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Vantagens:

The ease of integration, no software to install locally.

Desvantagens:

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

Notas do Countfire

Pontuação média

Praticidade
4,7
Atendimento ao cliente
5,0
Recursos
4,6
Relação qualidade/preço
4,4

Probabilidade de recomendação

9,4/10

O Countfire tem uma classificação geral de 4,7 em 5 estrelas com base em 198 avaliações de usuários no Capterra.

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Nicholas
Nicholas
Director of ARCS Division, EUA
Usuário do LinkedIn Verificado
Construção, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Alternativas consideradas anteriormente:

Future of Estimating

5,0 há 3 anos

Vantagens:

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.

Desvantagens:

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.

Billy
Estimator, GB
Construção, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Billy Banyard - Barrie Beard LTD

5,0 há 2 meses

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

Vantagens:

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.

Desvantagens:

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

Resposta do Countfire

há 2 meses

Thanks for the amazing review Billy! It's awesome to hear how auto counting symbols across multiple drawings is speeding up your takeoff process, giving you extra time to focus on estimating and costing. We have a feature request for "Improvements to measuring containment", you can add your vote by clicking 'Give feedback' on the orange button at the bottom right corner of Countfire.

Olivia
Olivia
Junior project manager, EUA
Usuário do LinkedIn Verificado
Design, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

I love this software

5,0 há 2 meses Novo

Comentários: This program saves so much time and the exports are easily readable.

Vantagens:

I love the customer support and the time it saves me.

Desvantagens:

There are some features that are unavailable right now, but they are constantly making improvements. I actually just had something I voted for added to the functionality of the program.

Resposta do Countfire

há 2 meses

Awesome review – thanks Olivia! We're super proud of our support – we have a live chat to answer any questions you have and offer free online training to make sure you're getting the most out of the software. Great to hear you're able to save time and produce easily-readable outputs. You're spot on – our technical team are constantly working to release hundreds of platform enhancements every year to make Countfire even better. We encourage our users to 'Give feedback' on the orange button at the bottom right hand corner of Countfire.

Emma
Proposals Manager, GB
Segurança de rede e informática, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Best for Take Off's

5,0 mês passado Novo

Comentários: Really positive, everyone i have dealt with has been extremely helpful

Vantagens:

You can complete take offs with covering 1 item multiple times in 1 symbol or you can manually count them off using the measure tool. You can overlap drawings, this is great when you have multiple drawings for 1 floor for example

Desvantagens:

Sometimes the dropbox link isnt sent o my email once processing my take off.

Resposta do Countfire

mês passado

Thanks for the amazing review Emma! We have a bunch of features to help you takeoff your drawings super quickly and accurately including our automatic counting tools and our measure tools. Great to hear you're finding the Floor plan feature helpful – it allows you to stitch your drawings together to see the whole layout in a single view. There are a few different ways to access your takeoff outputs. As well as Dropbox and OneDrive integrations, you can also download them directly from the app. If you ever have an issue accessing your outputs, just send us a message on our in-app live chat at the orange button in the bottom right hand corner of Countfire – our support team will be happy to help get it sorted for you.

Merv
Senior Electrical Estimator, GB
Construção, 201 - 500 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de dois anos
Fonte da avaliação

Users Review of Countfire

5,0 mês passado Novo

Comentários: I have been using Countfire for 8 years and is the best counting and measuring software on the market by far. Ease of use.

Vantagens:

Countfire has been developed specifically for take off from PDF drawings. The ease of take from PDF drawings and the export in Excel. The ability to create zones that match the tender breakdown/CSA. The exceptional level and speed of support is second to none.

Desvantagens:

The estimating package need a lot of work to be used by major M&E companies. The left hand margin and contents are fixed. This needs to be flexible to move and change fonts etc. Can be slow for take with the background on. (Sometimes the background need to stay)

Resposta do Countfire

mês passado

Best counting and measuring software on the market by far – love it! Thanks Merv. You're spot on – Countfire has been designed by Estimators for Estimators with loads of features to help improve the speed and accuracy of your takeoffs. Our support is something we're really proud of. From online training sessions to our in-app live chat, we do our best to make sure all of our users get the most out of the software. Thanks for the feedback on the Estimating side of the software. We've recently added the ability to add prelims to your estimates and produce custom reports to suit your requirements. If you'd like to take a look, just let us know and we can set up a quick video call.

