Government Asset Management Software

Working in government, your focus is on your most prized asset: your community. Public safety is always at the top of your mind, but so is protecting their tax dollars.

With Brightly’s suite of world-class software solutions, you can:

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  • Brightly_icon_other_industries Automate permitting and licensing while promoting citizen engagement
  • Brightly_icon_other_industries Model funding scenarios, leveraging real time data for long-term success
  • Brightly_icon_other_industries Stop energy waste and improve sustainability efforts
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Boost productivity & streamline maintenance management

Caring for government assets and facilities is a time-consuming process that requires extensive planning and communication. When not handled properly, assets and facilities can fail, calling for massive replacement costs. Adding a preventive maintenance program is key to long term success. 

Brightly Asset Essentials™ is our world-class computerized maintenance management system that makes it easy for local governments to maintain their asset portfolio.

Use it and you can:

  • Manage and maintain all assets and facilities
  • Automate work orders and tasks
  • Plan and schedule preventive maintenance
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Serve your community & drive community development

Maintaining government assets and facilities is challenging enough. On top of that, you must serve your community, including managing permits, licenses, code enforcement, inspections and more. Without an easy solution in place, citizens will be reluctant to engage in your processes. 

Using Brightly SmartGov™, you can:

  • Automate permitting, planning, business licensing and inspection processes
  • Provide a user-friendly portal to better serve your citizens
  • Drive development, growth and revenue

Keep constituents happy and reduce costs with Energy Manager

Automate your utility processes to reduce usage, save money and optimize operations. Prove the impact of energy efficiency efforts to constituents who are increasingly demanding you take action on sustainability.

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Optimize capital planning & forecasting

Capital planning and forecasting are two asset management challenges that local governments around the world struggle with. Taxpayers are counting on you to ensure their hard-earned money goes to work for them. With limited funding and an asset portfolio to protect, how can you be sure you’re making the best decisions for the long-term future of your community?

Government agencies no longer have to live in fear of making the wrong investments.

With Brightly Predictor, you can:

  • Model various funding scenarios
  • Accurately predict the future health of all systems and assets you manage
  • Balance community needs, funding requests and asset health to reduce risk
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Reduce energy waste & improve sustainability

Citizens around the world are calling for their local, state and federal governments to increase their sustainability efforts and commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to ENERGY STAR, 30% of utility use in public buildings is wasted every billing cycle.

With Brightly Energy Manager™, you can:

  • Easily identify and eliminate utility waste
  • Track your carbon footprint
  • Save money
  • Communicate your energy progress with your community

Act quickly with real-time data to help track your energy-saving initiatives across facilities and build a legacy in your community around sustainability.

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Simplify community event scheduling

Hosting events and providing meeting locations is key to keeping your citizens engaged. Managing these events, from scheduling to setup to promotion, requires your team to stay connected. Using a user-friendly, cloud-based solution allows your team to seamlessly handle event management and facility scheduling.

With Brightly Event Manager™, your team can:

  • Easily schedule events, eliminate double-bookings and overlapping schedules 
  • Streamline invoicing and recover costs 
  • Promote events and rentable facilities with customizable branding

Improve Efficiency with our Government Asset Management Suite of Tools

Funding for state and local governments can be hard to come by. Making the most out of every dollar is important for all government agencies. By shifting from traditional pen-and-paper methods to our cloud-based solutions, you will gain unparalleled efficiency and be able to do more with less.

Asset Essentials

Protect your assets and infrastructure and make the most out of your citizens’ tax dollars with our powerful computerized maintenance management system. Asset Essentials makes managing your facilities, public works, public utilities and public service easy, all while protecting your most important assets, saving money and streamlining operations.  


Build citizen trust and take the hassle out of permitting, licensing, code enforcement, inspections and more. SmartGov is a cloud-based licensing and permitting solution that saves you time and money, drives growth and development and makes it easy to handle citizen and business requests.


Leverage powerful data to make better decisions with our full asset lifecycle prediction modeling and capital planning software. Compare various funding scenarios with Predictor to help protect your complex asset portfolio and keep your infrastructure in good shape for citizens.

Energy Manager

When government agencies waste money, they hear complaints about it from citizens. With automated bill entry, Energy Manager not only saves time, but it also makes it easy to identify sources of utility waste. Stretch your budget further and spend more on community development when you spend less on waste. 

Event Manager

Easily handle event management and facility scheduling so you can get the most out of your community facilities. Event Manager helps coordinate and communicate with your community, all while helping recover costs and increase revenue.

