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Configure Settings: Payment Applications

 For Procore Customers in the United States

flag-us.png  When your company applies the 'Owners English' or 'Speciality Contractors English' point-of-view dictionary, you'll see different tool names and term changes in the user interface. Learn how to apply the dictionary options. 

  • To learn the differences: Show/Hide      
    • This table shows the differences in tool names (bold) and terms across the point-of-view dictionaries for Project Financials. These dictionaries are available in US English only. The default dictionary is designed for main contractors, which means that you will need to work with your Procore Administrator at your company and your Procore point of contact to access the other dictionary options. 

      Main Contractors

      English (United States) - Default

      Owners

      English (Owner Terminology V2)

      Speciality Contractors

      English (Speciality Contractor Terminology)

      Payment Applications Payment Applications Progress Billings
      Owner Funding Owner
      Owner/Client Owner/Client MC/Client
      Main Contract Variation Funding Variation Client Contract Variation
      Main Contracts Funding Client Contracts
      Revenue Funding Revenue
      Subcontract Contract Subcontract
      Subcontractor Contractor Subcontractor
      Subcontractor Bill of Quantities (SBOQ) Contractor Bill of Quantities (CBOQ) Subcontractor Bill of Quantities (SBOQ)

Objective

To configure the advanced settings for the Project level Payment applications tool as an payment application administrator.

Background

An payment application administrator should configure the Payment applications tool settings before your team members create any payment applications on a Procore project. 

Things to Consider

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Invoicing tool.
  2. Click the Configure Settings icons-settings-gear.png icon.
  3. Under Settings, configure the options.

Default Billing Period

These settings populate the date fields in the 'Set Up Billing Period' prompt when users Create Manual Billing Periods with the Payment Applications Tool

 Tip
Tired of setting new dates every time you create a manual billing period? An payment application administrator can configure default billing period dates to preset the dates in the From, To and Due Date fields in the 'Set Up Billing Period' prompt. See Create Manual Billing Periods with the Payment Applications Tool. If you don't complete this configuration, no preset dates show. Instead, you will see: mm/dd/yyyy

To configure the Default Billing Period settings:

  1. Choose these dates:
    • Start Date. Accept the default start date of '1st of the month' or choose a different date. This populates the 'From' date in the prompt.
    • End Date. Accept the default end date of '31st of the month' or choose a different date. This populates the 'To' date in the prompt.
    • Due Date. Accept the default due date of '25th of the month' or choose a different date. This populates the 'Due Date' field in the prompt.
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  2. Click Update.

Emails

Use these settings to adjust the Payment applications tool's email messages. 

To configure the Emails settings: 

  1. Type a message for your payment application contacts in the Invitation & Reminder Custom Message box.

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     Tip
    Where is this text used? Procore includes this text in the 'Invite to Bill' and automatic reminder emails. See Send an 'Invite to Bill' to a Payment Application Contact.
  2. Move the toggle to the right to turn an option ON. Move it to the left to turn it OFF. The default setting for these options is OFF:
    • Remind Subcontractors to Bill. To this option ON to send an automatic reminder email to your payment application contacts.Then set the cadence of those emails by selecting Every Day, Every 2 Days,  or Every 3 Days from the Frequency drop-down list. After the 'Due Date' on a payment application passes, Procore automatically stops sending reminder messages. 
    • Send a Digest of Under Review Payment applications. Toggle this option ON and select Weekly from the Frequency drop-down list to send a weekly digest summary every Monday. Payment applications for the current billing period are included in this digest message when they are in the Draft, Under Review or Revise and Resubmit status. Digest messages are sent to members of the 'Invoice Distribution' drop-down list, which is located in the Default Distributions section of the Configure Settings page in the Commitments tool. See Configure Settings: Commitments
    • Notify Subcontractors when Payment applications are Approved. Toggle this option ON to automatically send a notification email to your payment application contact(s) when a payment application's status is changed to Approved or Approved as Noted by a payment application administrator. See Review a Subcontractor Payment application as a Payment Application Administrator.
  3. Click Update.

Other

Use these settings to configure the system's behaviour for subcontractor payment applications:

To configure the Other settings:

  1. Optional: Sub Payment application PDF Footer Text. Enter any text that you want to appear in the footer of a payment application PDF created by a user with 'Admin' level permissions on the Commitments tool. See Export a Subcontractor Payment application. This field is useful for adding a statement regarding local regulations compliance.

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     Note
    The 'Sub Payment application PDF Footer' text only appears when a user with 'Admin' level permissions on the project's Commitments tool generates the PDF. It does NOT appear on any PDF generated by a user with 'Read Only' or 'Standard' level permissions on the Commitments tool.
  2. Optional: Show Amounts Subcontractors Claim. If you enable this setting, main contractors can differentiate between what a subcontractor claims and what the main contractor approves.
     Note
     In Australia and New Zealand, enabling the 'Show Amounts Subcontractors Claim' setting will also let main contractors create a payment programme PDF in response to the payment application. See Review a Subcontractor Payment application as an Admin.  To create a payment programme, See Create a Payment Programme.
    • Total Claimed Amount. This amount reflects the 'Proposed Amount' column on the payment application's Detail tab. This value excludes retention. 
    • Total Approved Amount. This amount reflects the 'Work Completed this Period' plus 'Materials Presently Stored' on the payment application's 'Detail' tab. This value also excludes retention.  
    • Reasons for Difference. This table includes comments on individual line items where there was a difference between the claimed and approved amounts. For information about adding comments, see Review a Subcontractor Payment application as a Payment Application Administrator.
  3. Allow Subcontractors to Over-Bill. Choose the appropriate option:
     Tips
    • How does this setting work? See How do I prevent or allow overbilling on a subcontractor payment application?
    • Want to prevent overbilling on all of your company's Procore projects? A Procore Administrator can turn the 'Prevent Overbilling on All Projects' setting ON in the Company Admin tool. This prevents users from saving a payment application if any of the payment application's line items exceed 100% of the budgeted amount in the commitment on all of your company's Procore projects. See Set the Defaults for Your Projects. When ON, users can't change the 'Allow Subcontractors to Over-Bill' setting on a project.
    • To prevent over-billing. Move the toggle to the left to turn the option OFF. This prevents users from saving a payment application if any of the payment application's line items exceed 100% of the budgeted amount in the commitment on this Procore project.
      OR
    • To allow over-billing. Move the  toggle to the right so the toggle to turn the feature ON. This is the default setting. This setting prevents lets users save a payment application if any of the payment application's line items exceed 100% of the budgeted amount in the commitment on all of your company's Procore projects.
  4. Click Update.

Beta  Subcontractor Payment application Workflow Settings

These settings are only available if your company enables the Workflows tool and a workflow template is assigned to the project. See Assign a Custom Workflow Template to a Project. To learn how to configure the settings, see Configure a Custom Workflow Template for Subcontractor Payment applications on a Project.