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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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
Eric Bryant, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
View job history
Namely
7.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Compliance tracking and reporting
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.2
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.0
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
4.6
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.9
Subordinate goal setting
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.5

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.9
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.9
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.5
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
6.9
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.5
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.0
Plan weighting
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.7
Manager note taking
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.2
Rater nomination workflow
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Workflow restrictions
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1
Reporting
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
3.2

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.8
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate ranking
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
7.6
Candidate development
Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
Bonnie Van Epps | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
Anonymous | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.0
Based on 11 answers
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
Anonymous | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
Karen Blalock | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 5.9
Based on 12 answers
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen) 8.1
Based on 3 answers
Very easy to implement and Halogen has a well-trained implementation staff!
Ron Ketelsen | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
L Bednar, Learning and Development Guru | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
Anonymous | 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

Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.6

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
9.1

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
5.9

Implementation Rating

Namely
Saba TalentSpace (formerly Halogen)
8.1

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