GMS Spend Categories further define expenses on operational transactions and connect those goods, services, or other expenditures to the appropriate ledger account.
For procurement and supplier invoice transactions the spend category is tagged on the transaction and the ledger account is derived through the account posting map table. For accounting journals the user must define both the spend category and the ledger account.
Use the Job Aid below to view the list of available spend categories. This is a static list that is updated periodically as new spend categories are added to GMS.
Spend categories generally are assigned to capture broad expenditures in order to minimize both the maintenance of and user selection of appropriate spend. If you feel a new spend category is necessary for audit, other compliance, or executive management reporting use the form below to request an additional spend category.