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Create a Budget Modification


To transfer money on a (locked) budget from one line item to another without using a Prime Contract Change Order. 


The budget modification feature is designed to provide project managers with the ability to accurately adjust a project's current budget. With this feature, you can create modifications that transfer allocated funds between budget line items, which provides you with the flexibility to accurately adjust the budget as allocation amounts change over the course of a construction project.


Things to Consider

  • Required User Permission:
    • To create budget modifications, 'Standard' or higher on the project's Budget tool.
    • To configure the Budget tool, 'Admin' on the project's Budget tool. 
  • Limitations:
    • By default, the Budget tool supports modifications that transfer amounts from one (1) budget line to another, which results in a "net zero" transaction and updates the Original Budget and Budget Modification amounts.
      Note: If you want your project's budget to perform addition/subtraction to increase/decrease its totals, a user with 'Admin' permission on the Budget tool can click Configure Settings  and then place a checkmark in the 'Allow Budget Modifications Which Modify Grand Total' box.
    • Budget modifications may not be visible to your client.
    • If you added a budget line item for $0 after locking the budget, you will not be permitted to delete that budget line item should it be associated with a budget modification.
    • If you are using the labour costing feature,  you cannot revise budgeted units by creating a budget modification. See Add a Budget View for Real-Time Labour Costing.
  • Additional Information:
  • For companies using ERP Integrations:



  1. Navigate to the project's Budget tool.  
  2. Determine where you are going to make your budget modifications. Be sure to note the specific cost codes and catgories of the affected line items. For example, 02-900; M.
    If your company is using the ERP Integrations tool, the values in the 'Category' column correspond to the cost types in your integrated ERP system. See Assign Default Cost Types To Cost Codes.

  3. Click Create Budget Modifications.

    This button is only visible and available when:

    • The budget is locked. See Lock a Budget.
    • You have 'Standard' permission or higher.  
  4. Enter details about the funds being transferred: 
    1. From. Select the budget line item from which you want to remove funds. 
    2. To. Select the budget line item to which you want to add funds. 
    3. Transfer Amount. Enter the total amount for the funds transfer. 
    4. Note. Enter a brief, descriptive explanation about the funds being transferred. 
      In the example below, $2000.00 is being transferred from the Project Manager cost code and being added to the Superintendent cost code.
      • To automatically perform addition/subtraction or to automatically increase/decrease budget totals, a user with 'Admin' permission on the Budget tool can click Configure Settings  and then place a checkmark in the 'Allow Budget Modifications Which Modify Grand Total' box. 
      • To create multiple budget modifications, click Add Line Item and enter in the cost code divisions and amount. You can create up to seven (7) budget modifications at one time. 

  5. Click Create.
  6. Changes are highlighted under the "Budget Modifications" column. Related sub-totals will also reflect the changes accordingly. Subtracted amounts are enclosed in parentheses. (e.g. ($2,000.00)) Results from Example 1 are shown below.

  7. Remember, you can view the Budget Modifications Report to view a detailed record of all changes including the name of the person who made the change, as well as a timestamp. A link to the report can be found in the right pane of the Budget tool.


Next Step

If your company has enabled the ERP Integrations tool: