Posting Per Diem Expenses

A per diem expense that's been approved can be posted so that the relevant accounts are updated in Business Central, and ultimately the user is reimbursed.

Once a per diem expense is posted, it can't be updated anymore.

Per diem expenses can be posted individually or as a batch. Below there are examples of both methods.

You can post an expense by following the example below. Posting other per diem expenses types is similar.

Posting an expense

To post an individual expense, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the search icon, enter Expenses , and then choose the related link.
  2. Select the expense you want to post. Please note that the expense must be approved already.
  3. On the action bar, select Process > Post.
  4. The document will now be posted and moved to Posted Expenses.

Note

When posting a per diem expense, further checks are carried out. If there are warnings, a dialogue with the issue will be displayed. If the issue can be bypassed, the purpose of the dialogue is to inform you about potential issues. On the other hand, when there are errors, an error message will be displayed, and these errors have to be corrected before you can post the document.

Posting multiple expenses in a batch

You can also post multiple expenses as a batch. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the search icon, enter Expenses, and then choose the related link.
  2. On the action bar, select Process > Post batch.
  3. A dialogue will be displayed where further details need to be specified.
  4. If you want to group expenses into a settlement, you can do so by selecting Group by Settlement. All expenses will be added to a new settlement, and the settlement will be posted, posting all the per diem expenses together.
  5. When you post multiple expenses, it's possible to change the posting date. You do this by enabling Replace posting date and then choosing the method of replacement.
  6. On the Filter: Expense section, you can specify filters on which per diem expenses should be posted.
  7. Click OK, and the per diem expenses will be posted and moved to Posted Expenses.

Note

When posting per diem expenses in a batch, per diem expenses with a warning or error comment will be skipped as the admin must do further corrections. The admin will get feedback about the related issues and is expected to process the per diem expenses in question individually.