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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is a great resource for users of the ADP suite of products. I don't have any real negatives. I think it's one of the best third party resources that my company uses, and I've seen a number of them. Also, the continuous improvement of the website and it's offerings keeps me coming back to see what else I can do on the site. I've used SmartCompliance since it's creation, and other ADP resources prior to SmartCompliance and I am thoroughly sold on it.
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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
8.7
Namely
6.8
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
Namely
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
Namely
5.5
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
8.5
Namely
7.3
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
8.9
Namely
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
Namely
7.3
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.8
Namely
4.7

Human Resource Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.8
Employee demographic data
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.8
Employment history
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.5
Organizational charting
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.8
Organization and location management
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.3
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
9.0
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.4
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.4
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.2
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.8
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.6

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.7

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.6
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.0
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.3

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.4
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
8.0
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.8

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.9
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.0
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
5.9
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
5.7

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.7
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.8
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.7
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.0
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.5

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.0
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
7.0

Pros

ADP SmartCompliance

  • ADP SmartCompliance is great in that it provides all the reporting and info that you need in one spot and in an organized manner.
  • I like that ADP SmartCompliance allows you to upload agency notices and track the process of where it is at.
  • ADP allows the user to update tax rates an new states easily and quickly.
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Namely

  • Time off management - simple and efficient way to submit/approve and keep track of the remaining days. It covers all types of legal time off.
  • Goals setting - Namely has a mature enough framework that you can configure based on the company's requirements.
  • Organization chart - a nice visual display of the company hierarchy structure.
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Cons

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Some of the SmartCompliance modules (i.e. Aline) are fairly new, thus can be a little buggy in the initial usage. Items like historical data from the prior PAT system are slow to move over, meaning multiple log ins are still needed to access history
  • Customer Service support is great, but sometimes it can be difficult to get Technical Support involved to assist with things like troubleshooting data integration issues or site specifications to build/improve data flow.
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Namely

  • Weird as it seems, their invoices are confusing. Head scratcher.
  • Wish we could get all of the product features we know are coming today.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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Namely

Namely 2.0
Based on 3 answers
Game-changer for small to mid-sized companies. Makes our work so much easier to do well
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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Namely

Namely 9.0
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 SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 7.4
Based on 3 answers
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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Namely

Namely 2.2
Based on 4 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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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance 6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Namely

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Alternatives Considered

ADP SmartCompliance

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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Namely

Simply put, Namely met the most needs from our list for the right price. The team was great (we miss Regina) during presentation and implementation. TribeHR didn't have the review process according to anniversary dates, which we need. Proliant didn't have the right API availability, Namely has a far better UI than Paychex. Bamboo was the closest, but at the time didn't have all the product integrations we need for our ATS, benefits portal, and internal reporting software.
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Return on Investment

ADP SmartCompliance

  • Reduces the amount of manual work that used to be required by our payroll department
  • Enables our department to manage compliance, minimize risk and liability and adapt to new regulations quickly and efficiently
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Namely

  • 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 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

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