Caelan
Estimator, GB
Construção, 201 - 500 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

One year review of the Countfire software

4,0 há 5 meses

Vantagens:

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.

Desvantagens:

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.

Resposta do Countfire

há 5 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".

Caroline
Admin and Operations Assistant, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

My review of countfire

5,0 há 3 semanas Novo

Comentários: Excellent. No problem is too much to ask for help from the team. They are very responsive and helpful.

Vantagens:

I like that it saves me time on larger projects that have a lot to quantify, as well as making measurements easier and quicker.

Desvantagens:

I have had the odd drawing where it doesn't pick up the symbols very well.

Resposta do Countfire

há 7 dias

Thanks for the great review Caroline! Awesome to hear Countfire is saving you time and you're finding our support responsive and helpful. There are a few things that can cause your symbols to not be picked up well including the format of the drawings and the way the drawings have been created. If you run into this on a project, I'd always recommend sending us a message on the orange button in the bottom right hand corner of the app – our support team can take a look and see if there's anything we can do to improve the quality of the drawings.

Erhan
Quantity Surveyor, GB
Construção, 2 - 10 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Absolute time saver

4,0 há 6 meses

Vantagens:

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

Desvantagens:

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

Resposta do Countfire

há 6 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, GB
Construção, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Review of Countfire

4,0 há 5 meses

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

Vantagens:

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

Desvantagens:

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

Resposta do Countfire

há 5 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].

Lee
Business Development Manager, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: Avaliação gratuita
Fonte da avaliação

Fantastic bit of Software

5,0 mês passado Novo

Vantagens:

I found Countfire very easy to use and the speed of takeoffs for various systems saved valuable time. The online chat and support is fantastic too.

Desvantagens:

there are a few quirks but that wouldn't stop us from using.

Resposta do Countfire

mês passado

Awesome review – thanks Lee! We'd love to hear more about the quirks you experienced. You can send your feedback on the orange button at the bottom right hand corner of Countfire – either send us a message on our live chat or leave us a feature request at the "Give feedback' button.

Fredericksun
Estimator, EUA
Construção, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Best Estimating Takeoff Software

5,0 há 3 anos

Comentários: 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.

Vantagens:

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.

Desvantagens:

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.

Craig
Contracts Director, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 501 - 1 000 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de dois anos
Fonte da avaliação

Integral Part of Our Business

5,0 ano passado

Vantagens:

Without the software we wouldn't be able to deliver the speed of work that we are able to do now

Desvantagens:

Sometimes the symbols don't import quite correctly, also doesn't like complex symbols exported from Autocad

Resposta do Countfire

ano passado

Thanks so much Craig. Thrilled to hear Countfire has sped up what you're able to deliver! With symbols not importing correctly, that's related to the information contained within PDFs and how it's made ready to work on within Countfire. This is always a little tricky as PDFs can (and do!) contain virtually anything, however, we recently completed a major overhaul of this system and the results are significantly improved. With complex symbols, that's related to how many parts each symbol is drawn with. Again, it's a little tricky, because we don't have control over how these symbols are drawn originally, but there are a couple of tricks available to help! The first is to use the in-app editor to simplify these complex symbols down to just the parts that matter – improving automatic counting in the process. The second is to fire us a quick message in-app, we can take a look at your specific project and often make tweaks to improve things.

Mark
Mechanical Estimator, GB
Construção, 10 000+ funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de dois anos
Fonte da avaliação

Mechanical take Offs

5,0 ano passado

Comentários: I have found using Countfire really helpful as it is more accurate than printing and marking drawings and also i believe faster

Vantagens:

I have found that even though it is mainly for the electrical trade i have adapted it with the help of the Countfire Team to mechanical use

Desvantagens:

Nothing. It has suited all my needs and assists in my day to day works

Resposta do Countfire

há 11 meses

Thanks so much for your kind review Mark. Yes, although it's not specifically designed for the mechanical trade, Countfire is flexible and you can adapt it to your way of working. It's great you've found using Countfire really helpful and more accurate than printing and marking drawings. I agree, it's definitely faster too as you don't have to worry about adding up your measurements or losing your place if you're interrupted - Countfire keeps a track of all that for you. Once you've finished your takeoff you also get a set of marked up drawings and a spreadsheet splitting out your quantities.

