Namely vs. Rippling

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Namely
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Namely offers a cloud-based HR platform for integrated core and specialized HR services, including time and employee performance management and onboarding processes.
$9
per month
Rippling
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. This enables users to manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. For example, when onboarding a new employee, Rippling can take a new hire from anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party…
$8
starting price per user, per month
Pricing
NamelyRippling
Editions & Modules
Namely Now
$9
per month per user
Recommended
$8.00
starting price per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NamelyRippling
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNamely Now offers small-businesses an HCM including payroll and HR at a budget conscious price. For growing companies we have Namely Plus which includes payroll and HR, talent, time, and other tools to engage and enrich their employees. For companies looking to free up more time internally for strategy, Namely offers Namely Plus People, including managed Payroll and Benefits. And for the business who wants to expand while minimizing risk and liability, our white-glove comprehensive PEO solution is Namely Complete.For additional pricing details visit the Rippling pricing page.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Namely
Chose Namely
Namely has a robust suite of offerings, and fallows for a la carte selection of add-ons (rather than a single bundled option). This has allowed our company to save money by not purchasing options / functionalities that we dont need, but may drive up the cost for other …
Chose Namely
Namely was able to check all of the boxes in the most affordable way
Chose Namely
I did not choose Namely, the previous head of HR selected it. I do not find Namely to be better in any area than the tools Ive used in the past. Specifically the user interface - some of my employees have limited experience with technology and this system is not intuitive.
Rippling

