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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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Paylocity
7.4
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Paylocity
7.9
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Paylocity
7.5
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Paylocity
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Paylocity
7.5
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Paylocity
6.8
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Paylocity
7.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Paylocity
7.1

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Paylocity
7.2
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Paylocity
7.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Paylocity
6.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Paylocity
3.5
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Paylocity
7.2
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Paylocity
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Paylocity
7.9
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Paylocity
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Paylocity
7.9
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Paylocity
8.0
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Paylocity
7.7
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Paylocity
8.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Paylocity
8.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Paylocity
8.2
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Paylocity
8.7
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Paylocity
7.6
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Paylocity
8.6
View job history
Namely
7.3
Paylocity
7.6

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Paylocity
8.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Paylocity
8.7

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Paylocity
6.1
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Paylocity
6.3
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Paylocity
6.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Paylocity
5.7

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Paylocity
7.1
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Paylocity
6.9
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Paylocity
7.3

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Paylocity
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Paylocity
6.9
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Paylocity
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Paylocity
7.6
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Paylocity
8.0

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Paylocity
7.6
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Paylocity
6.7
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Paylocity
7.5
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Paylocity
7.6
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Paylocity
7.9
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Paylocity
8.4

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Paylocity
7.3
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Paylocity
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Paylocity
6.5
Candidate ranking
Namely
Paylocity
7.6
Candidate development
Namely
Paylocity
7.3

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Paylocity
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Paylocity
6.3
Company Website Posting
Namely
Paylocity
8.7
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Paylocity
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Paylocity
8.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Paylocity
8.4
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Paylocity
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Paylocity
7.9

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | 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

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.1
Based on 17 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | 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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | 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

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | 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

Paylocity

General

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

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