Travel Made Easier with Concur
July 21, 2020
Travel Made Easier with Concur
Professional in MarketingComputer Software Company, 1001-5000 employees
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Concur Travel and Expense
Concur Travel and Expense is used to simplify traveling expenses for professionals at Ministry Brands. Particularly for the Marketing department, travel to trade shows and conferences are much easier to reimburse employees for their business expenses using Concur.
- Keeping an organized log of expenses
- Populating details of expenses using just a photo of the receipt
- Submitting expenses and tracking when you will be reimbursed by your employer
- More options for organizing the expenses into categories
- Quicker creating and submitting expense logs
- Negates the need to issue company cards
- Faster reimbursement
Concur Travel and Expense is the only expense management product I have used for business at multiple companies. Before that, I was issued a company credit card that I would have to collect receipts for and then code and organize each expense when the monthly bill arrived which was tedious and cumbersome. Using Concur made traveling much easier and was also beneficial for me in that I was able to accumulate points on my personal cards for expenses that I would be reimbursed for.
I am unaware of any other ERP system or software that my organization has integrated with Concur Travel and Expense. I simply use the product as it is available to me at Ministry Brands. I do not know of any additional tools that have been added or integrated into the platform.
Using Concur Travel and Expense allows a wider range of employees to travel and make company-related expenses without complicating the reimbursement process. This is beneficial in being able to send employees on business travel without having to issue them company credit cards and easily keep track of budgets for different departments and individuals.
Concur Travel and Expense simplifies the process on both ends, making it easier to submit expenses by just scanning receipts and double-checking the auto-populated information and categorizing the pre-selected purchases rather than having to keep receipts for an entire trip and then code each expense at the end. The employee can then track the status of their submission and reimbursement which the admin side simply has to review the organized log that has been submitted to approve. Once it is approved, the employee is alerted and knows they can expect reimbursement in relatively soon.
It is especially useful for travel and the app makes it easy to just upload receipts for expenses as you go rather than collecting receipts and needing to submit them all at once. There is always the risk of misplacing some or wondering if you have them all. It also makes it much easier to keep track of how much you're spending on a particular trip in case there is a budget you need to adhere to. It would probably be less necessary for everyday business expenses like office supplies, but for remote workers, I would say that it is still very relevant and would simplify the process.