Bento for Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Bento for Business

Expense Management platform for small businesses

4.68/5 (59 reviews)

Bento for Business overview

What is Bento for Business?

Bento is reinventing how businesses manage B2B payments in the digital world. Bentos financial operating platform enables businesses to issue physical and virtual payment credentials to people and systems without introducing risk while providing companies unprecedented control and visibility over their B2B expenses and company spend. Open APIs, and White Label partnerships extend these control and management benefits to automate payments well beyond expenses alone.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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M
L

Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Bento for Business user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Julie N.

Great product for our business

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-19
Review Source: Capterra

As an administrator, I am able to assist our local or traveling employees at the office on my desktop, or at home from the app. Easy to make any adjustment (in real-time, no delay) to any users daily/weekly/monthly allowance and spending category, or turn off the card if lost, stolen, or for misuse. Reports are easily downloaded for monthly reconciliation.

Pros
Ease of use at office or home. Immediate access and ability to adjust a users funds, categories, or turn the card off. Report is simple to download for monthly reconciliation process. Users can see their limits quickly via app.

Response from Bento for Business


Thanks Julie for taking the time to share your thoughts on Bento. We really appreciate your support and kind words. If there's anything that I can do to help you, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Megan D.

Bento For Business Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

We are a small construction company who specializes in maintenance of apartment buildings. Our crew used to buy materials everyday for jobs and come into office for re-reimbursement checks every couple days. Now they are not loosing time in the field and book keeper isn't having to stop in the middle of something to review receipts and cut a check. We have also seen saving in 'returns'.. with crew using cards refunds are issued to the cards, not given in cash. The tagging feature allows job cost tracking at a quick glimpse as well. Controlling spend limits etc is great and if needing adjusting (i.e. a larger purchase) can be done in seconds and the crew in the field then immediately can use card with the change. I would like to see a quicker fund load when doing a bank transfer and a larger transfer limit, but otherwise no complaints!

Pros
Time and money saving, great control of spending from anywhere, snap shot of job costs thanks to 'tag' feature.

Cons
Would like a quicker transfer time or loads from bank and a larger limit per day in transfers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Heather H.

I would not recommend...

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-03-12
Review Source: Capterra

The software/company was obviously pretty new considering you would contact the same two people every time you reached out to customer service. They were as helpful as they could have been with what they had to work with.

Pros
I liked the price and the ease of getting started with it. Making funding deposits into the system was easy and fast.

Cons
Perhaps it just didn't fit quite right for what we needed it for. We were using it to award monthly incentive bonuses to our technicians. The issue I kept having was that I would update the amount they currently had on their debit card to include the new months' amount but half the time it would make me put it down to $10.00 and save then go in again and enter the correct amount. And sometimes it wouldn't save it. A few times I had to go through all of my records and cross-reference them with the statements showing what the technicians had spent, and correct their balances. It was ridiculous. It would have been nice if the software kept a record of keypunches so you could go back in the history and see what didn't save.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Michele V.

Bento is the BEST!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

Bento cards have simplified our business spending immensely We can now offer company credit cards to our employees as one of their benefits All cards are immediately controllable and suspendible if lost or stolen or upon termination Spending limits allow for control of funds and restriction of categories The customer service can't be beat! They will work until it is solved and never leave you hanging! The only negatives would be to have an integration with QuickBooks, which is in the works, and international purchasing ability-also in the works!

Pros
Functionality and ease of use Customer Service-Senam is outstanding!

Cons
No international coverage or accounting integration

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Katie D.

Makes My Job So Much Easier!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Before we found Bento, the whole "petty cash" for over 50 employees who travel extensively was the bane of my existence! Now, with Bento, everything is so easy. I have full control of how much each employee has at their fingertips; where and when they can use it; and best feature of all, turn them off altogether if not needed for a period of time. The customer service has been extraordinary, truthfully. I have always gotten an actual person any time I've called, and 100% follow up with every question I've had. I recommend this company with absolute confidence.

Pros
Everything

Cons
I have no complaints at all about anything on the Bento software. The easiest part of my job by far.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bento for Business pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

60-day free trial, no credit card required.

Free - for 1 person

Team: $29/month - up to 10 card/people

Pro: $69/month - up to 25 cards/people

Enterprise: $149/month - more than 25 cards/people

Bento for Business features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Customizable Reports
Expense Tracking
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Workflow Management

Accounting (282 other apps)
Audit Trail (269 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (355 other apps)
Compliance Management (358 other apps)
Data Import/Export (347 other apps)
Electronic Payments (232 other apps)
Invoice Management (302 other apps)
Invoice Processing (229 other apps)
Multi-Currency (313 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (332 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Bento for Business

Key features of Bento for Business

  • Allowable spending types
  • Automated alerts
  • Automatic declining of unauthorized transactions
  • Available balance tracking
  • Custom reports
  • Daily, weekly & monthly spend limits
  • Data export
  • Employee spend controls
  • Gas/fuel cards
  • Mobile receipt capture
  • Multiple spend category options
  • One click card enable/disable controls
  • Petty cash cards
  • Project cards
  • Real-time dashboard
  • Receipt upload
  • Spend breakdowns
  • Transaction filters
  • Transaction records
  • Weekly usage controls
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Benefits

Cards can be set up for different purposes, such as fuel/gas, individual employees, specific projects, office expenses, petty cash, and more.

Fuel cards set up through Bento can be used at any gas station, rather than being limited to ‘in-network’ gas stations, and additional spend categories can be enabled or disabled by the business owner as required, including car rentals, vehicle repairs, and meals.

Expenses are displayed visually on the dashboard in real time, organized by card/person and spend category, with adjustable date ranges and the ability to drill down into transaction details.

A full list of transactions can be viewed, and users can filter the transactions shown by date, type, card, tag, or category, or search for specific transactions.

Users can select spend categories for each card to control where transactions can be made, with options including amusement & entertainment, business services, gas stations, professional services, restaurants, repair services, travel & transportation, and more.

Two alert types are generated automatically, for declined transactions, and for low balances, with users able to select which alerts they wish to receive.