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NamelyRippling
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Namely
6.3
143 Ratings
22% below category average
Rippling
8.0
560 Ratings
2% above category average
Employee demographic data6.6132 Ratings7.9372 Ratings
Employment history7.1138 Ratings8.1389 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.030 Ratings8.3452 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.0132 Ratings8.3383 Ratings
Organizational charting4.7134 Ratings8.0472 Ratings
Organization and location management5.7129 Ratings8.3402 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.382 Ratings7.3301 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Namely
7.2
127 Ratings
11% below category average
Rippling
8.5
604 Ratings
6% above category average
Pay calculation8.9111 Ratings8.5523 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.953 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment6.957 Ratings8.2324 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.0109 Ratings8.8544 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.3113 Ratings9.1528 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management5.1100 Ratings8.5361 Ratings
Reimbursement management6.957 Ratings8.0299 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Namely
7.7
124 Ratings
5% below category average
Rippling
8.9
519 Ratings
10% above category average
Approval workflow7.2121 Ratings9.1496 Ratings
Balance details7.5116 Ratings9.0456 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.495 Ratings8.7312 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Namely
7.6
141 Ratings
7% below category average
Rippling
8.9
642 Ratings
9% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information7.9129 Ratings9.2603 Ratings
Update personal information8.2140 Ratings9.3631 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.0127 Ratings8.9504 Ratings
Employee recognition7.4116 Ratings8.2303 Ratings
View job history7.4134 Ratings8.8426 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Namely
5.7
53 Ratings
31% below category average
Rippling
7.8
234 Ratings
0% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets5.753 Ratings7.8234 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Namely
7.0
121 Ratings
8% below category average
Rippling
8.2
265 Ratings
8% above category average
Report builder7.5117 Ratings8.0258 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.8112 Ratings8.0242 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data5.974 Ratings8.6203 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Namely
6.5
116 Ratings
21% below category average
Rippling
8.7
428 Ratings
8% above category average
New hire portal7.5110 Ratings8.8420 Ratings
Manager tracking tools5.685 Ratings8.7300 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Namely
4.8
96 Ratings
52% below category average
Rippling
8.6
165 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting6.086 Ratings8.8140 Ratings
Individual goal setting4.494 Ratings8.6146 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.072 Ratings8.2140 Ratings
Performance tracking4.989 Ratings8.6144 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Namely
5.3
107 Ratings
40% below category average
Rippling
8.6
195 Ratings
8% above category average
Performance plans5.196 Ratings8.3170 Ratings
Performance improvement plans3.368 Ratings8.2159 Ratings
Review status tracking6.595 Ratings9.0167 Ratings
Review reminders6.398 Ratings9.1183 Ratings
Multiple review frequency5.485 Ratings8.5149 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Namely
5.6
21 Ratings
35% below category average
Rippling
9.1
152 Ratings
14% above category average
Candidate search5.621 Ratings9.2139 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.0124 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.3133 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Namely
8.1
6 Ratings
4% above category average
Rippling
8.7
174 Ratings
11% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.15 Ratings9.2134 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.85 Ratings8.4128 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.85 Ratings8.8119 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.35 Ratings8.8120 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.95 Ratings8.2123 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.25 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.36 Ratings8.9157 Ratings
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User Ratings
NamelyRippling
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(145 ratings)
8.1
(684 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(9 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.2
(71 ratings)
8.4
(681 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(27 ratings)
8.1
(613 ratings)
Implementation Rating
4.9
(85 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Namely
Namely is aesthetically very pleasing and navigates like other social media platforms which can be appealing to potentially a remote workforce who interacts more online than in person. Unfortunately, it did not serve our population well as we are primarily manufacturing where people are not as interested in utilizing the HRIS for interactions when they would rather connect in person.
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Rippling
Rippling is the best payroll provider if you have multiple companies that you want registered together. No other payroll provider we spoke to offered the multi-EIN feature that Rippling provides. We are a small company and Rippling works great for us at our size. I do not know how well the application scales, but I could see the systems being less than ideal for very large companies. Similarly, a very small company many not need all the features that Rippling offers and can get away with a cheaper payroll company. For example, a sole proprietorship with two employees probably should use Gusto or some other option if they need a payroll company, but Rippling would still be a useful service for these companies vs. no payroll company at all. It is just a matter of price.
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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
  • Clean UI - there is no ambiguity about what function each button will perform.
  • Very easy to navigate. It is not difficult to find what is being looked for.
  • Single location for multiple functions. This is great for me as there is one central hub for all professional admin matters. Saving me valuable time that I can better spend on more pressing work matters.
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Cons
Namely
  • Limits to custom reporting
  • No direct feed for Ohio Workers Comp (now a manual process on our end)
  • No option to place an employee on Leave of Absence and exclude them from payroll while they are "inactive"
  • No option to suppress certain deductions for certain pay types (i.e. allow 401K for commissions but block remaining deductions - also now a manual process to uncheck the suppress box for 401K for each commission check)
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Rippling
  • Providing point of contact for different aspects of the program, we have a customer service rep, who is fantastic, but he is the only person I know to reach out to, and he generally has to follow up with me with information on which department/person I need to get in touch with to resolve my question.
  • Their "help" section is a bit difficult to navigate, but I will say the team chat makes up for that particular shortfall.
  • Their pricing is a bit all over the place. Everything is "al a carte," so the costs can add up quickly.
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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
Rippling continues to innovate and amaze me with their new innovations and features. Product feedback is taken seriously so I always give it whenever I can and end up seeing results. Rippling is the new wave of HRIS that cannot compare against others in the industry just due to the fact they are super user friendly!
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Usability
Namely
It is very simple to use for myself, the HR team, and our employees. I find the payroll process very user-friendly. Reporting is simple to navigate and produce the required information requested. I know our employees enjoy the self-service feature and use it on a regular basis, which saves me time.
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Rippling
Rippling stands out with its dependable, transparent, and intuitive platform for HR management. It simplifies tasks like managing team details, payroll, and benefits, making them straightforward and efficient. This user-friendliness has been a game-changer for companies like Noticed, where it streamlined employee onboarding and Open Enrollment. Their features combine to create a positive and stress-free experience for HR professionals and employees alike. Rippling's focus on user-friendliness makes it a clear choice for companies seeking a streamlined and efficient HR solution.
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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
The Rippling support team is INCREDIBLE. Their chat bot feature is very robust and if you need a live agent they are quick to hop on and a very helpful and friendly. Whether you need a Zoom call for a screen share or things are complicated and they need to make a support ticket, they will always work with you until you find a solution. VERY helpful! and Onboarding as a company/customer was great too.
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Implementation Rating
Namely
Implementation was a bit complicated and our company had to carry most of the weight. It often felt like our implementation manager was giving us extra work that she did not want to do herself. It also took much longer than expected - I believe almost 2 months. I believe our company carried a bit too much of the weight.
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Rippling
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Alternatives Considered
Namely
Namely has a robust suite of offerings, and fallows for a la carte selection of add-ons (rather than a single bundled option). This has allowed our company to save money by not purchasing options / functionalities that we dont need, but may drive up the cost for other companies who need more a la carte selections. In all, the size of the company, the size & capabilities of the internal HR team, and considerations like managed payroll and benefits should be key drivers in selection.
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Rippling
Proof was much more convoluted and not easy to maneuver. Also all the platforms could not relate to each other and so nothing was streamlined in its approach. Also things seemed to lag and was not very up to date when it needed to be. I feel rippling has simplified their processes
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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
  • When we were over 100, it provided a huge benefit to us due to the accuracy of payroll, benefits integration and management, and org chart and performance tracking. Having all of that in one place was a huge improvement from the former disjointed user experience.
  • When we dropped below 100 due to covid, our insurance rates went up 93% to offer comparable plans, and we had to move over to a PEO for benefits which meant we also had to move payroll. It was hugely disruptive, and now our employees have a bad experience when trying to manage their HR lives in multiple places. It is confusing and, again, disjointed.
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Rippling
  • The organization of information increased the business efficiency
  • Employee can search for themselves, leaving HR to do the things they need to be productive
  • Access 24/7 thru mobile app allows employee to function when they have the opportunity leaving the normal work hours for other business.
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ScreenShots

Namely Screenshots

Screenshot of Namely News Feed: The home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones.Screenshot of HR Analytics: data to drive confidence in an active people strategy and to encourage pride in provable resultsScreenshot of Talent & Performance Management: connects, engages, and develops the workforce in a platform designed so that employees actually want to use itScreenshot of Benefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and easier to manageScreenshot of Payroll Administration: integrated with HR data and coupled with full payroll tax servicesScreenshot of Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhere

Rippling Screenshots

Screenshot of Rippling Dashboard: Employees' home for their payroll, benefits, documents, devices, expenses, and apps.Screenshot of Rippling Payroll: Runs payroll in 90 seconds. Pays employees and contractors around the world. Automatic tax filing.Screenshot of Rippling Benefits Administration: Management of employees' Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, FSA, HSA, and commuter benefits.Screenshot of Rippling Single Sign-On: Employees can access all of their SaaS apps in one click from their Rippling dashboard.Screenshot of Rippling’s Time & Attendance platform integrates with the rest of the product suite so that when employees clock in, their approved hours automatically synced with payroll and accounting systems.Screenshot of Rippling Mobile Device Management: To manage employees' computers and devices 100% remotely.