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Puntos a favor:

The ease of integration, no software to install locally.

Contras:

There is no 'back' button to help you correct mistakes - you have to rely on not saving changes which is not ideal.

Valoraciones de Countfire

Evaluación media

Facilidad de uso
4,7
Atención al cliente
5,0
Funcionalidades
4,6
Relación calidad-precio
4,4

Probabilidad de recomendación

9,4/10

Countfire tiene una valoración global de 4,7 estrellas sobre 5 según las 192 opiniones de usuarios de Capterra.

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Nicholas
Nicholas
Director of ARCS Division en EE. UU.
Usuario de Linkedin verificado
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Alternativas consideradas:

Future of Estimating

5,0 hace 2 años

Puntos a favor:

Countfire is a dream to use. It does everything I wanted when I imagined a program to help automate the takeoff process, and they are still improving and adding more. The ability to hide the background and define zones are two features that make complicated plans go so much quicker. Out of the hundreds of projects we've completed already, very few have issues that hinder the programs functionality. But when something like that does pop up, there is always somebody to respond quickly and take a look. They always are happy to hear customer feedback and take suggestions. I can't say enough good about the team behind this software, they are going to change the industry. I can't believe a couple of months ago in 2021 I was still printing drawings and using a yellow highlighter.

Contras:

What I like least about the software is the output excel file is a bit complicated compared to what we are used to. I only count devices of one discipline at a time, there is really no reason for more than one sheet. After I download the take off from countfire I always delete about half the rows / columns and transpose the x and y.

Josh
Director en RU
Construcción, Trabajador autónomo
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

Game changing!

5,0 hace 8 meses

Comentarios: Fantastic!!Been using countfire for 4 years now and its made estimating a lot less laborious

Puntos a favor:

The constant improvements and the ease of accurate take offs! Countfire team are always looking for ways to improve the software and take on customer feedback very well!Its also a massive bonus for my business model that all take offs can be done online and no need for a printer! Enables the company to operate from anywhere very easily..

Contras:

A live catalogue of materials would complete this software. It would cut down time going out to get live prices on materials.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 5 meses

Game changing – Awesome! Thanks Josh You're spot on 👍. At Countfire we work on 2 week cycles, releasing hundreds of platform enhancements each year. Great to hear you're also benefitting from being able to log in and operate from anywhere. It would definitely be useful to have access to a live catalogue of materials. We have a feature request for this – your vote has already been added to it. Brilliant that you've been onboard for 4 years – looking forward to continuing our journey together!

Billy
Estimator en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Billy Banyard - Barrie Beard LTD

5,0 hace 2 semanas Nuevo

Comentarios: Very positive and likely to use the software going forward as opposed to others

Puntos a favor:

Count fires auto count across multiple drawing has sped up the take off procedure, enabling us to spend more time estimating and putting costs to things than counting.

Contras:

Measure facility on things such as containment drawing. Its not a dislike but similar to other software (plan swift)

Brody
Estimator en EE. UU.
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Great quality product

5,0 hace 3 meses

Puntos a favor:

The ability to select 1 symbol and count fire counts all of them.

Contras:

Either the loading time or the fact that sometimes it messes up the background and believes it is not background. Though I understand this is probably due to the drawings rather than countfire.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 2 meses

Many thanks for your review Brody. Absolutely – when selecting your symbols Countfire searches for matches across all drawings in your discipline. When backgrounds aren't automatically hidden we have a number of options you can use by clicking the down arrow next to the background button. This allows you to: Customise – select parts of the drawing to hide with the default settings of your background. Restore defaults – return to Countfire's standard background settings. Restart – removes all background settings and allows you to start from scratch.

Caelan
Estimator en RU
Construcción, 201-500 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

One year review of the Countfire software

4,0 hace 3 meses

Puntos a favor:

The takeoff software allows the user to quickly takeoff any project. The symbol counting tool is impressive and in the future when the project is in a later build most estimators will use this software.

Contras:

The technology, while impressive hasn't reached perfection yet. I believe in years to come this will no longer be a problem. An example of this is the symbol counting software which doesn't accurately take off every symbol. To counteract this Countfire allows you to take as many snippets of the symbol as you want. Hopefully in the near future this will no longer be an issue.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 3 meses

Thanks for the review Caelan, glad you have been impressed with Countfire! Absolutely – it's great you have been able to complete your takeoffs quicker. We acknowledge there's always room for improvement – our product team work in two week cycles to release hundreds of platform enhancements a year. Countfire finds matches based on your selections. Occasionally, depending how the drawing has been created, symbols can be drawn differently so they don't automatically match with your first selection. To count these different symbols, just make additional selections under the same symbol heading. Really welcome feedback from our users. To submit a feature request click on the orange button in the bottom right-hand corner of the app and choose "Give Feedback".

