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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis HR

I would recommend the HR system over the Payroll system 10x over. The payroll system has many more glitches and workarounds; however, if you are like our organization you want an integrated product. If you are a smaller organization and have the time to reverify the report information, I would recommend the HR piece. The ESS system is a strong positive for us!
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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

Ascentis HR
7.2
Namely
8.8
Employee demographic data
Ascentis HR
7.9
Namely
9.1
Employment history
Ascentis HR
7.7
Namely
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis HR
7.4
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis HR
7.1
Namely
8.5
Organizational charting
Ascentis HR
5.8
Namely
8.0
Organization and location management
Ascentis HR
7.1
Namely
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis HR
7.1
Namely
8.3

Payroll Management

Ascentis HR
7.4
Namely
8.6
Pay calculation
Ascentis HR
7.8
Namely
9.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis HR
7.2
Namely
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis HR
7.2
Namely
8.6
Direct deposit files
Ascentis HR
8.2
Namely
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis HR
7.5
Namely
8.4
Reimbursement management
Ascentis HR
6.2
Namely
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis HR
7.5
Namely
8.5
Approval workflow
Ascentis HR
7.5
Namely
8.9
Balance details
Ascentis HR
7.3
Namely
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis HR
7.5
Namely
7.9

Employee Self Service

Ascentis HR
7.6
Namely
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis HR
8.0
Namely
9.0
Update personal information
Ascentis HR
8.3
Namely
8.9
View company policy documentation
Ascentis HR
7.4
Namely
9.0
Employee recognition
Ascentis HR
7.0
Namely
8.6
View job history
Ascentis HR
7.3
Namely
9.1

Asset Management

Ascentis HR
7.0
Namely
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis HR
7.0
Namely
8.7

HR Reporting

Ascentis HR
6.2
Namely
8.0
Report builder
Ascentis HR
6.7
Namely
8.3
Pre-built reports
Ascentis HR
6.4
Namely
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis HR
5.5
Namely
8.3

Onboarding

Ascentis HR
6.6
Namely
8.3
New hire portal
Ascentis HR
6.9
Namely
8.7
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis HR
6.3
Namely
7.8

Performance and Goals

Ascentis HR
6.1
Namely
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.2
Namely
7.6
Individual goal setting
Ascentis HR
6.4
Namely
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis HR
5.9
Namely
7.2
Performance tracking
Ascentis HR
6.0
Namely
6.8

Performance Management

Ascentis HR
6.0
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
Ascentis HR
6.0
Namely
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis HR
5.9
Namely
7.4
Review status tracking
Ascentis HR
6.3
Namely
7.4
Review reminders
Ascentis HR
6.1
Namely
7.1
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis HR
5.4
Namely
7.4

Succession Planning

Ascentis HR
5.4
Namely
6.9
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis HR
5.2
Namely
Candidate ranking
Ascentis HR
5.5
Namely
Candidate search
Ascentis HR
5.6
Namely
6.9
Candidate development
Ascentis HR
5.3
Namely

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis HR
6.8
Namely
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis HR
6.8
Namely
Company Website Posting
Ascentis HR
7.1
Namely
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis HR
7.0
Namely
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis HR
6.7
Namely
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis HR
6.6
Namely
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis HR
7.0
Namely
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis HR
6.4
Namely

Pros

  • A clean system that is easy to navigate through and change information
  • Ability to grow into the system and customize to our company's tracking needs and changes
  • Robust system that holds a tremendous amount of critical information in one place
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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

  • An ability to automatically notify our employees through email/text and banner in ESS for expired or expiring employee documents
  • Ability to track variable hour employees for ACA requirements in a more inclusive way. Some way for the system to hold hours worked, during specific periods of time and notifying employees automatically when they are eligible for benefits due to meeting the hour and measurement period requirements.
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  • 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

Ascentis HR5.3
Based on 8 answers
This rating would be a 10 if it were not for some issues we have been having recently with the benefit carrier connections. The carrier connections are critical for us so how these issues are resolved will be key in our renewal decision.
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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

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 7 answers
The system is intuitive and user friendly. My only concern is when it is time to create benefit plans for end of year open enrollment, I will need a refresher on all the great things I learned. The beauty of this is that they maintain a video library so you can walk through the steps as a refresher and then contact customer support with any specific questions. They truly give you the tools to make it easy.
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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

Ascentis HR7.3
Based on 85 answers
Overall, I've found the customer service provided for each module to be very helpful. The only area keeping me from rating a 10 would be the EDI (electronic transmission of files). I still do not have a level of confidence it is working properly just yet. However, upon raising this issue to my Acct. Mgr., it is being addressed.
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Namely5.2
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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In-Person Training

Ascentis HR8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
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Online Training

Ascentis HR6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
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No answers yet
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Implementation

Ascentis HR7.0
Based on 3 answers
Don't skip steps. The customer support for Ascentis HR left it up to us how far we wanted to go with implementation of benefits for example. I was very glad that I elected to go into the detail implementation that I did rather than just doing the basics and waiting until later to complete the process.
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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

InfinityHR and Ascentis HR are fairly similar in look and feel to the employee. I would say that the biggest difference is how they are for the HR team on the backside. Unlike Ascentis HR, InfinityHR gives a few different employee portals modules for the HR team to choose from and lets them customize it however they would like within certain limits. InfinityHR is also a web-based system, not a remote desktop like Ascentis HR. One of the more difficult things with InfinityHR though is that they performed an upgrade and it screwed up our security settings for the managers in the company. Ascentis HR most definitely has clearer cut security settings and way to track who has what and when. Another one of our issues with InfinityHR was that we could not attach documents or create any additional fields that could just hold text - any blank fields had to be drop down boxes.
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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

  • Switching to Non-Exempt colleagues, Ascentis has helped us save payroll, but documenting in an out and paying for time logged in versus salary really started to create saving across the board.
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  • Namely has had a positive impact on helping to meet overall business objectives.
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Pricing Details

Ascentis HR

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

Namely

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