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Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 7 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding
  • Sage HRMS ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
6.2

Sage HRMS

62%
Namely ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
7.8
78%
9 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
4.6
46%
9 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
6.8
68%
9 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
3.7
37%
7 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
5.6

Sage HRMS

56%
Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
6.9
69%
7 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
3.6
36%
6 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
4.3
43%
6 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
5.2
52%
7 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
3.5

Sage HRMS

35%
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
4.2
42%
6 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
4.2
42%
7 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
2.0
20%
6 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
5.0

Sage HRMS

50%
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
5.6
56%
8 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
6.3
63%
7 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
2.6
26%
6 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
4.7
47%
5 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.0

Sage HRMS

70%
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
4.5

Sage HRMS

45%
Namely ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
2.0
20%
7 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
3.5
35%
8 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Onboarding

7.4

Namely

74%
7.0

Sage HRMS

70%
Namely ranks higher in 1/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
7.3

Sage HRMS

73%
Namely ranks higher in 2/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Individual goal setting

7.2
72%
87 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
7.8

Sage HRMS

78%
Sage HRMS ranks higher in 3/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
8.5

Sage HRMS

85%
Sage HRMS ranks higher in 4/4 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
7.5

Sage HRMS

75%
Sage HRMS ranks higher in 6/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
6.8
68%
3 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Namely is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Sage HRMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
4.1

Sage HRMS

41%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
8.0

Sage HRMS

80%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings

Sage HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings

Sage HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings

Sage HRMS

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Sage

Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
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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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Sage

  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
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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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Sage

  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
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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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    Sage HRMS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Sage HRMS 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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      Sage

      I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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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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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Sage

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Sage

      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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      Sage

      Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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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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      Sage

      • there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain.
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