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Namely

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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

Sage HRMS

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
Jane Kabochi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Sage HRMS
8.4
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Sage HRMS
8.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Sage HRMS
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Sage HRMS
9.0
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Sage HRMS
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Sage HRMS
9.0

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Sage HRMS
8.7
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Sage HRMS
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Sage HRMS
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Sage HRMS
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Sage HRMS
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Sage HRMS
9.0
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Sage HRMS
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Sage HRMS
8.7
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Sage HRMS
9.0
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Sage HRMS
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Sage HRMS
9.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Sage HRMS
9.0
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Sage HRMS
8.0
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Sage HRMS
9.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Sage HRMS
8.0
View job history
Namely
7.3
Sage HRMS
8.0

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Sage HRMS
9.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Sage HRMS
9.0

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Sage HRMS
8.3
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Sage HRMS
8.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Sage HRMS
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Sage HRMS
8.0

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Sage HRMS
7.5
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Sage HRMS
8.0
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Sage HRMS
7.0

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Sage HRMS
8.5
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Sage HRMS
8.0
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Sage HRMS
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Sage HRMS
8.0
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Sage HRMS
9.0

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Sage HRMS
8.6
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Sage HRMS
9.0
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Sage HRMS
8.0
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Sage HRMS
9.0
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Sage HRMS
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Sage HRMS
9.0

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Sage HRMS
8.5
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Sage HRMS
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0
Candidate ranking
Namely
Sage HRMS
8.0
Candidate development
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Sage HRMS
8.4
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Sage HRMS
8.0
Company Website Posting
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Sage HRMS
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Sage HRMS
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Sage HRMS
9.0

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

Sage HRMS

  • Reporting - there are three levels of reporting - 1. Standard Reports 2. Query Tool - users can create very simple list with some filtering functionality 3. Crystal Reports - user can create very simple to complex report pulling data from multiple table, calculated fields, etc.
  • Benefit Tracking - benefit plans are setup utilizing rate tables therefore rate changes are updated globally
  • Payroll - everyday payroll processing and tax filing that is very user friendly
Cathey Pangborn | 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

Sage HRMS

  • It is sometimes hard to identify parts of competency/compensation history. We built tables to store this data but it is not laid out well on the screen.
  • Sometimes, even when you tell the system to "Add to History" it doesn't update so there is history missing. This impacts someone that relies on history for troubleshooting and reports.
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

Sage HRMS

Sage HRMS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Natalie Rapchak | 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

Sage HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage HRMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage HRMS

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].
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

Sage HRMS

  • As we have grown as an organization, the deficiencies in the reporting function have created more work for staff as we have to find other ways to create reports.
  • Over the last few years, we have encountered a few issues with calculations from the system which have caused a lot of additional labor hours and dollars to correct the problem.
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

Sage HRMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Sage HRMS
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Sage HRMS
8.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
Sage HRMS

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Sage HRMS

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