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ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings

ADP SmartCompliance

Top Rated
80 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

Namely

Top Rated
59 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

SmartCompliance is a solid and reliable product. We have less than 200 employees and the pricing is appropriate and the customer service is great. We use a non-ADP HR/Payroll system and it would be nice to have our wage payments and tax filing integrated with our HRIS software.
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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 SmartCompliance
9.0
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
9.2
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Namely
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.4

Human Resource Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.9
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.9

Pros

  • WOTC is easy to use, navigate and easy for our prospective employees to navigate. We can track our progress in ADP Smartcompliance.
  • Smartcompliance makes it easy to see what is occurring with our accounts.
  • Smartcompliance allows our company to see what we are responsible for financially.
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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 administration piece is easy but just another step in ADP's ever complicated setup for users.
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  • Onboarding - I wish that they would incorporate offer letters and that task lists were kicked off automatically after an employee was onboarded. I also wish background checks were fully integrated within Namely.
  • Benefits view - currently employees can view their benefits in a separate section within Namely - but it would be nice if it was in their profile. I also wish the app would autopopulate their member ID numbers and group numbers so they would always have the information on the phone.
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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

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 1 answer
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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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

ADP SmartCompliance4.5
Based on 1 answer
The account managers have too many clients to give great customer service all the time. I had to complain to get better customer service
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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

More functionality and very easy display
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Namely's reporting capabilities are easier to utilize. Also, compliance maintenance has been maintained since implementation.
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Return on Investment

  • It causes the managers involved in hiring to have to take tons of time out of their busy days to call in the employee info.
  • It prevents possible user errors on the 8850 form.
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  • We combined two software into one by moving to Namely.
  • Time off is no longer ambigous!
  • So far everyone seems to enjoy namely and it makes my job as a manager a lot easier.
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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

Namely

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