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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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Balance details
Namely
6.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
View job history
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Report builder
Namely
4.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

Customization

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
API for custom integration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Plug-ins
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8

Security

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Single sign-on capability
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Dashboards
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.4
Standard reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.7
Custom reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Accounts payable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Accounts receivable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Cash management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Bank reconciliation
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Expense management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Time tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.4
Fixed asset management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.6
Multi-currency support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0
Multi-division support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.1
Regulations compliance
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Electronic tax filing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.9
Self-service portal
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.8
Global Financial Support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.6
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Intercompany Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.6
Localizations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Enterprise Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.5
Configurable Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Centralized Rules Framework
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.4
Standardized Processes
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0

Inventory Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.1
Inventory tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Automatic reordering
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4
Location management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.0
Manufacturing module
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.9

Order Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.3
Pricing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.2
Order entry
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.3
Credit card processing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.5
Cost of goods sold
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.8
Order Orchestration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.8
End-to-end order visibility
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.3
Order exception Resolution
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
6.0

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
Shelly Robbins | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Spencer Judd | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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!
Robyn Smithson, CB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
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QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ann Shallcross | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the support level I get is probably not what the average user gets
Robyn Smithson, CB | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

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.
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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

  • 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.
Luke O'Neill | 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

QuickBooks Desktop for Mac

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
9.0

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

Implementation Rating

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop for Mac
5.0

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