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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

Paycom

Paycom is situated in all payroll and human capital management processes where when you want to manage your payroll in a seamless manner, free from errors then turn to Paycom. It also keeps the employee data securely and helps in recruiting new employees and still manage their performance and onboarding in your company. It further fits in all company portfolios whether small or large thereby proving to be excellent in managing your workforce.
Richard Gichangi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Paycom
7.0
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Paycom
7.5
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Paycom
7.1
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Paycom
6.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Paycom
7.4
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Paycom
6.3
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Paycom
6.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Paycom
6.6

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Paycom
7.3
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Paycom
6.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Paycom
6.9
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Paycom
7.8
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Paycom
6.9
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Paycom
7.8
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Paycom
7.4
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Paycom
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Paycom
7.9
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Paycom
7.6
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Paycom
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Paycom
7.7

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Paycom
7.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Paycom
8.2
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Paycom
8.2
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Paycom
7.6
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Paycom
5.8
View job history
Namely
7.3
Paycom
7.4

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Paycom
5.8
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Paycom
5.8

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Paycom
6.6
Report builder
Namely
4.5
Paycom
7.1
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Paycom
7.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Paycom
5.5

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Paycom
6.7
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Paycom
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Paycom
6.4

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Paycom
5.1
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Paycom
4.5
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Paycom
4.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Paycom
4.4
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Paycom
6.6

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Paycom
7.0
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Paycom
7.0
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Paycom
7.0
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Paycom
6.7
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Paycom
7.1
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Paycom
7.2

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Paycom
7.5
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Paycom
7.0
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Paycom
9.2
Candidate ranking
Namely
Paycom
7.2
Candidate development
Namely
Paycom
6.5

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Paycom
6.4
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Paycom
6.6
Company Website Posting
Namely
Paycom
7.3
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Paycom
5.9
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Paycom
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Paycom
5.0
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Paycom
6.9
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Paycom
7.0

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

Paycom

  • Our sales rep. has answered all our questions and fulfilled our growing and changing needs.
  • Paycom training for all employees was very easy to follow and the trainer was very professional
  • When needs change, customer service reps are very friendly and eager to help
Kirt Rumbaugh | 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

Paycom

  • I'd like to see the user and client login credentials managed as a true multilevel authentication instead of needing to log in to separate applications.
  • I'd like to see a free SSO implementation.
  • It'd be cool to see an API framework to allow more integration into other LOB applications. Expense management could flow directly from my corporate credit card accounts into Paycom if I had an API for expense management. (Example)
Dan Rotelli | 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

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Paycom has been the best company decision for us!
Jeanean South, MA, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Reports are sometimes difficult to find because of the way they are filed and titled.
Sherry Fair | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

Paycom 7.2
Based on 28 answers
Paycom makes up for a clunky design and erroneous report data by having some of the most responsive customer service ever. Our representative was always friendly, willing to help, and walked us through any situation we were facing. If it weren't for the customer service, I'm not sure if we'd keep the software.
Michael &quot;Sully&quot; Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Implementing Paycom as our trusted HR/Payroll management company was extremely effortless and the transition was seamless.
Jeanean South, MA, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

I only compared Paycom to ADP and the decision was simple for me. Not only was the cost for Paycom less, but the entire system was online and accessible to me at all times. ADP seemed to be pieced together and somewhat difficult to use. I have never used another payroll company and if I have it my way, I never will. Now that we are set up I honestly don't know why we would want to change!
Greg Roberts | 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

Paycom

  • The system saves us many man hours and salary costs due to the online capabilities of the program. I was able to reduce the admin staff by one full member just due to the lack of paper shuffling because of Paycom's documents section.
Carissa Bray | 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

Paycom

General

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

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