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Gusto

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Gusto

Gusto is great for a small company environment with a very lean accounting staff because it makes payroll processing really easy. It also has a modern user interface that employees like. If you just need easy payroll processing and are good with online time sheets, Gusto is a great solution.
Ed Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jovanny Chonillo, MHRM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Gusto
9.1
Namely
6.0
Pay calculation
Gusto
9.3
Namely
5.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Gusto
9.0
Namely
4.2
Benefit plan administration
Gusto
8.8
Namely
6.9
Direct deposit files
Gusto
9.4
Namely
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Gusto
9.0
Namely
6.8
Reimbursement management
Gusto
9.2
Namely
5.1

Human Resource Management

Gusto
Namely
6.5
Employee demographic data
Gusto
Namely
6.5
Employment history
Gusto
Namely
6.7
Job profiles and administration
Gusto
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Gusto
Namely
6.2
Organizational charting
Gusto
Namely
6.1
Organization and location management
Gusto
Namely
6.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Gusto
Namely
3.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Gusto
Namely
7.2
Approval workflow
Gusto
Namely
7.5
Balance details
Gusto
Namely
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Gusto
Namely
7.1

Employee Self Service

Gusto
Namely
7.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Gusto
Namely
7.4
Update personal information
Gusto
Namely
7.3
View company policy documentation
Gusto
Namely
7.3
Employee recognition
Gusto
Namely
7.3
View job history
Gusto
Namely
7.5

Asset Management

Gusto
Namely
5.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Gusto
Namely
5.5

HR Reporting

Gusto
Namely
4.1
Report builder
Gusto
Namely
4.7
Pre-built reports
Gusto
Namely
5.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Gusto
Namely
2.7

Onboarding

Gusto
Namely
6.0
New hire portal
Gusto
Namely
6.0
Manager tracking tools
Gusto
Namely
5.9

Performance and Goals

Gusto
Namely
3.9
Corporate goal setting
Gusto
Namely
4.5
Individual goal setting
Gusto
Namely
4.5
Line-of sight-visibility
Gusto
Namely
2.9
Performance tracking
Gusto
Namely
3.8

Performance Management

Gusto
Namely
5.0
Performance plans
Gusto
Namely
5.7
Performance improvement plans
Gusto
Namely
4.6
Review status tracking
Gusto
Namely
4.8
Review reminders
Gusto
Namely
5.4
Multiple review frequency
Gusto
Namely
4.5

Succession Planning

Gusto
Namely
5.4
Candidate search
Gusto
Namely
5.4

Pros

Gusto

  • Easy step by step setup from signup process to the automatic payments via EFT.
  • All forms and payments are done completely automated and electronically so no manual intervention. I set it up at the beginning of my first year and never looked at it until the next year when I did my taxes.
  • Payroll was easy, automated and simple manage for situations like overtime, time off and one time bonus payments.
  • Offering other pre tax benefits like 401K was easy to incorporate thru their partner apps.
Lou Gallo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • Time off management - simple and efficient way to submit/approve and keep track of the remaining days. It covers all types of legal time off.
  • Goals setting - Namely has a mature enough framework that you can configure based on the company's requirements.
  • Organization chart - a nice visual display of the company hierarchy structure.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Gusto

  • I do not manage our Gusto account so this may be possible, but it would be nice if you could manage time off requests within the system.
  • Again I do not manage our Gusto account so this may be possible, but it would be great if you could see more info regarding your health insurance plan in the system. We have to login to another system to see those details.
  • They send out an email every time you're paid which includes the total amount of your paycheck. This is fine, but I wish there was a way to turn off the dollar amount appearing in case I happen to open that email around someone else who I'd prefer to now share my salary with.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • I would love to see Namely roll out e-signature for things like tax forms that employees can use on a recurring basis. Currently it is available for onboarding, so I know it's coming!
  • I would love to be able to tell the employees that they can view their payslips on the mobile app, this would be an awesome feature.
  • Increase the workflow usability so that is has more functions.
Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Gusto

Gusto 8.0
Based on 1 answer
While Gusto does have a few flaws on the whole it is a very user-friendly software that does a great job of making a very complicated and mundane task quite easy and it is also very cost-effective. But I find that it is not a great fit for everyone and there have been a few mistakes in the payroll tax filings that have caused me and my clients some concern
Lauri Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 1.4
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

Gusto

Gusto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The UI is clean and simple. It's incredibly easy to find what you need to find, and if you can't, a quick search of their help files will direct you where you need to go about 90% of the time. For that last 10%, a support e-mail will result in a quick answer. Almost any time I try to do something new I haven't done before with Gusto, I can do it in a few minutes.
Christopher Cantrall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 1.8
Based on 3 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
Lauren Lippello | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Gusto

Gusto 8.7
Based on 13 answers
In rare times that we had to reach out to support they are fast and friendly and always eager to assist. Says a lot of software when you do not have to reach out to support very often. Quick and easy access to support channels makes it pain-free when you do encounter an issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 5.2
Based on 16 answers
Our payroll person is great and some of the support staff. Implementation is not good and doesn't seem to know what they are doing. The Namely agency is non-existent if you are a smaller employer. They have their general agent servicing us.
Cathleen Steininger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Gusto

Gusto is very affordable and offers a solid foundation for payroll and HR. They have also recently released a new tier which offers a few additional bells and whistles for those companies looking for higher-touch service or additional features. It is great to have this flexibility, which isn't always offered by the bigger players.
Jason Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

We looked at many ATS platforms and payroll platforms. Namely had a complete package and the most support to offer. The other systems were good but only handled 1-3 HR issues. We could not afford multiple software, so picking Namely was the right choice for us.
Hannah Flood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Gusto

  • Gusto has cost us a substantial amount of money in the past 12 months, which we hadn't budgeted for, however the cost of HR non-compliance is arguably larger. We intend to move from Gusto and Xero effective Dec 31st.
  • The amount of time required to rectify issues with a non-communicating HR provider was approx 10 days
  • Holding the tax for so long has been difficult to adjust to in the cashflow of the business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • We were able to standardize processes much more easily with Namely. Without Namely it would be difficult to get 10 locations to follow the same procedure. But with Namely, we're able to set up the workflow and the manager just follows along on his computer.
  • Payroll mistakes are virtually nonexistent with Namely.
Asha Mungara, JD, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Gusto

General

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

Gusto Editions & Modules

Edition
Concierge: Includes everything in the Complete plan, plus access to certified HR pros and resources so you don’t have to go it alone.$149/month1
Complete: Includes everything in the Core plan, plus better HR tools so you can create a great place to work$39/month1
Core: Refreshingly easy payroll so you can get back to what matters most.$39/month2
  1. $12 per employee/contractor
  2. $6 per employee/contractor
Additional Pricing Details
Gusto offers three simple pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs.

Namely

General

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

Namely Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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