Overall Satisfaction with Concur Travel and Expense
We use concur to manage and submit any qualifying expenses for overnight travel. Those who drive their personal vehicles use it to track their mileage as well. We upload our receipts to be reimbursed. I typically expense lunch and dinner, tolls, hotel, cell phone, meals with clients, and sometimes office supplies.
- Receipt uploads are simple
- Provides error message for missing information
- User friendly
- Itemizing certain expenses (like lodging) can sometimes be tricky.
- Adding attendees for meals is sometimes difficult.
- Entries are sometimes redundant.
- Time saved for both employee and higher management.
- Makes budgeting more efficient.
- Makes payroll more efficient.
Before Concur we had a simple Excel spreadsheet that was used to track expenses. We would fill out our expense log biweekly and received our reimbursement on our paycheck depending on the time of submitting the Excel file. We would have to upload our receipts manually using a scanner and submit those separately with the Excel file. Concur makes it much simpler.
We do not utilize any integrated software that I am aware of.
Having the mobile app has streamlined the reimbursement process and made payroll much more efficient. Employees are happy to save time and be able to easily reference past expense reports. The ability to easily track expenses on the go makes traveling for work much easier. Tracking mileage is also much easier rather than keeping a written log.
Prior to Concur, we used Excel files that were submitted from the employee to their direct manager or higher up beyond that. With Concur, it is much simpler to approve and track expense reports. Tracking mileage is also much easier with the ability to turn GPS tracking on and off rather than having to keep track of daily miles manually.
Concur is well suited for tracking personal miles and travel expenses that are accompanied by a receipt. If you are an employee using personal payment concur is an easy way to track your business expenses and to be reimbursed by your company. If you are traveling with a company credit card or might be less appropriate.