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Feature Set Ratings

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

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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%
8.8

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

88%
Namely ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
7.5
75%
45 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

7.3
73%
98 Ratings
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
8.0
80%
36 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
9.9
99%
27 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.6
86%
29 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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

7.3

Namely

73%

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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 Premier

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

7.1
71%
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 Premier

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 Premier

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 Premier

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
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
15 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3
13%
20 Ratings

Security

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

69%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
3.9
39%
42 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
40 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.6

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

56%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
4.4
44%
47 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
55 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
53 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

81%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
57 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
58 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
53 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
56 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
55 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
27 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
38 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
18 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
3.9
39%
19 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
28 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
13 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
6 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3
53%
7 Ratings

Inventory Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.4

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

34%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
3.6
36%
35 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
15 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
19 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
17 Ratings

Order Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

74%
QuickBooks Desktop Premier ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
30 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
31 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
34 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
5.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

57%
62 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
1.3

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

13%
12 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
7.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

77%
13 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

91%
10 Ratings

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

57%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
5.1

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

51%
18 Ratings

Online Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

10%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
7.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

72%
14 Ratings

Configurability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

70%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

62%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Premier

70%
1 Rating

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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Intuit

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.
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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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Intuit

  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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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

    See Pricing

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop Premier 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

      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.
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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

      QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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      Performance

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      It takes forever to load.
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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

      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.
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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

      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.
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      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

      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.
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      Scalability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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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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      Intuit

      • 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.
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