Authorized UB faculty and staff use the online travel and expense reimbursement system Concur to book business travel, and to submit business travel and non-travel expenses for reimbursement.
Check System Status
The status of the travel and expense system and all its related services are continously monitored. If there are any interruptions in service, a note will be posted here > Check the Concur Service Status Dashboard
The travel and expense system streamlines the reimbursement process by eliminating the need to submit paper receipts and vouchers.
The travel and expense system enables you to make business travel reservations and to submit your business travel and non-travel expenses for reimbursement.
Use the travel and expense system if you:
Access training, tip sheets and step-by-step videos on how to use the travel and expense system.
The travel and expense system workflow process by role:
In the travel and expense system, delegates are individuals who are authorized to complete work on another user's behalf. You can assign multiple delegates to work on your behalf.
Assign a delegate permission to:
Upon logging in to Concur for the first time, all individuals must complete and update their profile:
1. Log in to Concur
2. Access Your Profile
3. Complete and Update Your Profile
Click on Personal Information:
Complete your profile information and click Save after each section. Be sure to complete any fields marked Required:
4. Activate E-Receipts
5. Follow Getting Started Guides
Most travel and expense reimbursement processes that were previously paper-based have now been streamlined, so some actions are different in the travel and expense system.
E-receipts are electronic receipt images in the travel and expense system that replace paper receipts. E-receipts are required for most expense types with the exception of per diem, mileage or fixed meals.
If you are missing a receipt for one of your expenses, contact the supplier to request a copy. For some expense types, a Missing Receipt Affidavit can be completed in the travel and expense system and attached to your expense report instead.
Retaining Original Receipts
Retain your original receipts until your expense report is processed in the travel and expense system and reconciled to the monthly reports. If travel expenses are being charged to a grant, follow the grant guidelines for record retention.
Travel requests are proposed requests for travel that must be submitted and approved in the travel and expense system before you make your reservations. Your department will determine if you are required to submit a travel request or not.
Reserving a Hotel Designated as a Preferred Conference Location
When attending a conference, the organizer may have designated a location for you to book a hotel. You may choose to make reservations using the information provided by the conference or you can check in the travel and expense system for a cheaper rate.
Frequent Flyer Miles or Points
Add your frequent flyer miles or points to the travel and expense system in your Profile Settings. As you make reservations, your frequent flyer miles or rewards will be added to your travel itinerary.
Selecting Your Airline Seat
In the travel and expense system you can select your airline seat. First choose your flight, then click the Select Seat option. The legend will show you which seats are available for your flight.
Flight Change Notifications
Download the mobile app TripIt Pro to receive notifications about flight delays, cancellations, gate changes and carousel numbers for luggage pickup.
Unused tickets are nonrefundable tickets that have not been used, usually due to a traveler's change in plans. A credit will be applied on the airline that you can use at a later date. The credit will show up in your profile and will appear when you make future travel reservations.
Changing an Airline Ticket
To change your airline ticket reserved in the travel and expense system, contact The Travel Team, Inc. at 716-332-6500 or toll free number 800-633-6782.
When to Complete an Expense Report
Expense reports must be completed within 30 days of your trip end date. All e-receipt images must be loaded into the travel and expense system or provided to your delegate and all credit cards charges must be available.
Tracking an Expense Report
To track the status of your expense report, on the Concur home page click Open Reports or Expense. Open Reports will display the current status of the report. To view actions taken on the report, select the report and click Details, then click Audit Trail. If the expense report has already been paid, click Expense then click the link Report Library to view the expense history.
In the travel and expense system, per diem is referred to as travel allowance. Travel allowance includes incidental expenses which you would not be reimbursed for such as tips to bellmen or hotel cleaning staff.
The travel and expense system mobile apps are optional and available to complement the online site.
For help installing and using mobile apps, go to Travel and Expense Training Resources.
An updated version of the Concur Mobile app was released on Aug. 13, 2018. The update integrated the existing ExpenseIt app features into the Concur Mobile App.
The existing ExpenseIt app will continue to function until it is discontinued on Dec. 31, 2018. Start using the Concur Mobile app now to learn the ExpenseIt features.
The Concur Mobile app complements the desktop site and fully integrates the expense management process.
Use the app to make travel reservations, take pictures of your receipts and create expense reports directly from your mobile device.
System users should follow these hierarchical steps for help and support: