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2727678 - Expense Report Goes In Approval Instead of In Audit.


New expense reports on behalf of do not get the status "Audit" first, even though you have made the following configuration:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Select the Fine Tuning Activity Business Task Management for Expense and Reimbursement Management.
  4. Click Edit audit and approval scenarios.

For the concerned country the field "Audit required" and percentage to be audited = 100%.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Travel and Expenses work center.
  2. Select New Expense Report On Behalf.
  3. Enter all required information.
  4. Click Save.

The Expense Report goes straight to In Approval instead of going to In Audit.


User has access to the Travel and Expenses work center.


When a user with access to the Travel and Expenses work center creates an expense report using the link New Expense Report on Behalf, he is an auditor by himself.

In this case the audit process is skipped and the expense report goes to 'In approval'.

Hence there is a behavior difference whenever an expense report is created on "New expense report on Behalf" via Travel and Expenses work center and "New expense report" via Home work center.

Audit step will not be skipped if the expense report is created by the employee himself using the link in self services.


expense report, missing audit , KBA , SRD-FIN-ERM , Travel and Expense Management , How To


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