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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.8
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.6
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.7
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
9.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
2.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
View job history
Namely
7.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.0

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.7
Report builder
Namely
4.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
1.0

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.5
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
5.9
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Company Website Posting
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
4.0
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
6.0
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
7.0

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • HR Services. StratEx provides you a dedicated HR Services Account Manager. This person not only knows the intricacies of the HR software, but also supports all HR functions within the organization. Our StratEx HR Services Manager stays up-to-date on all laws and governmental guidance and provides support across our multi-location workforce.
  • Sales Experience. We sat through several proposals and demos from lots of companies (including the big players, like ADP, Ultimate, and Ceridian) and all of them were just completely useless. We often left with more questions than we had and we could get no answers--just the same corporate jargon. StratEx offered a different experience. A quick introductory call before we even started looking, and a low-pressure, friendly conversation where they really discovered who we are as a company and then proposed how they could meet our needs.
  • Software support. From the very beginning, the software support was out of this world. During implementation, I could pick up the phone and call one of two people who I had started building a relationship with. They knew me, our account, our practices --- everything. They waited until I told them I was ready to move to General Support. General Support isn't a bad thing! Our dedicated team of two specialized in implementation and they were released to go work on the next client. General Support is a dedicated group of three or four people who also know me and our practices. They are available when I need them to support any issues or changes that come up. StratEx's support is fantastic.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • I would like to see the reporting features expanded more. I can build custom reports, but I would love to be able to extract any data point I want to create reports I need.
  • Passive benefit enrollment. Currently, their system doesn't support the ability for employees to remain passively enrolled through each benefit enrollment period. Each year, every employee has to go into the system and re-enroll in benefit elections/deferrals. This isn't complicated for our company and requires extra work on our end.
  • I would like to see social functions built into the site. The site is already a platform many employees are in all the time, so instead of us looking for an intra-net or employee site provider, we could simply use StratEx if the option were available.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

No score
No answers yet
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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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
Tyler Collum | 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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

  • Financial Savings. The costs of StratEx is based on company population and active employees. This saved us a lot of dollars we were able to invest elsewhere in the company. The idea of "we'll grow with you" is modeled here as StratEx's simple cost structure does, in fact, grow as you grow, so the expense for StratEx is relative.
  • The soft savings is also a big ROI. The amount of productivity recovered by bringing an HR system in-house gives us control and easy access. Further, the software is intuitive and user-friendly, which saves so much time.
  • The HR Support services also are an added layer or counsel and guidance on the many HR laws that surround companies these days.
Tyler Collum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Pricing Details

Namely

General

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

Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Usability

Namely
5.2
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Toast Payroll & Team Management, formerly StratEx

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