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Namely

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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Namely

Namely has fit well into our corporate environment. I credit that to the initial setup team from Namely and our team that was lead by our HR Director.Payroll day is always a day of challenges. With a combination of hard deadlines to get processing complete and the review of the data before the payroll information flows through the system. Complications such as management requiring a new paycode at the last minute which will involve submitting a case to Namely Support for guidance. The timely response from Namely Support made the day run smoother.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

PeopleStrategy is an excellent product if an organization is growing in the right direction and wants to improve HR processes. The software has many different packages depending on the need and can be purchased separately if something in addition is decided in the future. This is a benefit because not all organizations may need all features right away.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
7.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employee demographic data
Namely
7.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
Namely
7.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Job profiles and administration
Namely
7.5
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
7.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Organizational charting
Namely
7.0
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Organization and location management
Namely
7.5
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
7.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Payroll Management

Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Pay calculation
Namely
7.7
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
5.7
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
7.8
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Benefit plan administration
Namely
6.8
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
8.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.5
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Reimbursement management
Namely
7.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Approval workflow
Namely
7.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Balance details
Namely
7.0
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
7.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
8.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
8.5
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Update personal information
Namely
8.8
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
Namely
8.0
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.8
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View job history
Namely
8.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Asset Management

Namely
7.5
PeopleStrategy
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
7.5
PeopleStrategy

HR Reporting

Namely
6.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Report builder
Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
6.3
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
5.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Onboarding

Namely
7.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
New hire portal
Namely
8.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Manager tracking tools
Namely
7.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Performance and Goals

Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Corporate goal setting
Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Individual goal setting
Namely
7.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Performance tracking
Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Performance Management

Namely
7.1
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Performance plans
Namely
6.9
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Performance improvement plans
Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Review status tracking
Namely
7.2
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Review reminders
Namely
7.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Multiple review frequency
Namely
7.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Succession Planning

Namely
5.7
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Candidate search
Namely
5.7
PeopleStrategy
Candidate development
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Job Requisition Management
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Company Website Posting
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Applicant Tracking
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Pros

Namely

  • Streamlined workflows that make it easy for managers and employees to request changes to their profile information
  • A robust performance process that allows for seamless annual reviews, 180-degree feedback and more
  • All-in-one information repository so employees can easily access information about themselves as well as get to know their fellow employees
Anonymous | 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

  • Time off tracking tool needs to be more customizable to accommodate varying types of PTO policies. Employees need to be able to easily see what time off they have available.
  • Performance reviews need to be more streamlined and user friendly for managers. They should be able to see employee responses while they complete reviews. A side-by-side view would be helpful or integrating the responses by question in one view would work as well. It's just very clunky right now for managers. Would also be great to have a place in Namely where managers can keep performance notes (outside of a scheduled review) on employees to reference during reviews and 1:1's.
  • Increased foldering capabilities in the Resources section to have folders within folders for better organization of resources.
  • Decrease lag time for benefits updates with providers.
  • Updates made in HR profiles should flow over to Teams page, like title and reporting line changes.
  • Ability to search the feed would be great.
  • Analytics on site usage, i.e., pages visited, resources accessed. This data would help show management the usage and engagement of employees as well as ROI.
  • More posting capabilities in the feed would be good. Allow posting of videos, audio files, gifs as well as increased text formatting capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

  • Certain functions cannot be integrated unless you have purchase that specific package
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Namely

Namely 2.0
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 8.1
Based on 43 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Namely

Namely 6.5
Based on 37 answers
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)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Namely

Namely 6.6
Based on 58 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Namely

It has been a few years since I used SAP Success Factors. It is clearly for enterprise companies, so strictly speaking, it doesn't compete directly with Namely. Although I have my issues with Namely's user experience, it blows SAP SuccessFactors out of the water. SF is a complete disaster, typical of old-school enterprise software. It is bloated and frustrating to use. Namely is much better (though still has room for improvement). Of course, SF has a ba-zillion additional features and capabilities. Not really an apples-to-apples comparison.
Anonymous | 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

  • More labor intensive (cost us more money to switch to this product).
  • Decline in reporting capability (payroll general ledger report is a nightmare every 2 weeks).
  • Product cost is way too high for services delivered. It was the worst financial investment we have made in years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleStrategy

  • PeopleStrategy has reduced errors and paper waste
  • Since using PeopleStrategy, we've maximized our time and streamlined processes
  • Through PeopleStrategy's services, our business has increased employee retention
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Namely

General

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

Starting Price

PeopleStrategy

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
7.4
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
2.0
PeopleStrategy

Usability

Namely
8.1
PeopleStrategy

Support Rating

Namely
6.5
PeopleStrategy

Implementation Rating

Namely
6.6
PeopleStrategy

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