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https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/ao/w3/6V13U0TFMIRA.PNGBento for Business - Simple Employee Expense Tracking and Funds DisbursementWe use Bento for Business to manage expenses across our company. We have 6 locations across SC and GA so employees need to travel and make small purchases on a daily basis. These cards allow our employees to do that in a way that is easy to track and import into QuickBooks. Transactions are displayed by employee with details on the amount and place the transaction took place. I'm also able to restrict purchase categories and amounts.,Track expenses by employee Restrict purchases based on amount and category Import transactions directly into QuickBooks,All of the money on the cards is shared by everyone and can't be assigned to just one card They are improving classifying transactions, but sometimes they are misclassified and employees have transactions declined Limits are based on a day/month/week. It'd be nice if they were limited based on a single transaction too,10,Less time spent on expense reports Employees don't have to spend their own money and then get reimbursed, which can cause friction with management We don't have to use petty cash, which is hard to track and promotes theft Saves a lot of time importing expenses directly into QuickBooks It does take time to get used to how long transfer take and when to initiate them. Setting up auto replenishments can get expensive if you don't pay attention,Concur Expense, Expensify and ExpenseWire,QuickBooks Online, RUN Powered by ADP, Google Ads (formerly AdWords), GoToMeeting, Dropbox BusinessBento for BusinessThe majority of our organization has switched to using Bento for Business for all our online and in-store purchases. We used to use credit cards but decided to switch to the model that Bento offers - a prepaid debit card that is not tied to anyone's social security number.,Detailed reporting Reporting by Card Has a mobile app,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,7,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,Citi and Chase,QuickBooks Online, iATS Payments, Vantiv, Dropbox Business, Google Drive
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Daniel Ledbetter profile photo
November 28, 2018

Review: "Bento for Business - Simple Employee Expense Tracking and Funds Disbursement"

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We use Bento for Business to manage expenses across our company. We have 6 locations across SC and GA so employees need to travel and make small purchases on a daily basis. These cards allow our employees to do that in a way that is easy to track and import into QuickBooks. Transactions are displayed by employee with details on the amount and place the transaction took place. I'm also able to restrict purchase categories and amounts.
  • Track expenses by employee
  • Restrict purchases based on amount and category
  • Import transactions directly into QuickBooks
  • All of the money on the cards is shared by everyone and can't be assigned to just one card
  • They are improving classifying transactions, but sometimes they are misclassified and employees have transactions declined
  • Limits are based on a day/month/week. It'd be nice if they were limited based on a single transaction too
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).
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March 29, 2018

User Review: "Bento for Business"

Score 7 out of 10
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The majority of our organization has switched to using Bento for Business for all our online and in-store purchases. We used to use credit cards but decided to switch to the model that Bento offers - a prepaid debit card that is not tied to anyone's social security number.
  • Detailed reporting
  • Reporting by Card
  • Has a mobile app
  • 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
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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About Bento for Business

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.

Categories:  Expense Management

Bento for Business Features

Has featureTurn cards on/of via smartphone, tablet or desktop
Has featureSet daily, weekly, monthly, or "available until" spend limits (e.g. $500/week)
Has featureSee transactions in real-time and get alerts via email or SMS text message
Has featureReceive real-time alerts for unauthorized transactions
Has featureCreate additional cards for projects, gas, supplies, petty cash, or teams
Has featureExport data to QuickBooks

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Bento for Business Competitors

Penny, GetBack, Comdata

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Free$02 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)
Team$29/monthUp to 10 People or Cards
Professional$69/monthUp to 20 People or Cards
Enterprise$149/monthMore than 20 People or Cards

Bento for Business Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
100%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)Enterprises (> 500 employees)
%

Bento for Business Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Bento for Business Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported Countries:United States
Supported Languages: English