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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    7.5

    Namely

    75%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    8.1
    81%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    7.7
    77%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    7.1
    71%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    7.8
    78%
    120 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    7.1
    71%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    7.8
    78%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    7.1
    71%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    7.8

    Namely

    78%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    8.3
    83%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    6.7
    67%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    8.5
    85%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    7.3
    73%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    8.5
    85%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    7.3
    73%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    7.8
    78%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    7.8

    Namely

    78%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    8.1
    81%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Balance details

    7.6
    76%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    7.5
    75%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    8.3

    Namely

    83%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    8.6
    86%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    9.0
    90%
    125 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    7.9
    79%
    113 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    7.7
    77%
    105 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    7.5

    Namely

    75%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    7.5
    75%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    6.4

    Namely

    64%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    6.8
    68%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    6.2
    62%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    6.1
    61%
    68 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    7.3

    Namely

    73%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    7.9
    79%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    6.8
    68%
    77 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    6.9

    Namely

    69%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    7.1
    71%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    7.1
    71%
    87 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    6.4
    64%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    6.9
    69%
    84 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    7.1

    Namely

    71%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    6.9
    69%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    6.7
    67%
    64 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    7.4
    74%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    7.3
    73%
    92 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    7.2
    72%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    5.9

    Namely

    59%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Candidate search

    5.9
    59%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    5.1

    Namely

    51%

    Sapling HR

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    5.3
    53%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    4.2
    42%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    4.2
    42%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    4.7
    47%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    5.5
    55%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Namely is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Sapling HR is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Namely

    81%
    129 Ratings
    7.2

    Sapling HR

    72%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.5

    Namely

    35%
    7 Ratings
    10.0

    Sapling HR

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.2

    Namely

    82%
    53 Ratings
    7.8

    Sapling HR

    78%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Namely

    79%
    41 Ratings
    7.0

    Sapling HR

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.1

    Namely

    71%
    68 Ratings
    9.0

    Sapling HR

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    Sapling

    It's a good space to have a high level overview of the organization (especially Org view). Places for improvement include extra levels of complexity when you need to click on the person and you are navigated to the pop-up that is hard to use and only one pop up can be used at a time. I wish there wasn't so much of clicking in and clicking out.
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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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    Sapling

    • Very customizable. Very easy to create new workflows and tasks to meet the unique needs of your organization.
    • The system is easy to navigate, so minimal training is needed for users.
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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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    Sapling

    • Deeper data management/review - dashboard experience could be better and deeper
    • Ability to drill into reports within the tool- right now it takes you out to a sheet to view
    • Org planning/org chart sharing
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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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      Sapling HR

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Sapling HR 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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        Sapling

        It is hard to rip out and replace systems and Sapling is doing what we need
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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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        Sapling

        To use this system you need to buy several add-ons. If add-ons do not fit your business model you will have to access platforms from different companies. The system is not easy to use for onboarding. Candidates cannot change and update settings. To use the system a person must click in the correct spots. If not it leads you someplace else. Then you have to start clicking all over again.
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        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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        Sapling

        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.
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        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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        Sapling

        If you have someone internally that can run it that definitely helps!
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        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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        Sapling

        Sapling [HR] was our first and only HR automation platform. We ran a trial campaign with them and did not compare them to other vendors.
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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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        Sapling

        • 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.
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