Jake
Pre Construction Manager en RU
Construcción, 11-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Taking off made easy!

5,0 el año pasado

Puntos a favor:

Automatically counting multiple drawings at the same timeAbility to identify any issues/errorsConstantly adding new features

Contras:

So far we have had no issues wit the software. The only very minor issue was not receiving a notification of duplicate symbols on a set of drawings but still not really an issue

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 9 meses

Thanks Jake - really appreciate you leaving this review! Countfire's auto-counting feature is built on our own proprietary image recognition algorithm, this allows the software to automatically recognise selected symbols/text across all the drawings within that discipline. That's spot on - finding errors is easy! You can hide your counted symbols allowing you to visually check your work in the software. Once your takeoff is processed, we also provide a check sheet and pdf drawings so you can be confident your takeoff is 100% accurate. You're right, we are constantly updating and adding new features. To keep up to date with what we're doing you can read our changelogs here https://feedback.countfire.com/changelog Duplicates are a tricky one as it's essentially due to how the drawing has been created - there can be two separate symbols on top of each other and therefore counts as two in the final quantities. Although it rarely happens, when a project is processed we have safety measures in place that notify us if the software suspects any duplicates in your project. As soon as the duplicates get flagged we send out a message detailing where the duplicates have been found and how to fix them.

Eric
Sr. Lighting Engineer en EE. UU.
Construcción, 10.000+ empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
Fuente de la reseña

Alternativas consideradas:

CountFire Automated Take-Off Software

5,0 hace 5 años

Comentarios: I could not be more pleased with CounFire. It is fast, accurate, easy to use, and has cut my time to perform a take-off by a factor of 10. Some may question a factor of 10, but try it and see that drawing symbols when counted on one drawing are also counted on all other drawings within the project drawing package automatically. Orientation is not an issue, and items not picked up are easily identified and added to the correct symbol list. Check drawings are also supplied as part of the final report to assure all errors have been resolved.

Puntos a favor:

CountFire being a cloud based service gets you up and running quickly. CountFire Sales is there to get you started and introduce you to Technical Assistance and Training. The On-Line Help function is integral to the CountFire Platform allowing you to be able to function seamlessly as you work on projects. I can count drawing elements or make extremely accurate measurements in one tenth of the time I did manually without the cost of drawing reproduction. The Final Reports are perfectly formatted in MSExcel and ready for Bill of Material development.

Contras:

I am still looking for a Con. I thought that since CountFire is in Great Britain that communications might be hampered by five, (5) time zones, but this was not the case. CountFire was there 24X7 to solve my self-inflicted start-up issues.

Jonathan
Pre-Construction Director en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
Fuente de la reseña

Alternativas consideradas:

Best Software in the market

5,0 hace 4 años

Comentarios: It has made our estimating more productive and accurate.

Puntos a favor:

Its a lot more intelligent than other software's

Contras:

The cost is slightly higher than we would like to pay.

Erhan
Quantity Surveyor en RU
Construcción, 2-10 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Absolute time saver

4,0 hace 4 meses

Puntos a favor:

Customer support. Whenever I need to know anything about software, I am answered in 2 mins.

Contras:

I would love to work with dwg. files either. Because sometimes pdf files converted from dwg can be corrupted.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 4 meses

Absolute time saver – love it, thanks Erhan! Awesome to hear you've had a great experience with our support team – if you ever have any questions, you can send us a message on the orange button in the bottom right hand corner of the app. Files do need to be in PDF format to upload into Countfire. As long as the drawing has been exported to a proper PDF format (rather than a 2D PDF or image format), you shouldn't have any problems using all of the features of Countfire. Unfortunately if the drawing is a 2D format or an image, you're not able to count these with the automatic counting tool but we do have a manual count tool available.

Cliff
Estimator en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Review of Countfire

4,0 hace 3 meses

Comentarios: Still room for improvement however, the product itself makes the life of an estimator easier.

Puntos a favor:

Taking off with ease, the zone arrangements and the typical organised nature of the software.