Luke
Project Assistant, GB
Construção, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire Review

5,0 ano passado

Comentários: It has been a great use so far, saves time greatly and eliminates the needs for printing and doing takeoffs manually

Vantagens:

It saves an incredible amount of time when doing takeoffs and the other features make it much easier to complete many time consuming tasks. Also the countfire team shows you all of the ins and outs so you always know what you are doing.

Desvantagens:

No negatives at this time.

Resposta do Countfire

há 9 meses

Thanks for the review Luke! Awesome to hear Countfire is saving you an incredible amount of time and making it easier to complete tasks. You're spot on – our support team are on hand to provide training and live support to make sure you're confident using Countfire and getting the most out of the software. No negatives at this time – brilliant! If you do come across anything, we always like to receive feedback from our customers. You can submit feedback using the orange support button in-app. It's great that you're benefitting from not having to print and store your drawings too. All of your projects are stored in your account so they're ready for you to dive back in as and when you need to.

Malcolm
Pre Construction Manager, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

One Year In Review

5,0 há 4 anos

Comentários: The system is very easy to use which makes the familiarisation process quire easy.
With any new software you have to familiarise yourself with the peculiarities of the system and work with it to get the best from it which is what we have found with Countfire.
The first thing you notice is the speed and responsiveness of the auto count system which is so much better than other systems we have tried.
We have found Countfire to suit our business needs but there are improvements to be made and hopefully we will see this product develop further.

Vantagens:

Easy to use, fast, useful for auto counting from certain revised drawings such as lighting. Demarcation of drawings is a good feature.

Desvantagens:

There is no 'back' button to help you correct mistakes - you have to rely on not saving changes which is not ideal. Recognition of different orientation of symbols is limited to 90 degrees only - expanding this would be useful. Typical small power symbol auto count can be time consuming because of how symbols are recognised by the system, this makes the auto count process unreliable particularly across multiple drawings - a manual count often becomes the best option which defeats the object.

Kalvin
Design Consultant, GB
Design, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de dois anos
Fonte da avaliação

FMS Review

5,0 há 7 meses

Comentários: I've had a great experience overall. I use it daily.

Vantagens:

it speeds up my take offs on a daily basis.

Desvantagens:

sometimes it doesn't pick up some symbols

Resposta do Countfire

há 6 meses

Thanks for the great review Kalvin! Awesome to hear Countfire is speeding up your takeoffs on a daily basis. Sometimes, symbols may look the same but they've been drawn differently when the drawings were created. All you need to do to count these symbols, is make an additional selection under the same heading.

Chris
Business Development Manager, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire is a lifesaver!

5,0 há 7 anos

Comentários: 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.

Vantagens:

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

Desvantagens:

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.

Joe
Head of Pre Construction, GB
Telecomunicações, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire Review

5,0 há 5 meses

Vantagens:

Take offs and PDF comparison are good providing the pdf is in the right format

Desvantagens:

Expensive per user, no multi user plans so £200 a user seems high

Resposta do Countfire

há 5 meses

Thanks Joe for the review! Thrilled to hear you find take offs and the PDF comparison helpful. We have a tiered pricing structure which offers a sliding discount for additional users. We also offer a 10% discount on yearly subscriptions.

Niall
Senior Estimator, GB
Construção, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Electrical Takeoff

5,0 ano passado

Vantagens:

Accurate and easy to use, managed software any issues you can contact the team

Desvantagens:

Price, the software is expensive - however does save time which would need to be considered

Resposta do Countfire

há 7 meses

Thank you for the kind review Niall. Really pleased to hear you're finding the software accurate and easy to use. Of course, if you have any questions our support team are always happy to help! We understand the price of the software can seem expensive, we're always happy to provide a Return on Investment (ROI) to reassure you that you're getting value for money – please get in touch if you'd like to see your ROI!

