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Namely

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance Management
  • Paycor ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS
  • Namely and Paycor are tied in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.1

Paycor

71%
Namely ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
7.5
75%
177 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
7.6
76%
191 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
7.3
73%
174 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
7.0
70%
174 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
6.7
67%
129 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
6.5
65%
138 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
6.8
68%
130 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
7.8

Paycor

78%
Namely ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
8.3
83%
219 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
7.6
76%
51 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.3
73%
98 Ratings
6.8
68%
157 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
8.3
83%
216 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
7.2
72%
184 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
6.9

Paycor

69%
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
7.2
72%
142 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
7.0
70%
159 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
6.5
65%
133 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
7.7

Paycor

77%
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
8.0
80%
187 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
7.9
79%
191 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
7.5
75%
142 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
7.8
78%
165 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
6.1

Paycor

61%
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
6.1
61%
64 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
5.8

Paycor

58%
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
5.9
59%
175 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
6.2
62%
177 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
5.3
53%
111 Ratings

Onboarding

7.3

Namely

73%
7.1

Paycor

71%
Namely ranks higher in 1/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
7.2
72%
165 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
7.0
70%
123 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
7.1

Paycor

71%
Paycor ranks higher in 3/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
7.1
71%
10 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.1
71%
87 Ratings
7.0
70%
66 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
6.9
69%
55 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
7.3
73%
67 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
6.9

Paycor

69%
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
6.9
69%
86 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
6.6
66%
78 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
7.0
70%
81 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
7.0
70%
82 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
6.7
67%
68 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
6.0

Paycor

60%
Paycor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
7.9

Paycor

79%
Paycor ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
63 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
6.9
69%
65 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
58 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
58 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
51 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
65 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
71 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Namely is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Paycor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
6.2

Paycor

62%
238 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
9.3

Paycor

93%
14 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
7.0

Paycor

70%
206 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
6.2

Paycor

62%
94 Ratings

In-Person Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Online Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

Paycor

95%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
8.1

Paycor

81%
33 Ratings

Configurability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Paycor

50%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Paycor

80%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

Paycor

67%
3 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely

Our overall experience has been very positive. Our accounting department used to handle every issue related to HR, benefits, payroll, etc. But with the Namely platform, employees can input all information right into the website and access any information they need. As a supervisor who approves PTO/Vacations, the platform is super-easy to use.
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Paycor, Inc

Paycor is user friendly if you know where to find what you want to do. Some aspects of the design could be better. I tried the new website and do not like it's navigation so far. I find myself going back to the old version so that I can find what I need and view things. The new timecards are not as easy to follow as the old. Where does it show the PTO days? Paycor for payroll is the best I have used.
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Pros

Namely

  • Namely has helped with our COVID sick leave response. It has made a major difference both with the weekly payroll and the 941 tax filing
  • Keeping track of our multiple PTO plans. Thank goodness for Namely, I have shredded my old PTO spreadsheets.
  • Employees like the convenience of the cell phone app. As a payroll administrator, I like the Geo Tracking tool where I can see where some are when the clock is in or out.
  • The flexibility inside of the payroll system both as you are finalizing an employee profile and when you are processing payroll is a major advantage.
  • The reports I get out of Namely in Excel format work well for me.
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Paycor, Inc

  • Payroll- easy to view the pay grid, make edits, and even make notes on paystubs. There are quick reports and graphs to double-check everything.
  • Interface- employees can do so much on their own! Paycor is so easy to navigate and explain to new employees.
  • Customer Service- I can talk to a real person within 5 minutes!! Or I can even chat with a real person online and not even talk on the phone. And my problems get resolved. No unknown answers they can't figure out.
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Cons

Namely

  • Customer service has been largely disappointing and sometimes horrible.
  • The tax reporting team has had some major hiccups for us.
  • Some of the custom reporting filters could be improved by adding an in-between dates filter.
  • Some of the performance review tools are still confusing after 7 years.
  • Can I say customer service again?
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Paycor, Inc

  • It would be nice to get geofencing back without manually adding it to each payroll/employee.
  • Transferring between payrolls could be easier.
  • It would be nice to have a dedicated customer support person rather than taking our chances on whoever answers the phone.
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Pricing Details

Namely

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Namely editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

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    Paycor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Paycor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Namely

      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.
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      Paycor, Inc

      The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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      Usability

      Namely

      Namely is a user-friendly system that is continuing to improve its integration across platforms with HRIS, Benefits, Payroll, and Time. For us, a complex user with multiple clients and hundreds of hourly employees, it has been a good solution (though not without its drawbacks) and we have greatly appreciated Namely's willingness to listen to our concerns and requests for changes in the product. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Namely for any company far more simple than ours—especially small entities with most, if not all, salaried employees.
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      Paycor, Inc

      I was able to experience this software and now know at this point
      in time how much it has improved my performance and my co-worker's performance. Paycor has been a great aid for a project that just started; while I didn't use the full spectrum of tools that the software offers, I am one
      hundred percent sure that it will make a positive change in any task force.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Paycor, Inc

      We have not experienced any availability issues
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      Performance

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Paycor, Inc

      All processes work quickly
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      Support Rating

      Namely

      Unfortunately, in more recent years we've had a lot of difficulty with Namely as they've undergone a lot of internal changes. It took 4 returned emails saying the person no longer worked at Namely to find someone to help me (I finally called payroll) and it took a while to get connected with a direct source of help. Namely now has set up their "pod" feature of communication which works well for the most part, but is different. I felt spoiled when we first started with Namely, but now it feels very much like working with most large companies' help centers. There is a system to go through and you do have the option to click "urgent". In general the help is efficient, but it still takes a few days and it's hard to speak with someone directly. It is all done via online communications and is difficult to actually speak to someone on the phone. This works well for most cases, but I do feel frustrated more often than I'd like to with this type of communication. (2019/2020)
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      Paycor, Inc

      I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
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      Online Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Paycor, Inc

      The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
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      Implementation Rating

      Namely

      I was not part of the implementation of Namely. It was before my time. Prior to Namely the company used UltiPro, which is also a great system. The implementation/transition supposedly went smooth, but I cannot comment from my own firsthand experience.
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      Paycor, Inc

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Namely

      Namely provided certain features that we were looking for that the other vendors did not, specifically the social feed. We do not have a company intranet so we needed a place to communicate and store resources in addition to managing HR and Benefits. Namely provided that combination plus more.
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      Paycor, Inc

      In our search for a replacement for ADP, we looked at UKG and Ceridian. As a result of ADP's lack of assistance, we sought an alternative option. The program had a lot of issues, and customer care was unable to assist. We analyzed ADP and Paycor as well as Ceridian. We were able to find what we were looking for in all three programs. Paycor's customer service was promised, and the pricing was the best, so we decided to go with them.
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      Scalability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Paycor, Inc

      We haven't needed to scale
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      Return on Investment

      Namely

      • It gets the job done, but I can't say that I love it.
      • I can't really compare the ROI to another solution. It is certainly good enough to roll up most basic HR functions, and in that respect is totally worth it.
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      Paycor, Inc

      • They handle all of the numbers and tax forms, things that I HATE doing!
      • I can run my payroll in less than 5 minutes because their portal puts all of the information at my fingertips.
      • I like relying on their professionals to deal with different tax and unemployment offices in different states. They know their stuff.
      • Paycor is not the cheapest service out there, but they deliver Cadillac service and performance on a Volkswagen budget.
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