Introduction to Concur

Columbia University has introduced a new travel and business expense management system called SAP Concur. This web-based and mobile enabled tool has replaced the paper-based forms. With Concur Travel, travelers can book domestic and international flights and make reservations for rental cars, hotels, and rail, with purchase information flowing directly into Concur Expense. Concur Expense streamlines the preparation of expense reports and helps you manage receipts, expenses, and travel from your mobile device. Here is a high-level overview of SAP Concur:

Concur Overview Webinars for Staff

Training for All: Concur Travel and Expense Training

This web-based training is for all users of Concur, both travel and expense.  You can access the training here.  Depending on which modules of this training are pertinent to you, this should take about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete.

Once you have finished, we encourage you to submit the associated Training Acknowledgement to attest to training completion.

Training for Approvers: Managing Travel and Business Expense Approvals in Concur

This web-based training is only for users who has been assigned the following role:

  • Supervisor

This training should take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Law School supervisors should have received notifications from ELM the University’s Enterprise Learning Management system, with a link to this training on Monday June 15.  Email notifications came from columbia@sabacloud.com.  

Please note that the Concur Travel and Expense Training (for all users) should be taken prior to the Approvals training.

The Approvals training includes a Knowledge Assessment for which a 90% or higher grade must be achieved before the Concur approval role is assigned to you.

If you have questions, please contact concur@law.columbia.edu

SAP Concur

Getting Started with Concur

  • Access Concur: Log Into Concur 
  • Log in with your UNI and password
  • Concur requires multi-factor sign-in authentication utilizing DUO

If a login warning appears reminding you to review and update your profile, click OK and you will be directed to the homepage of Concur.

Users should follow one of these training guides to set up their profile:

Travel and Expense Users

Expense Only Users (non-travelers)

Users should follow this job aid for guidance on how to assign and manage their delegates:

Assign and Manage Delegates

The following training guide will help you manage notifications and email reminders from Concur and World Travel Inc. (WTI)

Manage Notification Emails


Please contact concur@law.columbia.edu