Travel and Expense
Four Tools to Speed Up Your Expense Reporting
Admit it, you always put your expense reporting off until the last minute. (Don't we all?) But avoiding your reporting means you're not getting reimbursed as quickly as you could be and maybe even risking credit-damaging late fees on your corporate card. Luckily, as an SAP Concur user, you can take advantage of a few tips, tricks, and tools that make doing your expenses quick and easy.
1. ExpenseIt in the SAP Concur Mobile App
Your favorite receipt app, ExpenseIt, is now in the SAP Concur mobile app. This tool will help you expense as you go and avoid sorting through a daunting pile of receipts at the end of a business trip. As soon as you get a receipt, open up ExpenseIt in the SAP Concur mobile app and take a picture. The image will be uploaded to Concur Expense and an expense entry will be created, categorized, itemized, and attached to the corresponding corporate card charge if applicable.
More information about ExpenseIt can be found on the ExpenseIt User Resources page as well as in this post.
2. Account Connections
Continue to automate your expense process by connecting apps like Uber and Lyft to have receipts from business rides flow straight into Concur Expense.
Additionally, if your company has purchased access, you can enroll in My Travel Network and connect frequent traveler accounts. Once you do, receipts from the flights and hotels you booked with participating vendors will appear in Concur Expense.
All of these connections can be made in the SAP Concur App Center.
Discover how to enroll in My Travel Network and connect your frequent traveler accounts on the SAP Concur Traveler Resources page.
TripIt is a great tool to help you organize your business trips, but did you know it can help you expense them as well? Connect your SAP Concur account to TripIt. Then, when you forward your travel confirmation emails to email@example.com, your itineraries will flow into Concur Expense and be attached to the corresponding charge if found. This will help simplify expensing items that require an itinerary to be attached.
With these tips you'll be able expedite your expense reporting and get reimbursed in no time.
If your company has purchased access to TripIt Pro, visit the SAP Concur Traveler Resources page to learn how it can help you stay one step ahead.
4. Concur Drive
If you drive your personal car for work, Concur Drive can help you cut down on the time you spend expensing mileage considerably. By capturing mileage as you drive, accurate expenses are created in real-time and can even be sent straight to Concur Expense for you.
You can learn more by visiting the Concur Drive User Resource page as well as this post.