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What are the different change order tier settings in Project Financials?

Answer

In Procore Project Financials, the change order tier settings determine the number of steps that must be completed in your project team's workflow when creating change orders for a client contract, commitmentfunding, or prime contract. In Procore Project Financials, your team can choose from a One (1)-tier, Two (2)-tier-, or Three (3)-tier configuration setting. 

 Important
  • Always configure the change order tier setting on a Project Financials tool before allowing your team to create change orders. 
  • After you create one (1) or more change orders on a Project Financials tool, you cannot change your setting. 

To learn how change order tiers can be configured in these Project Financials tools, see a link below:

Client Contract Change Order Tiers

The Client Contracts tool can be set up to manage your project's change orders using a 1-tier, 2-tier-, or 3-tier configuration. See Configure the Number of Client Contract Change Order Tiers. The following workflow diagram describes how your users will manage change orders, depending upon the configuration setting you choose for the Client Contracts tool.



How many change order tiers are configured on the project's Client Contracts Tool?
How many change order tiers are configur...
One (1) Tier
Recommended
One (1) Tier...
Two (2) Tier
Recommended
Two (2) Tier...
Three (3) Tier
Recommended
Three (3) Tier...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Client Contract
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Client Contract Change Order
Create a Client Contract...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Client Contract
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Client Contract Change Order
Create a Client Contract...


Create a Change Order Request for a Client Contract
Create a Change Order Re...


Create a Client Contract Change Order
Create a Client Contract...
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Client Contracts Tool
Client Contracts Tool

  • One (1) Tier Change Orders
    This configuration setting allows you to create a change order when there is a change to the original scope of work on a client contract. Client contract change orders can then be sent to the general contractor or client for approval. 
  • Two (2) Tier Change Orders
    This is Procore's default configuration setting. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders can then be grouped into a client contract change order. Client contract change orders can then be sent to the general contractor or client for approval. 
     Note
    If your billing process does NOT require you to group all of the approved change orders for the month into a single, combined change order for final signature, the two-tier configuration is the recommended setting for the Client Contracts tool. 
  • Three (3) Tier Change Orders
    This is an uncommon configuration setting to implement in Procore. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders are then added individually or grouped into a change order request. Next, a change order request is submitted for approval. After approval, change order request can be grouped into a single client contract change order and sent to the general contractor or client for approval. 

Funding Change Order Tiers

The Funding tool can be set up to manage your project's change orders using a 1-tier, 2-tier-, or 3-tier configuration. See Configure the Number of Change Order Tiers for the Funding Tool. The following workflow diagram describes how your users will manage change orders, depending upon the configuration setting you choose for the Funding tool.



How many change order tiers are configured on the project's Funding Tool?
How many change order tiers are configur...
One (1) Tier
Recommended
One (1) Tier...
Two (2) Tier
Recommended
Two (2) Tier...
Three (3) Tier
Recommended
Three (3) Tier...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Funding
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Funding Change Order
Create a Funding Change...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Funding
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Funding Change Order
Create a Funding Change...


Create a Change Order Request for a Funding
Create a Change Order Re...


Create a Funding Change Order
Create a Funding Change...
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Funding Tool
Funding Tool
  • One (1) Tier Change Orders
    This configuration setting allows you to create a change order when there is a change to the original scope of work on a funding. Funding change orders can then be sent to the funding source for approval. 
  • Two (2) Tier Change Orders
    This is Procore's default configuration setting. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders can then be grouped into a funding change order. Funding change orders can then be sent to the funding source for approval. 
     Note
    If your billing process does NOT require you to group all of the approved change orders for the month into a single, combined change order for final signature, the two-tier configuration is the recommended setting for the Funding tool. 
  • Three (3) Tier Change Orders
    This is an uncommon configuration setting to implement in Procore. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders are then added individually or grouped into a change order request. Next, a change order request is submitted for approval. After approval, change order requests can be grouped into a single funding change order and sent to the funding source for approval. 

