Bento for Business Features

Bento for Business

Prepaid employee expense cards for small businesses

4.76/5 (54 reviews)

Bento for Business Feature Summary

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

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Mobile apps

iOS App


22 reviews

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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


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Bento for Business Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Bento for Business's features:

Elizabeth Williams

Bento for Business is exactly what our company was looking for.

2016-05-26

Easy account management, great website, multiple options for card reloads, good transaction report options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bento for Business


Thanks Elizabeth for taking the time to review Bento. We really appreciate the kind words and look forward to releasing more great features to support your business in the future! Thanks for being a valued Bento customer!

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Nicholas Mazzo

Bento is an asset to my business!

2016-07-22

We've been with Bento since the beginning and now issue every employee a company card because Bento gives me full control of how and when the card is used. Wouldn't think of running a business without Bento.

Pros

Ease of use, total control, reports, email alerts

Cons

Can't automatically download transactions into Quickbooks, transactions have to be manually entered which can be time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michele Virgo

Bento is the BEST!

2017-02-21

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

We have ~20 consultants traveling nearly every week! If Bento can handle our travel spending, it can handle yours!

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Minnetta McAdams

Bento Cards make business life easier

2017-02-08

The employees find the solution easier than submitting expense reports for reimbursement.

Pros

Can track the expenditures up to the minute online.

Cons

Sometimes transactions disappear after reconciliation, so have to dig through and find out what happened.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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maia bittner

Awesome for employee benefits

2017-02-14

We use Bento to manage our employee benefits: employees get a card with an amount every week and their use is restricted to categories. I know Bento is limited the the categorizations they receive from credit card companies, but it would be nice if there was more refinement on exactly what was allowed to be purchased.

Pros

Giving employees their own debit card feels official and is much easier for them to manage than expense reports

Cons

We can only specify types of businesses that they can use - not types of products they can buy

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christopher Rice

Great product. Easy to use.

2015-09-03

Bento makes for really easy expense accounting each month.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Julie Nowak

Great product for our business

2017-01-19

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.

Pros

Report is simple to download for monthly reconciliation process. Users can see their limits quickly via app.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Bailey Rowland

Great customer service, good product

2017-02-08

The cards are easy to use, and they make expense tracking much simpler than it was before.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lorena Gonzalez

The best business card ever!

2017-02-13

Thank you Bento for making our crew member's expenses electronic and easy to organize.

Pros

We are able to link receipts to each transaction

Cons

One thing I would suggest improving is to allow us to use our own categories that can match our accounting software or link it to our Quickbooks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

None

Source: Capterra
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Carlos Garcia

Best Assistant to My Growing Business

2017-02-09

I can even print a report with Bento for my accountant for this upcoming tax session.

Pros

Easy and accessible

Cons

Wait time for money transfer

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

Great i even have the app on my phone now

Source: Capterra
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Phil Miller

Would be just about perfect if the cards were Visa

2017-02-08

The only things we'd like to change are hhaving Visa cards instead of Mastercard so we can use it at Costco and having our two accounts linked together for better management.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Christa Bockhorst

Great Business tool

2017-02-21

Every time I had to contact Bento Customer Sevice they have been more than willing to help me in a courteous and professional manner.

Pros

Ability to do what I need it to do with multiple accounts.

Cons

Having to constantly reassign the parameters and limitations on each account as well as the limited info.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Katie Martiney

LOVE Bento!

2017-02-22

They have created an easier way to track spending, reload our managers with funds upon their needs and their online and phone apps are incredibly easy to use!

Pros

Easy to pull up on my phone and track spending.

Cons

Would like it to send notifications or reminds to my employees to attach their receipts and notes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Joseph Regler

Easy to use, best program we found

2017-02-08

Plus each month the report can be printed and costs assigned to each job.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Size of font is too large on phone

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harry Payne

Great startup doing innovative things for business expenses

2017-02-10

I'd like to see more progress on reporting and a statement function.

Pros

Ease of access and simple to use

Cons

I cant see a daily balance or monthly end balance so I can't reconcile properly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

The low balance notification and auto funding hasn't worked in the past/patchy. It did work more recently though so hopefully thats sorted now.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carl Van Setters

BRS Bento Business Card

2017-02-08

The process of opening and maintaining our Bento account was and is seamless.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Chambliss

I keeps me informed of the charges and where it is done.

2016-05-26

I wish that the money that is added to the account went in faster but other than that it is great.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bento for Business


Dennis, thanks for taking the time to review Bento. We take customer feedback very seriously and we are always trying to improve Bento, including adding newer and faster ways to get funds into Bento, like Wires. Stay tuned for our next new and exciting update. Thanks again for being a valued Bento customer!

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Gil Atanasoff

Simplifies Spending

2017-02-08

It's great that we never have to worry about a gift card having enough left on it, and simplifies billing clients on the back-end.

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Source: Capterra
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Megan Davis

Bento For Business Review

2017-02-21

The tagging feature allows job cost tracking at a quick glimpse as well.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

use the tags to your advantage! So easy to pull info this way

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Brian Seiber

Highly recommend!

2017-02-08

I use Bento to control our employees spending account for fuel, and other daily travel costs and it is the best source we found after trying several other options.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Takes too long for funds to load

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

None

Source: Capterra
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Kevin Pearce

A "must-have" business tool

2016-06-01

This exceeds our expectation for flexibility and control of our expense spending.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jamie D

Good Features, Great Service

2017-02-14

Funds take 2-3 days to appear in account after card load is initiated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nelson Magana

Great Business Card!

2016-06-30

The software dashboard is very easy to use and is clear and precise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Faye Tewell

I love Bento

2017-02-08

Expenses are very easy to track.

Pros

Ease of use and expenses easy to track.

Cons

Money not transferred for 2 days.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

No.

Source: Capterra
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Dennis Ray

A few improvements suggested

2017-02-22

Currently we have to have two (2) different Bento accounts to keep them separated.

Pros

It allows us to let employees have access to funds when they don't have a company credit card. Pus we have been able to blocker certain users and certain types of transactions as advertised.

Cons

Needs monthly statements with end of month totals. Need to be able to divide users by department or division.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Bento for Business

See previous statements.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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