Expense lines enable you to track costs and represent when a point-in-time expense
incurred. Expense lines can be created manually or generated by the scheduled processing of
The Expense Line plugin is active for all instances. To use the Expense Allocations and Expense
Allocation Rules modules, activate the Cost Management plugin.
The ServiceNow platform
generates expense lines automatically when you create an asset, and updates expense lines
automatically when you revise the Cost or Quantity
field on an asset record.
Users with the financial_mgmt_admin and financial_mgmt_user roles can work with expense
Expense lines integrate closely with asset management, CMDB, cost management, and contract
management, but can be used with any application. The Source ID field on
an expense line record can be linked to any record in any table. This identifier allows expenses
to be associated with a wide variety of items, such as a contract, an individual asset, a single
configuration item, a software installation, a lease, a service contract, a user, or a group.