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Invoicing Methods & Best Practices

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UC San Diego accepts invoices submitted online via Transcepta or Payment Compass. If you have questions or concerns regarding our invoice methods please contact the Accounts Payable team.

Accounts Payable

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Electronic Invoicing Options

UC San Diego's invoicing methods support sustainability best practices and our institutional goals. Suppliers can select the e-invoicing method that best meets their invoicing volume needs.

  • Transcepta - UC San Diego’s preferred invoicing option for suppliers who submit 5 or more invoices annually, is through Transcepta, a third-party invoicing partner
  • Payment Compass – UC San Diego’s self service  invoice upload feature* is recommended for suppliers who submit less than 5 invoices annually.

*For pre-existing suppliers who have already set up via other methods such as Transcepta, the invoice submittal process will not change. 

Avoid Payment Delays 

Important: Invoices submitted without the information below cannot be processed and will be returned to the supplier.

  • Invoice number
  • Purchase order number
  • Invoice Date
  • Bill to Name
  • Bill to Address
  • Payment terms
  • Item
  • Invoice total

In order to facilitate the smooth processing of your invoice please adhere to these guidelines.

  • Tax, Freight, and additional charges must be listed separately (freight should be itemized with the additional charges)
  • Signs of all dollar amounts must be the same. For example, all line items must be (+) or (-).
  • The PO line item number must be an exact match