Create a Change Order

OBJECTIVE

To create a Change Order in ConstructionOnline.

BACKGROUND

After building an Estimate and entering into a contract with your client, changes to the scope of work may still occur. By creating Change Orders, you can account for these changes as well as keep your project's accounting information accurate and on track.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • Company Users assigned to the Project must have full permissions to create, edit, or delete Change Orders.
  • ClientLink Users assigned to the Project must have permission to view and approve/reject Change Orders.
  • TeamLink Users assigned to the Project must have permission to view Change Orders in which they're a designated Resource.
  • Change Orders will not be factored into the Estimate until Approved. 
  • Some fields are customizable, allowing you to add, edit, or remove items. These fields will be indicated by the gear icon

STEPS TO CREATE A CHANGE ORDER

  1. Navigate to the desired Project via the Left Sidebar
  2. Select the Financials tab
  3. Choose the Change Orders category
  4. Click the green +Add New Change Order button
    1. This will open the New Change Order window
  5. Enter Change Order information:
    1. Details: 
      1. Name the Change Order (required)
      2. Enter a Number, G.C. Change Order #, Subtitle, Description, Item Webpage, Submitted & Approval Date, and Added Work Days (optional)
      3. There are 3 optional dropdown menus: Trade, Type, & Change Reason. These fields can be customized
    2. Price:
      1. Method - choose Lump Sum or Detailed to fit the level of detail you want
      2. Price Calculation - Enter Price information in the desired fields
    3. Assigned Resource(s): Assign TeamLink users you want to have access to the Change Order
    4. Attachments: Upload or drag & drop any Files/Photos pertinent to the Change Order
    5. Status: Set the Change Order Status to Draft or Pending Approval
      1. Draft Change Orders will not be visible in the Portal & cannot be Approved/Rejected
      2. Pending Change Orders will be visible in the Portal & are available for Approval/Rejection
  6. Click Save

You can create a Change Order anywhere in the Financials category by clicking the green +New button to the top right of the Left Sidebar.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • To ensure your ClientLink and TeamLink Users can access Change Orders in the Portal, view Manage ClientLink/TeamLink Permissions.
  • Set Custom Project Permissions for Employees to control how Company Users are able to access and interact with Change Orders.
  • Only Approved Change Orders will show on the Estimate and be added to the Project total. Pending & Rejected Change Orders will show on the Estimate, but will not alter the Project total.
  • ConstructionOnline Invoices can only be created for Approved Change Orders.
  • Approved Change Orders can be sent to QuickBooks.

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