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Namely

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kronos Workforce Ready

There are a lot of ways that WFR has streamlined the payroll process for us. The reports module is fantastic, in that it can be modified to any information you need to track. The ease of use is just not there. The set up portion should include assistance to guide professionals through step by step instruction for key issues that may arise or changes that may need to be made in the future. The online videos just were not what we were capable of completing at the time. They are long and drawn out, making them too time consuming for a busy HR department
Anonymous | 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

Human Resource Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
6.4
Employee demographic data
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Namely
6.4
Employment history
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Namely
6.7
Job profiles and administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Namely
6.1
Organizational charting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
6.1
Organization and location management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.2
Namely
6.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.8
Namely
3.2

Payroll Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Namely
6.1
Pay calculation
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.4
Namely
5.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Namely
4.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Namely
Benefit plan administration
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Namely
6.9
Direct deposit files
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Namely
7.2
Salary revision and increment management
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Namely
6.9
Reimbursement management
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
5.3

Leave and Attendance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Namely
7.0
Approval workflow
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Namely
7.3
Balance details
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.3
Namely
6.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.1
Namely
6.9

Employee Self Service

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Namely
7.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.7
Namely
7.3
Update personal information
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Namely
7.1
View company policy documentation
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Namely
7.3
View job history
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.8
Namely
7.4
Employee recognition
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
7.3

Asset Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Namely
5.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Namely
5.6

HR Reporting

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Namely
3.9
Report builder
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Namely
4.4
Pre-built reports
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Namely
4.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
2.5

Onboarding

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely
5.9
New hire portal
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Namely
5.8
Manager tracking tools
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Namely
5.9

Performance and Goals

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely
3.6
Individual goal setting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely
4.2
Performance tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Namely
3.6
Corporate goal setting
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
4.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
2.5

Performance Management

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
4.8
Performance plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
5.6
Performance improvement plans
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Namely
4.4
Review status tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
4.5
Review reminders
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely
5.2
Multiple review frequency
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
4.3

Succession Planning

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Namely
5.3
Create succession plans/pools
Kronos Workforce Ready
8.2
Namely
Candidate search
Kronos Workforce Ready
Namely
5.3

Recruiting / ATS

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.3
Namely
Job Requisition Management
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.6
Namely
Company Website Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.4
Namely
Publish to Social Media
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.1
Namely
Job Search Site Posting
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Namely
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Kronos Workforce Ready
6.9
Namely
Applicant Tracking
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.7
Namely
Notifications and Alerts
Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely

Pros

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Easy to access in the sense that it simply takes a click of a button.
  • Comprehensible meaning that it is not difficult to understand how the system works as long as you have someone explain it to you.
  • Easy to use in the sense that it's not hard to remember how to use it. It's easy to explore.
Anonymous | 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

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • The tax piece of Kronos was the one thing that has made me slightly regret my decision to use Kronos. We have 7 EINs so we have a lot of taxes to file on a quarterly basis. The BSI system we have to use (which is a third party) is terrible. We have had nothing but problems with it. BSI has some agreement with Kronos that doesn't allow us to speak directly with BSI and it's extremely frustrating. We are on our 5th quarter of filing using the BSI system and are still having issues. This is not much of an automated process and the BSI system seems so far behind Kronos' technology. It's not user-friendly and has definitely caused a lot of issues. If there was one thing I would change about Kronos it would be the tax filing portion. Maybe if we didn't have to use BSI it would be different. The systems I have used in the past have processed our quarterly taxes for us so this was a big change for me.
  • I do not like that the system allows employees to request vacation time that they may not have available. Employees can request time off even if they don't have any vacation available and if their supervisor approves it, it populates in their timecard. I have caught several employees with negative vacation balances in the system. I think it should not allow them to request this time off if they don't have a current balance in the system.
  • When you terminate an employee, their benefits don't automatically terminate. You have to go into each active benefit and put the termination date in or your reports won't be correct. This should be something that automatically occurs once you terminate that employee.
Sarah Eigel, SPHR | 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

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We have begun looking for other vendors to supply this products need as Kronos WFR cannot deliver the suite of applications which it should with this product.*6/5/17 Edit - We started the new year with a new application. WFR proved to be unable to correct the errors within the application. We are much happier with the new application as we can use it effectively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 1.5
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

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.0
Based on 6 answers
WFR is very customizable. Only a few things are off limits....surprisingly the most basic screen, the employee time sheet, IS NOT able to be changed. Almost every screen/report users can add/remove fields. Menu setup is fairly easy with the exception multiple versions of a report CANNOT be directly linked to. They are supposed to be updating this in a future release but at the moment it is cumbersome for users to switch to different versions of the report.
Aaron Ward | 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

Reliability and Availability

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 8.5
Based on 7 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.5
Based on 52 answers
Kronos support is great in the ability for a representative to take our needs seriously and respond with care, however, there are times when the need for support was time sensitive (for payroll processing purposes) and the response rate caused us hiccups in our timeline. Our company also has many customized options to our package and company build and at times things were miscommunicated in regards to the builds - this was only in the beginning though and has since been great.
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

In-Person Training

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 7.0
Based on 3 answers
DO NOT attempt to go live too quickly. Sales sold us on 100 days from contract signing was doable. We postponed go live 3 times because everything was not ready. We did not have enough time document the new functionality & train end users. Almost 3 months later we are still working through export issues, minor setup issues, adequate time for system admins to get comfortable with the system.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos definitely beats out the competition in terms of user-friendly features and simple "it works" functionality. We tried using several other payroll suites including Paychex and found they were lacking in a number of areas especially in terms of user interface. Our employees literally groan when they remember using these older systems, they absolutely love Kronos in comparison.
Clinton Verley | 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

Scalability

Kronos Workforce Ready

Kronos Workforce Ready 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

No score
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Return on Investment

Kronos Workforce Ready

  • Overtime for Salary Non-Exempt members is easier to track. They no longer have to fill out a time card on a piece of paper where things can be mis-interpreted or transposed.
  • Salaried members as well as non-exempt members are using it 100% and we receive reminders from payroll to submit our time sheets after reviewing them making the entire approval process paperless! We are finally using a system that we can easily run reports from and utilize the outputs for files to upload which means less manual errors.
  • We are no longer paying our managers to review a paper time sheet then compare it to their notifications on their calendar then walk it to the administrative assistant so they can double check compared to the group calendar then they manually walked it up to the third floor for processing. This helped relieve manual tasks for all members and definitely allowed to increase staff productivity.
  • We are using this system to report and approve FMLA and STD and record it properly allowing the medical center on site to systematically track timing and make sure appropriate paperwork is filled out in a timely manner.
  • Payroll had to make some changes but they adapted quickly, they were trained and we are working with the system admin as a team partnering with Kronos and Global Information Services. They have their reports immediately, no waiting for sales areas to report their hours, etc.
Dawn Solomon | 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

Kronos Workforce Ready

General

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

Namely

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.9
Namely
5.1

Likelihood to Renew

Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Namely
1.5

Usability

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Namely
1.8

Reliability and Availability

Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Namely

Performance

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.5
Namely

Support Rating

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.5
Namely
5.2

In-Person Training

Kronos Workforce Ready
5.5
Namely

Online Training

Kronos Workforce Ready
8.0
Namely

Implementation Rating

Kronos Workforce Ready
7.0
Namely

Scalability

Kronos Workforce Ready
9.0
Namely

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