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Abacus

10 Ratings

Abacus

10 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Bento for Business

1 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Abacus

Abacus has been great for our small startup of 37 employees, it has grown with our team since we were very small. Since we have not experienced it as a bigger company, I am not sure what the scalability would be like. If you're looking for a site with a cleaner look that is easy to use, Abacus is it. I haven't had to reach out to customer service yet because I haven't had any issues. If that isn't proof positive of how easy it is to use, I don't know what is!
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Bento for Business

Bento for Business is great for businesses where employers are wary of giving out credit cards to employees with unlimited spending. Because Bento is a prepaid debit card, this automatically puts a limit on how much employees can spend. There is also no concern about credit card bills being paid on time because of this.
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Pros

  • It is very easy for employees to upload their expense receipts to abacus.
  • Abacus has an easy UI.
  • We haven't had any issues with their customer service team not responding when asked.
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  • Detailed reporting
  • Reporting by Card
  • Has a mobile app
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Cons

  • When you upload a receipt to abacus it would be great to port in the information from the receipt to the text fields.
  • It would be good to have a more automated way for Abacus to integrate in with other payroll systems.
  • It would be nice to have more levels of permissions, e.g. manager level, administer level and employee level.
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  • easier way for employees to access their statements without setting them up as admins
  • monthly statements generated by card
  • monthly fee needs to be added to one of the card statements
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Alternatives Considered

I used expensify in my last role, however it was at a bigger company so I was not involved in the process besides being a user. Abacus seems easier to use from a user perspective. It would be great to have a better integration with our payroll system, but it seems like with all softwares, you can't have it all
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In the past, we have used various other credit cards - both business and personal - for business purchases, and some employees have been wary of using them because they have been tied to personal SS#'s. Bento is a prepaid debit card, so there is no anxiety about paying bills on time to avoid late fees and it is not tied to any individual's SS#.
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Return on Investment

  • It does seem like they are still working out some kinks in the web and mobile apps – a few times the app has crashed. But they're also very fast to push updates.
  • The benefits are simple. No one likes taking time out of their day to do expense reporting. Abacus speeds that process up considerably. The interface is clean, and I'm able to see what expenses are pending vs. expenses that are already cleared.
  • The benefit from a user standpoint is that it adds an element of organization to a process that is typically disorganized. It has saved us numerous hours.
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  • less stress about paying credit card bills on time
  • more buy-in for employees - they are more willing to use the company card since it's not tied to their SS#
  • easy reporting
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Pricing Details

Abacus

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Abacus Editions & Modules
Abacus
Edition
Abacus
$51
1. Per User per Month
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Bento for Business

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Bento for Business Editions & Modules
Bento for Business
Edition
Free
$01
Team
$29/month2
Professional
$69/month3
Enterprise
$149/month4
1. 2 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)
2. Up to 10 People or Cards
3. Up to 20 People or Cards
4. More than 20 People or Cards
Additional Pricing Details