Concur Help Overview

Concur Travel Request, Expense and Approval Help

Concur is the university and state college travel application where employees from each campus will utilize the same travel tools. All travel requests, travel booking*, expense reports, and approvals will be processed through Concur. A comprehensive Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the new policy and using Concur is available here.

Concur travel request, expense and approval applications provide a complete travel program along with Concur travel booking. Concur is accessible through the Firefly portal home page under Business Applications.

The University of Nebraska travel policy is available here. Faculty and staff are encouraged to review the policy and contact Melody Stark if they have questions at or (402) 554-3456.

This travel help site hosts quick reference guides (QRGs), tip sheets, and video tutorials to assist travelers and delegates (travel coordinators) in entering travel requests and expense reports, as well as guidance for travel approvers. Assistance for Concur travel booking, managed by Travel & Transport, can be accessed from the company notes section within the Concur application.

When a campus rolls out the new Concur travel application, the Firefly ESS Request functionality will be view-only; all saved/un-submitted and new requests must be created and submitted in Concur.

  • If the last day of travel is on or before October 15, 2018: Traveler can elect to leave the travel request in ESS or SAP TRIP. It is optional to cancel the ESS/SAP request and recreate a new request in Concur. Note: the expense report for a trip associated with an ESS or SAP Travel Request must be completed within the same system (ESS Expense or SAP TRIP).
  • If the last day of travel is after October 15, 2018, the request must be canceled and recreated in Concur. It is only necessary to cancel the travel request within ESS Travel or SAP TRIP. Travelers do not need to cancel airline tickets, hotel bookings, conference registrations or other bookings related to the trip. [To cancel an approved ESS travel request, re-save the request as 'open' and then click on cancel].

*Optional for the State College System.

Review this short video overview of the new Concur travel application.