The University of Sydney

Improving the University of Sydney’s ability to operate transparently and compliantly

The University of Sydney was founded in 1850 as Australia's first university.  Regarded as one of the world's leading universities, it caters for around 70,000 students and turns over around 3 billion dollars a year. The University of Sydney was awarded a Highly Commended Award at the 2021 SAP Concur Client Excellence Awards for their finance transformation success.

The university was previously challenged with lack of visibility and control around compliance and auditing as well as many manual work processes. Their finance transformation efforts focused on improving visibility, compliance and auditing processes and well as delivering an improved user experience.

View the video above to learn where they're now at.  

The most tangible metric we can take out of the implementation of Concur can be found in two things:  Firstly, the number of people that we had working on expenses before the implementation. And secondly, in the amount of money in outstanding acquittals, which is down to such a small number now that I no longer measure it. 

– Wayne Andrews, CFO, The University of Sydney