CloudPay vs. Namely

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudPay
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
CloudPay is a payroll management tool designed specifically for organizations that have an international workforce. They offer payroll automation services, an earned wage access platform as well as global treasury services to ensure any employee no matter their location gets the money they have earned.N/A
Namely
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Namely offers a cloud-based HR platform for integrated core and specialized HR services, including time and employee performance management and onboarding processes.
$9
per month
Pricing
CloudPayNamely
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Namely Now
$9
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudPayNamely
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsNamely Now offers small-businesses an HCM including payroll and HR at a budget conscious price. For growing companies we have Namely Plus which includes payroll and HR, talent, time, and other tools to engage and enrich their employees. For companies looking to free up more time internally for strategy, Namely offers Namely Plus People, including managed Payroll and Benefits. And for the business who wants to expand while minimizing risk and liability, our white-glove comprehensive PEO solution is Namely Complete.
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Features
CloudPayNamely
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
6.3
143 Ratings
22% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.6132 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.1138 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.030 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.0132 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings4.7134 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings5.7129 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.282 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
7.2
127 Ratings
11% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.8111 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.953 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.157 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.9109 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.3113 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings5.4100 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.157 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
7.7
124 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5116 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.395 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
7.5
141 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.9129 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.0127 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.3116 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.3134 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
5.7
53 Ratings
30% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings5.753 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
6.9
121 Ratings
10% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.3117 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.6112 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings5.774 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
6.5
116 Ratings
21% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.4110 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings5.685 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
5.0
96 Ratings
48% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings6.086 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings4.694 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.272 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings5.189 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
5.4
107 Ratings
38% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings5.296 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings3.768 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.595 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings6.298 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.485 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
5.6
21 Ratings
34% below category average
Candidate search00 Ratings5.621 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
CloudPay
-
Ratings
Namely
7.8
6 Ratings
1% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloudPayNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
7.4
(145 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(71 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(27 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(85 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudPayNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudPay
In my organization, we have replaced all paperwork with this software, for the case of payroll, treasury, or on-demand payment. And from the backend, we have requested to enhance the feature like deductions and reimbursements. So in this way, it comes as a single tool to automate the whole payroll process. Which can be accessed, stored, update, and monitored from anywhere. So the whole organization and communications seem just to be a click away. Since we have switched to the cloud pay for payroll management, a lot of finance things are still there which need to be integrated with this system to make everything intact and altogether but cloud pay, as of now, do not have room to accommodate, and that's an issue to us, as a manager. So it's a request and suggestion as well to consider other finance-related things and try to fit in the same application, I know it's a big ask, but can be tried.
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Namely
Namely is aesthetically very pleasing and navigates like other social media platforms which can be appealing to potentially a remote workforce who interacts more online than in person. Unfortunately, it did not serve our population well as we are primarily manufacturing where people are not as interested in utilizing the HRIS for interactions when they would rather connect in person.
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Pros
CloudPay
  • Global Payroll Basic
  • Earned Wage Access
  • Global Treasury Service
  • Payroll Efficiency Index
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Namely
  • Namely has helped with our COVID sick leave response. It has made a major difference both with the weekly payroll and the 941 tax filing
  • Keeping track of our multiple PTO plans. Thank goodness for Namely, I have shredded my old PTO spreadsheets.
  • Employees like the convenience of the cell phone app. As a payroll administrator, I like the Geo Tracking tool where I can see where some are when the clock is in or out.
  • The flexibility inside of the payroll system both as you are finalizing an employee profile and when you are processing payroll is a major advantage.
  • The reports I get out of Namely in Excel format work well for me.
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Cons
CloudPay
  • Fees
  • Tech support
  • Size restraints
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Namely
  • Limits to custom reporting
  • No direct feed for Ohio Workers Comp (now a manual process on our end)
  • No option to place an employee on Leave of Absence and exclude them from payroll while they are "inactive"
  • No option to suppress certain deductions for certain pay types (i.e. allow 401K for commissions but block remaining deductions - also now a manual process to uncheck the suppress box for 401K for each commission check)
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Likelihood to Renew
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Namely
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
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Namely
It is very simple to use for myself, the HR team, and our employees. I find the payroll process very user-friendly. Reporting is simple to navigate and produce the required information requested. I know our employees enjoy the self-service feature and use it on a regular basis, which saves me time.
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Support Rating
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Namely
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)
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Implementation Rating
CloudPay
No answers on this topic
Namely
Implementation was a bit complicated and our company had to carry most of the weight. It often felt like our implementation manager was giving us extra work that she did not want to do herself. It also took much longer than expected - I believe almost 2 months. I believe our company carried a bit too much of the weight.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudPay
It allows the feature of flexible payment methods to complete of the payment of termination and the payment to be process on time which is recognized worldwide. The card payment process time is 3 days faster than the normal bank payment process, and you can stop easily. It integrates your payment procedures with a global cash flow solution that ensures the timely payments to regulate authorities like your employees, local authorities or to the third parties.
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Namely
Namely has a robust suite of offerings, and fallows for a la carte selection of add-ons (rather than a single bundled option). This has allowed our company to save money by not purchasing options / functionalities that we dont need, but may drive up the cost for other companies who need more a la carte selections. In all, the size of the company, the size & capabilities of the internal HR team, and considerations like managed payroll and benefits should be key drivers in selection.
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Return on Investment
CloudPay
  • The positive impact is, a lot of manual work is automated now, which is saving a lot of time and man-hours.
  • Requests and demands can be accessed, monitored, and raised anytime from anywhere. So a lot of dependencies have been resolved.
  • Human resources and all finance is been integrated which is resulting in less work at the desk.
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Namely
  • When we were over 100, it provided a huge benefit to us due to the accuracy of payroll, benefits integration and management, and org chart and performance tracking. Having all of that in one place was a huge improvement from the former disjointed user experience.
  • When we dropped below 100 due to covid, our insurance rates went up 93% to offer comparable plans, and we had to move over to a PEO for benefits which meant we also had to move payroll. It was hugely disruptive, and now our employees have a bad experience when trying to manage their HR lives in multiple places. It is confusing and, again, disjointed.
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ScreenShots

CloudPay Screenshots

Screenshot of A screenshot of the Calendar tool within CloudPay that keeps track of all of payroll activities across all locations.

Namely Screenshots

Screenshot of Namely News Feed: The home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones.Screenshot of HR Analytics: data to drive confidence in an active people strategy and to encourage pride in provable resultsScreenshot of Talent & Performance Management: connects, engages, and develops the workforce in a platform designed so that employees actually want to use itScreenshot of Benefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and easier to manageScreenshot of Payroll Administration: integrated with HR data and coupled with full payroll tax servicesScreenshot of Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhere