Bento for Business

Bento for Business

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Bento for Business


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2 People or Cards (1 must be business owner)



Up to 10 People or Cards



Up to 20 People or Cards

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Bento for Business - Business Prepaid Debit Card - Introduction
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Product Details

What is 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.

Bento for Business Features

  • Supported: Turn cards on/of via smartphone, tablet or desktop
  • Supported: Set daily, weekly, monthly, or "available until" spend limits (e.g. $500/week)
  • Supported: See transactions in real-time and get alerts via email or SMS text message
  • Supported: Receive real-time alerts for unauthorized transactions
  • Supported: Create additional cards for projects, gas, supplies, petty cash, or teams
  • Supported: Export data to QuickBooks

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.

Bento for Business Video

Bento's 1st product overview video.

Bento for Business Downloadables

Bento for Business Integrations

Bento for Business Competitors

  • Penny
  • GetBack
  • Comdata

Bento for Business Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)100%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)0%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)0%

Bento for Business Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish
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Score 10 out of 10
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We use these cards for smaller, recurring purchases that certain employees need to make on a regular basis. Because the purchases need to happen on a regular schedule, it is much easier for these staff to have their own card, however they are not staff who we felt would need full access to a regular company card. Managing reimbursements were really starting to become time-consuming for these purchases, so Bento was great as a solution for our organization.
  • Easily setting up new cardholders
  • Tracking receipts in the app
  • Setting limits & card controls
  • Setting up auto-refill from our bank account
  • Sometimes takes a couple weeks to get a new card in the mail once ordered
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.
Paul Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Attempted to utilize Bento for Business to assist with fund management with employees whom are mobile. The system would assist with purchasing of fuel and supplies while out of the office. The system would not only assist technicians with the ability to make purchases, allow admin to control purchases, and consolidate the finances of the company.
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Horrible Signup Process
  • Poor Attitude
  • Better Customer Service Needed
  • People Skills Needed
  • Better Signup Process
Bento for Business is a poorly run company that has horrible customer service. The signup process is extremely difficult which is backed by demanding staff. When staff is asked why documentation is denied, they will simply deny your application. These folks down at Bento for Business are not to be messed with as they will deny your application also. The free trial is a must have for their service as they couldn't charge for such service.
Daniel Ledbetter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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).
March 29, 2018

Bento for Business

Heather Frick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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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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