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ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings

ADP RUN

Top Rated
169 Ratings
Score 6.8 out of 101

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP RUN

RUN is good for companies that don't have a dedicated team for payroll and human resources. Everything you need can be found within the platform, including recruiting, forms and templates. If you don't want to take the time to add employees to the system, you can simply enter their name and email and turn it over to them to enter their info. Employees have access to their check stubs and can adjust their taxes, etc. on their own, saving the employer time and overhead. I don't believe that the platform is ideal for companies who have zero experience with payroll, as I believe having a dedicated representative for questions is more beneficial in those scenarios, but anyone who has done it for a few years should find the platform ideal and user-friendly.
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Namely

Namely is especially well-suited for small to mid-sized companies that are looking to shift core HRIS functions under a single platform. Everything works as smoothly as advertised- payroll, benefits, time and attendance, workflows, onboarding. Especially if the employee population is comfortable with social media sites; Namely's landing page functions like an internal Facebook feed.Namely might not be well-suited for companies that have a significant employee population outside of the US . We've had some issues integrating our international employees into the core HRIS and benefits modules.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP RUN
8.4
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP RUN
9.1
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP RUN
6.8
Namely
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP RUN
7.9
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
ADP RUN
9.1
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP RUN
8.9
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
ADP RUN
8.9
Namely
8.3

Human Resource Management

ADP RUN
Namely
8.8
Employee demographic data
ADP RUN
Namely
9.1
Employment history
ADP RUN
Namely
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP RUN
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP RUN
Namely
8.5
Organizational charting
ADP RUN
Namely
8.0
Organization and location management
ADP RUN
Namely
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP RUN
Namely
8.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP RUN
Namely
8.5
Approval workflow
ADP RUN
Namely
8.9
Balance details
ADP RUN
Namely
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP RUN
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

ADP RUN
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP RUN
Namely
9.0
Update personal information
ADP RUN
Namely
8.9
View company policy documentation
ADP RUN
Namely
9.0
Employee recognition
ADP RUN
Namely
8.6
View job history
ADP RUN
Namely
9.1

Asset Management

ADP RUN
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP RUN
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

ADP RUN
Namely
8.3
New hire portal
ADP RUN
Namely
8.7
Manager tracking tools
ADP RUN
Namely
7.8

Performance and Goals

ADP RUN
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP RUN
Namely
7.6
Individual goal setting
ADP RUN
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP RUN
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
ADP RUN
Namely
6.9

Performance Management

ADP RUN
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
ADP RUN
Namely
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP RUN
Namely
7.4
Review status tracking
ADP RUN
Namely
7.4
Review reminders
ADP RUN
Namely
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP RUN
Namely
7.5

Succession Planning

ADP RUN
Namely
6.9
Candidate search
ADP RUN
Namely
6.9

Pros

  • The key strength of ADP's Run is the simplicity of their web portal. Site navigation is easy thanks to large Icons and clearly described links. Every feature seems to be accessible within 2 to 3 clicks.
  • ADP's support is very helpful. I have called in a few times and the wait is never long to reach a support rep. The support has been able to address any issues I've had in a timely manner and will stay on the line to walk through steps until I am comfortable with them.
  • The sales reps are great. They did a great job of walking through the features and comparing them to my current provider. They came onsite to help with the transition to ADP, and even came to walk us through the first couple payrolls to make sure all the steps were understood.
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  • The UI is very easy to navigate. Core functions are broken out into logical categories. We've even been able to troubleshoot rather extensively just by using the admin guides. Workflows can be designed so that critical stakeholders are always in the loop in regards to critical changes, such as pay changes.
  • Namely recently adopted a Client Success model that makes it very easy to get in touch with a subject matter expert across every HR discipline that Namely supports. If you're having a payroll issue, you'll get a payroll expert. if you have a configuration issue, you'll get a Namely config guru.
  • Namely has incredible resources for HR professionals. Their Namely Blog and Newsletter provides relevant news and fantastic insights into pressing issues. They also have a client hub that makes it easy to connect with other Namely users to share best practices.
  • Onboarding is amazing! Onboarding modules can be customized to cover all sorts of needs. You even get access to Adobe E-sign, giving you a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating required onboarding forms.
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Cons

  • The HR library needs to be updated and more user friendly.
  • The special reports are restrictive on information you can combine in a single report which defeats the purpose of customizing a report.
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  • Employee Performance Review - there were some troubles in configuring the exact requirements of our goals process flow. Due to this, few steps in the flow were done manually by HR.
  • Time off management - one improvement would be to see the total amount of personal time off you are allowed to take for the current year, as an employee. You can see only the accrued time, up to date(for the year).
  • Notifications system on the top of the page - you can see the unread notifications which is good, however you also can see all read notifications, even those that were repeated periodically. It may a little confusing until you adjust to it.
  • Ability to integrate with NetSuite - we discovered that the existing integration doesn't cover the custom fields define in NetSuite, that is something to improve in the future versions of Namely.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 2 answers
ADP is a great service that saves us time and money in supporting our payroll operations.
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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

ADP RUN9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
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

ADP RUN8.6
Based on 2 answers
Very happy with support and ADP team.
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Namely5.5
Based on 3 answers
I never have to wait more than a day for a response to my questions - they immediately respond with an answer or with the plans to get the answer
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Alternatives Considered

We were looking for a payroll service that could combine a time card service to reduce errors. RUN has done what we expected. Look out when setting your company up. I wasn't here for setup and found many errors on the company's W2s.
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ADP wins, it is more of an HRIS system. Namely is nice but not as nice as ADP.
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Return on Investment

  • The only negative has been to our bottom line which is caused by RUNs pricing.
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  • Compared to our last HRIS, Namely gains far more users internally because of the user interface.
  • We continue to review external review software that provide micro feedback, employee-generated reviews, and compilation of review data in a readable and presentable format while we use Namely's. Namely's performance review is useful, it just doesn't meet all our needs today.
  • The reimbursement portion of Namely's payroll is valuable to us, so we don't have to cut separate expense checks. We pay bi-weekly and the payroll requires about 30 minutes of work every two weeks for our 75 employees to verify PTO and salary updates, as those don't feed from Namely HR. Not bad, but it seems like it should be higher on the priority list of future releases.
  • The initial implementation of Namely was really easy, compared to the four other implementations I've been through. The support team was available whenever we needed to ensure accuracy.
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Pricing Details

ADP RUN

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