Travel Updates

Please Note: The Contracts, Procurement, and Travel Teams are all currently working remotely. All phones are forwarded so you can continue to reach us through all the usual channels.

Announcements & Updates

Western's transition from TEM to Concur, the new electronic travel expense management solution, is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020.

Advantages 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 is TEM being 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.