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Score 5.3 out of 100

QuickBooks Online

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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 Online

Quickbooks Online is super well suited for small business owners who are on the go and need access to their bookkeeping across multiple devices. You can leave the desktop and carry your books in your pocket for billing, invoicing, expensing, payroll any time, anywhere. I know there are time tracking plugins as well as other integrations that allow for your staff to submit reports directly to the software which is a brilliant addition.
Joel McAfee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
QuickBooks Online
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
QuickBooks Online
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Online
6.8
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
QuickBooks Online
8.4

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Online
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Online

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
QuickBooks Online
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
QuickBooks Online
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
QuickBooks Online

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Online
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Online

Customization

Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.6
API for custom integration
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Plug-ins
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.2

Security

Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Single sign-on capability
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.7
Role-based user permissions
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Dashboards
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Standard reports
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Custom reports
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.6
Accounts payable
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Accounts receivable
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.5
Cash management
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Bank reconciliation
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Expense management
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Time tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Online
5.7
Fixed asset management
Namely
QuickBooks Online
6.4
Multi-currency support
Namely
QuickBooks Online
4.3
Multi-division support
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Regulations compliance
Namely
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Electronic tax filing
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.9
Self-service portal
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.2
Global Financial Support
Namely
QuickBooks Online
6.9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.3
Intercompany Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Localizations
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Journals and Reconciliations
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Enterprise Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Configurable Accounting
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Centralized Rules Framework
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Standardized Processes
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.0

Inventory Management

Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.1
Inventory tracking
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.5
Automatic reordering
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Location management
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.7
Manufacturing module
Namely
QuickBooks Online
4.9

Order Management

Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.9
Pricing
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.1
Order entry
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.6
Credit card processing
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.3
Cost of goods sold
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.0
Order Orchestration
Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.6
End-to-end order visibility
Namely
QuickBooks Online
8.4
Order exception Resolution
Namely
QuickBooks Online
6.2

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 Online

  • The user interface is clean and things are easy to find. This saves us time from having to look for things we need. If we can't find something, the Help and Search features are easy to use.
  • There is a bar graph at the top of my Customers page that shows a breakdown of overdue invoices, open invoices, and those that have been paid in the last 30 days. This is nice because I can see all this information quickly when I need it.
  • We can customize invoices as much as we need to and it is very user-friendly. We can email individual invoices or in bulk to save time. We can send invoice reminders and statements in a flash as well. All of these things help us get paid on time.
Jennifer Walschap | 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 Online

  • Non-profit functionality for fundraising - I have to categorize accounts receivable as sales, and instead of being able to show collection of the sale and put the funds into our fundraising (income) account upon collection, I have to delete the sale and recategorize the expense as a fundraising
  • Reports could be more clearly labeled so I could find what I need better (e.g. being able to pull how much I paid a contractor by name).
  • Reconciliation of errors between bank and QuickBooks accounts - I make mistakes, I need to know there's an easy way to reset the account to zero our minor errors, but have not yet found the means to do so.
Dylan DeClerck | 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 Online

QuickBooks Online 8.9
Based on 21 answers
It like the product 'right out of the box' and I trust Intuit will continually improve it over the years based on my experience with their desktop products. The large providers of Apps makes customizing the entire package relatively easy and seamless for a wide variety of business types.
John H. Adair CPA | 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 Online

QuickBooks Online 8.4
Based on 12 answers
It's Easy enough to learn the basic for a new user; though if you are required to go more in depth in recording assets or liability accounts it could get somewhat confusing for the every day user who doesn't know double-entry accounting. It's great for a business that just wants profit and loss information available at their fingertips.
Lindsay Foucht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.6
Based on 3 answers
While there is an app, which makes it accessible, all the features are not available.
Tya Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 7.9
Based on 2 answers
There are tab issues. When I tab the field doesn't highlight and I have to backspace or delete what is in the field. Happens on the memo field and sometimes other fields. Very time consuming.
Colleen Walker | 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 Online

QuickBooks Online 4.0
Based on 5 answers
Not that overally impressed with the support when having issues with the app or desktop version. I lost my patience and at times just gave up and tried another process outside of QuickBooks. This is definitely something QuickBooks needs to work on improving as this could lose them customers in the long run. The benefits at the moment outweigh any of the frustrations I face.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online 5.2
Based on 3 answers
I'm frustrated. Wound up with two companies, have to keep switching back and forth. This is unsatisfactory!
Robin M. Robboy, CPA | 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 Online

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a decent product that has some limitations. On the surface the product pretty much does what it is suppose to, however there have been some occasions where clients stated banking information was not imported, or imported incorrectly, the software was operating at a slow pace, and the add-on integrations were a problem. Depending on your needs a look at one of the other cloud based accounting softwares may be warranted
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 Online

  • QBO allowed us to integrate with our CPA quickly, absolute must to keep in compliance with tax laws.
  • Having our books organized in QBO is critical for commercial bank loan officers if you need financing.
  • We are able to manage bookkeeping and accounting needs with no staff dedicated to that function - those are tangible cost savings.
Sandeep Malhotra | 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 Online

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
QuickBooks Online
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
QuickBooks Online
8.9

Usability

Namely
5.2
QuickBooks Online
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Namely
QuickBooks Online
5.6

Performance

Namely
QuickBooks Online
7.9

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
QuickBooks Online
4.0

Implementation Rating

Namely
QuickBooks Online
5.2

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