CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bento for Business, a provider of financial management solutions, today announced a partnership with Cast & Crew, a provider of payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Powered by Bento for Business, Cast & Crew has now added a debit purchasing card and expense-management solution to its existing suite of production accounting solutions, anchored by PSL+ software.
Traditionally, the business and financial processes required to control entertainment production industry spend have relied on cumbersome manual intervention and paper-based requirements. With Cast & Crew’s PCard+, entertainment production companies can now wholly control funds provided to their crews; easily set specific spending parameters for each employee; track, review and report all purchases, and tie expenses into a complete expense-management system.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Cast & Crew as the company reimagines the end-to-end financial-management experience for the entertainment industry,” says Farhan Ahmad, founder and CEO of Bento for Business. “Production companies and studios can now authorize, control and track expenses across all their productions with just a couple of clicks and have those expenses seamlessly integrate into PSL+. PCard+ is a truly innovative upgrade for the entertainment industry.”
Bento for Business provides a financial operating platform across payments, expense management, and business banking services. Through Bento’s open API infrastructure, program managers can secure customized treasury and financial control solutions.
“PCard+ greatly complements our production accounting products,” says John Berkley, President of Cast & Crew. “Our integrated suite provides end-to-end budget oversight and expense control throughout the production process. The addition of PCard+ further helps Film and TV producers focus their time on their production.”
Bento also offers a customized interface and super and subordinate administrative rights for a production company’s multiple purchasing departments, such as travel, lodging, transportation, construction materials, costumes and equipment rental. Bento’s administrative tools enable executives to oversee and adjust spending across their respective businesses -- from account funding, purchasing permissions, chargebacks and troubleshooting to compliance and reporting.
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing. Cast & Crew’s PSL+ production accounting software serves the needs of the film, television and digital media industries. The company was founded in 1976, and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, California. In 2015, Silver Lake became the controlling shareholder of Cast & Crew.
About Bento for Business
Bento for Business is setting the new standard for a modern business financial experience. With its cash management solutions, Bento directly enables small and midsize businesses to proactively control employee spending and expense creation at the point of sale, prior to purchase. With its physical and virtual cards, open API, and white label capabilities, Bento also helps co-brand partners, banks, processors and payment networks to provide a modular, fully customized treasury management and business banking suite for their customers. Based in Chicago and San Francisco, Bento is led by veteran financial service executives and backed by leading financial technology investors. For more information, visit bentoforbusiness.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.