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Feature Set Ratings

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

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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%
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

90%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
9.3
93%
61 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.5
85%
49 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.3
73%
98 Ratings
8.5
85%
35 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
9.2
92%
53 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
9.3
93%
49 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.7
87%
50 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

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 Pro

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 Pro

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 Pro

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

6.2
62%
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 Pro

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 Pro

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

Corporate goal setting

7.0
70%
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 Pro

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 Pro

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 Pro

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
7.5

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

75%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
32 Ratings

Plug-ins

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
36 Ratings

Security

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

76%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
76 Ratings

Role-based user permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
89 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

83%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
94 Ratings

Standard reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
108 Ratings

Custom reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
106 Ratings

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

76%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 21/21 features

Accounts payable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
108 Ratings

Accounts receivable

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
109 Ratings

Cash management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
97 Ratings

Bank reconciliation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
109 Ratings

Expense management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
100 Ratings

Time tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
47 Ratings

Fixed asset management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
64 Ratings

Multi-currency support

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
28 Ratings

Multi-division support

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
53 Ratings

Regulations compliance

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
40 Ratings

Electronic tax filing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
50 Ratings

Self-service portal

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
39 Ratings

Global Financial Support

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
16 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
38 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
39 Ratings

Localizations

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
18 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
66 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
34 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
41 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
25 Ratings

Standardized Processes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
49 Ratings

Inventory Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

70%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Inventory tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
53 Ratings

Automatic reordering

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
32 Ratings

Location management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
29 Ratings

Manufacturing module

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
16 Ratings

Order Management

Namely

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

76%
QuickBooks Desktop Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pricing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
50 Ratings

Order entry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
49 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
49 Ratings

Cost of goods sold

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
59 Ratings

Order Orchestration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
19 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
22 Ratings

Order exception Resolution

N/A
0 Ratings
4.7
47%
16 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

83%
123 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

100%
18 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
8.6

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

86%
31 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

83%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
6.8

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

68%
37 Ratings

In-Person Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
9.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

90%
12 Ratings

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

80%
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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I am only going to recommend it because it is currently ubiquitous, and most accountants prefer it at the moment. I do not stand by the company, and will not use the product any longer than I have to. [I believe] the support is lousy, the product is overpriced, but it does the basics of what we need. I'm very happy for all those outside Intuit who make their living supporting QuickBooks Desktop Pro; third-party support is desperately needed. They also doubled their prices for software upgrades this year, and require those who don't pay double what the last upgrade cost, to subscribe every year for $200. If one does not subscribe beyond the first year, one will not be able to use the software beyond the first year. They are moving to a rental model even for those who refuse to use the LOUSY QuickBooks online. They were good company once. Now they just turn out bloatware that everyone uses, so the rest of us have to. I look forward to the day that an honest, better-priced competitor wipes the floor with Intuit.
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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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  • It is easy to manage and adjust inventory on hand.
  • It is easy to make reports and customize them to your needs.
  • We also use it to pay our employees directly.
  • It is easy to make year-to-year comparisons to see where we can make improvements and the current financial situation.
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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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Intuit

  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro has been around for a few years and after an update[,] they force you to look at the changes/updates before you can use [them] after updating.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro does not have 2FA.
  • QuickBooks Desktop Pro should offer a way to store backups to a personal cloud without having to map a local network drive.
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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 Pro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro 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

      We've used the program for more than 20 years in our firm both with clients and as our software. For the cost and value of the program it works well for our firms needs and desires for an accounting software program. At this point to switch would not make sense.
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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

      It is a great software that does everything a small business needs it to do, but there are just a few bugs and quirks that make additional software necessary. The slowness of the software occasionally might eventually be overshadowed by the quickness of cloud-based software though.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      I haven't experienced a time when QuickBooks Pro was unavailable when I needed it in the entire 20 years of using the software
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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

      The support team is not always easy to use or able to understand the problems. There are some difficulties understanding [...] the issues the purchaser has and the solutions are sometimes hard to implement. A lot can be avoided if the users have adequate training and security is set up correctly at implementation.
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      In-Person Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Intuit

      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.
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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

      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.
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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

      Zoho had great end-user support and it was almost as simple to learn and was as easy to use. But its reports were not as [customizable] as QuickBooks Desktop Pro, and its job cost and department accounting [were] more cumbersome than QuickBooks Desktop Pro was. In addition, while I like an underdog (Zoho) the fact is that it is easier to find staff that [is] comfortable with QuickBooks Desktop Pro than anything else on the market.
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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

      • QuickBooks Desktop Pro is a no hassle accounting solution that ticks a lot of boxes. It almost never disappoints and organizations will usually keep using it for many years. If anything, the only time I've seen an organization migrate away from it is if they have specific accounting needs, or if the organization has grown to the point that they need a more robust accounting solution. Even then, QuickBooks can usually be maintained within another accounting software system for specific functions, like A/R & A/P for example.
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