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What is Countfire?

Countfire is electrical estimating software that uses automation to help estimators work faster, cut busy work and increase accuracy.

Features include:

True automated takeoff across all drawings
Estimates that learn how you work
Intelligent pricing
Automated specification comparison
Smart views & reports
Flexibly slice your estimate
Automated Excel outputs
Multiplayer mode
Cloud based
Continually improved
World class support

Trial Countfire for free today to begin smarter estimating.

Who Uses Countfire?

Countfire is the only estimating software for estimators, designed, built and supported by estimators. You won't receive a better product or support experience anywhere.

Where can Countfire be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop)

About the vendor

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

  • 2D Drawing
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Bid Management
  • Bills of Materials
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Plans
  • For AEC Industry
  • Issue Management
  • 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
4.5
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

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

Find reviews by score

5
71%
4
29%
Mike T.
Mike T.
Estimator in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Construction, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Countfire - Pros and cond

5 4 years ago

Comments: Excellent, the online support is fantastic, as is the software. There have been some containment drawings that I simply could not have lifted off with Pen and paper, but Countfire has made it possible and easy to review. If in doubt do the trial on a big job and see how you get on!

Pros:

Whats not to like? Not much. Its a fantastic tool for estimators, the more you use it the faster you get and the more confidence you gain. Automatic counts - Brilliant Manual Counts - When you cant use automatic counts this is still super fast compared to pen and paper Measurements - Brilliant Splits and multiples - essential and very helpfull I have been using it for a year now and would recommend it to anyone involved in estimating or any other form of take offs.

Cons:

Every now and again you get a bad drawing where all the symbols are slightly different and its a pain. Just use manual count and safe yourself a lot of frustration! The cost is pretty high (but worth it in time saved) If I was self employed it could be out of price range.

Eric B.
Sr. Lighting Engineer in US
Construction, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

CountFire Automated Take-Off Software

5 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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.

Alternatives Considered: Autodesk Construction Cloud, Bluebeam Revu and McCormick Electrical Estimating

Reasons for Switching to Countfire: 1. Cloud Based, 2. Price, 3. Ease of Use, 4. Support

Mark G.
Project Design Manager in UK
Design, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

quality time saving product

5 last month New

Comments: excellent quality service provided at all times

Pros:

The software has given us more time to produce quality accurate take-off's, enabling more productivity and scope to be successful with tender submissions

Cons:

fast effective easy to use tools, could do with a duplication tool to add additional missed items to the existing plan using the same icon

Countfire Response

3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark! Great that Countfire has allowed you to focus more on the nitty gritty of tender submissions! With adding symbols to an existing plan, we do have manual counting tools, though the symbols added with that are limited to a set of geometric shapes and wouldn't be identical to what was on the drawing. We do have a feature request related to this though, and I've added your vote towards it just now

Darren H.
Managing Director in Australia
Construction, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

When it works it's a real time saver, but holy cow it's very expensive

4 9 months ago

Comments: I found the customer support was second to none, there is a little chat box in the corner when you are doing take offs and if you are having any issues then you can talk on here and in my experience you get help normally within half an hour.
The first 2 drawings that were quite big the auto count feature didn't work and so I had to count manually and I had software already a lot cheaper that I could do that with.
When i had a drawing that worked, it worked well and saved a lot of time. But honestly the cost of this software you'd have to do a heck of a lot of estimating with drawings that work to make up for the huge cost.

Pros:

The auto count feature when it works does save a lot of time. The customer support and training is excellent.

Cons:

The cost is way too much. not all drawings work with the auto count feature.

Joel G.
Director in Australia
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Lume Electrical Solutions Review

5 5 days ago New

Comments: Time Saving

Pros:

Features seem easy to use. We like the way it downloads onto a excel spreadsheet. I t is then easy to send to suppliers for pricing.

Cons:

I think just picking up the correct process on how to take off drawings is the hardest thing. Once this is in place I believe the program is very user friendly.