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Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 1 feature set: Recruiting / ATS
  • Proliant ranks higher in 10 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
8.3

Proliant

83%
Proliant ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
8.8
88%
5 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
8.6
86%
5 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
9.6

Proliant

96%
Proliant ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
9.8
98%
5 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
9.8
98%
4 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
8.1

Proliant

81%
Proliant ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
9.2
92%
4 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
7.4
74%
5 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
7.7
77%
3 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
8.4

Proliant

84%
Namely ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
8.5
85%
4 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
8.3
83%
3 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
7.7
77%
3 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
10.0

Proliant

100%
Proliant ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
8.6

Proliant

86%
Proliant ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
7.8
78%
5 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

7.4

Namely

74%
9.3

Proliant

93%
Proliant ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
8.0

Proliant

80%
Namely ranks higher in 3/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.2
72%
87 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
9.2

Proliant

92%
Proliant ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
6.3

Proliant

63%
Proliant ranks higher in 3/4 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
4.0

Proliant

40%
Namely ranks higher in 5/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Proliant is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
8.8

Proliant

88%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings

Proliant

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings

Proliant

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings

Proliant

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings

Proliant

N/A
0 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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Proliant

This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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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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Proliant

  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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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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Proliant

  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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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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    Proliant

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Proliant editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Proliant

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Proliant

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Proliant

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Proliant

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Proliant

      Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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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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      Proliant

      • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
      • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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