David
Estimating Manager, GB
Construção, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire

4,0 há 4 anos

Comentários: As noted above and the benefit of having a fully totalled excel spread sheet.

Vantagens:

This software not only saves time estimating with automated counting, but also saves on the need to print off large layout drawings.

Desvantagens:

Think it would be helpful to be able to add / remove layout drawings within the main count off screen instead of coming out and going to the project log in screen. Would be good if the system to could remember the last drawing that you're taking off when you first log on.

Greg
M&E Manager, GB
Construção, 11 - 50 funcionários
Usou o software para: 6 a 12 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire Review

5,0 há 5 anos

Comentários: I have worked in the industry for many many years in directorship and management and used many costing / take off software. I can honestly say this is the best I have worked with. the level of detail you are with once you process a project is fantastic and it is very user friendly. And last but no means least the team are constantly on hand to help whenever needed and go above and beyond to ensure your experience with the software is positive. Thats not just an initial help that always.

Vantagens:

I like near all features of the software but really like how user friendly it is and the level of customer care you get.

Desvantagens:

Not really come across anything that I dislike yet

Jamie
Electrical Apprentice, GB
Fabricação elétrica/eletrônica, 51 - 200 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Countfire Review

5,0 há 3 anos

Comentários: saves printing drawings out and buying highlighters etc, but also saves alot of time and so is very valuable.

Vantagens:

its made the takeoff process alot easier and ten times faster.

Desvantagens:

an undo button would be great, also took abit of time to introduce new users and get them to fully understand the software.

Nicholas
Technical Account Manager, GB
Segurança e investigações, 201 - 500 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Time Saving Application

5,0 há 12 meses

Comentários: This lowers the rate of human error, whilst also saving on printing paper. Very quick turn around too :-)

Vantagens:

I love the ability to join drawings, this is useful on Drawing updates, Split Drawings. I have also found a use for System Modifications too.

Desvantagens:

When I have to Manually Count, I find the dots placed can flood the drawing making it hard to ensure you have covered everything, when toggling the tabs, this equally leaves questioning.

Resposta do Countfire

há 7 meses

Great to hear you're managing to save time Nicholas! Our Floor plan, Overlay and Compare features are really handy for handling layouts split over multiple drawings, checking compatibility between services and handling revised drawings. If you don't have any linear measures on your drawings, you can control the size of the manual points by changing the scale on the drawing in the measure tab. You can also hide the points you've already counted using the check box next to each measure heading to make it easier to complete the rest of your takeoff. It's awesome that you're benefitting from lowering the rate of human error and saving on printing paper on your takeoffs too.

Karl
Electrical Estimator, Irlanda
Construção, 501 - 1 000 funcionários
Usou o software para: Mais de um ano
Fonte da avaliação

Essential for estimating

5,0 há 4 anos

Vantagens:

Countfire is so easy to use. I've only recently moved to the estimating department and this tool is essential. I love that the Countfire team keeps an eye on the way you use the software and come in with suggestion how to use the tool more effectively if they see you making the same mistake multiple times. They will also offer suggestions on the most efficient ways to do your take-offs.

Desvantagens:

Countfire can sometimes fail to recognize the same symbol if there is a difference in orientation, but having said that, the "Toggle" function will identify missed symbols.

Diane
Electrical Take Off clerk, GB
Construção, 2 - 10 funcionários
Usou o software para: 1 a 5 meses
Fonte da avaliação

Great so far

4,0 há 6 anos

Comentários: So far, it is early days, I have found everything very straightforward. I spent time working through a lot of the help screens before I attempted my first take off, but still encountered a problem selecting some symbols. I couldn't find the answer myself so used the chat option. Within minutes I was chatting to someone who could help straight away with advice and even videos to show me how to deal with my problem. Looking forward to learning more as I progress.

Vantagens:

Love the common sense feel to this software. Very quick to do a take off. Every problem I have encountered so far has had a solution. Support and help screens are excellent.

Desvantagens:

I actually haven't found anything I don't like so far, but I have only been using it for a short time. I think it is just a case of getting your head around what the software needs from you to do its thing.