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Score 8.5 out of 100

Namely

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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avature

Avature [CRM] is a great product for those who are looking to simplify their hiring and onboarding process. If you're tired of being stressed out with the hiring process and making sure that you are bringing on someone that is a good fit then I would highly suggest giving Avature [CRM] a shot. There are so many other things it can do that will help you with the HR and onboarding side of things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely is well suited for smaller companies, as the wall-to-wall function can get very crowded if you have numerous people posting updates. It's also good for companies with multiple offices or where HR teams may be in different locations, as it allows companies to store important documents (W2s, benefits, vacation schedules, etc) in one central location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Avature
8.6
Namely
Company Website Posting
Avature
8.0
Namely
Publish to Social Media
Avature
8.0
Namely
Customized Application Form
Avature
9.0
Namely
Resume Management
Avature
9.0
Namely
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Avature
9.0
Namely
Candidate Search
Avature
9.0
Namely
Collaboration
Avature
9.0
Namely
Task Creation and Delegation
Avature
8.0
Namely
Email Templates
Avature
8.0
Namely
User Permissions
Avature
8.0
Namely
Notifications and Alerts
Avature
9.0
Namely
Reporting
Avature
9.2
Namely

Human Resource Management

Avature
Namely
7.6
Employee demographic data
Avature
Namely
7.9
Employment history
Avature
Namely
6.9
Job profiles and administration
Avature
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Avature
Namely
7.2
Organizational charting
Avature
Namely
6.7
Organization and location management
Avature
Namely
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Avature
Namely
7.2

Payroll Management

Avature
Namely
7.1
Pay calculation
Avature
Namely
7.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Avature
Namely
5.4
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Avature
Namely
7.0
Benefit plan administration
Avature
Namely
7.1
Direct deposit files
Avature
Namely
7.9
Salary revision and increment management
Avature
Namely
7.7
Reimbursement management
Avature
Namely
7.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Avature
Namely
7.1
Approval workflow
Avature
Namely
7.4
Balance details
Avature
Namely
6.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Avature
Namely
7.0

Employee Self Service

Avature
Namely
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Avature
Namely
8.3
Update personal information
Avature
Namely
8.3
View company policy documentation
Avature
Namely
7.8
Employee recognition
Avature
Namely
7.7
View job history
Avature
Namely
7.7

Asset Management

Avature
Namely
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
Avature
Namely
7.9

HR Reporting

Avature
Namely
5.9
Report builder
Avature
Namely
6.4
Pre-built reports
Avature
Namely
6.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Avature
Namely
5.3

Onboarding

Avature
Namely
7.3
New hire portal
Avature
Namely
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Avature
Namely
6.9

Performance and Goals

Avature
Namely
6.8
Corporate goal setting
Avature
Namely
6.8
Individual goal setting
Avature
Namely
7.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Avature
Namely
6.5
Performance tracking
Avature
Namely
6.9

Performance Management

Avature
Namely
7.3
Performance plans
Avature
Namely
7.1
Performance improvement plans
Avature
Namely
7.1
Review status tracking
Avature
Namely
7.2
Review reminders
Avature
Namely
7.6
Multiple review frequency
Avature
Namely
7.5

Succession Planning

Avature
Namely
6.4
Candidate search
Avature
Namely
6.4

Pros

Avature

  • Easy to use. Tagging of candidates' skills works great too.
  • Easy to search, add data on a candidate, not cumbersome at all.
  • Use of Portals is great for events.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • Streamlined workflows that make it easy for managers and employees to request changes to their profile information
  • A robust performance process that allows for seamless annual reviews, 180-degree feedback and more
  • All-in-one information repository so employees can easily access information about themselves as well as get to know their fellow employees
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avature

  • drag & drop multiple C.V.s not supported
  • Bulk Import of C.V. (email is limited to 20 attachments) a bit limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • Time off tracking tool needs to be more customizable to accommodate varying types of PTO policies. Employees need to be able to easily see what time off they have available.
  • Performance reviews need to be more streamlined and user friendly for managers. They should be able to see employee responses while they complete reviews. A side-by-side view would be helpful or integrating the responses by question in one view would work as well. It's just very clunky right now for managers. Would also be great to have a place in Namely where managers can keep performance notes (outside of a scheduled review) on employees to reference during reviews and 1:1's.
  • Increased foldering capabilities in the Resources section to have folders within folders for better organization of resources.
  • Decrease lag time for benefits updates with providers.
  • Updates made in HR profiles should flow over to Teams page, like title and reporting line changes.
  • Ability to search the feed would be great.
  • Analytics on site usage, i.e., pages visited, resources accessed. This data would help show management the usage and engagement of employees as well as ROI.
  • More posting capabilities in the feed would be good. Allow posting of videos, audio files, gifs as well as increased text formatting capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avature

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 2.0
Based on 4 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.
Shane Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avature

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 8.0
Based on 37 answers
Namely is a user-friendly system that is continuing to improve its integration across platforms with HRIS, Benefits, Payroll, and Time. For us, a complex user with multiple clients and hundreds of hourly employees, it has been a good solution (though not without its drawbacks) and we have greatly appreciated Namely's willingness to listen to our concerns and requests for changes in the product. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Namely for any company far more simple than ours—especially small entities with most, if not all, salaried employees.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avature

Avature 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Great and fast responses, always available during implementation phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 5.7
Based on 37 answers
Unfortunately, in more recent years we've had a lot of difficulty with Namely as they've undergone a lot of internal changes. It took 4 returned emails saying the person no longer worked at Namely to find someone to help me (I finally called payroll) and it took a while to get connected with a direct source of help. Namely now has set up their "pod" feature of communication which works well for the most part, but is different. I felt spoiled when we first started with Namely, but now it feels very much like working with most large companies' help centers. There is a system to go through and you do have the option to click "urgent". In general the help is efficient, but it still takes a few days and it's hard to speak with someone directly. It is all done via online communications and is difficult to actually speak to someone on the phone. This works well for most cases, but I do feel frustrated more often than I'd like to with this type of communication. (2019/2020)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avature

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 6.5
Based on 53 answers
I was not part of the implementation of Namely. It was before my time. Prior to Namely the company used UltiPro, which is also a great system. The implementation / transition supposedly went smooth, but I cannot comment from my own firsthand experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avature

Avature has been a strong CRM for us as we have many recruiters, divisions and many locations. Ease of use is great as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

It has been a few years since I used SAP Success Factors. It is clearly for enterprise companies, so strictly speaking, it doesn't compete directly with Namely. Although I have my issues with Namely's user experience, it blows SAP SuccessFactors out of the water. SF is a complete disaster, typical of old-school enterprise software. It is bloated and frustrating to use. Namely is much better (though still has room for improvement). Of course, SF has a ba-zillion additional features and capabilities. Not really an apples-to-apples comparison.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avature

  • Avature has saved us a ton of time when it comes to hiring.
  • Avature allows us to collaborate more effectively on a new hire.
  • Bundling so many different features has helped us save on software costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • More labor intensive (cost us more money to switch to this product).
  • Decline in reporting capability (payroll general ledger report is a nightmare every 2 weeks).
  • Product cost is way too high for services delivered. It was the worst financial investment we have made in years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avature

General

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

Namely

General

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

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