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Feature Set Ratings

  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

7.4

Namely

74%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.2
72%
87 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

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%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customization

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

60%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
10 Ratings

Security

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

100%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
22 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
22 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.2

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

52%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
24 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
23 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
24 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
20 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
12 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
10 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
11 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
10 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
15 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
1.1
11%
7 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
6 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
17 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
9 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
9 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
13 Ratings

Inventory Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

76%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
14 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Order Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

83%
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
17 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
16 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
6 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
7 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Namely is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • QuickBooks Desktop for Mac is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
7.1

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

71%
32 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

80%
9 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
5.4

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

54%
6 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
5.5

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

55%
5 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
5.0

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

50%
2 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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If you're a freelancer or running a very small business where you do your own bookkeeping I think this is a great option, especially if you're familiar with accounting and bookkeeping in general. If you're not so familiar with bookkeeping, I would say that the learning curve is too steep and you might want to look elsewhere for a more intuitive solution
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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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  • The program is very easy to learn, the interface is incredibly user-friendly and there are tons of free resources and tutorials available
  • It makes managing payroll really easy for the employee and accountant on staff. No more lost time sheets or late paychecks!
  • Managing bills and paying them has become streamlined and it's great having everything in one place so we don't lose track of things.
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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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  • The #1 complaint is that setting it up right is a challenge. People waste time trying to figure it out only to realize that they don't know accounting so of course they don't know how an accounting program should be set up. Like any time you are in over your head, reach out to your network and find someone who can log onto your computer and walk you through it.
  • If you need to track the cost of wages to jobs you can't do it with the online payroll, but check for yourself because it's a function that landscaping companies and construction businesses usually need, so maybe they have added it by now. That would really help!
  • It's premise-based software and that means you take on the role of hardware admin, and it's a lot of work for what is increasingly becoming a smaller gap in the functionality between QuickBooks for Mac and QuickBooks Online.
  • QuickBooks for Mac 2015 has been updated consistently over the last 3 years and continues to provide for the bookkeeping needs of small companies using Macs in their offices. However, it has limited job costing functionality. It is similar in functionality to the 2010 version of QuickBooksPro which runs on Windows.
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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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    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 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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      Intuit

      I haven't spent that much time with the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac, but I think I'm seeing it make the much-needed improvements. For example, something as simple as undoing the previous reconciliation was a terrible chore, and I'm glad that feature has been included in the newer versions of QuickBooks for Mac
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      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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      Intuit

      The Mac version is OK overall. I find the Windows versions to be much more robust but Mac is quite good for Mac users. Though I think die hard Mac users should consider QuickBooks Online instead as there is a new QB for Mac app that makes using QBO much better!
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      I've been using the QuickBooks online version for a little over 6 months now (upgraded from Mac desktop) and I haven't had any access issues. There have been times when it was down for service/upgrade however there is always plenty of notification time given by the Quick Books Online Support team. These upgrade maintenance time frames are always over night hours and on the weekends so everything can be worked around very easily.
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      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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      Intuit

      Fortunately, I haven't had to reach out much for support.
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      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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      Intuit

      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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      Intuit

      I love using Quickbooks compared to other software we've tried. QuickBooks Online and TSheets interface. Customer service and problem resolution are generally excellent, with well-trained and proficient agents taking calls or on chat. Ease of use and accessibility via the mobile app. Great courses were available to help with learning the basics and some advanced accounting background. I love learning! Online accessibility - it can work anywhere with an internet connection. Linking to bank and credit card accounts is handy.
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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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      • The ROI was good for when we were a smaller company because it is a lot cheaper than other more sophisticated programs.
      • The negative impact is that it caused a lot of extra manual entering and data entry that too often resulted in mistakes.
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