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Add 'Sub Job' Segment Items to a Procore Project

Objective

To add a sub job to a Procore project in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) page of the project's Admin tool. 

Background

In Procore, a sub job allows you to compartmentalize job costs within a project. Once they are added to Procore (or imported via an integrated ERP system) you can monitor your project budgets and costs against them to help you better determine if you are making money on your project. For example, if your project is a multi-story commercial building, you might create a separate sub job for the build of each floor. Or, if your project is a multi-unit development, you might create a separate sub job for each individual structure.

After a sub job has been created, you can issue specific line items on the Schedule of Values (SOV) for a change order to the sub job.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:

    • 'Admin' level permissions on the Project level Admin tool. 
      OR
    • 'Read-Only' or 'Standard' level permissions on the Project level Admin tool with the 'Update Cost Codes' granular permission enabled on your permissions template. 
  • Additional Information: 
    • Adding 'Sub Jobs' to a project also adds it to your Company level 'Segments' list. The 'Sub Jobs' segment is counted as one (1) of the thirteen (13) available segments. 
  • Limitations:
    • For customers using Procore's Field Productivity tools
      The default segments in WBS are compatible with icon-external-link.png Field Productivity. Custom segments are NOT yet supported. To learn more, see Why can't I create WBS custom segments?
    • For customers using the Company level ERP Integrations tool
      The default segments in WBS are compatible with Procore's ERP Integrations tool. However, the synchronization process does NOT yet support custom segments. To learn more, see Why can't I create WBS custom segments?
    • For customers who have independently developed or purchased a third-party solution to integrate with Procore
      To take advantage of the custom segment capabilities associated with WBS, any existing API integrations that you have independently developed or purchased to interact with Procore must be updated to support Procore's new WBS API. To learn more, see Do we need to update our API Integrations for WBS?

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Admin tool.
  2. Under 'Project Settings', click the Work Breakdown Structure link. 
  3. In the 'Segments' table, click the Sub Jobs link.
     Notes
  4. Choose from these options:
    • If you are creating sub jobs for the first time, click the Add Segment Items button. 
      OR
    • If you are adding sub jobs to an existing list, click the Add Item button. 
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Code. Enter an alphanumeric code for the sub job. 
    • Description. Enter a description for the new sub job. 
  6. Click anywhere outside the line item to save it.
    Procore displays the work 'Saved' in GREEN text.  
     Important

    As shown below, after you add the 'Sub Job' segment to a project, it will automatically be added to the 'Segments' table in the Company level Admin tool with a tooltip beside it. Adding the 'Sub Job' to a project counts as using one (1) of your company's thirteen (13) available segments. 

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