Bento for Business vs. BILL Spend & Expense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bento for Business
Score 10.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Bento for Business provides employee expense cards with spend controls that allow business owners to control where, when and how much employees can spend. This solution includes a dashboard that pivots data by employee, card, category, date and tag.
$0
2 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)
BILL Spend & Expense
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
BILL Spend and Expense (formerly Divvy) is an all-in-one expense management solution that combines free software with corporate cards to provide you with real-time visibility and customizable control over your business finances.
$0
Pricing
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
2 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)
Team
$29/month
Up to 10 People or Cards
Professional
$69/month
Up to 20 People or Cards
Enterprise
$149/month
More than 20 People or Cards
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBILL Spend & Expense is free for all users
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Community Pulse
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
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Features
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
Expense Management
Comparison of Expense Management features of Product A and Product B
Bento for Business
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Ratings
BILL Spend & Expense
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Employee Expense Reporting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Corporate Card Reconciliation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Payment Management
Comparison of Payment Management features of Product A and Product B
Bento for Business
-
Ratings
BILL Spend & Expense
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Customizable Approval Policies00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Financial Document Management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bento for BusinessBILL Spend & Expense
Likelihood to Recommend
Bento for Business
Our organization runs a lot of short-term or one-off programs where the program staff need to buy supplies -- Bento is perfect for these scenarios. The staff who make the purchases are not staff who would typically have a company card, so we wanted a solution other than giving them a credit card. Bento was perfect because it makes the purchasing & bookkeeping processes for these programs easy and efficient for both the staff and the finance team
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BILL
Divvy is well suited for almost any organization/business I can think of. If you need to spend money from a specific predetermined budget, Divvy works great. If you have a high volume of transactions and you're fairly decent with excel, you can create an upload file to move transactions into your general ledger (currently only QB is supported for plug ins). If I'm really trying to find a less appropriate example, maybe if you have employees who can have a large credit limit and need to travel a lot, an Amex card might have better benefits.
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Pros
Bento for Business
  • Track expenses by employee
  • Restrict purchases based on amount and category
  • Import transactions directly into QuickBooks
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BILL
  • Agile budget approval - no more back and forth conversations where the team needs to "beg" for more. They actually learn very quickly how to make a rock solid business case on their own to me, because I can "1 click a yes" or "need a bit more ROI" coaching to a yes, if need be.
  • Real-time expense capture - no more waiting until month-end to see expenses that might not have been a wise choice. Or at least get a jump on why funds were spent, so we can all understand the need better.
  • No more wasted time digging around for 'that one 5 figure receipt' from 30 days ago!
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Cons
Bento for Business
  • 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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BILL
  • I wish there were more options in the BILL reimbursement platform - for example, the ability to do a report instead of submit a single expense.
  • We would love for reimbursements to feed into QuickBooks differently, but we understand that this is an early feature and hope it is further developed in the future.
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Support Rating
Bento for Business
No answers on this topic
BILL
We have enjoyed using Divvy and its functions. The Divvy team has been great, and their support team is outstanding. They have a chatbox on the platform, and they only seem to be someone on call. I have found its benefits to be outstanding, that I recommend it to my clients. I also feel that Divvy rolling out new features only makes it more compelling to stay on as a user.
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Alternatives Considered
Bento for Business
If you are looking for prepaid business care or a business expense card, I highly do not recommend using Bento for Business. Do yourself and your business a favor and use a more customer service orientated services such as Pex, Wex, or Expensify. Bento for Business is bad business. Just don't do it.
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BILL
We have used American Express and BOA and while they both give you the standard use of a credit card, neither one allows you to do all the things that Divvy does. Virtual cards, budget increases, categorization, receipt maintenance. Divvy is the only one we have tried of this nature and we love it.
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Return on Investment
Bento for Business
  • Saving time by eliminating reimbursements
  • Allowing many staff to have a card to make purchases without worrying about financial control/risk of too many people having a company card
  • Efficiently synchs with Quickbooks
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BILL
  • Divvy is free, so it was tough for us to turn down. We decided to withhold our larger transactions from Divvy to receive those rewards directly.
  • Divvy has saved our Finance/Accounting team tons of time digging through expenses, reimbursements, invoices, etc.
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ScreenShots

Bento for Business Screenshots

Screenshot of Create Employee cards or Utility cards with spend limits (e.g. $500/month)Screenshot of Dashboard provides a snapshot of spending activity across all cards.Screenshot of See transactions in real-time.  Add tags, notes and upload receipts.

BILL Spend & Expense Screenshots

Screenshot of Company Dashboard - High level overview of a business's available credit and current spending.Screenshot of Mobile Wallet - Spend Smarter™ - To manage budgets and expenses on the goScreenshot of Budget Detail - For monitoring business budgetsScreenshot of Insights - Real-time visibilityScreenshot of Transactions - Displays a complete list of all transactions and their current status on a business's physical and virtual cards.