About Changes for Subcontractors/Suppliers
You can create subcontract change orders (SCOs) and PO change orders (POCOs) in conjunction with, or separate from the change order process.
Subcontract Change Orders - Subcontract change orders (SubCOs) are used to record a change in scope to an existing subcontract - for example additions or subtractions to existing items, or the creation of new scope items. The subcontract being changed does not have to be interfaced, but it does have to be approved in the PM module.
PO Change Orders - PO change orders (POCOs) are used to record a change in scope to an existing purchase order. Just like with subcontracts, the PO being changed does not have to be interfaced, but it does have to be approved in the PM module.
SCOs and POCOs are very similar in how they are created and processed in the application. The diagram below outlines the basic process.
Since a customer or estimate change order often drives SCOs and POCOs, Viewpoint integrates the two processes. For example, the PCO contains the information necessary to generate sub and PO changes. So approving a PCO can automatically create the Subcontract CO and Purchase Order CO.