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Score 5.3 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Patriot Software

Patriot PAY is well-suited to a company that has a 10-day window between the end of the pay period and the payday. The company size makes very little difference and it is easy to use for any company. It is also very progressive in development and improvement. If a company has a small window for turn-around, but fairly consistent payroll amounts (such as a lot of salary workers), Patriot PAY might also be a good fit for them.

Companies with tight turn-around times or payrolls that vary significantly in direct deposit amounts might have difficulty using Patriot PAY.
Jake Douglas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Patriot Software
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Patriot Software
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Patriot Software
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Patriot Software
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Patriot Software
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Patriot Software
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Patriot Software
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Patriot Software

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Patriot Software
8.9
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Patriot Software
9.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Patriot Software
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Patriot Software
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Patriot Software
8.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Patriot Software
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Patriot Software
9.2
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Patriot Software
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Patriot Software
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Patriot Software
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Patriot Software
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Patriot Software

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Patriot Software
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Patriot Software
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Patriot Software
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Patriot Software
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Patriot Software
View job history
Namely
7.3
Patriot Software

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Patriot Software
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Patriot Software

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Patriot Software
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Patriot Software
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Patriot Software
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Patriot Software

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Patriot Software
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Patriot Software
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Patriot Software

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Patriot Software
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Patriot Software
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Patriot Software
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Patriot Software
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Patriot Software

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Patriot Software
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Patriot Software
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Patriot Software
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Patriot Software
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Patriot Software
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Patriot Software

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Patriot Software
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Patriot Software

Pros

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

Patriot Software

  • It is simple, intuitive and straightforward in its design. Someone with little experience with roles in human resources roles, bookkeeping or payroll can quickly learn how to set-up the software and run payroll regularly by reading through the support portion of the site, or by contacting the helpful staff at Patriot. Patriot staff have walked me through issues or guided me on the phone as I learned how to use a function of the software.
  • Patriot provides comprehensive quarterly tax filing records, including 941s, state unemployment compensation tax payments, state employer's tax and local employer's tax filings. You can also generate payroll or tax deposit reports over a specific time period or per employee.
  • The support and FAQ pages available on Patriot are very practical and written in an easy to understand manner. Using the information provided there, I was able to properly set up new employees according to local and state filing requirements.
Shannon Bronico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Patriot Software

  • Setting up a bank account to pay employees thru ACH is cumbersome.
  • Doesn't have the option to print multiple pay stubs for a specific employee at once. Have to re-print each pay stub individually.
Andy Leiterman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Patriot Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Namely

Namely 5.2
Based on 5 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

Patriot Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Namely

Namely 5.4
Based on 21 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

Patriot Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Patriot Software

QuickBooks Online Payroll is literally the devil. They make things unclear, very difficult to tell what has been filed and what has been missed, hard to adjust owner salary whenever you want. I hate it! Gusto is more robust than Patriot and so for bigger companies with more going on, I am referring people to Gusto, but it's also a lot more expensive. Intuit Payroll is just archaic.
Stephanie Majeran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Patriot Software

  • It boosts my time available for client-facing activities by not having to spend as much time processing payroll.
  • It helps me deliver accurate reports to my CPA at tax time regarding employee wages and employer taxes.
  • Through the online portal, I can easily track year-to-date taxes my company has paid.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Namely

General

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

Patriot Software

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*

* We offer free payroll setup.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Patriot Software
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Patriot Software

Usability

Namely
5.2
Patriot Software

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Patriot Software

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