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What is the difference between a flat and tiered segment in Procore's WBS?

Background

When creating new custom segments for your company's Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), your company's Procore Administrator can create two (2) types of segments: flat segments or tiered segments. With Procore's WBS, your Procore Administrator can combine segments in any order to form your company's budget code structure.

Procore's WBS provides your company with two (2) default segments. One tiered segment (cost code) and one flat segment (cost type) pictured below. You can also enable a third optional segment (sub job) for use on projects. In addition, you can also add up to ten (10) custom segments in your budget code pattern. See What are segments and segment items?

 

 

Cost Code
Cost Code

 

100
Cost Code
100...

 

200
Cost Code
200...

 

300 
Cost Code
300...
Child
Child
Child
Child
Child
Child
LEGEND
LEGEND
Tiered Segment
Tiered Segment
Tiered Segment Items
Tiered Segment Items
Flat Segment
Flat Segment
Flat Segment Items
Flat Segment Items
A company can add up to three (3) default segments and up to ten (10) custom segments.
A company can add up to...
*
*
Add Unlimited Segment Items
Add Unlimited Segment Ite...
Add Unlimited Segment Items
Add Unlimited Segment Ite...
Add Up to 13 Segments Total *
Add Up to 13 Segments Tot...
Parent
Parent
01-Division
01-Division

 

E
Equipment
E...

 

L
Labor
L...
Cost Type
Cost Type

Answer

The differences between these two (2) types of segments are described below:

Flat Segment

 

 

L
Labor
L...

 

E
Equipment
E...

 

M
Materials
M...

 

S
Commitment
S...

 

OC
Owner Cost
OC...

 

SVC
Professional Services
SVC...

 

O
Others
O...
LEGEND
LEGEND
Flat Segment
Flat Segment
Flat Segment Items
Flat Segment Items
Cost Type
Cost Type
Add Unlimited Segment Items
Add Unlimited Segmen...

Tiered Segment

 

02
Site Construction
02...

 

000
General
000...

 

200
Site Preparation
200...

 

220
Site Demolition
220...
Child
Child
Child
Child
Child
Child
LEGEND
LEGEND
Tiered Segment
Tiered Segment
Tiered Segment Items
Tiered Segment Items
Add Unlimited Segment Items
Add Unlimited Segment Ite...
Parent
Parent
Cost Code-Tier 1
Cost Code-Tier 1
Cost Code-Tier 2
Cost Code-Tier 2
Cost Code-Tier 2
Cost Code-Tier 2
Cost Code-Tier 2
Cost Code-Tier 2