To eliminate any duplicate company listings in a Procore account's Company level directory by either consolidating or merging duplicates.
It’s strongly recommended that you consolidate any duplicate company entries in your Procore account’s Company level directory.
A consolidated directory in Procore that's devoid of any duplicate company entries will dramatically help streamline the process of linking ERP vendors with their matching entry in your Procore account's company directory. Since you can only link a ERP vendor with a single company entry in Procore, the task of linking vendors can become rather difficult and confusing if there are duplicate entries for the same company.
It’s important to remember that you only need to remove duplicates of active vendors that will be used in new (ERP-integrated) projects in your Procore account. In the example diagram below, there are three entries in the Procore account’s Company level directory. In such scenarios, it’s recommended that you eliminate the duplicate entries so that you can link the vendor in ERP with a single vendor in Procore.
There are two different ways to clean-up your Company level Directory by removing duplicate entries.
Merge Duplicate Company Entries
Recommended if there are more than two instances of duplicate companies.
- See Merge Companies.
Manually Consolidate Duplicate Company Entries
Recommended if there is only one or a few companies to merge.
Required User Permissions: 'Admin' on the company's Directory tool
Important! You can only manually consolidate companies if there are no commitments that are tied to the specific company entry. Once a commitment is tied to a company, the entry must remain active in order to maintain an accurate vendor information. In such cases, the only option is to merge the duplicate company entries.
- Move users from the company entry that you want to deprecate to the company entry that you want to keep active.
- Change the name of the company you want to deprecate by adding an 'x' as a prefix to the name (e.g. 'X-CompanyName') to clearly denote that it's an inactive company and should not be selected and used in the company drop-down pickers.
- Deactivate the company.