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ADP SmartCompliance

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADP SmartCompliance

I believe ADP SmartCompliance is well suited for any organization that has implemented an HRIS system, such as Workday, but do not want to fully be responsible for the tax filings. I also feel it is very well suited to organizations such as ours that have employees in almost all 50 states. This helps to keep our payroll department staff at a minimum knowing we can rely on the cooperation between the Workday and the ADP SmartCompliance system. I think the only way I would not think SmartCompliance would be helpful would be with a very small company that would prefer to fully outsource their payroll process.
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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
8.7
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Namely
8.3
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
8.6

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
8.5
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
9.0

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
6.8

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
7.4

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.9
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Namely
6.9

Pros

  • ADP PROVIDES A VERY WELL KNOWLEDGABLE STAFF TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER
  • ADP ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL AS A USER OF THEIR SERVICES AND ALWAYS OPEN TO LEARN WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER
  • ADP DEFINITELY WILL SEE ANY ISSUE THRU O THE END; GREAT FOLLOW UP SKILLS
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  • Every person I've worked with in Namely is competent, friendly, quick, patient, and very helpful. I've never before worked with any company like this. Their customer service, professionalism, and forward thinking blow me away.
  • Namely is quick to listen to client feedback and solve problems. They're constantly adding new features, so even if it doesn't have everything you want now, there is a good chance it will.
  • Namely's platform is very user-friendly. It's easy to navigate and learn how to use. For many users, it's self-explanatory. They provide great training tools as well.
  • Namely Payroll is easy to use and provides a large variety of reports that you can access immediately. It's easy to update employee and company tax information.
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Cons

  • I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADP ADDRESS DEALING DIRECTLY WITH THE COMPANY PREFERRENCES; AND NOT USE GENERAL GENERIC METHODS. WE KNOW ADP CAN PROGRAM TO YOUR COMPANY SPECIFIC NEEDS, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE IF CERTAIN ISSUES COULD BE USED ON A CUSTOMIZE BASIS. EXAMPLE RETRO PAY CALCULATOR PAID AS A SEPARATE CHECK AND STILL GENERATE INTO BATCHES FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING.
  • I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADP PROVIDE MY TRAINING TO UNDERSTAND THEIR REPORT STRUCTURE AND HOW TO TRULY USE THIR ADP COMPLIANCE FULLY. THEY HAVE PROVIDED 2017 SOARS TRAINING BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE OF A ONE ON ONE COMPANY BASIS TRAINING.
  • ADP CAN HELP WHEN IT COME TO CLIENTS REACHING REPS IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER THE ACCT MANAGER USUALLY DOES GET BACK TO YOU BUT NOT ALWAYS THAT SOON.
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  • I would love to see Namely roll out e-signature for things like tax forms that employees can use on a recurring basis. Currently it is available for onboarding, so I know it's coming!
  • I would love to be able to tell the employees that they can view their payslips on the mobile app, this would be an awesome feature.
  • Increase the workflow usability so that is has more functions.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
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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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 SmartCompliance7.9
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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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 SmartCompliance7.3
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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Namely4.8
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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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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We made the switch from ADP to Namely. This saved money and time. The customer service from Namely blew ADP out of the water. Employee complaints and re-training is almost non-existent with Namely. It seemed like a constant task with ADP. The entire company from the lowest level to the highest level uses Namely and loves it.
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Return on Investment

  • ADP has helped me get a better understanding of the quarterly tax process and I have been able to increase my knowledge in the tax filing.
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  • Our people now have a dedicated repository for all company info, e.g., handbook, values, competency model, development forms.
  • The performance review cycle tool was simply amazing! We're a growing startup, and there was never a standard for performance management here. After just kicking off and finalizing our first review cycle using Namely, it seems like the entire company is onboard and engaged with performance management.
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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