Avis clients sur Countfire

En savoir plus sur Countfire

Véritable logiciel de démarrage automatisé qui fonctionne réellement.

En savoir plus sur Countfire

Avantages :

The ease of integration, no software to install locally.

Inconvénients :

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

Countfire - Notes

Note moyenne

Facilité d'utilisation
4,7
Service client
5,0
Fonctionnalités
4,6
Rapport qualité-prix
4,4

Probabilité de recommander le produit

9,4/10

Countfire a reçu une note globale de 4,7 étoiles sur 5 d'après 153 avis d'utilisateurs publiés sur Capterra.

Avez-vous déjà utilisé Countfire ?

Partagez vos expériences avec d'autres acheteurs de logiciels.

Filtrer les avis (153)

Mike
Mike
Estimator (R.-U.)
Utilisateur LinkedIn vérifié
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Countfire - Pros and cond

5,0 il y a 4 ans

Commentaires : 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!

Avantages :

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.

Inconvénients :

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
Sr. Lighting Engineer (É.-U.)
Construction, 10 000+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Alternatives envisagées :

CountFire Automated Take-Off Software

5,0 il y a 3 ans

Commentaires : 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.

Avantages :

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.

Inconvénients :

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.

Dougie
Electrical Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Best thing to happen top take-offs

5,0 il y a 2 mois Nouveau

Avantages :

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

Inconvénients :

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

Darren
Managing Director (Australie)
Construction, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

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

4,0 l’année dernière

Commentaires : 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.

Avantages :

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

Inconvénients :

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

Chad
Lighting Business Development Manager (É.-U.)
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Chad Baumgartner's review

5,0 il y a 2 mois Nouveau

Commentaires : I work on spec projects with a set of plans. I use countfire for my lighting take off. It helps me counts, and measure fixture and keep them in order.

Avantages :

The ease of use. How easy it is to upload a plan to doing a takeoff within a minute or less.

Inconvénients :

None that I can think of at the time.Everything so far has been great.

Nicholas
Nicholas
Director of ARCS Division (É.-U.)
Utilisateur LinkedIn vérifié
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

Alternatives envisagées :

Future of Estimating

5,0 l’année dernière

Avantages :

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.

Inconvénients :

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.

Jonathan
Pre-Construction Director (R.-U.)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Alternatives envisagées :

Best Software in the market

5,0 il y a 2 ans

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

Avantages :

Its a lot more intelligent than other software's

Inconvénients :

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

Zachary
Zachary
Senior Estimation Specialist (É.-U.)
Utilisateur LinkedIn vérifié
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

Revolutionary takeoff experience.

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Reduction in time in the estimation process (magnitudes).

Avantages :

- clear cut user interface with everything hotkeyed, and the hotkeys labeled in plain sight - PHENOMENAL customer service and support (I requested and had a feature built and deployed overnight, etc., etc., etc.) - Documentation from another planet (over 25,000 words of concise walk through material - Redundancy (the way projects are delivered after being processed eliminates worry and most potential for error) - Data manipulation (the data spit-out from a project comes post-pivot table, saving us a step in formatting to get our numbers straight) the list goes on and on - simply amazing!! Will and the boys are a phenomenal team, awake at preposterous hours of the morning solving issues that could wait, etc. just amazing!

Utilisateur vérifié
Estimator (É.-U.)
Utilisateur LinkedIn vérifié
Construction, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Essai gratuit
Source de l'avis

Novice to electronic take-offs

4,0 il y a 3 ans

Commentaires : My overall experience with Dropbox has been very pleasant. The team is great at holding your hand and making sure that you understand the software. I love that they even do screen recording so that you can reference later.

Avantages :

The upload feature as well as the symbol capturing.

Inconvénients :

I would prefer if it did not have to be processed through Dropbox as not everyone has it.

david
Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 11-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

David Watkins Review

5,0 le mois dernier Nouveau

Avantages :

Easy take off system, making the process very quick.

Inconvénients :

Nothing, I am happy with everything aspect of countfire

Josh
Electrical Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Great software

5,0 il y a 2 ans

Avantages :

Countfire has made things a lot more efficient for me especially during lockdown. My printing costs and time printing documents has drastically reduced and enables me to do a lot more costing.

Inconvénients :

There are no cons to this software. Occasionally you may get a set of drawings that does not allowed you use use the software to its full potential ( Not Countfire fault) but there is a solution 99% of the time.

Chris
Electrical Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Brilliant estimating tool and great customer Service to back it up!

4,0 il y a 6 ans

Commentaires : Very helpful in times of need when a project needs a quick turnaround! The customer service team are also very responsive and there when you need them! Would highly recommend for estimating larger projects if you want to cut down on estimating time.

Avantages :

Speed, adaptability to pricing schedules/demarcations and the fact Countfire themselves are open to taking on ideas for user interface improvements to make take off easier

Inconvénients :

When drawings take ages to load up

Rogerio Di
Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, Auto-entrepreneur
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Extraordinary

5,0 il y a 2 ans

Commentaires : I feel have happy when new drawings coming in from companies I tender for simply because I know Countfire will help me getting the job done without much effort and in time.

Avantages :

-So easy to use -You can count, measure, select -It saves everything into a spreadsheet

Inconvénients :

It could have a small box in one of the corner where you can see where is the mouse when zoomed in, also it would be useful to the drawing number and title showing somewhere instead of having to go to the bottom drawing to check it.

