About 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 estimate outputs
Multiplayer mode
Cloud-based - no download required
Work anywhere - Mac or PC
Continually improved
World class support
14-day free trial

Trial Countfire for free today to begin smarter estimating.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Countfire

Countfire allows you to auto-count symbols across multiple PDF drawings, drastically reducing takeoff time while increasing accuracy.

Tools such as linear measurement, coverage areas and the ability to add items to drawings allow you to design your estimate as you go.

Countfire includes four separate stages of checking built into the process of completing a project to help ensure accuracy.

Move your takeoff into estimate in one-click, and start with an auto-populated estimate based on previous behaviour and products.

Automatically see and compare changes between specifications. Helping you to revise your drawings and pricing schedules, without having to start from scratch.

At the end of each project, Countfire automatically generates an Excel spreadsheet which shows project breakdowns, takeoff counts and pricing estimates.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

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

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Countfire Software - Auto-count across your entire project
Countfire Software - Measure lengths
Countfire Software - Check coverage areas
Countfire Software - With built-in checks for accuracy
Countfire Software - Split out costs using zones
Countfire Software - Easily export estimates as Excel reports
Countfire Software - Algorithms that price your regular items
Countfire Software - Smart views to slice and dice your estimate
Countfire Software - Automatically compare specifications
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Countfire Software - Auto-count across your entire project
Countfire Software - Measure lengths
Countfire Software - Check coverage areas
Countfire Software - With built-in checks for accuracy
Countfire Software - Split out costs using zones
Countfire Software - Easily export estimates as Excel reports
Countfire Software - Algorithms that price your regular items
Countfire Software - Smart views to slice and dice your estimate
Countfire Software - Automatically compare specifications

Features

Total features of Countfire: 35

  • 2D Drawing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assembly Takeoff
  • Automatic Backup
  • Bid Management
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost Database
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electrical Estimating
  • Electronic Plans
  • Estimating
  • For AEC Industry
  • Issue Management
  • Job Costing
  • Labor Cost Reporting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Status Tracking
  • Takeoff
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(198)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Support
5.0/5

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Mike
Mike
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Countfire - Pros and cond

Reviewed on 19/11/2018

Excellent, the online support is fantastic, as is the software. There have been some containment...

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.

Ronan
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Game Changer...

Reviewed on 08/11/2019

Using countfire has completely changed the way I do my job. I have gone from old school drawings...

Using countfire has completely changed the way I do my job. I have gone from old school drawings and highlighters to paperless and streamlined. I would guess that it has increased my productivity by a factor of 3. Every day I learn of a new feature and if I have any questions or issues, they are dealt with quickly and efficiently by one of the superb and knowledgeable customer service gurus. I love that they are paying attention to what I am doing constantly and suggesting ways to improve how I'm doing it. Overall, this is a really great tool with FLAWLESS customer service, regardless of timezone issues. Thank you Countfire team.

Pros

It's easy to use, functions really well and they've thought of (almost!) everything! It's really great that it puts all the information into a nice, neat Excel spreadsheet so I can easily add my costings and work out my prices.

Cons

I'm only a couple of months into using countfire but there's nothing I don't like about it. I have made a couple of suggestions for features - I need to be able to switch from imperial to metric measurements at will being the main one. Autosave another. I think that these have been taken on board.

Alternatives Considered

STACK

Reasons for Switching to Countfire

Autocount was far superior in Countfire and they didn't seem too concerned when I raised the issue.
David
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great Tool for Estimating

Reviewed on 22/06/2023

Pros

So easy to take off all elements and easier than trying to mark up manually

Cons

Nothing to add on this one that I have found at the moment

Response from Countfire

Appreciate the review David.

It's great to hear you're finding it easy to complete your takeoffs in Countfire.

We really welcome feedback from our users so if you do think of any features you'd like to see, you can either use the "Give feedback" option or "Send us a message" using the orange button in the bottom right hand corner of the app.

Richard
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Countfire

Reviewed on 11/01/2021

Labour & cost saving, great product

Labour & cost saving, great product

Pros

Very efficient, software very easy to use, great support team, would not want to be without it.

Cons

Having correct symbols for design purposes, this is in the pipeline.

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

Reasons for Choosing Countfire

Countfire is much more efficient and has additional benefits

Switched From

Bluebeam Revu

Reasons for Switching to Countfire

Much easy to use and the counting quantities is much more efficient with the download
Ryan
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Don’t bother with the others, countfire outshines them all

Reviewed on 23/10/2020

Countfire has been a breeze from start to finish, the help team have always been on hand to help...

Countfire has been a breeze from start to finish, the help team have always been on hand to help out and implementing and training on the software was seamless!
I love countfire, you will too.

Pros

I’m impressed, countfire allowed me to do a take off in 28mins... the other guy in the office actually had the take off and got out his fluro’s and a pad...he had allowed himself 2 days...
It’s brilliant, simple and easy to use. The wholesalers love me because the take off is easy to read!

Cons

The cost is high, but the amount of time I saved means it’s worth the large cost!!

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Countfire offers the following pricing plans:

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Countfire has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Countfire supports the following languages:

English

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Countfire integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Excel

Countfire offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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