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Score 5.3 out of 100

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro is ideal for small business owners who want the option of controlling their management costs by maintaining accounting in-house with limited staff/budget. It is easy to purchase, install and use...especially for those who are not necessarily accountants by trade. I would say that above all, its simplicity is its best asset. It can perform the majority of accounting functions quickly and easily, and it counts many users...which is always an advantage in my opinion.
As a disadvantage, I would say that it does have a limit in terms of size of organization for which it be of optimal use. Its low price would be attractive to anyone when factoring accounting software costs, but the fact is that I have seen other software suites that are much more robust, and subsequently more viable for larger enterprises with more complex accounting needs....for example, multiple users, international accounting needs, etc...
Ryan Husbands, MBA, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

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

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Customization

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
API for custom integration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Plug-ins
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

Security

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6
Dashboards
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Standard reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.9
Custom reports
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Accounts payable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Accounts receivable
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Cash management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Bank reconciliation
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.3
Expense management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Time tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.4
Fixed asset management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Multi-currency support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3
Multi-division support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Regulations compliance
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Electronic tax filing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Self-service portal
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Global Financial Support
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Intercompany Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.9
Localizations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Journals and Reconciliations
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.4
Enterprise Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Configurable Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.6
Centralized Rules Framework
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Standardized Processes
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.6

Inventory Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Inventory tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.8
Automatic reordering
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.7
Location management
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Manufacturing module
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.2

Order Management

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Pricing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3
Order entry
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.1
Credit card processing
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2
Cost of goods sold
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.7
Order Orchestration
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
End-to-end order visibility
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0
Order exception Resolution
Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
7.3

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 Pro

  • Inventory management with low stock indicators has made it easy to ensure I have the necessary parts and supplies I need for my jobs.
  • Time tracking and being able to invoice on that time makes it simple to bill clients for work I have performed. Prior to QuickBooks I had time that I wasn't getting paid for because I would forget to invoice for it.
  • The extensive number of reports available as well as customizations allows me to see how my sales are doing on a regular basis in different areas of the market.
Bill Greganti | 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 Pro

  • QuickBooks largest setback is the UI. It is a bit cumbersome and not entirely intuitive if you have never used QuickBooks before.
  • Occasionally QuickBooks has a hard time communicating with your bank, but it is usually fixed after a couple attempts.
  • QuickBooks does need to be bought each year to stay up to date.
Heath Achatz | 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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Overall the features of PRO are just not enough to run a great company with good reporting and smooth accounting. If you're serious about getting your finances organized, step up to PREMIER or ACCOUNTANT. The small additional investment will be well worth while. And for truly world-class security and performance, please consider having your QuickBooks hosted on a virtual network. By doing this you will relieve yourself of the hassle, expense, and danger of making your own backups, protecting your QuickBooks files from viruses, and of course, getting hacked. A hosted platform will protect you from all of these things and make your QuickBooks files available to your team from anywhere in the world.
David Worrell | 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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 8.2
Based on 10 answers
It does require some training to get used to, it's not really something you can figure out on your own. Every company is also going to have their own custom features. But, I feel really confident using it now after months of training and scenarios
Ariel Dunay | 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 Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.6
Based on 8 answers
I haven't had any major issues or complaints. I think there is always room for improvement; the software isn't flawless, but it has been super helpful in creating manageable financials for our start-up business. When I have needed support help, which hasn't been real often, usually the problem is resolvable. I have occasionally had to pay extra fees for help, but nothing unreasonable.
Erika Neilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best thing I ever did was to attend a two day training seminar on QuickBooks, I learned an immense amount in a short time with hands on training by experts. I strongly recommend such training for anyone using any part of the software. It will pay for itself in the first month.
Chuck Bunn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

QuickBooks Desktop Pro 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We implemented the software ourselves. The training we received on the software was done by taking a community course teaching us how to use QuickBooks. It allowed me to get started with some basics of how to use the program and have not needed much assistance since completing the course work.
Erika Neilson | 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 Pro

I would recommend QuickBooks Pro over QuickBooks Online for almost everyone. It is easy to learn the basics, the payroll is so much easier to use, the reports are better and easier to use. The advantages of QBP far outweigh those of QBO. When asked, I recommend QBP almost every time.
Meredith Turcotte | 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 Pro

  • By entering our bills as they arrive we get reminders when payment dates are coming due as well as making it easy to track where the money is going
  • Invoicing has made tracking money owed to us easy and cut down on having to call people looking for money owee to us.
  • Quickbooks built-in templates for invoicing & quotes we have been able to have a more professional look to present to customers
Heather Pellegrini | 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 Pro

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 Pro
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.3

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.6

In-Person Training

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
10.0

Implementation Rating

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
9.0

Scalability

Namely
QuickBooks Desktop Pro
8.0

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