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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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
SumTotal Talent Development

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Balance details
Namely
6.8
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
SumTotal Talent Development
View job history
Namely
7.3
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
SumTotal Talent Development

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Namely
4.5
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
SumTotal Talent Development
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
SumTotal Talent Development

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
SumTotal Talent Development
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
SumTotal Talent Development
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
SumTotal Talent Development
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
SumTotal Talent Development

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
SumTotal Talent Development
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
SumTotal Talent Development

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.1
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

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
SumTotal Talent Development
4.6

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
SumTotal Talent Development
6.1

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