Darwinbox vs. Namely

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darwinbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Darwinbox headquartered in Hyderabad offers an end-to-end HRMS software provide core HR functionality (e.g. employee data management), support for recruitment and onboarding, payroll management, time & attendance tracking, as well as comprehensive talent management and employee engagement features.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
DarwinboxNamely
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Namely Now
$9
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarwinboxNamely
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
DarwinboxNamely
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.4
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Namely
6.3
143 Ratings
22% below category average
Employee demographic data9.83 Ratings6.6132 Ratings
Employment history9.93 Ratings7.1138 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.93 Ratings7.030 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.93 Ratings7.0132 Ratings
Organizational charting8.93 Ratings4.7134 Ratings
Organization and location management8.93 Ratings5.7129 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.382 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Namely
7.1
127 Ratings
12% below category average
Pay calculation9.03 Ratings8.9111 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.03 Ratings6.953 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.03 Ratings6.957 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.92 Ratings7.0109 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.03 Ratings5.1100 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.93 Ratings6.957 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.3113 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Namely
7.7
124 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings7.2121 Ratings
Balance details9.03 Ratings7.5116 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment9.03 Ratings8.495 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.5
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Namely
7.6
141 Ratings
7% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.03 Ratings7.9129 Ratings
Update personal information8.93 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.93 Ratings7.0127 Ratings
Employee recognition9.93 Ratings7.4116 Ratings
View job history9.93 Ratings7.4134 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.0
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Namely
5.7
53 Ratings
31% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets9.03 Ratings5.753 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.3
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Namely
7.1
121 Ratings
7% below category average
Report builder9.92 Ratings7.5117 Ratings
Pre-built reports8.02 Ratings7.8112 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data9.92 Ratings5.974 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
21% above category average
Namely
6.5
116 Ratings
21% below category average
New hire portal9.92 Ratings7.5110 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.92 Ratings5.685 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.7
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Namely
4.8
96 Ratings
52% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.92 Ratings6.086 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.92 Ratings4.394 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings4.072 Ratings
Performance tracking9.92 Ratings4.989 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.9
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Namely
5.3
107 Ratings
40% below category average
Performance plans9.92 Ratings5.196 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.92 Ratings3.368 Ratings
Review status tracking9.92 Ratings6.595 Ratings
Review reminders9.82 Ratings6.398 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.92 Ratings5.485 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
19% above category average
Namely
5.6
21 Ratings
35% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search9.92 Ratings5.621 Ratings
Candidate development8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Darwinbox
9.6
2 Ratings
20% above category average
Namely
8.1
6 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.82 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Company Website Posting9.92 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Publish to Social Media9.92 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.92 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.92 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.92 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.02 Ratings8.36 Ratings
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User Ratings
DarwinboxNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.4
(145 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(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)
4.9
(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
DarwinboxNamely
Likelihood to Recommend
Darwinbox
Darwinbox provides multiple functions and features related to Human resources and I Like the best where it maintains Attendance records and employees smartly. Darwinbox helps us to brings all the organization level activity on one platform which helps the management to take the crucial decisions. Sometimes it hangs and does not function properly due to an internet connectivity issue.
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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
Darwinbox
  • Maintaining Attendance from payroll with HR.
  • Employees self portal to ask for PTO or to check hours.
  • User Interface is user friendly for our employees.
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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
Darwinbox
  • The app version is a bit lankier than the pc version.
  • Interface customization would be great for individuals wanting to change style.
  • No other real issue to improve, possibly lower the price but that's not too bad.
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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
Darwinbox
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
Darwinbox
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
Darwinbox
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
Darwinbox
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
Darwinbox
Darwinbox helps to maintain all the things at one platform and easy to use too. It provide better usability compared with Moday.com. Darwinbox provides more functionality compared with monday.com. It is also user friendly as well. All the things we are getting one platform and on one place.
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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
Darwinbox
  • The ability to view the organization structure and functional structure for the entire company.
  • One-stop solution for talent acquisition, payroll, leaves, reimbursements, attendance (time-sheet), holidays, etc. So I don't have to open a lot of different apps.
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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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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