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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 general contractor who created a prime 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 specialty contractor with expertise in electrical work and you have created a GC/Client contract with a general contractor or client who will be paying you to perform all of the electrical work on the project.  

Upstream vs Downstream Invoices

 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 & Specialty Contractors Point-of-View Dictionary Options.

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

Upstream vs. Downstream Relationships
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General Contractors
English (United States)
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English (Owner Terminology V2)
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Specialty Contractors
English (Specialty Contractor Terminology)
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