Ellucian Spend Management Suite powered by Chrome River

Automates accounts payable processes and purchasing card reconciliation, and uploads hotel folios into expense reports seamlessly.

Simplify expense processing from start to finish

Improve efficiency

Automate the entire travel expense submission, approval, and reimbursement process.

Accelerate payment

Submit expenses and receipts from any mobile device for faster reimbursement.

Provide visibility

See trends and spend with real-time analytics and reporting dashboards

Reduce paper

Minimize IT support with an easy-to-use SaaS solution.

Features

Automate the entire travel expense submission and reimbursement process to boost accuracy and efficiency.

Travel expense management processing

Automated expense processing

Save time and reduce the costs of managing travel-related expenses.

  • Boost efficiency with an optical character recognition (OCR) feature that reads receipts and automatically creates the expense 
  • Speed adoption with an easy-to-use interface and browser, email, and mobile-enabled features 
  • Ease administrative burdens with automatic, process-driven expense submission  
  • Check expense report status and actions needed with real-time tracking feature 
  • Configure the approval process and assign approvers with dynamic, multi-level workflow 
Travel expense management preapproval integration

Pre-approval and travel data integration

Speed reimbursement and help your institution manage travel costs. 

  • Submit pre-trip authorizations and approvals based on configurable business rules 
  • Control costs before spending actually happens 
  • Release travel funds by source with pre-approvals 
  • Allocate pre-approvals to multiple expense reports over time 
  • Incorporate travel data into most booking systems seamlessly 
Travel expense management currency conversion

Travel advances and automatic currency conversion

Ease travelers’ financial and administrative burden. 

  • Create invoices and recover advances with Accounts Payable integration  
  • Enter expenses in multiple currencies and automatically convert them back to base currency 
  • Boost accuracy with foreign exchange rates updated daily 
Travel expense management card program

Institution-wide card program management

Reconcile both travel and non-travel charges made with credit cards. 

  • Manage travel cards, p-cards, corporate cards, and “one” card programs  
  • Assign credit card transactions to an expense item and see the entire cost of your trip in one view   
  • Send automatic email notifications when charges are ready for review 
  • Assign unique allocations for p-card transactions 
  • Drag-and-drop items into expense reports 
Travel expense management electronic documents

Electronic documents and receipts management

Streamline the audit process and eliminate paper storage costs. 

  • Capture receipts with a mobile device and attach them directly to the expense report for easy access and retrieval 
  • Secure documents with access rights and archive them to comply with policies 
  • Use full mobile receipt and expense report submission features that work across any device for a consistent user experience and real-time status tracking 
Integration with finance solutions

Integration with finance solutions

Manage the flow from expense submission to payment from a single system. 

  • Establish travel policies, allocate travel funds, authorize expenditures, and process payments to improve compliance with fiscal policies 
  • Leverage key accounting and payment capabilities within Ellucian ERP finance modules to ensure consistency with your accounting system  
  • Modify or update a highly configurable business rules engine without IT support 
Travel expense management real time analytics

Real-time analytics and dashboards

Deliver timely access to expense data at the click of a button. 

  • Provide finance staff with visibility into travel and expense spending, travel frequency, and supplier costs 
  • See expenses by department, vendor, and more to help you manage overall spend and negotiate better discounts 
  • Make more informed decisions with charting, scheduling, calculations, sorting, pivoting, and other advanced functions 
Software as a service

Software-as-a-Service

Realize a return on your investment sooner with a faster implementation. 

  • Start using the solution quickly—no additional hardware or software needed  
  • Reduce the total cost of ownership—installation and updates are managed for you 
  • Reduce start-up costs and capital expenses with a single monthly subscription fee for software, support, maintenance, and administration 
Travel Expense Management Chrome River simplifying expense processing

We chose Ellucian Travel and Expense Management because it’s tied to Banner Finance and Ellucian.

Carole Wilson, Business Systems Analyst | University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Connected products

Streamline approvals and payments while minimizing spend and fraud.

Ellucian Folio

Automate extraction of line item data from hotel receipts and populate hotel expense reports.

Ellucian Card Reconcile

Reconcile non-travel related purchasing card charges and facilitate daily reconciliation with unlimited report submission.

Ellucian Invoice

Get full visibility and control over invoice processing regardless of how or where invoices enter your campus.

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