Welcome to the University’s Expense website, SMU’s site for expense management.
CONCUR SERVICE STATUS
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:30 AM
Concur is experiencing an outage with Expense and Travel. The investigation is ongoing but they do not have an ETA at this time. I will provide more updates as soon as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Please use the Concur® Login to report all non-travel SMU Card (pcard) expenses and request all expense reimbursements. If you are a first time user or someone who wants further information about the policies or procedures, use the sidebar navigation. For information on Purchase order requirements and going through Purchasing for larger dollar purchases or requesting payments to vendors and others through Accounts Payable, please see the helpful links section.
Please submit a ticket for assistance with NON-TRAVEL/NON-ENTERTAINMENT
questions/issues using the link above. This is for Concur related items only. Please click on the Concur link in the menu. All card increase/new requests still need to be email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Training: On going training/assistance that cannot be done over the phone can be scheduled as a one-on-one training session. Please email Millicent Grant at email@example.com with your available schedule.
May 4, 2015
Through Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C), the Procurement Initiative team has launched several initiatives to improve all aspects of the purchasing process for end-users, approvers and administrators. We are excited to announce that Concur—our new cloud-based, mobile-ready tool—will soon simplify all SMU pCard and business expense reimbursements, resulting in faster, easier processing. The transition to Concur is scheduled for June 20, 2015. As of that date, use of Concur will be mandatory.
To help facilitate an effective transition, we have been working with members of the SMU faculty, staff and administration to ensure that the overall cost of the purchasing process is decreased while simultaneously improving the ease of operation.
Why are we implementing this new expense procedure?
- To replace manual, paper-based process with automated Concur system featuring state-of-the-art functionality (e.g., ability to upload required receipts electronically).
- To eliminate layers of approvals and paperwork by using automated, electronic approval processes and once-per-month report filing requirements.
- To greatly reduce reimbursement time for non-travel (as well as travel) expenses through direct deposit.
- To increase negotiating power with vendors as all expenses are captured and recognized as SMU spending by vendors.
If you have an expense that is related to or occurs while traveling, that expense will be reported under Travel within Concur. Non-travel SMU Card and business expense reimbursement will be under Expense within Concur.
Prior to the upcoming launch date, we will announce a variety of training resources to best fit your needs and your schedule. These will include live training workshops, online quick guides, frequently asked questions and online training modules.
For additional information, please reference the following sources:
- For travel or entertainment questions (booking travel, pre-travel requests, processing travel expense reports etc.), go to travel.smu.edu., or contact Travel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Access the full Travel and Entertainment Management Policy here.
- Please submit questions via the OE2C Comment/Question Form.
Thank you for your continued support of the OE2C initiative, which is strengthening the economic vitality of SMU, supporting our academic mission, and enhancing our stature as an outstanding academic institution.
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