Bento for Business

Expense Management platform for small businesses

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$29,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Bento for Business

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$29,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Bento for Business: 24

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Budget Control
    • CRM Integration
    • Customizable Reporting
    • ERP Integration
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Tracking
    • Filtered Views
    • Fraud Detection
    • Projections
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Receipt Management
    • Receiving
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Spend Analysis
    • Spend Control
    • Tagging
    • Transaction History
    • Transaction Monitoring

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (59)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    Julie N.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great product for our business

    Reviewed on 2017/01/19

    As an administrator, I am able to assist our local or traveling employees at the office on my...

    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!

    Megan D.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Bento For Business Review

    Reviewed on 2017/02/21

    We are a small construction company who specializes in maintenance of apartment buildings. Our...

    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.

    Dennis R.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    A few improvements suggested

    Reviewed on 2017/02/22

    The software provides a beneficial service. However it could be better in a few ways. Firstly it...

    The software provides a beneficial service. However it could be better in a few ways. Firstly it REALLY would be better if users could have monthly statements! Especially if they could show daily balances on them. Secondly, it would be better if there could be users assigned to different departments/divisions. 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.

    Michele V.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Bento is the BEST!

    Reviewed on 2017/02/21

    Bento cards have simplified our business spending immensely
    We can now offer company credit cards...

    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

    Katie D.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Makes My Job So Much Easier!

    Reviewed on 2017/02/08

    Before we found Bento, the whole "petty cash" for over 50 employees who travel extensively was the...

    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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    Bento for Business FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Bento for Business.

    Bento for Business offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$29,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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 offers the following features:

    • 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

    Bento for Business has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

    Bento for Business supports the following languages:

    English

    Bento for Business supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Bento for Business integrates with the following applications:

    QuickBooks Online Advanced

    Bento for Business offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, FAQs, Phone Support

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