Success Story

Franklin County, Ohio Success Story

Franklin County, Ohio
Franklin County, Ohio, US

Franklin County, Ohio revolutionizes with online asset management

We can now serve the community by providing a necessary service to residents in a way that is effective and truly a service. We know our system can now handle the increase in contractors and permits. The mobile app makes it more efficient for inspectors to conduct inspections, which will be important with an expected increase in inspections.

Jonathan Lee
GIS Manager, Franklin County Economic Development and Planning
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One of the largest counties in the US Streamlines Permitting with Brightly’s SmartGov

One of the largest counties in the US

Being able to go totally digital and put everything online with SmartGov saved us. There’s no more emailing each other to ask if files have been uploaded or approved. Everyone just looks at the portal and checks the status. SmartGov allows for great communication among our staff and instant feedback for customers.

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Community Development Business Manager
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Growing Ohio Town Streamlines Building Permitting and Inspection Process with SmartGov™

Perry Township, Franklin County, Ohio
Ohio, United States

With a small staff and a fast-growing community, Perry Township was consistently challenged to keep up with zoning and building permit requests. The lean staff relied on pencil, paper, scanning and stamping documents to approve permits and maintain zoning and code compliance. That meant spending time searching through old documents when updates were needed, and it was easy for tasks to get lost or overlooked without a comprehensive digital solution.

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Public Information Officer and Records Clerk, Perry Township
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Golden Plains Shire Council creates single source of truth for asset data and maintenance by migrating to cloud

Golden Plains Shire Council
Golden Plains Shire, Victoria, Australia

Situated between Geelong and Ballarat and just one hour’s drive west of Melbourne, Golden Plains is a vibrant rural municipality renowned for its food and wine, iconic music festivals, and goldfield heritage. With many attracted to the area’s rural lifestyle, affordable housing, and proximity to larger cities, it is considered one of the fastest-growing regional Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Victoria.

As the community grows and expectations increase, there is ongoing pressure for higher quality, always-available assets, from roads and buildings to park furniture and play equipment. For Golden Plains Shire Council, this means finding ways to offer a higher level of service for the same amount of money — doing more with less.

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Coordinator, Asset Management at Golden Plains Shire Council
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Team members working in the field aim to reduce windshield time. Make their jobs easier by leveraging geographic information system (GIS) mapping integration with Asset Essentials. Manage and track work orders using a map view and plan work for greater efficiency. Event Manager users can also integrate their work with Asset Essentials to automate tasks and work orders related to events or facility rentals.

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Why does my government organization need asset management software?

Governments who are not using government asset management software are relying on antiquated methods to care for their most important assets, including using pen and paper or spreadsheets. Without this software, these government agencies will have no insight on how to better care for assets and are thus simply waiting for them to fail. Brightly’s asset management software helps reduce maintenance costs, extends asset life and provides valuable information needed for better planning.

What type of training is available with Brightly’s asset management software?

Brightly knows that success requires our products going beyond just being a management solution—it means being a partner at all levels of your government agency. As such, we work directly with you to ensure a smooth implementation and have both on-site and self-guided training available. Our products are backed by our legendary client support, meaning a real person will promptly answer your call or reply to your email.

What makes Brightly’s asset management software better than other systems?

With more than two decades of experience, Brightly’s asset management software is built with you in mind. Our cloud-based solutions feature a user-friendly interface, meaning they are easy to use and can be accessed from nearly any smartphone. Backed with a team of experts who are always ready to help, we’re the perfect partner to protect your assets and build a sustainable community.

How much money do government organizations save when using Brightly’s asset management software?

The amount of money a government organization can save using Bright’s asset management software can vary based on a number of factors. By using Asset Essentials and setting up a preventive maintenance program, you can see a 63% drop in maintenance costs. Other savings can be found through automating tasks and optimizing operations. Brightly is proud to have supported $321 billion USD worth of assets and has helped thousands of clients save money.

How long does it take for government organizations to adopt Brightly’s asset management software?

While it may vary for each government organization, adopting Brightly’s asset management software doesn’t take much time. Our team will work with you to understand your goals and suggest the right solutions to help you meet them. Brightly’s software is both cloud-based and user-friendly, so anyone with a smartphone can get started and access the crucial information they need from anywhere.

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Get Started with Brightly Today

Start making every dollar count and every asset last longer. Brightly is the perfect partner for government agencies of all sizes. With decades of experience, our powerful software will help you better serve your community for less. Don’t just take our word for it—try it for yourself. Schedule a discovery call and our legendary support team will help scope and build your custom demo. We look forward to partnering with you and building a bright future for your community!