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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bento for Business

If you have a remote workforce and want to save time and/ or inconvenience for employees by eliminating expense reports, this is a great product. You lose a little control over expenses but we just created a policy in our employee handbook to clarify the misuse of funds and set category restrictions on the card. If you have everyone relying on this, you can have one person make a large purchase that depletes all of the funds. A free transfer takes 2 days but an immediate transfer to correct no funds has a fee ($30 for my bank)
Daniel Ledbetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bento for Business

  • Detailed reporting
  • Reporting by Card
  • Has a mobile app
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
Massimo Emilione | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bento for Business

  • Better Customer Service Needed
  • People Skills Needed
  • Better Signup Process
Paul Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
Ashley Haylett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bento for Business

There are not a lot of other apps like this. Most of them just track expenses without giving employees the ability to use company funds. I understand that in larger companies this may not be an issue, but for our employees, it is nice to not have to use their own money. You can take pictures of receipts to prove what you bought, in-app, like a lot of other expense tracking apps
Daniel Ledbetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
Massimo Emilione | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bento for Business

  • 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
Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Positive - tracking return on project investments
  • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
  • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

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

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

Emburse SpringAhead

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Emburse SpringAhead Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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