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Score 8.7 out of 100

Namely

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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

bswift

bswift is well suited for benefit enrollment for both new hires and users looking to change or enroll in benefits during open enrollment. It is less appropriate for people looking to explore personal or additional benefits that are separate from the employer. It is more designed for benefit administrators than it is for individual users.
Michael Latz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely has fit well into our corporate environment. I credit that to the initial setup team from Namely and our team that was lead by our HR Director.Payroll day is always a day of challenges. With a combination of hard deadlines to get processing complete and the review of the data before the payroll information flows through the system. Complications such as management requiring a new paycode at the last minute which will involve submitting a case to Namely Support for guidance. The timely response from Namely Support made the day run smoother.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

bswift
Namely
7.3
Employee demographic data
bswift
Namely
7.9
Employment history
bswift
Namely
7.3
Job profiles and administration
bswift
Namely
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
bswift
Namely
7.5
Organizational charting
bswift
Namely
7.0
Organization and location management
bswift
Namely
7.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
bswift
Namely
7.1

Payroll Management

bswift
Namely
7.2
Pay calculation
bswift
Namely
7.6
Support for external payroll vendors
bswift
Namely
5.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
bswift
Namely
7.8
Benefit plan administration
bswift
Namely
6.7
Direct deposit files
bswift
Namely
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
bswift
Namely
7.5
Reimbursement management
bswift
Namely
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

bswift
Namely
7.2
Approval workflow
bswift
Namely
7.5
Balance details
bswift
Namely
6.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
bswift
Namely
7.0

Employee Self Service

bswift
Namely
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
bswift
Namely
8.5
Update personal information
bswift
Namely
8.7
View company policy documentation
bswift
Namely
8.0
Employee recognition
bswift
Namely
7.7
View job history
bswift
Namely
8.1

Asset Management

bswift
Namely
7.4
Tracking of all physical assets
bswift
Namely
7.4

HR Reporting

bswift
Namely
6.3
Report builder
bswift
Namely
6.6
Pre-built reports
bswift
Namely
6.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
bswift
Namely
5.9

Onboarding

bswift
Namely
7.6
New hire portal
bswift
Namely
8.1
Manager tracking tools
bswift
Namely
7.1

Performance and Goals

bswift
Namely
6.8
Corporate goal setting
bswift
Namely
6.8
Individual goal setting
bswift
Namely
7.1
Line-of sight-visibility
bswift
Namely
6.6
Performance tracking
bswift
Namely
6.8

Performance Management

bswift
Namely
7.1
Performance plans
bswift
Namely
6.9
Performance improvement plans
bswift
Namely
6.6
Review status tracking
bswift
Namely
7.1
Review reminders
bswift
Namely
7.3
Multiple review frequency
bswift
Namely
7.4

Succession Planning

bswift
Namely
5.7
Candidate search
bswift
Namely
5.7

Pros

bswift

  • bswift breaks down each benefit into its individual components really well.
  • bswift provides ample resources for additional support (phone numbers, emails, FAQ documents)
  • bswift makes it easy to compare the pros and cons of several benefit alternatives
Tolulope Lawal | 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

bswift

  • They should have better price point for large customers
  • Better EDI for Oracle cloud
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

bswift

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

bswift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 8.0
Based on 42 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

bswift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 6.4
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

bswift

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 6.5
Based on 57 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

bswift

bswift was chosen over a myriad of alternatives primarily because its user interface is simple and intuitive, and because the support offered by bswift is exceptional.
Tolulope Lawal | 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

bswift

  • Ease of planning
  • Better ROI than managing inhouse
  • EDI needs to be improved
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

bswift

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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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