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Namely

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Score 5.3 out of 100

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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

Paycor

Paycor is well suited for small to mid-sized businesses where their HR needs are standard and simple. Paycor is less appropriate for organizations that have more complex or robust HR needs: comprehensive performance management and succession planning, more flexibility for the types of employees (PT, FT, Temp), and a PTO system that can match our process. We had to rewrite some parts of our PTO process because Paycor's system could not match it, whereas our previous provider could.
Tiffany Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Paycor
8.5
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Paycor
9.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Paycor
8.9
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Paycor
8.7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Paycor
9.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Paycor
6.2
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Paycor
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Paycor
9.2

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Paycor
8.5
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Paycor
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Paycor
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Paycor
7.7
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Paycor
8.7
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Paycor
9.3
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Paycor
9.2
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Paycor
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Paycor
7.3
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Paycor
7.8
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Paycor
7.1
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Paycor
7.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Paycor
8.3
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Paycor
8.3
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Paycor
8.7
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Paycor
7.8
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Paycor
8.4
View job history
Namely
7.3
Paycor
8.3

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Paycor
9.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Paycor
9.1

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Paycor
6.3
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Paycor
7.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Paycor
6.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Paycor
5.3

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Paycor
8.3
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Paycor
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Paycor
8.6

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Paycor
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Paycor
7.3
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Paycor
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Paycor
8.3
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Paycor
7.7

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Paycor
8.0
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Paycor
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Paycor
7.7
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Paycor
8.7
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Paycor
8.8
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Paycor
7.2

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Paycor
9.1
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Paycor
9.1

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Paycor
8.7
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Paycor
8.7
Company Website Posting
Namely
Paycor
9.3
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Paycor
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Paycor
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Paycor
9.3
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Paycor
9.3
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Paycor
8.3

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

Paycor

  • The integration between time and attendance and payroll processing is very seamless and easy to use. Once time is approved and verified, it is very quick and easy to run payroll.
  • Creating import files from each pay run to the GL is very quick and easy. All the GL mapping is done in Paycor and is easy to maintain and update as needed.
  • Reporting is fairly robust; once a user becomes familiar with the various data fields, creating custom reports is not overly difficult to do.
Nancy Flippin | 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

Paycor

  • The functionality of the time clock could be improved as there are times when adjustments to time are difficult, especially when adjusting from one day to the next in the event an employee "rolls" over past midnight.
  • When using the dashboard in TOD and reviewing exceptions, it is difficult to maneuver from one day to the next with having to go back to dashboard. This functionality could be improved by allowing the user to simply select the next page which should show all exceptions.
  • The Transfer at time of day, period block transfer, and reallocate hours functions are confusing. This could be tightened up a bit and allowing multiple revisions within the same selection would be helpful.
Shawn Compton | 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.1
Based on 8 answers
Their customer service the functionality and how easy and user friendly it is
Cyndi Rooks, PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP | 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

Paycor

Paycor 6.0
Based on 146 answers
Overall usability is solid and consistent for both direct users in HR and the occasional users by staff. My rating is less than a 10 due to the challenges with using the performance review portal of the system with its lack of customizable capabilities. Also, while there is a good variety of standard reports, the reporting module is often out of service and the use of the program to create your own custom reports is not user friendly
Michelle Coleman | 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

Paycor

Paycor 8.8
Based on 85 answers
Paycor usually can come up with an answer, but I don't like that we have had so many different people. The information for reaching out is helpfully posted on your home page when you log in, though. Definite points there. Paycor wants you to be able to get help, but the person helping just can vary.
Dan Abrams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 6.6
Based on 19 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
Susan Dudek | 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

Paycor

I have used ADP in the past, and it felt like I was nothing more than a part of an account to them. With Paycor, I know they recognize me as a person, a part of a company.
Shirley Meadows | 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

Paycor

  • Due to the many webinars, overall improvement for HR has taken place.
  • Knowledge of world-wide changes, state changes, do's and don'ts are extremely helpful in web trainings.
  • Paycor has kept track of every during challenges our agency faces from time to time.
Marsha Smith | 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

Paycor

General

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

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