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Add a Variation in Portfolio Financials

 Note
The information in this tutorial applies to accounts with the Portfolio Financials product in Procore. Reach out to your Procore point of contact for more information. 

Objective

To add a variation to the Contract Room in Portfolio Financials.

Background

The Contract Room is a shared portal where vendors can submit variations and progress claims directly to the project team for approval throughout the duration of the project. The Variations tab of the Contract Room is where variations can be added and reviewed.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
  • Additional Information:
    • Progress Claims and variations are typically added by a contact on the vendor team, but can also be added by a member of your project team. The interface for vendors is nearly identical, except vendors cannot see your budget.
    • If your organization has the 'Variation Breakdowns' feature enabled for your account, you can choose to break down costs for a variation. See Add a Broken Down Variation in the Steps section below. 

Steps

  1. Navigate to the relevant Contract Room by clicking the name of the cost item in the project's Cost Tracker
    Note: Cost items with a Contract Room are marked with a ribbon  icon.
  2. Click the Variations tab.
  3. Click Add Variation.

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  4. Fill out the following fields:
    Note: Fields with an asterisk (*) are required. 
    • Number*
    • Title
    • Amount*
    • Date*
    • Description
  5. Optional: Click Add Document to upload any necessary documentation to the Documents section.
  6. Choose whether you want to notify the vendor of the variation you are adding:
    • Mark the checkbox next to 'Notify [Vendor Name] upon submission' to notify the vendor of the variation.
    • Clear the checkbox next to 'Notify [Vendor Name] upon submission' to add the variation without notifying the vendor. 
  7. Click Submit.

Optional: Add a Broken Down Variation

 Important
The 'Cost Breakdown' setting is only available if the 'Variation Breakdowns' feature is enabled for your organization's account. Reach out to your Procore point of contact for more information. 
  1. Fill out the following fields: 
    Note: Fields with an asterisk (*) are required. 
    • Number*
    • Title
    • Date*
    • Description
  2. Click the Cost Breakdown toggle to the ON  position.
    Note: After this setting is enabled, you will no longer be able to enter a lump sum amount for the change order.
  3. In the 'VAR Details' section, enter dollar amounts against each of the contract's program items.
  4. Optional: Click Add Document to upload any necessary documentation to the Documents section.
  5. Click Submit.
    Note: To review the broken down costs of a submitted change order, scroll to the Cost Details section. 

Demo

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