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Score 6.8 out of 100

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

Sapling HR

My team and I did an extensive search of onboarding tools that could meet our very specific requirements. There were few other systems that combined this level of customization with ease of use.
Aldo Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Sapling HR
5.2
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Sapling HR
7.3
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Sapling HR
3.6
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Sapling HR
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Sapling HR
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Sapling HR
3.6
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Sapling HR
6.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Sapling HR

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Sapling HR
6.4
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Sapling HR
6.4
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Sapling HR
6.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Sapling HR

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Sapling HR
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Sapling HR
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Sapling HR
8.6
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Sapling HR
8.2
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Sapling HR
View job history
Namely
7.3
Sapling HR

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Sapling HR
5.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Sapling HR
5.5

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Sapling HR
5.0
Report builder
Namely
4.5
Sapling HR
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Sapling HR
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Sapling HR
5.0

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Sapling HR
7.3
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Sapling HR
8.2
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Sapling HR
6.4

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
Sapling HR
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Sapling HR
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Sapling HR
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Sapling HR
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Sapling HR

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Sapling HR
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Sapling HR
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Sapling HR
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Sapling HR
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Sapling HR
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Sapling HR

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Sapling HR
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

  • Organization Structure: Clean and simple visual organization structure to understand the business fairly quickly.
  • Onboarding: Great tool for utilizing their questionnaire and presentation tools.
  • Employee info: Keeping all employee/workforce individual info (i.e. t-shirt sizes).
Danny Eng | 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

Sapling HR

  • Though the system is easy to use and set up, getting in contact with a customer support representative can take some time.
  • As highly customizable as it is, there are some features that you cannot change or bypass.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

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

Sapling HR

Sapling HR 5.9
Based on 2 answers
Sapling HR helps my HR team keep track of our personal information like contact information or t-shirt sizes (who doesn't like free shirts), as well as helping new hires onboard. I think it's super simple to use and keeps everything pretty nicely organized.
Danny Eng | 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

Sapling HR

None of the other systems we evaluated could accommodate our needs. Some vendors said that they were planning to release the features that we needed, but we needed to implement a tool immediately.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

  • We were able to get the system implemented very quickly, which was of great importance to us as we were undergoing rapid growth.
  • The system has helped us keep and stay organized and allowed team members to work collaboratively to get tasks done. Many of these tasks were previously managed with various spreadsheets and other trackers that were quickly becoming unmanageable.
  • Sapling has greatly decreased the time we needed to onboard and employee and has prevented many errors.
Aldo Gomez | 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

Sapling HR

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Sapling HR
6.8

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Sapling HR

Usability

Namely
5.2
Sapling HR

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Sapling HR
5.9

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