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Announcing the Expansion of Concur

Announcing the Expansion of Concur 

Ascend 2.0 is reimagining and modernizing UCLA’s financial landscape. As the University prepares to transition to its brand-new procurement system, BruinBuy Plus, we’ll be expanding the functionality of our current Concur system. 

What's Coming?

Additional System Functionality

At this time, Concur is utilized for travel and entertainment (T&E) reimbursements, as well as direct-billed airfare, lodging, and T&E card requests. But it can do so much more! With this expansion, the system will also handle: 

  • Non-T&E Employee/Guest Business Expense Reimbursements,  
  • Monthly PCard Statement Reconciliation, and 
  • Travel Cash Advances
NOTE: Travel cash advances are only allowed in very limited circumstances.

Enhanced Customer Experience

We’re not just expanding Concur – we’re improving the user and customer experience.

By consolidating reimbursements and University credit card (T&E and PCard) processes in a single system, we’re creating a one-stop shop. A few of the other benefits you can expect are streamlined support and increased inquiry transparency!

Ways to Get Involved

Help shape the future of Concur by telling us about your current experience with non-T&E business expense reimbursements, PCard reconciliation, and/or cash advances. Want to get more involved? Volunteer for one of our focus groups (see survey for additional information). 


The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, March 3, at 5pm.

Stay Tuned

Keep an eye out for future communications, including our website launch, contact form, and timeline.