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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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.7
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Desktop Premier

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Report builder
Namely
4.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Premier

Customization

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0
API for custom integration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0
Plug-ins
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
3.0

Security

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Single sign-on capability
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.8
Role-based user permissions
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Dashboards
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Standard reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Custom reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9
Accounts payable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.7
Accounts receivable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Cash management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Bank reconciliation
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Expense management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Time tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.7
Fixed asset management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.2
Multi-currency support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Multi-division support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Regulations compliance
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
Electronic tax filing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.8
Self-service portal
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6
Global Financial Support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.7
Intercompany Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.0
Localizations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.3
Enterprise Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Configurable Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.9
Standardized Processes
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.6

Inventory Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2
Inventory tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7
Automatic reordering
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.0
Location management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.1
Manufacturing module
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9

Order Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.3
Pricing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.9
Order entry
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Credit card processing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
9.2
Cost of goods sold
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.5
Order Orchestration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
End-to-end order visibility
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.1
Order exception Resolution
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.0

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 Premier

  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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 Premier

  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
Anonymous | 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 Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 1.4
Based on 12 answers
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
Tracie Jones | 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 Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.9
Based on 9 answers
Quickbooks is really easy to understand. You don't have to undergo a comprehensive training to be able to navigate through the accounting system modules.
Cristine Delos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 8.9
Based on 5 answers
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 5.7
Based on 4 answers
It takes forever to load.
Anonymous | 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 Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.4
Based on 7 answers
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
Silvia Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 7.2
Based on 7 answers
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
Cristine Delos Santos | 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 Premier

QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
Andrea Campbell, CPA,CITP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

QuickBooks Desktop Premier 6.2
Based on 4 answers
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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 Premier

  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
John Coleman | 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 Premier

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 Premier
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.4

Usability

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9

Performance

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
5.7

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4

Online Training

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.0

Implementation Rating

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.2

Scalability

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.2

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