Contras:

Product is a little bit 'choppy'. Requires a more fluid flow especially when panning.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 3 meses

Thank you for the review – great to hear it's been making your life as an estimator easier! There are a few reasons you may run into "choppy" drawings (lag when zooming in and out or panning the drawing). It's likely to be either internet speed or the complexity of the drawing (i.e. level of detail on the drawing). If you run into this issue definitely contact our support team who will be able to investigate for you – message using the orange button in the bottom right hand corner of the app or email [email protected].

Fredericksun
Estimator en EE. UU.
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Best Estimating Takeoff Software

5,0 hace 3 años

Comentarios: I've only been using it for a month or so but it has been very nice. The support team is phenomenal. They are very good at fixing any problems you might face. There is also a feature request page that you can request new features and everyone can vote on them and then the Countfire team will work on implementing that feature. The Countfire team is very active and always looking for new ways to make the experience better.

Puntos a favor:

Features that I like the best: The Support: User Interface: I really like the clean simple user interface. It looks very nice and up to date unlike a lot of the competition. Autocount: In comparison to other software such as Livecount, Planswift, Bluebeam, eTakeoff, etc. Countfire is by far faster. I've used Livecount & Planswift the most. Countfire can do in 2 seconds what Livecount & Planswift takes 3 minutes to do. I can select a fixture type to autocount and it will find every fixture with extreme accuracy on every plan page in 2 seconds or less (Tested with a plan set of 120+ pages) Background Hide: Countfire has the ability to hide the background on a drawing. This is very useful when you have a messy plan set or when all the furniture and details are on the same page as the electrical. You can toggle it on and off. You can also define what is a part of the background and it will hide it. This makes it so much easier to see only the electrical stuff. Hide Counted Symbols. (Only works for symbols counted with autocount). This is a feature that most of the estimating takeoff software has but this does it in a much different way. It will actually hide the symbols that have been counted not just the digitizer count itself. This allows you to toggle off everything that has been counted and now you can see what hasn't been. This only works on the symbols that are counted with autocount. You can still hide the manual digitizer counts but it won't hide the symbol.

Contras:

The estimating side isn't as advanced as some of the other competitors but they are currently working on a big update that will fix most of that.

Ben
Senior Electrical Estimator en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de un año
Fuente de la reseña

Impressive Software.

5,0 hace 11 meses

Puntos a favor:

Ability to quickly turn around project quantities and transfer onto Excel for all to use and review.

Contras:

difficulties using the product is when the drawing images are uploaded but each symbol has minor alterations. To the naked eye can't be picked up but the software will, therefore some symbols need multiple take offs done for same image.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 6 meses

Wow, what a great review - thanks Ben! It's great to hear that you're able to quickly turn around your projects. You're spot on – sometimes symbols can look the same on your drawings but, when the drawings have been created, they have been drawn slightly differently. All you need to do to count all these symbols is make an additional selection. Countfire will then look for your selections across all of your drawings in the discipline. If you do run into this, it's always worth popping our support team a message, they'll usually have some tips to help you get more matches from fewer selections.

James
Sales Director en RU
Servicios para instalaciones, 2-10 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

Security Take Off and Estimating

5,0 hace 2 años

Comentarios: I am very happy with the overall experience of Countfire and would recommend to anyone within the estimating field.

Puntos a favor:

Countfire makes the process of estimating so much easier. Take off and drawing review can now take minutes rather than hours allowing myself and the other staff more time to build our relationships with clients. The drawings output is easy to read and check for any areas missed by designers. The software is modern and easy to use. When I have had to speak to support on the rare occasion it was easy and any issues solved within minutes.

Contras:

I would like to be able to group the takeoffs into a "folder" whereby a certain client or consultant information can be together to make it easier to find once you have alot of live or pending projects. Otherwise I cant fault it.

