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ADP Workforce Now

469 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Namely

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59 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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ADP Workforce Now

For a small employer, with very little turnover and few benefit options, ADP may be too costly for the benefit. There are many affordable payroll providers available for small organizations.For large employers with many benefits options, employees in multiple locations, multiple tax jurisdictions and varied pay types (salary, hourly, commission, etc), ADP is ideal. The extended customer service hours, extensive resources for international pay, and capability for multi state taxation is crucial for an international employer.
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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

Human Resource Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Namely
8.8
Employee demographic data
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Namely
9.1
Employment history
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
9.0
Job profiles and administration
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Namely
8.5
Organizational charting
ADP Workforce Now
6.6
Namely
8.0
Organization and location management
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Namely
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Namely
8.3

Payroll Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Namely
8.4
Benefit plan administration
ADP Workforce Now
8.0
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Namely
8.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
8.5
Approval workflow
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
8.9
Balance details
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP Workforce Now
8.1
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

ADP Workforce Now
8.2
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP Workforce Now
8.8
Namely
9.0
Update personal information
ADP Workforce Now
8.7
Namely
8.9
View company policy documentation
ADP Workforce Now
8.6
Namely
9.0
Employee recognition
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Namely
8.6
View job history
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Namely
9.1

Asset Management

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Namely
8.0
Report builder
ADP Workforce Now
7.1
Namely
8.3
Pre-built reports
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Namely
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP Workforce Now
7.0
Namely
8.3

Onboarding

ADP Workforce Now
5.5
Namely
8.3
New hire portal
ADP Workforce Now
6.1
Namely
8.7
Manager tracking tools
ADP Workforce Now
4.9
Namely
7.8

Performance and Goals

ADP Workforce Now
7.8
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Namely
7.6
Individual goal setting
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Namely
6.9

Performance Management

ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Namely
7.3
Performance improvement plans
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Namely
7.4
Review status tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.7
Namely
7.4
Review reminders
ADP Workforce Now
7.4
Namely
7.1
Multiple review frequency
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Namely
7.5

Succession Planning

ADP Workforce Now
6.0
Namely
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Namely
Candidate ranking
ADP Workforce Now
5.8
Namely
Candidate search
ADP Workforce Now
6.3
Namely
6.9
Candidate development
ADP Workforce Now
6.2
Namely

Recruiting / ATS

ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Namely
Job Requisition Management
ADP Workforce Now
7.9
Namely
Company Website Posting
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Namely
Publish to Social Media
ADP Workforce Now
7.5
Namely
Job Search Site Posting
ADP Workforce Now
6.7
Namely
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP Workforce Now
2.3
Namely
Applicant Tracking
ADP Workforce Now
7.3
Namely
Notifications and Alerts
ADP Workforce Now
7.6
Namely

Pros

  • Tax and governmental reporting. For a small business these reports are cumbersome, and time consuming
  • Direct deposit - no more printing out checks and distributing to all employees.
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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

  • Re-Hire process is not well-defined. I have not had an easy time with any employee I have re-hired. ADP has acknowledged that there are issues with this process so hopefully they are looking into it.
  • Reports - The report name does NOT always indicate what the final report will supply. It would be very helpful to show a sample of what the report looks like when completed so we can see if it has the information needed. At this point, I have to go thru the whole process of selecting the criteria and running the report and then find out if it is what I was looking for or not.
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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 Workforce Now8.9
Based on 29 answers
  • Ease of use for the administrator and the employee
  • Perfect payroll audit - fewer payroll errors
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Tax Service
  • Garnishment Service
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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 Workforce Now8.0
Based on 16 answers
The screens are very easy to understand and employees can easily navigate the system which makes it easier on me since I am not always having to answer questions.
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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 Workforce Now6.1
Based on 14 answers
ADP has gone back to the designated "team support" module for clients on the newer versions of WFN, and the introduction of "The Bridge" has just added additional resources for problem resolution. It is a blog of current users who can share ideas/solutions in real time. And open case numbers are relatively east to track, and will allow the clients to view status of specific cases in the near future. We currently have no open items!
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Namely5.6
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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Online Training

ADP Workforce Now8.4
Based on 5 answers
The instructions from the recruiting agency on how to use the system was pretty straightforward. It provided step-by-step procedures on where you would need to log in your hours as well as what you would need to highlight (i.e. regular, overtime, etc.) detailing the type of hours that were worked overall. The handout also provided some pictures of the application
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Implementation

ADP Workforce Now7.1
Based on 8 answers
Either assign more than one specialist to the implementation process, or assign less clients to the implementation specialist. The process requires attention to detail and the ability to test and re-test as well as verify the information. It also requires a lot of back and forth between the client ant the implementation specialist, so they need to be readily available during the whole implementation process.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP does the full processing which is why we switched to them. They are good at what they do so it made sense to let the experts do the processing and reporting.
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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

  • I handle all payroll aspects and the administration of our benefits, ESOP and 401k. Before ADP, I had an assistance who would key hours into our old system. Had so many key errors and we no longer have that since the employees clock in and out on their computer. Payroll is completed so quickly that I have more time to focus on other issues.
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  • Saves time and allows us to not to have different vendors for everything.
  • PTO, benefits, pay and employee information in one spot.
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Pricing Details

ADP Workforce Now

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Please contact ADP for a product demo and ask about a hands-on "test drive" of Workforce Now.

Namely

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