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Likelihood to Recommend

APS

I think that APS Online is scalable to any organization. It's a wonderful product and I have had so many managers that work with me that feel the same way. We haven't been with them quite a year yet but since we've started it has made a world of difference for us. Things to ask about- 1- Do they specialize in or can they accommodate states that you are working in and their various rules?2- What type of customer service? Do they have a call center or do they have a designated person like APS?3- How long do your reports stay in the system? (ADP "archived" theirs after a year so we couldn't reach them)
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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

APS
7.0
Namely
6.9
Employee demographic data
APS
9.4
Namely
6.5
Employment history
APS
7.0
Namely
7.2
Job profiles and administration
APS
8.3
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
APS
4.0
Namely
6.8
Organizational charting
APS
7.9
Namely
6.5
Organization and location management
APS
6.0
Namely
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
APS
6.0
Namely
4.9

Payroll Management

APS
7.3
Namely
6.1
Pay calculation
APS
7.0
Namely
6.9
Support for external payroll vendors
APS
5.7
Namely
5.3
Benefit plan administration
APS
7.0
Namely
6.3
Direct deposit files
APS
8.0
Namely
6.9
Salary revision and increment management
APS
7.0
Namely
6.1
Reimbursement management
APS
9.0
Namely
5.1

Leave and Attendance Management

APS
6.7
Namely
7.6
Approval workflow
APS
8.0
Namely
8.1
Balance details
APS
6.0
Namely
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
APS
6.0
Namely
7.7

Employee Self Service

APS
7.2
Namely
7.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
APS
8.0
Namely
7.7
Update personal information
APS
9.0
Namely
7.5
View company policy documentation
APS
7.0
Namely
7.0
Employee recognition
APS
7.0
Namely
7.6
View job history
APS
5.0
Namely
7.9

Asset Management

APS
7.0
Namely
6.4
Tracking of all physical assets
APS
7.0
Namely
6.4

HR Reporting

APS
7.1
Namely
4.9
Report builder
APS
7.0
Namely
5.5
Pre-built reports
APS
7.0
Namely
5.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
APS
7.4
Namely
3.5

Onboarding

APS
7.5
Namely
6.1
New hire portal
APS
8.0
Namely
6.6
Manager tracking tools
APS
7.0
Namely
5.5

Performance and Goals

APS
7.8
Namely
5.2
Corporate goal setting
APS
8.1
Namely
5.6
Individual goal setting
APS
8.2
Namely
5.6
Line-of sight-visibility
APS
8.2
Namely
4.8
Performance tracking
APS
6.9
Namely
4.7

Performance Management

APS
8.0
Namely
5.7
Performance plans
APS
7.9
Namely
6.3
Performance improvement plans
APS
7.0
Namely
5.1
Review status tracking
APS
8.4
Namely
5.9
Review reminders
APS
8.3
Namely
5.6
Multiple review frequency
APS
8.5
Namely
5.6

Succession Planning

APS
5.0
Namely
8.7
Create succession plans/pools
APS
5.0
Namely
Candidate ranking
APS
5.0
Namely
Candidate search
APS
Namely
8.7

Recruiting / ATS

APS
8.8
Namely
Job Requisition Management
APS
9.2
Namely
Company Website Posting
APS
9.2
Namely
Publish to Social Media
APS
9.2
Namely
Job Search Site Posting
APS
8.8
Namely
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
APS
7.6
Namely
Applicant Tracking
APS
8.4
Namely
Notifications and Alerts
APS
9.2
Namely

Pros

APS

  • It's fast and intuitive. Our previous contractors were ADP and Paychex and neither were intuitive. Our payroll runs have less errors now than with previous vendors. Payroll prep time is down from 5 hours with ADP to 2 hours with APS for the HR Manager.
  • The limiters are great. I'm always afraid of that error that no one caught. Let's assume that you add a $200 limiter to overtime. Any time that a staff member is about to receive more than $200 in overtime for that pay period, a red flag goes up for the HR manager to double check.
  • We have 3 programs in public schools that block certain ports. APS has a 2nd feature using GPS so that staff can only check in for their shift while they are in the designated GPS range. Great for someone who has to report to a remote location. Just add the GPS coordinates and they can't check until they get to the project.
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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

