Travel Updates

Concur Replaces TEM

Western employee travel processed solely in Concur as of June 30, 2020.

Advantages of the new travel system include mobile access, built-in policy compliance, transparent approval routing, improved reporting, and risk mitigation. Travelers can take photos of receipts on-the-go and submit electronic itineraries and expenses to auto-populate reports. 

Quick Guides - Concur

Why was TEM replaced?

Ellucian, TEM’s vendor, stopped providing updates to the application in 2016 as they transitioned to offer a different software opportunity. Since then, the support they provide Western for TEM has been steadily diminishing and is now expected to be completely unavailable by the end of 2020. Western needed to make a change.

About SAP Concur

After an extensive RFP process, vendor demos and campus feedback, Western selected SAP Concur to replace TEM. Based in Bellevue, WA, Concur was founded in 1993 and currently partners with more than 40,000 clients worldwide, including over 400 institutions of higher education. SAP Concur offers Western a best-in-class platform that connects travel, expense, and risk management into one powerful solution.