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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Bento for Business is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Bento for Business

100%
4 Ratings
9.8

Harvest

98%
46 Ratings

Support Rating

Bento for Business

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Harvest

84%
36 Ratings

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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Harvest

Harvest salt or immediate need for a replacement time tracking system that had become out of financial reach. It was a simple solution that everyone in our organization picked up really quickly. For myself at the administrative level, I have had no trouble adding clients, adjusting tasks, migrating tasks and running reports. I am unsure as to the best practices at this time for a particular clients that have very specific price rate associated to very specific roles, it will still list the roles that we do not want in the drop-down menu and I would really like to eliminate that. I do not want room for error or for any particular user to pick the wrong task. It still lists them as non-billable but there are no non-billable hours associated to that client, so we don’t need those at all on the drop down.
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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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Harvest

  • Offers several options on using the tool, for example, you can use the app on your phone, the app for desktop, or simply have the website open.
  • The timer integrates with other platforms. For example, our team uses Asana as our project management tool. Now, in real-time, I can know which projects my team is working on and whether we're implementing good time management strategies to meet our goals.
  • The summary break downs are wonderful! You can view an individual's hours as well as project hours. There are even notifications you could receive when your team is getting close to reaching the allotted time for a client's project.
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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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Harvest

  • Sometimes it can be difficult to find the item that you're looking for, as there are tabs for time, projects, team, reports etc. and it's not always clear where the item you're looking for will be housed.
  • It would be nice if things could be broken out more clearly by department, as sometimes the entire organization will be added to a new project when really only a couple of people should have.
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Pricing Details

Bento for Business

Starting Price

$0 2 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)

Editions & Modules

Bento for Business editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free01
Team$29/month2
Professional$69/month3
Enterprise$149/month4

Footnotes

  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

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Harvest

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Harvest editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Bento for Business

    No answers on this topic

    Harvest

    I have not actually had any customer support issues as the product just works for me and I have not needed it. So using that as the basis of making my assessment on support I would reckon the team are pretty responsive and attentive to customer needs. I have only used the solution on Chrome and Android so have no idea what the experience is like on other browsers or phone operating systems.
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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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    Harvest

    Harvest is significantly better than Jira. I think Jira's is not originally intended to be used as a time logging/management system, but we had been previously using it as that. It was much clunkier, and many employees had a difficult time using it as a user interface goes. Harvest is much more user friendly and has simplified the daily time-logging process for everyone in our office
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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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    Harvest

    • Harvest has improved our payment schedules. Since we switched, we get paid for projects much sooner.
    • Harvest has saved us a ton of time with payroll. We are able to track our users time and pay them appropriately based on their billable hours.
    • Harvest is becoming a lifesaver around tax time. The reporting features have allowed us to pull reports for our tax accountant.
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