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Overview

Let’s connect SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Concur!

Systems

We will integrate:

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud: cloud ERP system
  • SAP Concur: cloud travel & expense system

Scope item: 1M1

Scenario

  • Replicate cost centers from S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Concur
  • Replicate WBS elements from S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Concur
  • Replicate expense report from SAP Concur to SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Create financial posting in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Prerequisites

SAP Best Practice Explorer

  • Read through scope item 1M1

SAP Activate Methodology

  • Go to the SAP Activate Methodology for S/4HANA Cloud
  • Choose Content
  • On the bottom left side filter for “Integration: Concur”
  • Read through the concur integration related steps of the SAP Activate Methodology

Cloud Integration Automation Service (CIAS)

  • CIAS will support you through the implementation of the integration scenario by adding a guided workflow to your implementation process
  • it is free of charge & an optional step for your implementation
  • for further information, read our CIAS blogs:

SAP Concur

  • You have purchase SAP Concur Expense Professional/Premium Edition

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

  • You have activated scope item 1M1 Concur – Financial Integration

Setup Integration

Steps in Concur

The Concur system needs to be setup for the integration.

These steps will be performed by your Concur implementation partner.

Once they have performed all needed steps, the implementation partner will provide you with the following, which you require for the setup in SAP S/4HANA Cloud:

  • Concur Company ID
  • Consumer Key
  • Secret
  • User & password
  • cost object hierarchy

Steps in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Setup Concur Integration

  • Go to Concur Integration -> Concur Integration Setup
  • Select “Okay” on the bottom right corner
  • Select System –> Create Connection
  • Choose Direct Connection
  • Give a communication arrangement, this will create a communication system under communication system, for example “Concur”
  • Provide Concur Host URL, for example “eu1.concursolutions.com”
  • Provide your port, by default it is 443

  • Provide Consumer Key from Concur
  • Provide Key from Concur
  • Provide Concur Company ID from Concur
  • If you do not have this information get in contact with your Concur implementation partner

  • Provide user & password created in Concur

  • Select Finish
  • Go to Cost Center -> change export
  • Insert the cost object hierarchy & type that was defined in Concur
  • Your Concur implementation partner can provide you with the relevant information

  • Repeat steps for project WBS elements

  • Go to Financial Posting -> Change Import
  • Choose the document types that should be transferred, you can choose both expense report & cash advance if required, then press continue

  • if you want to allow test user postings, select the filter “Accept test user postings”, then choose continue

  • insert your posting date, document type, relevance filter & your S/4HANA cloud system as logical system
  • as we want document type journal entries, we go with AB, you can find your S/4HANA Cloud system under the app communication system -> own system
  • press continue

  • choose your company code & vendor determination, in our example we go with User ID from SFSF, then press continue

  • perform cost object mapping, this depends on the cost object hierarchy defined in your Concur system
  • get in contact with your Concur implementation partner to define the mapping for each cost object

  • choose whether you want to import postings manually or automatically, we choose automatically and set start job to 1 minute, press continue
  • Save

A connection between S/4HANA Cloud & Concur is established

Test Integration

Cost center

Steps in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Concur Integration App

  • Go to Concur Integration -> Concur Integration Setup
  • Select Cost Center -> Phased Rollout

  • Here you can choose “Generic Definition” on the left side or “Single Objects” on the right side to define the objects that should be replicated
  • We choose “Single Objects” and add a new cost center that we want to replicate
  • Press Save

  • Go back
  • Select Cost Center -> Manual Export

  • Set your selection criteria if required
  • Select your receiving system
  • Press execute
  • Your cost center has been replicated to Concur

  • Go back
  • Select System -> Communication Monitor

  • You can see that under “SAP Integration Hierarchy / Cost Center” a successful object has been replicated
  • You will also see under “SAP Integration Hierarchy / Company Code” a successful object has been replicated because in the hierarchy the company code needs to be replicated first before the cost center can be replicated

  • If you press on your successful object you will see the cost center name, its validation date and last replication date
  • If you press on your successful object for company code, it will show you the company code that has been replicated

Steps in SAP Concur

List Management

  • Go to Administration -> Expense
  • Go to Expense Admin -> List Management
  • Choose Cost Objects -> Modify
  • You can see your hierarchy including your S/4HANA cloud system, your company code and your cost center

Project WBS Element

Steps in SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Concur Integration App

  • Similar steps to testing the cost center integration are required for the project WBS element integration
  • Go to Concur Integration -> Concur Integration Setup
  • Select Project WBS Element -> Phased Rollout
  • Here you can choose “Generic Definition” on the left side or “Single Objects” on the right side to define the objects that should be replicated
  • We choose “Single Objects” and add a new project WBS element that we want to replicate
  • Press Save
  • Go back
  • Select Project WBS Element -> Manual Export
  • Set your selection criteria if required
  • Select your receiving system
  • Press execute
  • Your project WBS element has been replicated to Concur

  • Go back
  • Select System -> Communication Monitor
  • You can see that under “SAP Integration Hierarchy / Project WBS Element” a successful object has been replicated

  • If you press on your successful object you will see the WBS element, short ID, description and last replication date

Steps in SAP Concur

List Management

  • Go to Administration -> Expense
  • Go to Expense Admin -> List Management
  • Choose Cost Objects -> Modify
  • You can see your hierarchy including your S/4HANA cloud system, your Project WBS Element, your project name & ID

Financial Posting

Steps in SAP Concur

Create Expense Report

  • Go to Expense
  • Create an expense report
  • choose your company code, cost object type & cost object ID
  • here you choose the company code and cost objects that were replicated from SAP S/4HANA Cloud to SAP Concur in our prior steps
  • include your expense items
  • submit your expense report

Steps in SAP Concur

Monitor financial posting

  • Go to Concur Integration -> Concur Posting Documents Monitor

  • You will see all financial postings that have been sent from SAP Concur to SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • Here you can search for your document ID or for the employee/vendor ID
  • Under ID you will find the username in SAP S/4HANA Cloud
  • You can see successful and failed postings

  • On the left side select your expense report, then under Display -> Document Protocol you can analyse further in case the posting failed
  • In our example field “segment” was not filled

  • Select Okay
  • On the left side select your expense report, then choose Display -> Posted Document

  • A new tab is created showing the journal entry of your financial posting

Conclusion

And that is it! Leave a comment if you have any questions 🙂

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