Katherine
Electrical Estimator en RU
Fabricación de productos eléctricos/electrónicos, Trabajador autónomo
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Countfire Review - Freelance Electrical Estmator

5,0 el año pasado

Comentarios: Had a really good experience with the package and the customer service and help I have received has been excellent

Puntos a favor:

Take off software is definitely the stand out area of the software compared to others on the market which require you to manually take off items. This allows you to instantly highlight which then follows through to other pages in the same discipline. Cutting the time to do take offs dramatically

Contras:

The kits can take some time to build up when you first start using the software which can be a bit tedious especially if you are used to working on spreadsheets etc. but if you bear with it it does get much easier and quicker to use.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 10 meses

Great review Katherine - thanks! It's great you've been able to cut the time to complete your takeoffs! You're spot on, when you make a selection Countfire will automatically look for matches across all drawings in your discipline, which significantly speeds up the takeoff process. Also, glad to hear you've had a really good experience with the software and the customer service you've received. I understand where you're coming from, it can take a little time to create your kits while you're building your estimate – but when you create your next estimate, because our powerful auto linking function, Countfire will automatically remember the kits you've previously used and link them to your takeoff items. This also speeds up your estimating process – the more estimates you create, the less work you have to do!

Richard
Electrical Estimating Manager en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

Gloster MEP & Countfire

5,0 hace 12 meses

Comentarios: We have massively reduced printing output with Countfire, as well as increased speed with take offs over various disciplines.

Puntos a favor:

As a Team, we find this tool very useful collectively as we can help each other, assist in various ways and find the output of the take off/marked up drawings symbol checks very useful.

Contras:

In some areas, perhaps an ability to 'copy & paste' information, words etc could be useful.

Chris
Business Development Manager en RU
Fabricación de productos eléctricos/electrónicos, 11-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Countfire is a lifesaver!

5,0 hace 7 años

Comentarios: From a user perspective, Countfire is a lifesaver. You upload your drawings simply and easily and within minutes you can have a scaled, marked up set of drawings with all measurements documented in an excel spreadsheet. I take this output and use it to accurately build quotes and check quantities on all projects from single residential to large scale hotels and commercial. For us it means that we can have accurate information to supply alongside our quotes to give us peace of mind that our measurements are completely transparent to clients without sending physical copies of marked up drawings. The guys at Countfire are beyond helpful and have put a huge amount of work into making the software work for us, they are always easily contactable and jump right in to help whenever there may be a problem.

It's dramatically reduced the time we spend on quoting, and in turn improved our workflow and relationship with clients. I couldn't recommend it more.

Puntos a favor:

Easy and simple to use for a process that is inherently complex and difficult.

Contras:

Countfire used to be heavily geared towards counting references and not linear measurements. There have been HUGE steps by the guys at Countfire to improve the linear side of things with many new additions to the software for this purpose. Some drawings on a large scale (1:200+) are hard to measure small lengths under 300mm, but this is a very minor issue that the support staff will help with on a project by project basis.

charlie
Senior Electrical Estimator en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

Saving time to tackle the high end cost items!

5,0 hace 12 meses

Puntos a favor:

The new feature to overlay drawings to save time taking off similar drawings more than once.

Contras:

Can be long processing some complicated drawings.

Dougie
Electrical Estimator en RU
Construcción, 501-1.000 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Best thing to happen top take-offs

5,0 el año pasado

Puntos a favor:

So easy to use and if there is something you're not sure about Support are very quick to respond and walk/ talk you through it

Contras:

Doesnt integrate with 3 party estimation software which would be nice but not essential

Respuesta de Countfire

el año pasado

Thanks Dougie! Really glad you're getting on well with the software. In terms of estimating, while we don't yet have integrations with other tools, we do have our own estimating side that would be well worth a look. It learns from previous estimates and does a huge amount of heavy lifting for you—means you don't need to reinvent the wheel with each estimate you do. If you haven't had a demo already, I'd recommend firing us a quick message in-app and one of our product specialists can jump on a call and walk you though it.

Dave
Electrical Estimator en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

Great take off software

5,0 hace 2 años

Comentarios: More accurate estimates and better records of take offs

Puntos a favor:

Its very easy to use and speeds up the take off the process substantially. The info you get afterwards speeds up inputting of tenders.

Contras:

I would like a great selection of colours when do very large take offs.

Ciaran
Senior Design Engineer en RU
Construcción, 51-200 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

New user review

4,0 hace 11 meses

Puntos a favor:

Its ease of use, it is very intuitive and quick to learn, support is always on hand for when you get stuck.

