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Rippling

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Rippling ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
8.5

Rippling

85%
Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
116 Ratings
8.6
86%
239 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
123 Ratings
8.5
85%
239 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
15 Ratings
8.5
85%
291 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
119 Ratings
8.4
84%
231 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
121 Ratings
8.5
85%
302 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
116 Ratings
8.7
87%
254 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
8.5
85%
185 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
9.0

Rippling

90%
Rippling ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
9.0
90%
333 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
9.0
90%
195 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
9.2
92%
355 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
9.3
93%
345 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
8.8
88%
224 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.6
86%
184 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
8.8

Rippling

88%
Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
111 Ratings
9.0
90%
313 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
105 Ratings
9.0
90%
283 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
87 Ratings
8.5
85%
188 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
8.5

Rippling

85%
Rippling ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
9.2
92%
388 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
9.4
94%
408 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
8.5
85%
322 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
104 Ratings
7.0
70%
191 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
8.4
84%
268 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.8

Rippling

78%
Rippling ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
7.8
78%
152 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
8.4

Rippling

84%
Rippling ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
103 Ratings
8.6
86%
151 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
99 Ratings
8.1
81%
141 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
8.5
85%
124 Ratings

Onboarding

7.4

Namely

74%
8.8

Rippling

88%
Rippling ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
98 Ratings
9.1
91%
274 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
76 Ratings
8.5
85%
191 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
9.2

Rippling

92%
Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
9.7
97%
88 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.2
72%
87 Ratings
9.6
96%
93 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
8.3
83%
89 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
9.3
93%
90 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
8.6

Rippling

86%
Rippling ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
8.5
85%
102 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
8.9
89%
97 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
8.7
87%
106 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
8.5
85%
118 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
8.5
85%
96 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
8.7

Rippling

87%
Rippling ranks higher in 4/4 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
9.1
91%
90 Ratings

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
82 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
84 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
82 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
8.7

Rippling

87%
Rippling ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
79 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
79 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
73 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
74 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
76 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
80 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Rippling is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
128 Ratings
8.8

Rippling

88%
440 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
8.8

Rippling

88%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
52 Ratings
9.0

Rippling

90%
437 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
8.1

Rippling

81%
398 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
67 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Rippling

91%
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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Rippling

It's very easy to set up and navigate for all employees. When we had to set up payroll, they made it so easy to take care of linking multiple bank accounts to split up pay. Also, one of the most frustrating things to set up is health insurance, and they make it so easy to make an informed decision on which plan is the best for you.
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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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Rippling

  • Displays PTO, Time Cards, and Benefit information where you need it.
  • Has clear indications of where to find what you need, including a search bar.
  • Easy to look at past records on your payroll, and easy to look for co-workers if needed from an HR perspective.
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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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Rippling

  • having to do a MFA everytime I log in from the same source is frustrating
  • The reminders should come at random times of the day
  • it seems like it is hard to talk to someone at Rippling as just an employee
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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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    Rippling

    Starting Price

    $8 starting price per user, per month

    Editions & Modules

    Rippling editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Recommended$8.001

    Footnotes

    1. starting price per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.

    Pricing Info

    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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    Rippling

    Because it is through my current job I would recommend it to other friends with businesses both large and small. It is an easy to use app and it is super helpful and beneficial for time tracking and ensuring accuracy of the time clock. It notifies you when you are close to your allotted PTO limit which is also a neat feature.
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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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    Rippling

    Easy to use. I can always find what I am looking for. Enrolling in benefits is a breeze. The learning section is really easy to manage and easy to keep up with what you have done. I also really like how tasks that need to be completed are highlighted as soon as you login
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    Reliability and Availability

    Namely

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I like that the availability in using Rippling at any given time is useful to me. Getting on the site freely when I need gives me security of knowing that I can be in control of viewing health insurance and hours information. I have yet to get any errors in using the Rippling app.
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    Performance

    Namely

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    Rippling's performance has been great, no errors or glitches yet so far. I am confident that Going from one page to the next and all its complexity usage does not lag or times out, it works effectively and efficiently. While using Rippling and other apps it does not tend to slow it down, works great. No complaints.
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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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    Rippling

    Not a ton to say here, I have only had to contact support once in the past year, and the issue was resolved immediately. This is exactly how support should work - pain-free, very responsive, and there when I needed it. If the company is great, then support is one of those things you shouldn't need to think about.
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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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    Rippling

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Rippling

    The previous systems I have used have been internally built. In these scenarios, the data and logging of tasks/updates have tended to be clunky and it was hard to easily find the information you need. When it came to looking at par stub details, I had to do my own math and percentage breakdown to make sure my with-holdings actually made sense. In addition logging time off and tracking timesheets was a mess of a process because sometimes you had to manage two systems and old/new versions for certain features.
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    Scalability

    Namely

    No answers on this topic

    Rippling

    I can go on here and see all my hours and pto plus health benefits. I like to have the work handbook handy to refer to legal things. How to work my role within it's limits. Being able to put in my hours and view when they are approved is a huge benefit for me.
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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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    Rippling

    • Rippling has made it incredibly simple for me to get the information I need when I need it
    • Rippling allows me to see the people I work with well, an especially important task for this remote environment
    • I've been able to save time in my day since I no longer have to goggle HR specific criteria thanks to Rippling
    • I also have been able to save time not having to go to all of the different sites to see things like my vested shares, 401k Balance, etc.
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