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(Legacy) How do I bill for stored materials in Procore?

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On March 23, 2022, the redesigned subcontractor progress claim beta experience was turned ON in all Procore project's using the Commitments and Invoicing tools. To give you time to preview the design changes, Procore is providing users with the option to switch between the new and legacy experience until September 2023. After September 2023, the ability exit out of the new experience will be removed and the legacy experience will no longer be available in Procore. To learn more, see Financial Management: New Admin & Collaborator Views for Subcontractor Invoicing.

This page details the legacy experience. To learn how to bill for stored materials in the new experience, please see How do I bill for stored materials in a subcontractor progress claim?

Important!  If you are a Procore customer who has purchased a custom workflow (see Procore Custom Solutions),  your company account has a customised approval path for processing subcontractor progress claims. To learn how to bill for stored materials in your environment, please reach out to your company's Procore point of contact.  


The term stored materials refer to materials that have been purchased prior to their planned use on a construction project. These are materials that are purchased by the entity performing the work and stored on a worksite prior to use. Typically, materials quantities are tracked on a line item in the Schedule of Values (SOV) so an progress claim with the amount owed for services or work can then be submitted to the appropriate party.

Examples of stored materials include Bricks, Roofing Tiles, Drainage Pipes, Sheet Materials, Cement and Aggregates. 

How do I bill for stored materials?

To bill for stored materials, the contract or funding must be configured to use the 'Amount Based' accounting method. See How do I set the accounting method for a contract or funding? When a contract or funding is 'Amount Based', the progress claim works as follows:

  • Column F - Material Stored. Enter a value for the payment sought in the 'Materials Presently Stored' column. The total of the column must be recalculated at the end of each pay period. This value covers both materials newly stored for which payment is sought and 'Materials Previously Stored' which are not yet incorporated into the project. Note that payment for stored materials does not result in a deduction from this column. Only as materials are incorporated into the Project is their value deducted from this column and incorporated into Column E - Work Completed—This Period.
  • Every time you create a new progress claim in Procore, any value currently in Column F - Materials Stored will still be in Column F in the new progress claim. If you are incorporating those materials into the project this month, you will need to manually move the proper amount from Column F to Column E - Work Completed this Period.
  • Procore allows users to enter different retention percentages in the 'Work Completed' and 'Materials Stored' columns. In the event that you do apply a different retention percent to each, it's important to note that Procore will recalculate the retention value when you move an amount from the 'Materials Stored' column to the 'Work Completed' column. Below is an example showing what happens when the 'Work Completed Retention' is set to 10% and 'Materials Stored Retention' is set to 5%:

    In this example, a lower retention amount was withheld on the materials while they were stored and then the full retention was taken once they were incorporated into the project.

    • $50,000 Work Completed    
    • $5,000 Work Completed Retention withheld
    • $10,000 Materials Stored
    • $500 Materials Stored Retention withheld
    • $70,000 Work Completed ($50,000 from Previous + $10,000 Work this Period + $10,000 Materials Stored)
    • $7,000 Work Completed Retention withheld
    • $0 Materials Stored
    • $0 Materials Stored Retention withheld
    • Looking at the Summary Page, note that line 5B for Materials Stored Retention will only show a value if there are current materials being stored. All retention moves into Work Completed retention as the materials are incorporated into the project.