To provide users with an overview with your options for importing cost codes into Procore.
The Company and Project Level Admin tools include a 16 Division cost code structure that aligns to the CSI MasterFormat. See What are Procore's Default Cost Codes? However, some companies and projects may have requirements that lead you to create a unique cost code structure. When that is the case, you can import custom cost codes into either the Company level or Project level Admin tool.
Many companies design their cost code structure to align with the CSI MasterFormat. Other companies decide to implement a cost code structure that is unique to their industry, organization or project environment. Regardless of the structure, you can submit a request to have a Procore representative import the custom cost codes for you or you can expedite the import process and perform your own cost codes import using the Procore Imports App.
Cost Code Structure
Procore customers create varied cost code structures to use for budget and cost accounting. The specific cost code structure that your company chooses to use in Procore will depend upon your company's specific accounting methods, practices and requirements. Procore's cost code structure supports up to five (5) levels. However, most customers choose a two (2) or three (3) level structure for simplicity. The table below shows some commonly used terminology that corresponds to Procore's supported cost code levels.
|Procore (2 Level Template)||Procore (3-5 Level Templates)||CSI MasterFormat||Project Accounting|
|Division||Cost Code Level 1||Division||Project|
|Cost Code||Cost Code Level 2||Subdivision||Subsidiary|
|Unused||Cost Code Level 3||Section||Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)|
|Unused||Cost Code Level 4||Subsection||Actual Work Activities|
|Unused||Cost Code Level 5||Subsection||Labour, Equipment, Material (LEM)|
Tutorials About Importing Cost Codes
There are several methods for importing cost codes into Procore. The method that you choose will depend upon:
- The number of levels in the cost code structure that your company chooses to create. Most Procore customers choose to import a two (2) level cost code structure. Some opt for cost code structures with three (3) levels. However, Procore supports a cost code structure up to five (5) levels. To learn more about the cost code import process and cost code structure in Procore, please review the articles below.
- Whether you want to import cost codes to the Company or Project level Admin tool. Importing your cost codes to the Company level Admin tool allows you to add the codes to any project that you create in Procore. Importing your cost codes to the Project level Admin tool allows you to add those codes to the selected project and use them only on that project.
- Whether you want to import cost codes yourself through the Procore Imports App. Importing your cost codes yourself through the Procore Imports App allows you to expedite the import process. The app is only available for a system running Microsoft Windows 7 or newer. See Install Procore Imports.
Use the links in the table below to gain access to the appropriate tutorial:
|Number of Cost Code Levels||Company Level Admin Tool||Project Level Admin Tool|
|Two (2) Levels||Import Two-Level Cost Codes to the Company Admin Tool||Import Two-Level Cost Codes to the Project Admin Tool|
|Three (3) - Five (5) Levels||Import Multi-Level Cost Codes to the Company Admin Tool||Import Multi-Level Cost Codes to the Project Admin Tool|
|One (1) - Five (5) Levels
Procore Imports App)
|Import Cost Codes into the Company Admin Tool (Procore Imports)||Import Cost Codes into the Project Admin Tool (Procore Imports)|
Important Information For ERP Integrations
If your company has enabled the Company level ERP Integrations tool, it is recommended you use the steps below. In addition, keep in mind that the Procore Imports app does NOT support the import of cost codes to an integrated ERP system.
- Add QuickBooks Standard Cost Codes to a Project
- Add Sage 100 Standard Cost Codes to a Project
- Add Sage 300 CRE® Standard Cost Codes to a Project
- Integration by Procore: Add Viewpoint® Spectrum® Standard Cost Codes to a Procore Project
- Integration by Ryvit: Add Viewpoint® Vista™ Standard Cost Codes to a Project
Because each integrated ERP system uses unique terms for cost codes, the table below describes how third-party cost code terms correspond to each Procore Cost Code Level:
|Procore (3-5 Level Templates)||Sage 300 CRE® 1||Viewpoint® Spectrum® 2||QuickBooks® 3||Integration by Ryvit 4|
|Cost Code Level 1||Section 1||Phase Group (Major Group)||Item||Phase|
|Cost Code Level 2||Section 2||Phase Group (Minor Group)||Sub Item||Sub-phase|
|Cost Code Level 3||Section 3||Phase Code||Sub Item||Sub-sub-phase|
|Cost Code Level 4||Section 4 1||Unused||Sub Item 3||Unused 4|
|Cost Code Level 5||Unused||Unused||Sub Item 3||Unused|
2 The Procore + Viewpoint® Spectrum® integration can support more than three (3) levels. However, Procore will consolidate every character after three (3) levels into the third level. The recommended cost codes structure is three (3) levels.
4 The cost code structure for the Procore + Integration by Ryvit integration does NOT permit users to import cost codes into Procore and then export them to Integration by Ryvit. Instead, cost codes are a hard-coded two (2) level cost code structure and your cost codes must always be created in Integration by Ryvit. The Integration by Ryvit cost code structure does support up to four (4) levels. However, three (3) is the most common. See Configure Cost Code Preferences for Viewpoint Vista.