Contras:

Some features aren't available, e.g. moving all zones together at once, it would be great to have it available on an app too, so you can work on PC and iPad when travelling, although very easy to use, some tasks are time consuming

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 6 meses

Really appreciate the review Ciaran! Awesome to hear you're finding Countfire intuitive and quick to learn. Our support response times are something we're super proud of and we're always happy to help 😊 Thanks for the feedback on the features you'd like to see in the app. We have a feature request for the ability to move zones in bulk – I can see your vote has already been added. You are able to work remotely on a different PC or a laptop but touchscreen support isn't available at the moment – I've added your vote to our feature request for "Touchscreen / iPad support". You'll receive email updates on our progress towards implementing this feature. It would be great to jump on a session to discuss the tasks you find time consuming and get those ironed out for you – pop us a message on the orange button to get this arranged.

John
Director en RU
Construcción, 11-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: Más de dos años
Fuente de la reseña

YPHS Electrical

5,0 hace 5 años

Comentarios: fantastic

Puntos a favor:

Easy to use fantastic tool , great support service when you need help

Contras:

It would be an advantage if you could free hand and write comments on your dwgs . Maybe this can be an update

Gareth
Director en RU
Construcción, 2-10 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 6-12 meses
Fuente de la reseña
Fuente: SoftwareAdvice

Love this software!

5,0 hace 4 años

Comentarios: I was dubious how well this product would work and how accurately the software would find the symbols for my electrical drawings. I was very surprised and pleased with the outcome it found all the symbols after I was shown via a video how to tweak the symbols. The service from the countfire guys is excellent they would check how I was doing with each project and send a brief ,informative and easy to follow instructions via video to show me how to get the best out of the software. To summarise I haven’t looked back since using Countfire. My tenders are compiled easier, and I now get them in way before deadlines which always looks good in my eyes.

Puntos a favor:

Ease of use even for my limited I.T skills. Saves so much time. Compiles the take off for you. The search criteria can be saved and used again this saves even more time. Value for money due to time saved. Customer service is excellent.

Contras:

None! Honestly I can’t think of any cons.

Jeanne
Senior Estimator en EE. UU.
Construcción, 11-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: 1-5 meses
Fuente de la reseña

Highly Recommend

5,0 hace 5 años

Comentarios: Countfire enables the entire office to be involved which means an administrative assistant can do counts for the estimator freeing up the estimators time to handle the more complex details.

Puntos a favor:

Easy to use, easy to master. Reports can be simply or page/area specific which makes it great when you need to do breakouts. Hot keys make the program flow, you can either use the mouse or use the keyboard - whichever you prefer. Best part is that once you select a symbol it searches all pages for that symbol making it very fast and freeing up a lot of time for other tasks. I have used on-screen take off, bluebeam and live count and found Countfire to be the quickest with the most detailed reports.

Contras:

Not a lot of colors to choose from, would like to see more colors.

Shane
Estimator en Irlanda
Fabricación de productos eléctricos/electrónicos, 11-50 empleados
Ha utilizado el software durante: No especificado
Fuente de la reseña

Easy and interesting way to count drawings much more efficiently and quickly

5,0 hace 7 años

Puntos a favor:

It takes a bit of playing around with to get used to but any question I had was answered within minutes through the CountFire team chat, I find the automatic link with DropBox and CountFire very useful with all the counts done automatically through an excel quantities spreadsheet.

Contras:

It doesn't pick up symbols that are the same but at a different angle, so a few extra counts must be done to count all the symbols

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 6 años

Thanks Shane! I wanted to let you know we've just released a feature which allows you to automatically count symbols that are the same, but rotated through different angles :)

jack
junior estimator en RU
Ha utilizado el software durante: No especificado
Fuente de la reseña

my review, would happily recommend!

4,0 hace 9 años

Comentarios: the software is relatively easy to use. the downside is that there is alot to learn compared to doing it manually. it is getting better now i have used it for a few weeks, but as a new starter i struggled to begin with. maybe an online tutorial would work well, i am not sure if you have this or not. the customer service is excellent, another problem is countfire doesn't always pick up all of the symbols, i often have to double check. Nevertheless, it is great in the sense that it is much quicker than doing it manually, i would happily recommend it to other users.

Respuesta de Countfire

hace 9 años

Thanks very much for your review Jack. In terms of training, we have training courses available and also have an online knowledge base. We're also always happy to jump on a screen sharing session to help learn the software on a one to one basis. With making sure you pick up all the symbols, this is even a problem when doing take-offs manually. To help with this, Countfire allows you to hide all the symbols you've already counted so you can easily see what's left to count, and it also produces a set of drawings with all your counted symbols removed, which can be used as a quality control / checking process to make sure you've counted everything.