Brightly, formerly SchoolDude, is one of the most established and widely adopted facilities management software solutions on the market. But over the past few years, dozens of districts have made the switch to FMX.

The statements contained herein are courtesy of 4 districts that have made the switch:

  • Stan Morgan, Tuscarora School District
  • Marcus Edwards, Buncombe County Schools
  • Mark Thomas, Bloom-Carroll School District
  • Scott Harris, Neosho School District

Since 2012, FMX has been purpose-built for schools. What makes us different?

easy to use

No multi-year contracts

We’ll never force you into multi-year contracts or blindside you with significant yearly price increases.


One centralized system

FMX is a one-stop shop for all your district’s facilities needs: maintenance, technology requests, and even facility rental and room scheduling.

customer success

Unlimited training for your team

With a 99% customer satisfaction rating, our best-in-class customer support provides help when you need it most.

See what other districts are saying

According to customer reviews submitted on popular review sites Capterra and Software Advice, this is how FMX and SchoolDude compare across key categories.

FMX Dude
Functionality 2 4.5 4.0
Customer support 1 4.9 4.6
Value for money 2 4.5 4.0
Ease of use 1 4.7 4.1
Overall 3 4.69 4.26


  1. 1 Capterra
  2. 2 Software Advice by Gartner
  3. 3 Average score based on both review sources

FMX just flows naturally with the way that a facilities director would think or do everyday processes.

7 reasons to choose FMX


1. Single login for all features

Staff can submit work orders, book rooms, and reserve resources without logging into different systems.

configurable system

2. Highly configurable system

We’ve helped schools set up discipline tracking systems, facility cleaning schedules, and security workflows to ensure all of their needs are kept under one system.

3. Unique permissions for each role in your district

You can add as many “user types” as you’d like to FMX so they can access the requests and features that matter most to them.

easy to use

4. Easy to use

Our customers love how easy FMX is to use. Access the request portal and report issues, book rooms, and reserve resources in a few clicks.

5. Unlimited training to ensure your success

With a 99% customer satisfaction rating and 98% customer renewal rate, our best-in-class support provides help when you need it most.

6. Robust reporting and insights

Instantly pull reports on asset data, maintenance costs, inventory levels, and facility usage to gain total visibility into your operations.

7. Seamless implementation

Many customers imagine long training periods and notable business disruption; however, most requesters can learn how to use the system after just one short training session.

Manage all your district’s needs in one place. Bring your systems together in one easy-to-use facility management software for schools.

Making the switch is easier than you think.

Give FMX a try, and optimize your district’s operations.