APS

  • Reporting - We have six different business units and the reporting is separate for all three. Most reporting I do requires information from all business units so am running six reports and then copying and pasting to get the report I need.
  • Multi-state taxes - We have a number of employees who live in New York and work in New Jersey. APS OnLine is designed to accommodate one state withholding so ability to have "worked in" state and "lived in" state taxes withheld went away. This was a shortfall.
  • The Carrier connection setup took much longer than expected. After a year, we are still having some issues with some items transferring over to the GL.
  • The CA overtime calculation does not calculate after 8 hours per day, only on the 40 per week so we override each week.
  • Reporting - when running Benefit reports, it recognizes employees who formerly carried the plan but may have dropped it. To get around this, we have to delete off the employee's record so the history is not readily available.
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Namely

  • 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

APS

APS 9.7
Based on 6 answers
I have been using the system for over a year now and feel more comfortable with the functionality of it. I have just recently implemented the benefit administration portion.
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Namely

Namely 1.2
Based on 3 answers
Administrators and employees love Namely. It is very easy to use and streamlined. Employees stay engaged with news feed updates and enjoy all the self service options. The time cards are very easy to access and clocking in and out for non-exempt employees is a breeze. Namely is part of our family.
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Usability

APS

APS 9.5
Based on 4 answers
In general, it's a great system to use. We were looking for simplicity and ease of use and have received raves from our employees in their ability to access and make use of the system. There is still so much more that we have yet to gain as we continue working through each of the modules.
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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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Reliability and Availability

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any outages
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

APS

APS 9.9
Based on 3 answers
There is one primary account representative that we contact on a regular basis. If she is unavailable, there are others on her team. It does seem that our implementation was more complex than others that have been installed, so fixes are not as easily remedied.
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Namely

Namely 3.8
Based on 8 answers
The support has been the worst part of this product over the 2 companies I have used it at. They will never follow up on anything that isn't a 2-minute answer. When they do follow up it is just to say, "we are looking into this" or they just say "It's all set now." Very frustrating to be told something was taken care of, only to receive a penalty and Interest notice a few months after the deadline because it wasn't "all set."
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In-Person Training

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Even if it wasn't in-person on location, we felt like we had our trainer in the room with us.
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had great webinars.
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

APS

APS 8.7
Based on 4 answers
It would have been helpful to understand the phases of the implementation up front so I could have prepared differently for enrollments, billing, and transfer of information to payroll. At the end of the day, I'm happy with the selection and the system and anticipate I will like it better as we go along. We have done a number of other system implementations in the past few years, and this has been pretty painless, however, I've had a few surprises.
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

APS

All the other payroll systems were very complicated and had a lot of capabilities that were nto needed for an organization of our size. This made it difficult to use and confusing. APS covers all our needs and does so with ease of use and great support
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Namely

We looked at many ATS platforms and payroll platforms. Namely had a complete package and the most support to offer. The other systems were good but only handled 1-3 HR issues. We could not afford multiple software, so picking Namely was the right choice for us.
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Scalability

APS

APS 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had a problem with the system nor in finding the right information.
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Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

APS

  • APS OnLine has helped us streamline the payroll process by freeing up our time of not having to personally cut and sign weekly paychecks. We don't have to rely on check signers to be present which has helped our timeliness as well.
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Namely

  • We were able to standardize processes much more easily with Namely. Without Namely it would be difficult to get 10 locations to follow the same procedure. But with Namely, we're able to set up the workflow and the manager just follows along on his computer.
  • Payroll mistakes are virtually nonexistent with Namely.
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Pricing Details

APS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Namely

General

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

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