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What is an upstream collaborator?


In Procore, an upstream collaborator is a person, business or entity that entered into a legal agreement with your company to perform work on a construction project. The term, upstream collaborator, is used to represent the person, business or entity that is paying you to perform contracted work. 


Examples of upstream collaborators are:

  • You are a main contractor who created a main contract in Procore with a property owner, who will be paying you to construct a commercial building. 
  • You are a project owner who has created a funding in Procore with a funding source, such as a City, County or State government, who will be paying you to complete a project. 
  • You are a speciality contractor with expertise in electrical work and you have created a MC/Client contract with a main contractor or client who will be paying you to perform all of the electrical work on the project.  

Upstream vs Downstream Payment applications

 Limited Release Update
flag-us.png flag-canada.png The point-of-view dictionaries detailed below are only applicable to Procore customers using Procore's 'English (United States)' language setting. Typically, this dictionary is configured for Procore users in the United States and/or Canada. See Owners & Speciality Contractors Point-of-View Dictionary Options.

For customers in the United States and Canada, the names and terminology in the Payment application Management tools suit the nomenclature used by Main Contractors. To address the nomenclature preferences of other vertical markets using Procore, the names and terminology in the Payment application Management tools are different when the Owners and Speciality Contractors Point-of-View dictionary is implemented in your environment. To learn more, see What tool names and terms are different in Procore for main contractors, owners and speciality contractors?

Upstream vs. Downstream Relationships
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Main Contractors
English (United States)
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English (Owner Terminology V2)
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Speciality Contractors
English (Speciality Contractor Terminology)
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