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Create Budget Changes

 Phased Release
The new Budget Changes feature is designed to replace the existing budget modifications feature. Starting in October 2022, Procore will be working with Procore customers to migrate from budget modifications to the Budget Changes feature by October 16, 2023. Once you migrate, you will no longer have access to the budget modifications feature. If you have any questions before your company starts the migration, contact your Procore point of contact. To learn more about the timeline for migration, see: Common Questions.

Objective

To create budget changes using the project's Budget tool. 

Background

A budget change moves your budget's funds from a specific cost or revenue area to another cost or revenue area. Users can create budget changes to ensure your team has a method for moving and auditing budget values between the job activities and work packages associated with your construction project. With the 'Create New Budget Change' form, users can add both Amount-Based and Unit/Qty Based adjustments from one line item to another -- which moves the quantities of materials, labour and funds you need to complete activities.  

Example

Depending on whether you use your budget to track cost or revenue, you can create budget changes to move monetary amounts between budget codes. Some common uses for a budget change include:

  • Transfer Funds. A fund transfer is a budget change that moves funds from one (1) budget code to one (1) or more other budget code(s). 
  • Move Expenditures. If you use your budget to track expenditures, you can move expenses from one (1) budget code to one (1) or more other budget code(s). 
  • Move Revenue. If you use your budget to track your project's revenue, you can move revenue from one (1) budget code to one (1) or more other budget code(s). 

In Procore, a budget change is comprised of two (2) components:

  • Adjustment. An adjustment is a line item that represents the line on the original budget where the funds are coming from. You can add new adjustments by clicking the Add Adjustment button. 
  • Line. A line item under an adjustment represents where you want to allocate the funds from the original budget. You can add line items to adjustments by clicking the Add Line button. 
 Tip
What is a budget code? To learn more about the budget code concept in Procore, see What is a budget code in WBS?

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • To create a budget change, 'Standard' level permissions or higher on the project's Budget tool. 
  • Additional Information:
    • There is no limit to the number of budget changes you can create on a project. 
    • There is no limit to the number of adjustments that can be made in a budget change.
    • An adjustment can contain one (1) or multiple line items. 
    • Budget changes are supported by the Company level Workflows tool. 
  • Limitations:

Prerequisites

Steps

Add General Information

  1. Navigate to the project's Budget tool. 
  2. Click the Budget Changes tab. 
  3. Click Create and select the Budget Change option. 
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  4. Enter the following information about the budget change:
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     Note
    An asterisk (*) below denotes a required field. 
    • Number*
      Accept the default budget change number. Procore assigns new adjustment numbers in sequential order. For example; 1, 2, 3 and so on. 
    • Title
      Enter a title for the budget change. 
    • Status
      Select the current status of the budget change. Procore assigns the 'Draft' status to new adjustments. 
    • Description
      Enter a more detailed description of the budget change. 
  5. Continue with adding one (1) or more adjustments. 

Add Adjustments

In a Procore budget, an adjustment refers to the line item on the original budget that you want to change. After adding an adjustment, you then add one (1) or more line items to it. Each new line item under an adjustment represents how you want to allocate the funds from the line item on the original budget.  

  1. Scroll to the 'Adjustments' section.
  2. Add an adjustment as follows:
    • To add the first adjustment, click Select a Budget Code in the Budget Code column. Procore automatically adds the first blank adjustment in the table.
      OR
    • To add additional adjustment, click the Add Adjustment button above the table. You can add as many adjustments as needed. 
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  3. Enter the following information for the adjustment:
    • Budget Code
      Select a budget code from the drop-down list or click Create Budget Code to add a new one. See What is a budget code in Procore's WBS? 
    • Optional: Description
      Type a description for the adjustment. 
    • Quantity
      Enter the number of units for this adjustment .
    • Unit
      Select the Unit of Measure from the Unit drop-down list. To learn about the options in this list, see Which units of measure are included on Procore's master list?
    • Unit Cost
      Enter the cost per unit. 
    • Amount
      Procore automatically calculates this amount based on the entries in the Quantity, Unit and Unit Cost fields.
    • Optional: Change Event Line Item
      If the Change Events tool is active on the project, select a change event line item to link the budget change's adjustment line item to a specific change event line item. Associating your budget change with a change event provides Procore Project Financials users with greater insight into the impact of adjustments on the cost and scope of a project.  
       Important
      If you do NOT link a budget change's adjustment line item to an existing line item in a change event, Procore automatically creates a new change event for your budget change. Procore also adds the adjustment as a line item to the new change event. You can then update the change event as needed with the project's Change Events tool. To learn more, see Change Events.
    • Optional: Comment
      Enter any helpful comments about the budget change in this box. 

Add Line Items to Adjustments

After adding an adjustment, you can add lines to that adjustment to reallocate the budget to one (1) or more budget codes. 

  1. After adding one (1) or more adjustments, click Add Line and select the desired adjustment from the drop-down list. 
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     Note
    • Procore automatically numbers adjustments on a budget change in sequential order.
    • You can add one (1) new line item or multiple line items to the adjustment. Each line item defines how you want to allocate the budget amount for the selected line item being adjusted. 
  2. Enter the following for each line item that you add to the adjustment:
    • Budget Code
      Select a budget code from the list or click Create Budget Code to create a new one. See What is a budget code in Procore's WBS? 
    • Quantity
      Enter the number of units for the adjustment line item.
    • Unit
      Enter the Unit of Measure (UoM) from the drop-down list. To learn about Procore's UoM list, see Which units of measure are included on Procore's master list?
    • Unit Cost
      Enter the cost per unit. 
    • Amount
      Procore automatically calculates the subtotal for you, based on the Quantity, Unit and Unit Cost Entries
    • Change Event Line Item
      If the Change Events tool is active on the project, select a change event line item to link the budget change's adjustment line item to a specific change event line item. Associating your budget changes with a change event provides Procore Project Financials users with greater insight into the impact of adjustments on the cost and scope of a project.  
       Important
      If you do NOT link a budget change's adjustment line item to an existing line item in a change event, Procore automatically creates a new change event for your budget change. Procore also adds the adjustment as a line item to the new change event. You can then update the change event as needed with the project's Change Events tool. To learn more, see Change Events.  
    • Optional: Comment
      Enter any helpful comments about the budget change in this box.
  3. Repeat the steps above to add additional line items to the adjustment. 
    Example

    The example below shows you the original adjustment amount (£4,000 USD) and how you can allocate that amount to the adjustment line items (£3,000.00 USD + £500.00 USD + £500.00 USD = £4,000.00 USD). When allocating funds, its important to remember that the line items to which the funds are being allocated cannot be greater than the magnitude of the line item from which the amount originated. Procore automatically calculates the amount that has been reallocated to the adjustment's line items at the bottom of the 'Amount' column highlighted below. 

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  4. Click Save

Add Production Adjustments

If your company is tracking production quantities on the budget, you can also create budget changes to adjust your project's production quantities. To learn more, see What are 'production quantities'?

Add Line Items to Production Adjustments

After selecting the line item for the production adjustment as detailed above, you can then add one (1) or more line items to represent how you want to reallocate the budgeted production quantities. To learn more about tracking production quantities in Procore Project Financials, see What are 'production quantities'?

See Also

 

If you would like to learn more about Procore's budget management software and how it can help your business, please visit our construction budgeting software product page icon-external-link.png.