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sasrsc
Routine Member - Level 2

The new "normal" and Travel Messaging

When travel resumes (which it will), we are employing new rules around booking. We do not use Travel Request. It seems to me that there's a missing option(s) for the messaging workflow.

 

1) Travel Policy - Messages: I'd like to be able to present the user with a popup message when they click search. This can be done but then you have to duplicate the message for Air, Car and Hotel (as you never known what a user will be searching for). I don't want the user to see the same popup for the same trip 3 times or twice.

 

2) Custom Fields: We plan to add a new question to be presented at the beginning of a search - is this an essential business trip? yes/no etc... but with no, it still proceeds to booking. It would be nice to have it stop and not proceed if you said "no". Obviously - people will learn but regardless.

 

I know we could add to the company notes too but that's often overlooked, especially if the Expense Team has hijacked to top of the message visibility.

 

It seems like both options are only partially handled with the current technology. Am I missing something? Ideas?

 

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AshleyB
SAP Concur, Former Employee

Hi @sasrsc

 

Thank you for starting this conversation! I am very interested to learn what your fellow Community Members have seen work for them.

 

Any suggestions for sasrsc? Is anyone else looking to rethinking processes and practices once travel starts up again? 


Best,
Ashley Bragg
SAP Concur - Community Manager

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siteadmin
Occasional Member - Level 1

One suggestion would be to use the "Login Warning" under Travel Admin > Custom Text>Login Warning. 

 

This will display whenver the user logs in so it doesn't matter what they search they will alway see the message when they login and not multiple times when searching with air, car, and hotel search messages.  

sasrsc
Routine Member - Level 2

In the end we did not do a login message. We have Expense as well as Travel and we didn't want to hit Expense users with the message as it's specific to Travel. I wish there was a generic ... when you click a travel search message (and yes, I know I can do an air search, hotel search, car search but I find that a little clunky as they could see duplicate messaging). In the end we decided to add an "Important Notice" banner to the top of everyone's Company Notice then we also added a custom field (at start of booking) to have them stop and select this is an essential business trip. It's also a little clunky but I thought it would stop and give them a brief moment to think first before continuing. companynotes.jpgRegion Capture.jpg

Hello @sasrsc 

 

His topic is fantastic. It will be very useful to me.
The code you have written works.
I'm going to see how to redesign the company notes.

 

BR,

cj

SuzanneMush
Occasional Member - Level 3

@sasrsc, we are looking at revamping our Travel Company Notes.  I really like the way you have formatted yours with the three different columns and colors. Did you just copy/past that from an Excel file or do you mind sharing how you formatted it that way? 
Thank you!
Suzanne 

@SuzanneMush he possibly used the Source Code option on the Company Notes admin screen and used some HTML to do the formatting.

 

I'm replying as it seems that @sasrsc last post was a year ago, so not sure if he will be checking the community or not. Hopefully he'll see your post and provide some insight.


Thank you,
Kevin Dorsey
SAP Concur Community Manager
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sasrsc
Routine Member - Level 2

Thx Suzanne...

We followed standard html syntax that seems to currently work within the Concur framework (no guarantee it will last). There's a bunch of junk css style in there and I haven't focused much on cleaning it up but below is the gist of it. I hope I didn't delete too much to obfuscate private stuff. Send me an email directly if it doesn't work and we can do a quick teams meeting and I can show you.


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<p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #236fa1;"><strong>Monday-Friday 8:00-18:00 EST</strong> </span><br><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #236fa1;">Phone: [insert agency phone]</span><br><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #236fa1;">Email: [insert agency email address]</span></p>
<p style="background: white; margin: 0in;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #236fa1; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">xxx Travel can be contacted 24/7, for after-hours assistance, please call&nbsp;from within Australia: [insert after hours number]&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;"></span></span></p>
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SuzanneMush
Occasional Member - Level 3

@sasrsc this is fantastic!  Thanks for sharing.  I have your email from the Concur CTD User Group so if needed, I will email you directly. 
Thanks again!
Suzanne