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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

Trakstar

This is a great program if you have locations in different geographical areas. The ability to work with people at different locations is appreciated, and also there can be informal input that is requested, which Promantek can handle as well.I am at a loss to think of an area where this does not work well. There are several of our employees in the manufacturing areas that do not have computer access, and for those individuals, we simply print the review instead of having it online. This works fine but is not the forte of Promantek. However, any system these days that focusses on the online aspects of review writing will experience that as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Trakstar
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Trakstar
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Trakstar
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Trakstar

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Trakstar
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Trakstar
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Trakstar
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Trakstar
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Trakstar
View job history
Namely
7.3
Trakstar

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Trakstar
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Trakstar

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Trakstar
Report builder
Namely
4.5
Trakstar
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Trakstar
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Trakstar

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Trakstar
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Trakstar
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Trakstar

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
Trakstar
7.7
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Trakstar
9.1
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Trakstar
6.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Trakstar
8.5
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Trakstar
6.8
Subordinate goal setting
Namely
Trakstar
7.2

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Trakstar
8.6
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Trakstar
9.6
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Trakstar
8.0
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Trakstar
9.0
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Trakstar
8.7
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Trakstar
9.4
Plan weighting
Namely
Trakstar
9.6
Manager note taking
Namely
Trakstar
7.5
Rater nomination workflow
Namely
Trakstar
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Namely
Trakstar
9.1
Reporting
Namely
Trakstar
9.6

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Trakstar
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Trakstar

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

Trakstar

  • Trakstar sends out a lot of automated reminders to participants, encouraging them to take notes and provide feedback on a regular basis.
  • Trakstar generates analysis (i.e., rater bais) automatically that would otherwise be labor intensive to do manually.
  • Trakstar has a feature that allows administrators to see what each individual employee sees - this is critical in ensuring that the performance review process goes smoothly.
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

Trakstar

  • The reporting features are a bit weak. But you can download Excel-ready files to manipulate on your own.
  • The dashboard feature (prior to June 2013) was very nice, but missing in the latest version.
  • Automated reports, quarterly for example, would be nice to send to Senior Leadership (missing in the current version/requires manual input)
Sam Sternman | 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

Trakstar

Trakstar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very simple to use, great support.
Sam Sternman | 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

Trakstar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Trakstar

Trakstar 9.2
Based on 3 answers
Trakstar has been very responsive to my questions and support has been able to speak with me on the phone as needed. Also, when I told Trakstar that my employees were not delighted by the product, they did a special session with me to diagnose any issues and to make recommendations for how I could improve the tool's usefulness in my job. I appreciated their support here
Anonymous | 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

Trakstar

I did not make the purchase decision for Trakstar, but at a previous job I used Reflektive. Many of the outcomes of the tool are the same, even if the product interface and language is slightly different
Anonymous | 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

Trakstar

  • We have had few managers dread the review writing process! Sure, no one enjoys this and we all know that it is time-consuming, but Promantek has allowed less time spent in frustration and more time actually communicating effectively. There are areas where managers can make notes during the entire review process so that when the time to write the review is upon you, it is a much simpler task. This has allowed us to free up the time with managers to a certain degree which is always beneficial.
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?
No

Trakstar

General

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

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