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Lessonly

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Namely

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Score 5.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lessonly

Lessonly can be used anywhere a digital learning system works. We use a mix of hands-on training and curriculum. For training our photographers, they go through the lessons with a camera on the desk to test with and tangibly learn what they are reading. Same with our production teams, we have physical representations of the camera cards and order forms that they will be dealing with on a daily basis to help solidify the training they are receiving from Lessonly. It frees up our full-time staff to get prepared for the new season. Once the new hires are done with their assigned lessons, they are ready to start shadowing staff. All of the training and shadowing is done in one day and they are ready to hit the ground running on day two! Lessonly has greatly increased our productivity.
Cait Kaider | 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

Learning Management

Lessonly
8.5
Namely
Course authoring
Lessonly
8.9
Namely
Course catalog or library
Lessonly
8.3
Namely
Player/Portal
Lessonly
8.7
Namely
Learning content
Lessonly
8.9
Namely
Mobile friendly
Lessonly
7.9
Namely
Progress tracking & certifications
Lessonly
8.5
Namely
Assignments
Lessonly
9.1
Namely
Compliance management
Lessonly
8.5
Namely
Learning administration
Lessonly
9.0
Namely
Learning reporting & analytics
Lessonly
8.6
Namely
Social learning
Lessonly
7.4
Namely

Human Resource Management

Lessonly
Namely
6.4
Employee demographic data
Lessonly
Namely
6.4
Employment history
Lessonly
Namely
6.6
Job profiles and administration
Lessonly
Namely
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Lessonly
Namely
6.0
Organizational charting
Lessonly
Namely
6.2
Organization and location management
Lessonly
Namely
6.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Lessonly
Namely
2.9

Payroll Management

Lessonly
Namely
5.9
Pay calculation
Lessonly
Namely
5.1
Support for external payroll vendors
Lessonly
Namely
3.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Lessonly
Namely
6.9
Benefit plan administration
Lessonly
Namely
6.6
Direct deposit files
Lessonly
Namely
6.8
Salary revision and increment management
Lessonly
Namely
6.9
Reimbursement management
Lessonly
Namely
5.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Lessonly
Namely
6.6
Approval workflow
Lessonly
Namely
7.3
Balance details
Lessonly
Namely
6.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Lessonly
Namely
6.2

Employee Self Service

Lessonly
Namely
7.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Lessonly
Namely
7.2
Update personal information
Lessonly
Namely
7.1
View company policy documentation
Lessonly
Namely
7.3
Employee recognition
Lessonly
Namely
7.3
View job history
Lessonly
Namely
7.3

Asset Management

Lessonly
Namely
5.8
Tracking of all physical assets
Lessonly
Namely
5.8

HR Reporting

Lessonly
Namely
3.5
Report builder
Lessonly
Namely
3.9
Pre-built reports
Lessonly
Namely
4.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Lessonly
Namely
2.3

Onboarding

Lessonly
Namely
5.8
New hire portal
Lessonly
Namely
5.5
Manager tracking tools
Lessonly
Namely
6.0

Performance and Goals

Lessonly
Namely
3.5
Corporate goal setting
Lessonly
Namely
4.0
Individual goal setting
Lessonly
Namely
4.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Lessonly
Namely
2.4
Performance tracking
Lessonly
Namely
3.7

Performance Management

Lessonly
Namely
4.9
Performance plans
Lessonly
Namely
5.6
Performance improvement plans
Lessonly
Namely
4.3
Review status tracking
Lessonly
Namely
4.4
Review reminders
Lessonly
Namely
5.5
Multiple review frequency
Lessonly
Namely
4.5

Succession Planning

Lessonly
Namely
5.2
Candidate search
Lessonly
Namely
5.2

Pros

Lessonly

  • Open to feedback and ideas and constantly innovating and iterating on their product to serve new needs that arise
  • Making me feel like more than just a customer: They aren't transactional and focus on building the relationship and making me feel heard.
  • Extremely easy to use product so building content takes little time, and I can leverage other subject matter experts to build content as well.
Karie Champlin-Albarran | 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

Lessonly

  • Media import (audio, video) are still in infancy. Reliability of uploaded content isn't 100%.
  • The Events function lacks some features that are more built out in other platforms.
  • Reporting interface has a bit of a learning curve, but overall isn't bad.
Zack Uzzle, ITIL, ATD Master Trainer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

  • Namely Payroll can be confusing as it doesn't link directly with HRIS time off. It is another platform and there is a lot of duplicating information, increasing potential for errors. There is a lot of manual entering and not great ways to input data for multiple employees at once.
  • The time sheets are not as simple as we'd like. We have a lot of employee errors with these on a regular base. You need to save on each page that you make updates on and the search features for approvers aren't as user friendly as we'd like. (This is separate from the time feature which is an additional expense, we don't use this.)
  • The time off doesn't link directly with payroll and employees have to enter time off twice. This could be user error on our end, but we've been told a few different answers from Namely help as they've made some changes recently. (2020)
  • Namely is constantly updating features but it feels sporadic and is a lot of time and energy to learn how things have changed.
  • Performance reviews are a bit tricky to learn how to use because you have to learn the language that Namely uses. They don't seem very obvious to use. I think their capability is good, but it takes some learning to set them up correctly. Our managers have had some difficulty with them.
  • In general, it feels a bit difficult to make edits and changes simply and efficiently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lessonly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Namely

Namely 1.6
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

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Namely

Namely 3.9
Based on 6 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

Lessonly

Lessonly 9.7
Based on 99 answers
This is one of the main reasons I keep going back to Lessonly. The customer service is some of the best I've ever experienced. From the sales process to the work with your customer success rep, Lessonly by far beats out the competitors in this area.
Jayme Kiester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

Namely 5.1
Based on 22 answers
Bryan at Namely Time is awesome to work with. I knew when I called him, most of the time, he knew the answer but if he didn't, he would figure it out and call me right back. ACA support people just lack the knowledge. Star at Namely Benefits is also great to work with.
Angie Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lessonly

We use Skilljar for our external LMS. I found that Skilljar was less user friendly than Lessonly. Lessonly has proven to be much easier to use on the backend and that was the main reason we went with them instead of just using Skilljar for our company LMS.
Joshua Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Namely

We wanted a cutting edge product that our employees would love. We saw that in Namely. They are fully in the cloud so it can be accessed anywhere. They also have a beautiful interface that makes life so much easier. They also have a feature that an admin users can "view as" which helps me trouble shoot for employees if they have questions so that I do not have to ask them to send screen shots or run to their desk. The customer support from Namely is also awesome. I have a great relationship with my account manager and she is always there to help me. Namely is always creating new things for their platform. I have no doubt that they will continue evolving which makes me excited for the future with this platform.
Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lessonly

  • We've had an increase in quality overall as a company, as we are able to continually train our employees outside of our New Hire Training program.
  • We've seen stronger communication as we are able to send out material to our stylists about products, policies, procedures, etc. and they are able to provide us with feedback. After all, it is their tool for learning and we want to know the best way to provide that information to our Team Members.
Rachel Blankenship | 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

Lessonly

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?
No

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