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Bench

What Is Bench?

Bench is for small business owners who want to focus on their business, not their bookkeeping. Every month, Bench turns your data into tax-ready financial statements. You can monitor your business's financial health, download your financial statements, and chat with your team any time via the Bench app. And at the end of the year, Bench provides you with everything you (or your CPA) will need to file your taxes.

Who Uses Bench?

Small business owners who want to focus on their business, not their bookkeeping.

Where can Bench be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Bench Accounting
  • Located in Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • Bench Accounting
  • Located in Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded in 2012
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

Bench videos and images

Bench Software - Unlimited support from a Bench bookkeeping expert. You’ll receive real support from real humans, allowing you to take the guesswork out of running your business.
Bench Software - Simple to use anytime and anywhere. Forget about spending hours learning new software. The Bench platform makes it super simple to view your financials, update information, or check in with your team.
Bench Software - Powerful financial reporting. See how your business is doing, master your spending, and make smarter decisions with your money every step of the way.
Bench Software - Tax season, minus the stress. No more year-end surprises—get your overdue books caught up, taxes filed on time, and access to year-round advisory services.
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Bench Software - Unlimited support from a Bench bookkeeping expert. You’ll receive real support from real humans, allowing you to take the guesswork out of running your business.
Bench Software - Simple to use anytime and anywhere. Forget about spending hours learning new software. The Bench platform makes it super simple to view your financials, update information, or check in with your team.
Bench Software - Powerful financial reporting. See how your business is doing, master your spending, and make smarter decisions with your money every step of the way.
Bench Software - Tax season, minus the stress. No more year-end surprises—get your overdue books caught up, taxes filed on time, and access to year-round advisory services.

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US$249.00/month
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Features of Bench

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Cash Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Multi-Currency
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Project Accounting Software
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Management Software
  • Transaction History

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Reviews of Bench

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Chris B.
Chris B.
Co-Founder in U.S.
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Love Bench!

5 2 years ago

Comments: Bench is the easiest way to manage our books online. It's been a huge time and money saver over the last few years.

Pros:

I've been using Bench for years now and it's so simple to see and manage my books. When something isn't categorized correctly, I add a comment and it's moved over to the right one. It's been great and easy to use.

Cons:

The monthly income statements are behind often. I have to ask to get them on time. I wish it integrated with Quickbooks as my CPA can easily manipulate the data for reports.

Bench Accounting Response

2 years ago

Thanks, Chris! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and feedback. We've passed your comments to your team as well! Wishing you all the best.

Steve L.
Owner in U.S.
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Friendly, helpful staff. Software is nicely designed and easy to use. It's too expensive.

4 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall, I've been very impressed with Bench. The people, organization, resources, and software are top-notch. The price, however, is too much for someone who is self-employed or a small business owner with limited transactions. I understand that you generally get what you pay for, but I don't feel that you get 10x the value over self-managed bookkeeping using Quickbooks, Freshbooks, or Wave bookkeeping software. Excellent product -- it's just not for everyone.

Pros:

Everyone I worked with to understand and use the bookkeeping software was friendly, professional, and helpful. The dashboard analytics was very easy to understand and is very appealing. I also like that I can export all data into a single workbook (summaries and itemized transactions).

Cons:

I don't like that the product is so expensive. Depending on how large your business is and how many transactions you're managing, this product may be too expensive. For example, I've used Quickbooks Self-Employed for years and it's under $20/mo. In comparison, Bench (without any promotions) is hundreds of dollars per month. Granted, they are provided professional bookkeeping services as well as the software, but for a business with 50 transactions per month, it is a little overkill. It's really the only thing I don't love about Bench.

Bench Accounting Response

3 weeks ago

Hi Steve, thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's great to hear that your team has been friendly, professional, and helpful. And that you are finding our User Interface to be appealing and easy to use. We're concerned to hear that you feel as though you are not experiencing the price to the relative value of our product. A member of our Client Success Team will be reaching out to you shortly.

Lesleann B.
Owner in U.S.
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

I really wanted to love this service

3 2 months ago New

Comments: I reall loved the idea of using this system and having my books finally taken care of - it was still just as labor-intensive as doing them myself - so I can't justify the cost.

Pros:

I loved the idea of having a bookkeeper but it wasn't as user-friendly as using quickbooks.

Cons:

I disliked how my bank accounts didn't really play nice with the Bench software the same way they do with QBO. I felt like I was paying a premium price and still having to do a bulk of the work.

Bench Accounting Response

2 months ago

Hi Lesleann. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're concerned to hear about some of your frustrations regarding bank connections and would love the opportunity to connect with you to discuss this further. A member of our Client Success team will be reaching out to you shortly

Daniel S.
Owner in U.S.
Financial Services Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Very Happy With BENCH

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Easy Way To Stay On Top Of My Business, Taxes & Reports.

Pros:

Very Easy To Use. Has many features & functionality.

Cons:

I can't think of any. Very thorough for my particular needs.

Bench Accounting Response

3 weeks ago

Hi Daniel! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review! We are excited to continue providing you the support you need so can continue to grow your business!

Shannon H.
Partner in U.S.
Online Media, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Very Happy

5 5 months ago

Pros:

My Team and I are very happy with the Bench software and customer service. It's easy to use, a breeze to read, and simple to update.

Cons:

The lag time to get a response from a human being is something I'm getting used to as our world is moving to the online/AI experience.

Bench Accounting Response

4 months ago

Wow! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that we have been able to give you piece of mind, knowing that your bookkeeping is in great hands! It's also amazing to hear that your team has been professional, friendly and knowledgable. Thank you for sharing and for being with us, Shannon!