I was wondering how you handle adding attendees to meal expenses. What works for your company and what has failed.
My company is thinking of adding the Concur directory feature and changing the group size of attendees from 25 to 5 or 10 and not requiring attendees names.
Would very much appreciate insight on what you are doing or what you like/don’t like.
We are just changing the attendee list feature for Entertainment. The tax laws (FBT) in Aus require that we have a name and the company, where they are a gustm employee or spouse as different portions of the tax rule are affteced by which type of attendee they are.
Hope this helps
So, a little known feature available in Concur (which I believe is turned on by default) is using Outlook to create an attendee list. How it works is this: You create an Outlook meeting invite and send it to those who will be attending the group meal. After they have accepted, and they must accept the invite for this feature to work, you can open the meeting invite then use the Forward option in Outlook. You will then forward as iCalendar to email@example.com. This will create a list of the attendees that will appear in your Available Expenses. I know there are other ways people get attendees added to reports, but if it is a larger group, this option may work well for you.
I retested this after reading your reply and it worked for me. So, without seeing exactly what you are doing, It is difficult for me to offer suggestions, but Amber has given some other options that are great.
Hi, Kevin -
Is this functionality of loading Attendee Lists from email still available, or has the functionality been deprecated?
As I understand, it was deprecated in the new UI. What other options other than the "Attendee Import" form and manually creating a list of 500 Attendees is recommended?
@new_phoenix you are correct, it has been deprecated.
I haven't come up with a good alternative or even heard of a good alternative other than using the Import option. I posted internally to see if there is some option I'm not aware of, however I feel that the Attendee Import is the only option for large numbers.
Our company has been using the concur directory for about a year now. Accounting and Payroll get reports for Meals and Entertainment. Payroll receives a weekly report on Gift Cards. Both needed the employee id for company's employees and guest's company name.
I created a rule to block business guests with our company name directing the user to use the directory when adding employees to the attendee list.
In the past, employees will use the name they know for the employee which in many cases was not the proper legal name.
The Outlook invite is used by many to automatically add attendees.
I thought attendee should be imported by a Concur admin? I have a list of people that are used by marketing team. We do not have email meeting. Can I import a list?
I'm trying to use the feature to e-mail the calendar event to myself. I checked my profile to confirm the email address I'm using is the one that is validated in Concur. I forward the calendar event to firstname.lastname@example.org but I it doesn't show up in my expenses. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Could it be because I'm not in Canada? (I noticed the Outlook app for Concur is only available in the US).
It is difficult to know what the issue is since we cannot see what it is you are doing. It could be that you aren't using the correct forwarding option. Also, if you are using the NextGen UI, you may not see it appear in Expense.
Would you be able to take some screenshots and provide them. That will help with troubleshooting.