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Create an Owner Invoice

Objective

To learn how to create an owner invoice for work completed. 

Background

An Owner Invoice is an application for payment, typically submitted by a General Contractor (GC) or Construction Manager (CM) to an Owner to provide an itemized record of the amount due for work performed. In Procore, an owner invoice is equivalent to an accounts receivable invoice.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • To create an invoice, 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool.
    • To view the Detail tab on an invoice, 'Read Only' or 'Standard' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool with the 'View Owner Invoice Detail' granular permission enabled on your permission template.
      Note: If you do NOT have 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Prime Contracts tool and want to view some or all of the prime contracts, see View a Prime Contract.
  • Additional Information:
    • When you enter a value for an invoice that is larger than the scheduled value, the invoice will be highlighted in red.
    • You can only edit the billed amounts on the most recent invoice.
    • To learn how amounts are automatically completed by Procore on owner invoices, see How does Procore automatically fill in amounts on an owner invoice?

Prerequisites

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Prime Contracts tool.
  2. Locate the prime contract to work with. Then click its Number link. 
  3. In the prime contract, click the Edit button.
  4. Click Create Invoice.
     Note
    If an invoice has already been created for the current billing period, click the Invoices tab. Then click the Edit button to open it. 
  5. Do the following:
    • Commitment Billing Period
      Select the current billing period. To learn how billing periods are created, see Create Automatic Billing Periods or Create Manual Billing Periods.
    • Invoice #
      Enter a unique, alphanumeric identification number for the invoice. Procore automatically numbers invoices in ascending numerical order, starting with one (1). The number entered in this field does NOT affect Procore's default invoice numbering scheme.  
    • Period Start
      Select a start date for the invoice.
    • Period End
      Select an end date for the invoice.
    • Billing Date
      Select the billing date for the invoice.
    • Status
      Select a status for the owner invoice. See What are the default statuses for Procore invoices?
    • Percent Complete
      Shows the percentage of work completed.
    • Attachments
      A PDF of the invoice and any related invoice PDFs from the project's Direct Costs tool are combined into a single PDF and attached here. 
  6. Click Create.
     Notes
    • You will be prompted to confirm that you want the invoice to pre-populate with amounts billed per division or cost code from our commitment invoice work complete and materials presently stored columns and direct costs.
    • If confirmed, this pulls in Invoices and direct costs amounts for the selected commitment billing period, as well as adds attachments as referenced above. 
    • For amounts to be pulled in correctly, the cost code and cost type on Invoice and Direct Cost line items must match that of the prime contract's divisions or cost code lines. 
  7. Scroll down the page to view a preview of the invoice form under "Summary Preview." To learn how the 'Current Amount Due' amount is calculated, see How does Procore calculate the 'Current Payment Due' amount on an invoice?

Edit Line Items

  1. Click Detail.
    Note: Users with 'Read Only' or 'Standard' level permission on the Prime Contracts tool can only view the Detail tab only if the 'View Owner Invoice Detail' granular permission is enabled on their permission template.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Complete the following:
    • Work Completed (This Period)
      If you confirmed the option for Procore to automatically complete the owner invoice's amounts (see How does Procore automatically complete amounts on an owner invoice?), the entries from the 'Work Completed (This Period)' column in the related subcontractor invoices and Direct Costs amounts are copied to this entry.
    • Materials Presently Stored
      If you confirmed the option for Procore to automatically complete the owner invoice's amounts Invoice amounts (see How does Procore automatically complete amounts on an owner invoice?), the entries from the 'Materials Presently Stored' column in the related subcontractor invoices are copied to this entry. 
    • Work Retainage Retained this Period
      Enter a percentage or dollar amount for work retainage retained this period. You can also set retainage on all line items by entering a value into the right sidebar and clicking Set.
    • Materials Retainage Retained this Period
      Enter a percentage or dollar amount for materials retainage retained this period. You can also set retainage on all line items by entering a value into the right sidebar and clicking Set
    • Work Retainage $ Released This Period
      Enter a dollar amount of work retainage released this period.
  4. Optional: If you have any approved contract change orders, you can choose to add them to the invoice by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking Add to Invoice
    The entry and editing of the change orders will always occur at the line item level of detail. You can select a different level of detail for how change orders will be displayed on the detail page of the Invoice when being viewed or exported from Procore. See Edit the Advanced Settings Tab for a Prime Contract.
    No invoice values will copy to the change orders.
  5. Click Save.
    All changes will be reflected Contract Summary Report in the General tab.

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore’s invoice management software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction invoice management software product page here.