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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 People

Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Sage People
6.9
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Sage People
6.8
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Sage People
9.6
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Sage People
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Sage People
3.4
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Sage People
7.8
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Sage People
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Sage People
3.2

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Sage People
9.6
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Sage People
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Sage People
9.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Sage People
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Sage People
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Sage People
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Sage People
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Sage People

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Sage People
9.1
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Sage People
9.2
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Sage People
9.2

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Sage People
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Sage People
9.8
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Sage People
9.8
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Sage People
4.2
View job history
Namely
7.3
Sage People
9.6

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Sage People
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Sage People

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Sage People
9.8
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Sage People
9.8
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Sage People
9.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Sage People
9.8

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Sage People
9.6
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Sage People
9.6
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Sage People
9.6

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Sage People
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Sage People
7.2
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Sage People
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Sage People
7.4
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Sage People
6.4

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Sage People
6.8
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Sage People
5.8
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Sage People
5.6
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Sage People
8.8
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Sage People
8.2
Candidate ranking
Namely
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
Namely
Sage People
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Sage People
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
Namely
Sage People
7.4
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Sage People
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Sage People
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Sage People
2.2
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Sage People
5.6
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Sage People
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

Sage People

  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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 People

  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
Jeremiah Miller | 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 People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 People

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 People

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 People

Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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 People

  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
Jeremiah Miller | 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 People

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Sage People
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Sage People

Usability

Namely
5.2
Sage People

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Sage People

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