Chances are you are on this post because you’ve heard about CounterGo before. If you haven’t, well, buckle up because we’re going to be showcasing the features that never fail to impress during our demos! Please get ready to “oooh” and “aah.”
But first, a brief background for those who are curious. CounterGo is our drawing and estimating software that helps thousands of countertop fabricators save time and sell more professionally every day. When a fabricator is looking to manage their growth with software, we walk them through a demo. This is where we have the important conversation to understand your specific business needs and where we show you just how easy it is to draw, layout, and quote a countertop.
Now, without further ado, the drawing and estimating features that always impress!
1. Drawing the countertop
The first step of a CounterGo demo is drawing the countertop. You can do this on an iPad with your fingertip or on a computer with a mouse.
When people see how fast and easy it is to draw that countertop, the gasps are audible.
It’s so easy…no pens, papers, or calculators needed. As you draw, CounterGo has already calculated the square footage and has dropped that in. For folks that are used to doing this all by hand, it’s kind of mind-blowing to imagine how much time you can save by switching to CounterGo.
2. Adding slab images
We’re jumping through the demo a bit here to Step 5, which includes positioning pieces on a slab.
I’d venture to say that this step is the No. 1 thing people care about in CounterGo. They care about how many slabs they need to add seams, and this step makes it incredibly easy.
Just upload a photo of your slab and you can position it on the layout. The photo doesn’t have to be fancy – just snap a quick photo on your phone in the yard and upload it from there. You can also get photos from your supplier.
Once your photo is uploaded, the magic happens. You get to easily determine how many slabs you’ll need, and you can even line up the seams to visualize the end result. Customers love this feature because it gives them a chance to see what their countertop will look like when it’s installed.
While this isn’t as powerful as SlabSmith, it’s a popular sales and material tool for our CounterGo users to estimate with. It gives our customers a chance to determine the seams and the number of slabs needed without breaking the bank.
Further Reading: Images of slabs on countertop drawings
3. Viewing the quote
During the demo, we’ve done the drawing, added our curves and bumpouts; maybe we added a splash and a sink. Everything has been leading up to the final step, which is to view the quote.
And every time we get to this final step, it’s either silence (in a good way) or an audible reaction of amazement. It’s awesome.
All this time, CounterGo has been calculating everything. There’s no need for a calculator, no need for rulers or blueprints – CounterGo does it all for you. This saves so much time, it’s unreal.
All of the elements we added are now automatically calculated based on your price list. And just so you know, you can easily override pricing. You’re not stuck with the pricing you’ve set in your price list. You can also determine which users have the ability to make these changes within the software.
It’s also easy to do a revision – just click the “Edit” button and change any step along the way.
When everyone agrees on the quote, you can convert it to an order and track payments.
Just seeing all of the pricing details populate with no effort on your part is a game-changer for people.
When you’ve been sitting in your office with a calculator doing all of this by hand, it’s unbelievable to imagine doing a quote from start to finish in just three minutes. It opens up so many opportunities that weren’t possible before.
4. Unlimited support at no charge
When we get to the end of the demo, I always explain how the pricing is set up. And what really shocks people is that we don’t charge for support or onboarding. As far as I know, that’s basically unheard of in our industry.
Once you sign up for CounterGo, there are three onboarding calls that help you get templates and your price list set up, and we coach you through everything.
And once you’re off to the races, you get unlimited support at no charge.
5. There is no contract
It’s so easy to get started, and you don’t have to worry about a hefty signup fee or tons of “upgrades” down the road. That can be a frustrating part of implementing new software – you often realize you need features that cost extra to add. But you don’t have to worry about that with CounterGo.
A lot of folks appreciate the transparent pricing, and you can always lean on our support team for answers to any questions that may come up.
Want less headaches?
People tell us that we’ve reduced their headaches or that they’d be lost without our software now. They live in CounterGo and it has changed everything for their business.
That’s such a great thing to hear because it means we’re doing what we set out to do – help fabricators grow successfully. Some people do dozens of quotes per day and they need a software solution like this to make it possible. You can’t, and you probably don’t want to, do that by hand.
If you’re interested in talking with us about how CounterGo can take your estimating to the next level, schedule a demo here. Just make sure to still be excited when we show you these features, now that you’ve already seen a few of them!