Prime Contract - Change Order Acroynms
The Change Order Management feature was one of the primary reasons for selecting Procore as our project management software. Unfortunately, our efforts implementing the Financial Management product line have not been as successful as we had hoped. To maximize utilization of this product line we purchased the Viewpoint Vista Connector. We recently wrapped up testing and concluded the connector will help eliminate redundancies and streamline our change order management process in leveraging the Prime Contract tool. Although this may sound like a step in the right direction the Prime Contract tool is in dire need of improvements. One those improvements include language modification to the owner change log and forms. Throughout Filanc’s change management training, end users have expressed great angst regarding Procore’s acronyms which has led to minimal buy-in and inefficiencies. Most end users in construction are familiar with owner changes referred to as an Owner Change Order (OCO) or Change Order (CO). In this case Procore uses the terminology Prime Contract Change Order (PCCO). This acronym is very similar to the Potential Change Order (PCO) request which is submitted to an owner. As you know similar acronyms may cause confusion creating problems and annoyance when the meaning is not understood nor embraced. It is difficult for end users to grasp and adopt Procore’s similar acronyms as it requires additional effort to differentiate the types of change order documentation. Procore and customers would benefit heavily if they would provide a feature allowing clients to modify the owner change order language to a terminology commonly used in the “construction” industry.
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John Andres commented
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS CHANGE UNILATERALLY TO EVERYONE...ONLY ON A COMPANY BY COMPANY BASIS
Jessica White commented
This causes issue both with clients, and internally. Often PMs think they've created a Change Order, when it is still just a PCO.
Derek Koop commented
PCO or CCO - Potential Change Order / Contemplated Change Order
CO - Change Order
RFX - Request for Change (when the PCO comes from us or our subs)
Having the ability to modify to the company standard would be helpful. I haven't heard of anyone using PCCO and that has caused confusion for us as well.
Cinthia Gil commented
Luis Reyes Comment is on point. Understood if this can't change in order to please the masses but at least give the ability to change the acronyms internally.
Luis Reyes commented
CO - Owner Change
PCO - Potential Change Order
CCO - Commitment (Vendor/Subcontractor) Change Order
Rod Cuesta commented
Tom Holley commented