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What is Countfire?

Countfire is the simple to use automated takeoff software purpose-built for electrical estimators. Count up to 10X faster as you count a symbol once and let Countfire take care of the rest. Start your FREE TRIAL today.

Enjoy:
Automatic Excel spreadsheet creation
Automatic counting across multiple PDFs
Automatic breakdown of quantities into areas
Record drawings and accuracy reports

PLUS:
No credit card needed.
Cancel anytime.

Who Uses Countfire?

Countfire is the only estimating software built by estimators for estimators. Dramatically saving you time, resources and improving accuracy.

Where can Countfire be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Countfire
  • Located in UK, UK
  • Founded in 2012

Countfire support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom and 1 others

Languages

English

Countfire pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Countfire does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Countfire
  • Located in UK, UK
  • Founded in 2012

Countfire support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom and 1 others

Languages

English

Countfire videos and images

Countfire Software - Auto-count across your entire project
Countfire Software - Split out costs using zones
Countfire Software - Check coverage areas
Countfire Software - Easily export estimates as Excel reports
Countfire Software - Algorithms that price your regular items
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Countfire video
Countfire Software - Auto-count across your entire project
Countfire Software - Split out costs using zones
Countfire Software - Check coverage areas
Countfire Software - Easily export estimates as Excel reports
Countfire Software - Algorithms that price your regular items

Features of Countfire

  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Materials
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Plans
  • Estimating
  • Issue Management
  • Job Costing
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Takeoff

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Reviews of Countfire

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
5.0
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
75%
4
25%
Nicholas
Nicholas
Director of ARCS Division in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Future of Estimating

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

Alternatives Considered: STACK

Reasons for Switching to Countfire: Stack was mostly manual counting, and charged extra for the auto count that was slow and rarely worked.

Billy
Estimator in UK
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Billy Banyard - Barrie Beard LTD

5.0 2 months ago

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

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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

Countfire Response

last month

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 in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

I love this software

5.0 2 months ago New

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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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.

Countfire Response

last month

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 in UK
Computer & Network Security, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Best for Take Off's

5.0 last month New

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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Countfire Response

3 weeks ago

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 in UK
Construction, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Users Review of Countfire

5.0 last month New

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

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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)

Countfire Response

3 weeks ago

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.