Success Story

Kirkwood Community College Relies on Brightly Software Products to Keep Facilities in Top Shape

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Vice President of Facilities and Public Safety, Kirkwood Community College


Kirkwood Community College had been using legacy Brightly products for many years. When a new maintenance director came on board, he encouraged the college’s facilities division to switch to a different CMMS, but longtime staffers missed Brightly products. When the maintenance director moved on
to a different position and Brightly introduced Asset Essentials, Kirkwood switched back to Brightly. The college now uses Asset Essentials as well as Predictor, and Energy Manager.


After transitioning to Brightly’s Asset Essentials, Kirkwood Community College has been able to:

  • Institute deferred maintenance schedules for the next 10 years to prolong the life of its assets
  • Access detailed analytics to benchmark progress against peer institutions
  • Harness analytics to set institutional, divisional and personal goals and track progress


Community college with:

  • Approximately 15,000 students
  • 1,800 full-time employees
  • 650 acres across seven locations
  • 2 million square feet of buildings