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Namely

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Score 5.1 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

PeopleStrategy

Unless PeopleStrategy has made improvements to the quality of support they give their users as well as the system they support there is no situation in which I would ever recommend them to another HR professional. I'd prefer to save them the headache and hassle that I wish someone had provided us.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.4
PeopleStrategy
4.5
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
2.0
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
PeopleStrategy
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.0
PeopleStrategy
3.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Organization and location management
Namely
6.4
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
2.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Payroll Management

Namely
5.9
PeopleStrategy
4.0
Pay calculation
Namely
5.1
PeopleStrategy
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
3.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
Benefit plan administration
Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
6.8
PeopleStrategy
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.6
PeopleStrategy

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
Approval workflow
Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy
Balance details
Namely
6.2
PeopleStrategy
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.2
PeopleStrategy

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.2
PeopleStrategy
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy
View job history
Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy

Asset Management

Namely
5.8
PeopleStrategy
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.8
PeopleStrategy

HR Reporting

Namely
3.5
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Report builder
Namely
3.9
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.2
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.3
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Onboarding

Namely
5.7
PeopleStrategy
New hire portal
Namely
5.5
PeopleStrategy
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.0
PeopleStrategy

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
PeopleStrategy
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
PeopleStrategy
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
PeopleStrategy
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
PeopleStrategy
Performance tracking
Namely
3.7
PeopleStrategy

Performance Management

Namely
4.9
PeopleStrategy
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
PeopleStrategy
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
PeopleStrategy
Review status tracking
Namely
4.4
PeopleStrategy
Review reminders
Namely
5.5
PeopleStrategy
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.5
PeopleStrategy

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
PeopleStrategy
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
PeopleStrategy

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

PeopleStrategy

  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • The administrator support was very inadequate. There was no urgency in the responses we received and they were generally very unhelpful.
  • The customization for our company was lacking. There was no way to make it appealing to view.
  • The reporting tool was very poorly designed. When running reports the only option that worked sucessfully was to run a generic all encompassing people report and pair it down in excel based on the data you were trying to extract.
  • No user information was provided when changes were made to specific fields in the HRIS side so when one person changed something there was no way to identify later who the change was initiated by. This made it very difficult to be able to identify quality issues.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Namely

Namely 1.6
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

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Namely

Namely 3.9
Based on 6 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

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Namely

Namely 5.1
Based on 22 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

PeopleStrategy

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

PeopleStrategy

ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • Duplicate work had to be done in order to make sure data had been saved
  • Third party linking for payroll was inadequate and sometimes didn't transmit accurate information up to and including pay changes, address changes, W4 updates, etc.
  • The process for benefits annual enrollment took 6 months to prepare outside of the normal negotiations that occur with our vendors. After the implementation had been done the reporting we had to create was inaccurate which required us to double check everyone. It was time consuming and very counter productive.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
4.9
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.6
PeopleStrategy

Usability

Namely
3.9
PeopleStrategy

Support Rating

Namely
5.1
PeopleStrategy

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