionals across all industries. The new logo and unique expression is an evolution of the Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) brand and represents the same great qualities its 12.000+ clients are accustomed to while positioning the company for continued growth and expansion. With this rejuvenated brand strategy comes the decision to graduate the brand name SchoolDude. The company’s entire portfolio is now unified under a single name, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions).

Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) continue to deliver new offerings and enhanced capabilities across its core product suites that encompass maintenance, technology, energy and events in addition to the recent introduction of its next-generation Work & Asset solution. Connecting its clients is Dude Community, an interactive forum for product help, professional development, networking and sharing best practices. This online community is available to the company’s millions of users across all industries.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Recent Developments

In August 2021, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) announced the addition of a strategic asset management tool, Capital Predictor, to its connected suite of solutions for local and regional governments and educational institutions. This announcement follows the company's acquisition of Assetic, the leading strategic asset management software and services firm, and addresses the growing need to increase asset longevity and decrease maintenance and renewal costs.

In April 2021, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) launched Capital Predictor Core for Asset Essentials to facilitate maintenance and capital investment decisions for public sector organizations. The Capital Predictor Core integrates with Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)’ computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), Asset Essentials, for a holistic solution that enhances the fundamental practice of capital planning with strategic asset management to predict and plan for the future over three decades.

In August 2018, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) added SmartGov to the company’s new suite of community development software. SmartGov eliminates delayed or missed development opportunities by tracking and managing all tasks associated with permit processing, business licensing, code enforcement and recurring inspections in an automated, web-based application. Equipped with paperless processes, SmartGov allows government agencies to capitalize on revenue opportunities tied to new business projects within their communities much sooner than expected.

Seamless integration with a public portal offers improved transparency and engagement while allowing citizens to get online instead of standing in line. In addition to supporting revenue-generating functions and timely responses to development opportunities, SmartGov dramatically reduces time, cost and error, as well as dependence on paper-based and manual processes. SmartGov also offers comprehensive APIs that integrate with both GIS systems and operations and asset management platforms, allowing local governments to purchase a suite of SaaS solutions from a single technology vendor.

In mid-May 2020, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) introduced BioMed to their computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), TheWorxHub. This new BioMed module provides a cloud-based platform for connecting the people and systems around biomedical engineering to better allocate staff time, automate assignments, help engineers and technicians prioritize work and ensure optimized patient care.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities

In March 2021, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) has acquired Assetic, a strategic asset management software and services firm based in Melbourne, Australia. Assetic specializes in helping professional asset managers assess, plan and prioritize capital investment projects. Assetic is the only cloud-based asset management vendor with advanced predictive modeling capabilities that facilitate the maintenance of infrastructure which leads to increases in asset longevity and decreases in maintenance and renewal costs.

In May 2019, Clearlake Capital Group on Friday announced that it had acquired the company from Warburg Pincus, which invested $100 million in Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) five years ago.

At the end of the 1st quarter of 2020, Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions) has acquired Assetic, a strategic asset management software, and services firm based in Melbourne, Australia. Assetic specializes in helping professional asset managers assess, plan, and prioritize capital investment projects. Assetic is the only cloud-based asset management vendor with advanced predictive modeling capabilities that facilitate the maintenance of infrastructure which leads to increases in asset longevity and decreases in maintenance and renewal costs.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Customers in ARTW Customer Database

Leveraging a rigorous data-centric research methodology, APPS RUN THE WORLD asks the simple question: Who’s buying Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) applications and why? And we provide the answers – supported by decades of research – to our clients around the world. Our Customer database has over 100 data fields that detail company usage of Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) and other enterprise apps by function, customer size, industry, location, implementation status, partner involvement, Line of Business Key Stakeholders and IT decision makers contact details. List of Verified BrightlyEvent Manager, BrightlySmartGov, BrightlyAsset Essentials, BrightlyEnergy Manager, BrightlyPredictor, BrightlyTheWorxHub customers.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Overview

Ownership: - Equity owned by Clearlake Capital Group

Number of Employees: 600

Functional Markets: CRM, ERP Services and Operations Management,

Key Verticals: K774, Higher Education, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Public Safety, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Faith-Based Nonprofit, Youth and Elderly Care, Special Cause Nonprofit,

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

BrightlyEvent Manager, BrightlySmartGov, BrightlyAsset Essentials, BrightlyEnergy Manager, BrightlyPredictor, BrightlyTheWorxHub

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Revenues, $M:

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Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:

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Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Revenues By Region, $M

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Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Direct vs Indirect sales

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Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

List of Verified Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Customers


No. of Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Customers: 12000

No. of Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Enterprise Applications Customers: 12000

No. of Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Cloud Customers: 12000

No. of Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Cloud Subscribers: 200000


Among Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)' customers are: Broward County School District, Orange County Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Dallas ISD, Wake County Public School System, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Memphis City Schools, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Albuquerque Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Prince William County Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Bancroft School (MA), Baylor School (TN), Brewster Academy (NH), Cape Cod Academy (MA), Chadwick School (CA), Choate Rosemary Hall (CT), Christian Academy (KY), Colorado Academy (CO), Kirkwood Community College, Loyola Marymount University, The University of South Carolina, University of Richmond, University of Tennessee, American Community School - Jordan, American Embassy School - New Delhi, American School of Bombay, Singapore American School, Taipei American School, Yongsan International School of Seoul, and others.

One of their latest customers wins, Jake’s Finer Foods, was announced in January 2020. Jake’s Finer Foods implemented Asset EssentialsTM, a work and asset management platform, to maximize efficiency in their daily operations and improve profitability.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

Solving the most common communication challenges for IT departments, Help Desk enables staff to submit support requests online via email or through a request submission portal. The solution provides automated email updates to requesters as tasks are started and resolved, offering improved communication and overall IT service. With advanced data and reporting capabilities, Help Desk generates configurable reports and detailed, interactive dashboard graphs that can be used to justify budgets, make future IT decisions and analyze overall productivity.

Help Desk integrates seamlessly with SchoolDude’s TechnologyEssentials’ Insight and Mobile Device Management solutions, resulting in a comprehensive IT asset administration platform. This direct integration enables a collective view of the organization’s IT and mobile asset total cost of ownership, tying help desk tickets to assets for a powerful budget and forecasting tool.

After buying WIndmill, Dude has gained the ability of selling into its installed base of more than 650 senior living communities running TheWorxHub in the US and Canada.The purchases followed an investment by Warburg Pincus to make a minority stake in Dude, while providing additional funds of up to $100 million available for strategic acquisitions.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Risks and Challenges

With the advent of Cloud migration, the facilities management applications market is undergoing major major transformation and Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)’ expansion strategy, fueled by additional funding from its new investors, could entail expanding into adjacent areas such as property management, lease-management, as well as procurement. That will pave way for Dude to enter uncharted territories.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

Brightly partners with ArbiterSports, Arthur J. Gallagher&Co. , Blackboard Engage, ENERGY STAR, Jenzabar, Power4Schools, and WhippleHill.

Brightly (formerly Brightly (formerly Dude Solutions)) Cloud Infrastructure Insights

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