Prime Contract Change Order Tiers

The Prime Contract tool can be set up to manage your project's change orders using a 1-tier, 2-tier-, or 3-tier configuration. See Configure the Number of Prime Contract Change Order Tiers. The following workflow diagram describes how your users will manage change orders, depending upon the configuration setting you choose for the Prime Contracts tool.



How many change order tiers are configured on the project's Prime Contracts Tool?
How many change order tiers are configur...
One (1) Tier
Recommended
One (1) Tier...
Two (2) Tier
Recommended
Two (2) Tier...
Three (3) Tier
Recommended
Three (3) Tier...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Prime Contract
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Prime Contract Change Order
Create a Prime Contract...


Create a Potential Change Order for a Prime Contract
Create a Potential Change...


Create a Prime Contract Change Order
Create a Prime Contract...


Create a Change Order Request for a Prime Contract
Create a Change Order Re...


Create a Prime Contract Change Order
Create a Prime Contract...
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Project Manager
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Prime Contracts Tool
Prime Contracts Tool
  • One (1) Tier Change Orders
    This configuration setting allows you to create a change order when there is a change to the original scope of work on a prime contract. Prime contract change orders can then be sent to the project owner for approval. 
  • Two (2) Tier Change Orders
    This is Procore's default configuration setting. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders can then be grouped into a prime contract change order. Prime contract change orders can then be sent to the project owner for approval. 
     Note
    If your billing process does NOT require you to group all of the approved change orders for the month into a single, combined change order for final signature, the two-tier configuration is the recommended setting for the Funding tool. 
  • Three (3) Tier Change Orders
    This is an uncommon configuration setting to implement in Procore. It requires your project team to first create a potential change order. Potential change orders are then added individually or grouped into a change order request. Next, a change order request is submitted for approval. After approval, change order requests can be grouped into a single prime contract change order and sent to the project owner for approval. 

Commitment Change Order Tiers

The Commitments tool can be set up to manage your project's change orders using a 1-tier, 2-tier-, or 3-tier configuration. See Configure the Number of Commitment Change Order Tiers. The following workflow diagram describes how your users will manage change orders, depending upon the configuration setting you choose for the Commitments tool.



How many change order tiers are configured on the project's Commitments Tool?
How many change order tiers are configur...
One (1) Tier
Recommended
One (1) Tier...
Two (2) Tier
Recommended
Two (2) Tier...
Three (3) Tier
Recommended
Three (3) Tier...


Create a Commitment Potential Change Order
Create a Commitment Potent...


Create a Commitment Change Order
Create a Commitment Chan...


Create a Commitment Potential Change Order
Create a Commitment Potent...


Create a Commitment Change Order
Create a Commitment Chan...


Create a Change Order Request for a Commitment
Create a Change Order Re...


Create a Commitment Change Order
Create a Commitment Chan...
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Commitments Tool
Commitments Tool
  • One (1) Tier Change Orders
    This configuration setting allows you to create a change order when there is a change to the original scope of work on a commitment. Commitment change orders can then be sent to the downstream collaborator for approval.
  • Two (2) Tier Change Orders
    This is Procore's default configuration setting. It requires your project team to first create a commitment potential change order. Commitment potential change orders can then be grouped into a commitment change order. Commitment change orders can then be sent to the downstream collaborator for approval. 
  • Three (3) Tier Change Orders
    This is an uncommon configuration setting to implement in Procore. It requires your project team to first create a commitment potential change order. Commitment potential change orders are then added individually or grouped into a change order request. Next, a change order request is submitted for approval. After approval, change order requests can be grouped into a single commitment contract change order and sent to the downstream collaborator for approval. 
     In Beta
    If you decide to use the two (2) or three (3) tier configuration setting, you also have the option of allowing your project collaborators to create their own Potential Change Orders (PCOs). To learn more, see Allow Collaborators to Submit Field-Initiated Change Orders.

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore's change order software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction change order product page .