Bento for Business Features

Bento for Business

Expense Management platform for small businesses

4.68/5 (59 reviews)

Bento for Business Feature Summary

  • 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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Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Audit Trail
Bank Reconciliation
Budget Control
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Corporate Card
Credit Card Management
Customizable Reports
ERP
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Fraud Detection
Mobile Payments
Mobile Receipt Upload
Online Payments
Payment Processing Services Integration
Point of Sale (POS)
Prepaid Cards
Procurement Management
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reimbursement Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Tagging
Third Party Integrations
Transaction History
Transaction Monitoring
Workflow Management
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Account Reconciliation
Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Audit Trail
Bank Reconciliation
Budget Control
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Corporate Card
Credit Card Management
Customizable Reports
ERP
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Fraud Detection
Mobile Payments
Mobile Receipt Upload
Online Payments
Payment Processing Services Integration
Point of Sale (POS)
Prepaid Cards
Procurement Management
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reimbursement Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Tagging
Third Party Integrations
Transaction History
Transaction Monitoring
Workflow Management
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Account Reconciliation
Accounting Integration
Accounts Payable
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Audit Trail
Bank Reconciliation
Budget Control
Budgeting/Forecasting
CRM
Corporate Card
Credit Card Management
Customizable Reports
ERP
Expense Claims
Expense Tracking
Fraud Detection
Mobile Payments
Mobile Receipt Upload
Online Payments
Payment Processing Services Integration
Point of Sale (POS)
Prepaid Cards
Procurement Management
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reimbursement Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Spend Analysis
Spend Control
Tagging
Third Party Integrations
Transaction History
Transaction Monitoring
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


8 reviews

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


22 reviews

Bento for Business Feature Reviews

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

Elizabeth W.

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 M.

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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maia b.

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

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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Minnetta M.

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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Michele V.

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
Features
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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Christopher R.

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 N.

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. Reports are easily downloaded for monthly reconciliation.

Pros

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

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

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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Phil M.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Bailey R.

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Harry P.

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

Value for money
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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Joseph R.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lorena G.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carlos G.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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melba a.

Everything early

2020-04-19

I am solving the fact that i will not lise any money from fraud on my books and i can track spending account.

Pros

I like to track my company's spending and notice if anything not calculated properly i will know right away if the books is off

Cons

There is no cons with bento everything works as it says and helps from losing money with this app you save from loss

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Katie M.

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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Christa B.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carl V.

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
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Dennis C.

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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Brian S.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Judy W.

The software is very user-friendly and was a snap to set-up.

2016-06-01

Our cards are used for gas and vehicle maintenance and are restricted as such. I get alerts when funds are running low as well as alerts when cards have been denied due to improper usage.

Rating breakdown

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

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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Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Kevin P.

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 M.

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 T.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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