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15Five

15Five is well suited for businesses/groups that are transparent, and willing to share information. If an organization was not a place where information is freely shared, it would not be helpful. Although, it could improve the level of transparency, as members of the organization could have space where they feel comfortable to share information. There are several different privacy settings within the each 15Five, so users can choose what they want to share. Also, it's best to make sure you/your organization has the time to use 15Five. It can be time-consuming for users, but also for those reviewing employees 15Five. It can be a lot of information to sift through. However, the layout of the software is easy to engage with and digest, which is helpful! Additionally, it's important to share with the team how 15Five works, and why it's being utilized. Depending on the questions that are set up within the software, it would seem a bit invasive to some. However, if a clear expectation is set prior to use 15Five, this may not be an issue.
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Namely

Namely is an amazing platform. My main recommendation for new and future users would be to utilize all that it has to offer! Put in the time to customize it and make it your own and you will not be sorry. Even if you only want to use if for basic functionality, it is still worth it. The ease and cleanliness of the platform saves me a lot of time when I make updates, run payroll and explain things to employees.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

15Five
10.0
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Namely
7.6
Subordinate goal setting
15Five
10.0
Namely
Individual goal setting
15Five
10.0
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
15Five
10.0
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
15Five
10.0
Namely
6.8

Performance Management

15Five
9.1
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
15Five
10.0
Namely
7.3
Review status tracking
15Five
10.0
Namely
7.4
Rater nomination workflow
15Five
10.0
Namely
Review reminders
15Five
10.0
Namely
7.1
Workflow restrictions
15Five
7.0
Namely
Multiple review frequency
15Five
7.0
Namely
7.4
Reporting
15Five
10.0
Namely
Performance improvement plans
15Five
Namely
7.4

Human Resource Management

15Five
Namely
8.8
Employee demographic data
15Five
Namely
9.1
Employment history
15Five
Namely
9.0
Job profiles and administration
15Five
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
15Five
Namely
8.5
Organizational charting
15Five
Namely
8.0
Organization and location management
15Five
Namely
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
15Five
Namely
8.3

Payroll Management

15Five
Namely
8.7
Pay calculation
15Five
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
15Five
Namely
8.3
Benefit plan administration
15Five
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
15Five
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
15Five
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
15Five
Namely
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

15Five
Namely
8.5
Approval workflow
15Five
Namely
8.9
Balance details
15Five
Namely
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
15Five
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

15Five
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
15Five
Namely
9.0
Update personal information
15Five
Namely
8.9
View company policy documentation
15Five
Namely
9.0
Employee recognition
15Five
Namely
8.6
View job history
15Five
Namely
9.0

Asset Management

15Five
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
15Five
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

15Five
Namely
8.0
Report builder
15Five
Namely
8.3
Pre-built reports
15Five
Namely
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
15Five
Namely
8.3

Onboarding

15Five
Namely
8.3
New hire portal
15Five
Namely
8.7
Manager tracking tools
15Five
Namely
7.8

Succession Planning

15Five
Namely
6.9
Candidate search
15Five
Namely
6.9

Pros

  • Goals/To-do lists: 15Five is a great tool for creating to do lists or establishing goals for the week. Employees can add them easily, and check them off when completed. For me, this has provided a helpful visual of what needs to be accomplished that week.
  • It's easy to send information out to anyone in the organization - tagging individuals or @all is an easy way to share information within the platform. Our president is a big fan of 15Five, and she has utilized it as a way to disseminate information throughout our organization. Information can be uploaded in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access manner.
  • Reminders - it's easy to set up reminders within the program, to ensure employees are completing their portion. As an employee, the reminders are helpful in encouraging completion.
  • Customizable questions - direct supports/supervisors can set up different questions to be asked of employees from week to week. This is helpful if there are questions that are needed to be asked weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Being able to change questions regularly is great.
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  • PTO Tracking - the app and website make it simple for employees to request PTO and for managers to approve and track their team's vacation time.
  • Reporting - every field in Namely is reportable - which is great. We're able to track which techs have certification, for example.
  • Newsfeed - when you're close to 400 people across ten locations - it's great to have a "virtual" headquarters for all your employees to share and view information.
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Cons

  • Although I mentioned customization as a positive aspect, it could use some improvements. The backend process of updating the questions, and setting them to a certain schedule, can be a bit confusing. This process could be streamlined.
  • The commenting process can be a bit confusing. If a person is tagged/mentioned in a comment, they are typically sent an email notifying them. However, it can be difficult to locate where you can reply and continue the conversation. Although a simple issue, it seems it could be easily rectified.
  • I would like to see more integration of the team portion of 15Five. It seems this feature is not as prominent, so you can easily get stuck in just your specific 15Five information.
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  • The integration from Namely HR to Namely Payroll is lacking. There is no PTO nor salary update feeds between the products.
  • The reviews aren't intuitive for usage for peers and managers. It would be easier if there were clear links for these employees to click as opposed to looking for the appropriate screen to provide feedback.
  • The API isn't the easiest to use, and there are some components lacking that require development.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Namely9.1
Based on 2 answers
Game-changer for small to mid-sized companies. Makes our work so much easier to do well
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
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Namely9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, Namely is a very user friendly platform, most of the functionality can be learned with out much training or guidance. They have designed it to be modeled similar to other social media sites interface which makes it clean in design and easy to navigate. If you do have someone at your organization that is less tech savvy, one of the most impressive parts of Namely continues to be their client support. They will support you and give guidance in every aspect if its training or just pointing out a feature and how it works
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Namely4.9
Based on 3 answers
They have always (3 years worth) been extremely responsive and will escalate it on their own if they don't have an answer
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Alternatives Considered

15Five is the first performance management system I have utilized.
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Against other platforms, Namely was by far the best solution for us to meet our major needs of having a true partnership, open API capability, and providing an excellent user experience.
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Return on Investment

  • 15Five has positively impacted the information provided to our leadership team. Our direct supports feel more connected to their department and are able to resolve issues as they arise, or even beforehand.
  • It has provided a positive impact on the 'kudos' or positive reinforcement our employees can provide to one another.
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  • Namely has had a positive impact on helping to meet overall business objectives.
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Pricing Details

15Five

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Namely

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details