Karl
Electrical Estimator (Irlande)
Construction, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Essential for estimating

5,0 il y a 2 ans

Avantages :

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.

Inconvénients :

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.

Shane
Estimator (Irlande)
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 11-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Non fourni
Source de l'avis

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

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Avantages :

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.

Inconvénients :

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

Réponse de l'équipe de Rapid Tender

il y a 5 ans

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 :)

Aleshia
Estimator (É.-U.)
Construction, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Non fourni
Source de l'avis

The product is easy to use and the support staff is amazing.

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : I have saved a lot of time on performing take offs.

Avantages :

I like its chat option and the great support staffs fast response time. I also like how when I have a problem that I may run into one of the members of the support team will help me immediately. They can actually open and view the actual project I am working on and will send me a clip of how to get past what problems I may be having.

Inconvénients :

Nothing. Everything about this software is amazing. The support staff has a quick response. They normally respond is less than 5 minutes.

shaun
junior estimator (R.-U.)
Fabrication électrique/électronique, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Non fourni
Source de l'avis

fast and easy to use

4,0 il y a 6 ans

Commentaires : saves time

Avantages :

it saves a lot of time rather than manually counting the items. it tally's up all the drawing at the one time and its very easy to use.

Inconvénients :

that when you select an item it pick up others as well. and sometimes you may have to go over some drawing to see if it missed out any of the symbols

Réponse de l'équipe de Rapid Tender

il y a 6 ans

Thanks for your review Shaun! With regard to checking for symbols that haven't yet been counted, I wanted to reply with a help centre article outlining the 4 opportunities available to verify accuracy on your projects: http://help.countfire.com/best-practice-workflows/the-4-stages-of-checking

Jake
Specialist Project Engineer (R.-U.)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Essai gratuit
Source de l'avis

Very Impressed

5,0 il y a 2 ans

Commentaires : Really speeds up the estimating process and gives a very precise breakdown compared to other tools I have used

Avantages :

Ease of use is excellent. Most aspects of the tool can be picked up with no prior experience using this. The zoning of the drawings is invaluable in terms of quantifying devices per distribution board

Inconvénients :

One feature which would be good would be the exporting of the drawings including the zones created during the process

Gary
Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

Easy & Fast

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Commentaires : I've recently started using this software and already it has saved me time on measuring. I've used Countfire for 3 projects so far and it really is quick and simple to use. Once I've measured each individual drawing it then pulls everything across to my dropbox making it easy for me to check certain symbols. I can then print off my totals for each take off sheet. A great piece of software for estimating.

Avantages :

I like the way when you measure one drawing that it automatically counts the selected symbols throughout other drawings saving you loads of time during the tender.

Inconvénients :

It can be a little too sensitive when selecting certain symbols but that's down to the quality of the drawings provided. It can be easy corrected when checking each symbol in the editing section.

Derek
Senior Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Feedback

4,0 l’année dernière

Commentaires : It is beneficial in a lot of aspects as it speeds up the take off process

Avantages :

Speed in doing take offs Being able to remove the background on "busy" drawings so symbols are easier to find

Inconvénients :

Although you can create Zones to separate from the legend, it can sometimes pull through legend details and transfer them to the drop box quants. It can be difficult to separate symbols in different areas. For example if you highlight twin socket it picks them all up but you might want to separate those on Dado Trunking or on a wall or area because they have a different finish

Adam
Estimating Manager (R.-U.)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Countfire Review

5,0 il y a 4 ans

Commentaires : Brilliant bit of kit

Avantages :

Ease of functions and effortless takeoff of multiple items

Inconvénients :

There is no automatic scale set or you cant measure say a doorway and tell countfire it should be 0.8m and it calculates the scale

Neil
Director (R.-U.)
Construction, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Essai gratuit
Source de l'avis

SPML

5,0 il y a 3 ans

Commentaires : Very good and look forward to using the software for many years to come.

Avantages :

Very easy to use, very quick, wish i'd found this years ago.

Inconvénients :

Take off of Trays, Trunking, Dado, ductwork etc. Other systems can take off this by just clicking on the item and it takes off all the bends and reducers etc. If you had this feature too you would be perfect.

Eddy
Fire Estimator (Australie)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Essai gratuit
Source de l'avis

Efficient Estimation Software

5,0 il y a 2 ans

Avantages :

Countfire is very easy to use. It saves a lot of time compared to manual counting. The output is presented in a very nice way with quick checks for correctness.

Inconvénients :

Nothing major so far. In fact, you can vote for additional features and their developers will start implementing it if deemed beneficial.

Mark
Mechanical Estimator (R.-U.)
Construction, 10 000+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Countfire

4,0 il y a 2 ans

Avantages :

Ease of use and the ability to create measures and grouping of measures that mimics the estimation software we currently use. Also the ability to zone areas as we do look at the phasing of certain projects.

Inconvénients :

It would be handy if you could turn off certain services. As mechanically we could have heating and cooling on the same drawing and it would be useful to remove one when doing a take off.

Matthew
Estimator (Australie)
Construction, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Essai gratuit
Source de l'avis

SKS Technologies

5,0 il y a 11 mois

Commentaires : very helpful to our business

Avantages :

quick and easy to use reports are very well set up

Inconvénients :

the downloading of the reports to the drobox is abit of a pain