How to Submit a Travel Expense Report in Concur


This article demonstrates how to reconcile and submit a Travel Expense Report. A Travel Expense Report within Concur is how you report actual costs of UC San Diego (UCSD) business travel to be reconciled and paid at the end of travel, this includes payments for University Card transactions, Payees for hotel and registration expenses, and Direct reimbursement to the Traveler.

Essential Information

Users and Delegates

Next Steps

Creating a Travel Expense Report

1. Log in to Concur via Single Sign-On.

Method 1: To start from Concur Requests:

2. Select the Requests module at the top of the page.
3. Select the approved Travel Request, and click on the Create Expense Report button on the upper right corner; this action will populate CoA information from the Travel Request to the Travel Expense Report.


Skip to Step 7 below ("Once the Expense Report has been created...")

Method 2: To start from Concur Expense:
2. Select the Expense module at the top of the page.
3. In Manage Expenses, select Create New Report.

4. In Create New Report > Report Type verify Travel Expenses is selected.

5. Fill out all of the required Trip Information (all fields marked with red asterisk), the Non-Employee or Student Traveler Name and Address fields if Traveler Type is Non-Employee or Student Non-Employee.

a. For Financial Unit, confirm that you are searching using the proper parameters; by Text or Code.
b. See this guide for more details on CoA; if you are unsure as to what to enter for the Financial Unit fields, please consult your Fund Manager.

6. Click Create Report

7. Once the Expense Report has been created, you can start adding Expenses, e.g., T&E Card transactions, CTS charges, out-of-pocket expenses.
8. The Report Header has the unique Concur Document Number: Report Key or Report ID.

Adding University Card Transactions to a Travel Expense Report

1. In the open Expense Report, select Add Expense.

2. In the Add Expense dialog box, in Available Expenses tab, view all available University Card charges, i.e. Travel & Entertainment Card, CTS Air/Hotel.
3. Select the trip-related card transaction(s) and select Add to Report.

4. Hover over and select each Card Charge to proceed to the Expense Details.

5. Enter pertinent travel Expense information:

a. Update the default Expense Type ("Undefined") from the drop-down menu to an applicable one for the card transaction, e.g. Parking, Meals & Incidentals.

b. To distribute or split costs across different CoA's, allocate the Expense(s) at the end before submitting the report.

i. For more information on Allocation, review the KB0032337: How to Allocate Expenses in Concur.

6. If Travel & Entertainment Card charges includes multiple types of Expenses (such as Hotel + Parking), create an itemization for each Expense Type in the charge by selecting the itemization tab.

                     i. For more information on itemizing hotel receipts, review theKB0032322: How to Itemize Hotel Receipts in Concur.

7. Enter the proper Expenditure Type (depending on type of travel) where indicated:

a. 536000 - Travel-In-State

b. 536001 - Travel Out-of-State

c. 536002 - Foreign Travel

8. Provide a Receipt as necessary by selecting the Attach Receipt Image box and following the instructions to attach a Receipt.
9. Repeat this process until you have claimed all card transactions for the Expense Report.

a. For more information, please refer to the KB0032028: How to Reconcile Travel & Entertainment Card Transactions.

Manually Adding Expenses to a Travel Expense Report

1. In the Manage Expenses > Report Library, select your report, e.g. Research Trip.

2. In the open Expense Report, select Add Expense.

3. In the Add Expense dialog box, select Create New Expense.

4. In the Search field, enter keyword for the Expense Type, e.g. Airfare.

5. In Expense Details section, enter the required Expense Type, Transaction Date, Payment Type, Amount and Currency.

a. If you are reconciling a lodging Expense, you are required to itemize the hotel folio, for specific guidance refer to KB0032322: How to Itemize Hotel Receipts in Concur.
b. For out-of-pocket expenses paid by the Employee Traveler (Concur User), use Payment Type: Payment to Employee.

6. Enter the proper Expenditure Type (depending on type of travel) where indicated:

a. 536000 - Travel-In-State

b. 536001 - Travel Out-of-State

c. 536002 - Foreign Travel

7. If required, attach a receipt by selecting the Add a Receipt box, select Upload New Receipt Image, and select your desired attachment.
Acceptable file formats: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .tif, or .tiff – 5MB limit per file.

8. Select Save Expense
The system will save the expense and return to the Manage Expenses tab.

9. Repeat this process until you have added all of the reportable Expenses.
10. If paying an outside entity; a Travel Supplier or Guest Traveler directly, verify the proper selections:

a. Payment Type is Payment to Payee (Non-Employee) and their preferred reimbursement method.

b. You will be prompted to enter in the Payee’s ID/Name and Address, e.g. PAYMT CK or PAYMT ACH.

c. For Prepayments, prepaying the Travel Supplier, provide payment details and any special requests in the Comment section.


Attaching a Travel Request to a Travel Expense Report

*If you created the Expense Report from the Request (Method 1 above), you can skip this section

1. Select the desired Report, in Report Details, select Manage Requests.

2. In Manage Requests, select Add

3. The list of your approved Requests will display, select the desired Request and select Add to Report.

4. The Travel Request will be linked with your Expense Report, close the window.

Submitting a Travel Expense Report

1. Remember to Allocate. If the expense report is complete and all the required documents are given, before submitting the expense report, please ensure all expense lines are allocated appropriately.   

To learn how to allocate expenses, please refer to KB0032337: How to Allocate Expenses in Concur.  

Once all the Expenses, manually entered, as well as any relevant Travel & Entertainment Card or UCSD CTS Air/Hotel Card Charges have been added, you are ready to Submit Report.

2. Click Submit Report and then Accept & Submit in the dialog box that displays.

3. The Expense Report has been submitted for approval

  1. When a Delegate clicks on the Submit Report button, Concur will prompt any potential errors and automatically send a notification to the Traveler that their Expense Report is ready for their Review and Submission.
  2.  Red alerts will prevent the report from being submitted, while yellow alerts are soft reminders.

Viewing Options for Expense Reports

To view all your Expense Reports and check status:
1. Select the Expense module from the top of the page, the Manage Expenses > Report Library will display.
2. The default View selection option on the right side is Active Reports. To view older reports, click the drop-down menu and select the appropriate timeframe.

To view the status of an submitted Expense Report:
1. From Manage Expenses ---> Report Library, the status will appear on the desired Report image.

2. To view the approval flow, select Report Details drop-down menu, select Audit Trail or Report Timeline.

a. You will be able to view who has approved and whose approval is pending.

To download, print or email the Expense Report:
1. With the Report open, click Print/Email or Print/Share (varies depending on user role).
2. Select **Report-Detailed

a. Detail Report: Prints a Report that includes report-level information from the Report Header and Expense entry level, including Itemization and Allocation details.

3. Select Feature Option

a. To download a copy, select Save as PDF.
b. To print the Report, select Print.
c. To email the Report, select Email, enter email address(es) for Email Recipients, and message in the Comment field, then select Send.
d. To email multiple recipients: separate the email addresses by a semicolon or a comma; however, do not insert a space following the semicolon or comma.


If you need any additional assistance, please submit a ticket here or call the IPPS Help Desk at (858) 534-9494.