Payroll Relief vs. Namely

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Payroll Relief
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Payroll Relief is payroll processing software for accountants, from AccountantsWorld headquartered in Hauppauge. Payroll Relief automates actions like direct deposit, tax payment, tax filing, and electronic child support, boasting 100% calculation accuracy, and also supports batch processing of payroll and check printing, to minimize data entry.
$1,495
per month
Namely
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Namely offers a cloud-based HR platform for integrated core and specialized HR services, including time and employee performance management and onboarding processes.N/A
Pricing
Payroll ReliefNamely
Editions & Modules
Pay per Payroll
$356.95
per year
First Year Cost
$1495
per year
Pay per Paycheck (after first year)
$2000
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Payroll ReliefNamely
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
Payroll ReliefNamely
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
8.7
1 Ratings
Namely
7.6
115 Ratings
Pay calculation7.31 Ratings8.3103 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.11 Ratings8.652 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.11 Ratings8.3105 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.11 Ratings7.293 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.11 Ratings7.755 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.849 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.8100 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
7.1
130 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.6119 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.4126 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.719 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6122 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.6124 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.5119 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.774 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
7.8
115 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.2114 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.7107 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.589 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
8.0
128 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.3119 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.7127 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.7115 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.4107 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.8121 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
7.3
52 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.352 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
6.1
109 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings6.5106 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings6.2101 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.769 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
7.0
107 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings7.6101 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.479 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
6.7
90 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.983 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.088 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings6.267 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.885 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
6.9
99 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings6.789 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings6.663 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.389 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.191 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.079 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
5.8
19 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings5.819 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Payroll Relief
-
Ratings
Namely
5.1
4 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings5.34 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings4.24 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings4.24 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings4.74 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
User Ratings
Payroll ReliefNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.9
(131 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.5
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(56 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(41 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(71 ratings)
User Testimonials
Payroll ReliefNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
AccountantsWorld
Payroll Relief can be customized to work for just about any business. Electronic tax payment and e-filing services are not available in all states so the system may be less appropriate in jurisdictions where there is a lack of automation on the back-end. This lack of automation can be overcome by a payroll processing provider that has good internal processes and an understanding of how to handle their clients' filings/payments directly with these unsupported states
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Namely
I had never heard of Namely prior to coming to this company. But was quite surprised at how user-friendly it is. Customer service is top-notch. I rarely have to wait for answers to inquiries or issues. If I call pertaining to how to do something, they always have detailed instructions on the process. You also have the ability to create cases for those items that are not time-sensitive. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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Pros
AccountantsWorld
  • Payroll entry and approval is simple
  • The system supports unlimited pay types so it is easy to customize the system for our clients
  • The system automates the filing of most tax forms and W-2s
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Namely
  • Namely has helped with our COVID sick leave response. It has made a major difference both with the weekly payroll and the 941 tax filing
  • Keeping track of our multiple PTO plans. Thank goodness for Namely, I have shredded my old PTO spreadsheets.
  • Employees like the convenience of the cell phone app. As a payroll administrator, I like the Geo Tracking tool where I can see where some are when the clock is in or out.
  • The flexibility inside of the payroll system both as you are finalizing an employee profile and when you are processing payroll is a major advantage.
  • The reports I get out of Namely in Excel format work well for me.
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Cons
AccountantsWorld
  • The site navigation can be confusing.
  • The system lacks HR functionality. There is no automated employee onboarding option. PTO can be tracked but there is no way for employees to request time off from their employee portal.
  • Payroll processors do not get a dashboard showing a list of payrolls that are scheduled to be processed each day like some other systems do.
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Namely
  • Namely Time TCP is a little quirky and does not synchronize bi-directionally with the HRIS.
  • Payroll Reports user-level customization needs a little more attention so that users that know what they need can access data from different sections without having to pay for a custom report.
  • There is no "Onboarding" workflow for re-hires.
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Likelihood to Renew
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Namely
Administrators and employees love Namely. It is very easy to use and streamlined. Employees stay engaged with news feed updates and enjoy all the self service options. The time cards are very easy to access and clocking in and out for non-exempt employees is a breeze. Namely is part of our family.
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Usability
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Namely
Namely is a user-friendly system that is continuing to improve its integration across platforms with HRIS, Benefits, Payroll, and Time. For us, a complex user with multiple clients and hundreds of hourly employees, it has been a good solution (though not without its drawbacks) and we have greatly appreciated Namely's willingness to listen to our concerns and requests for changes in the product. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Namely for any company far more simple than ours—especially small entities with most, if not all, salaried employees.
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Support Rating
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Namely
Unfortunately, in more recent years we've had a lot of difficulty with Namely as they've undergone a lot of internal changes. It took 4 returned emails saying the person no longer worked at Namely to find someone to help me (I finally called payroll) and it took a while to get connected with a direct source of help. Namely now has set up their "pod" feature of communication which works well for the most part, but is different. I felt spoiled when we first started with Namely, but now it feels very much like working with most large companies' help centers. There is a system to go through and you do have the option to click "urgent". In general the help is efficient, but it still takes a few days and it's hard to speak with someone directly. It is all done via online communications and is difficult to actually speak to someone on the phone. This works well for most cases, but I do feel frustrated more often than I'd like to with this type of communication. (2019/2020)
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Implementation Rating
AccountantsWorld
No answers on this topic
Namely
There were so many specialists in the implementation process; it would have been nice to have fewer people who had a more holistic understanding of the platform. Also, the onboarding meetings covered so much technical information that there was relatively little time for questions (though questions were invited). Eventually, everything worked out.
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Alternatives Considered
AccountantsWorld
Payroll relief is more customizable and easier to use than some other systems we have reviewed. The fee structure is better suited for our client base as well.
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Namely
The reason I continued to choose Namely at multiple employers is due to the continuity of employee experience. And the features have continued to grow since I initially onboarded in 2014. Also, through the years, I have had terrific benefits teams. The customer service has been the worst part of the experience outside of the benefits team.
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Return on Investment
AccountantsWorld
  • We can process a large number of payrolls with a relatively small staff.
  • Payroll relief is simple to sell and support.
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Namely
  • It gets the job done, but I can't say that I love it.
  • I can't really compare the ROI to another solution. It is certainly good enough to roll up most basic HR functions, and in that respect is totally worth it.
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