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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

TriNet

TriNet has allowed our HR team the time to focus on real employee issues, rather than being bogged down with processing paper time-off forms or payroll entries. TriNet does an amazing job of keeping us informed of new laws and regulations that affect payroll and training - such a great resource and partner who we can truly rely on!
Tara Lopez, M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
TriNet
7.9
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
TriNet
8.4
Employment history
Namely
6.7
TriNet
8.4
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
TriNet
8.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
TriNet
8.0
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
TriNet
7.2
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
TriNet
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
TriNet
8.0

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
TriNet
8.5
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
TriNet
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
TriNet
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
TriNet
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
TriNet
8.7
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
TriNet
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
TriNet
8.8
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
TriNet
7.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
TriNet
8.1
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
TriNet
8.0
Balance details
Namely
6.8
TriNet
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
TriNet
8.1

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
TriNet
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
TriNet
8.8
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
TriNet
8.9
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
TriNet
8.4
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
TriNet
8.0
View job history
Namely
7.3
TriNet
8.2

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
TriNet
1.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
TriNet
1.0

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
TriNet
7.1
Report builder
Namely
4.4
TriNet
7.2
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
TriNet
7.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
TriNet
6.6

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
TriNet
8.5
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
TriNet
8.5
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
TriNet
8.6

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
TriNet
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
TriNet
7.9
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
TriNet
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
TriNet
7.5
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
TriNet
7.9

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
TriNet
6.4
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
TriNet
6.0
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
TriNet
6.3
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
TriNet
7.0
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
TriNet
5.6
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
TriNet
7.2

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
TriNet
7.1
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
TriNet
6.4
Candidate ranking
Namely
TriNet
8.2
Candidate development
Namely
TriNet
6.8

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
TriNet
6.9
Job Requisition Management
Namely
TriNet
6.7
Company Website Posting
Namely
TriNet
5.5
Publish to Social Media
Namely
TriNet
6.7
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
TriNet
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
TriNet
9.1
Applicant Tracking
Namely
TriNet
6.6
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
TriNet
6.6

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

TriNet

  • Communication. the quality of Human Capital within the TriNet family.
  • Providing current and applicable HR and market information to businesses in many different industries.
  • Reporting information and availability of data that help to analyze all aspects of HR related issues and costs.
David Sayroo | 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

TriNet

  • Auto-generated notifications from the various HR regulatory and enrollment/administrative requirements and updates are frankly impossible to understand. These need to be written in plain English with clear instructions on what exact next steps need to be taken.
  • They also need to be tailored to the right recipients. i.e. many do not apply to companies with less than XX number of employees. The TriNet system should determine that and not send me urgent "must dos" that aren't applicable to me.
  • While I really appreciate having a dedicated HR representative assigned to help me with any payroll, benefits or HR activities, it would be better if that person was trained in the full range and able to take the initiative to walk me through / assist with new activities as are periodically needed to perform. Basically I'm looking for the care and attention I received being onboarded whenever a new function is required (or I have a problem). One major thing I look for in outsourcing this function is a vast reduction in the amount of time I have to spend on it. If I have to research and talk to all sorts of different departments, this does not save me time.
  • The web interface of the TriNet online application is very difficult and cumbersome for: Simply approving/entering Time Off requests; Viewing my invoices and other "reports"; and we won't even talk about Annual Enrollment setup - that was a nightmare!
Catherine Baird | 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

TriNet

TriNet 8.7
Based on 31 answers
The only reason this is not a 10 is that the PEO market is very competitive and as the President of the company I feel obligated to listen to other options. That being said, it will be very difficult for anyone to unseat TriNet as I ma veery pleased with them
Frank Muller | 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

TriNet

TriNet 8.1
Based on 408 answers
TriNet offers an excellent portal for both employers and employees. As the former, I used it to survey my payroll, institute benefits, and other HR policies, and generate reports (such as SBA reports). As an employee, it seamlessly took me through the benefits enrollment process, generation of W-2, and other common HR tasks.
El-ad David Amir | 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

TriNet

TriNet 8.3
Based on 960 answers
Although there is the usual turnover of staff at Trinet assigned to us, we have always been kept well informed about any changes and the staff has always been extremely responsive and helpful. The combination of a telephone helpline for our employees and a Trinet single point of contact makes the process very smooth and I have never had any issues getting my questions and issues resolved quickly.
Ken Owens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.6
Based on 39 answers
Someone familiar with benefits and human resources should be in charge of the implementation. It is a human resource platform.
Cheryl Staritz | 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

TriNet

With ADP and Paychex, at the time, it was a big sell and very little action. It has been a long time since we've used either of those companies, but we have been happy with the progression of our relationship with TriNet and don't intend on changing that any time soon.
Kari Kidwell | 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

TriNet

  • It has greatly reduced the time I spend processing payroll, onboarding and off boarding employees and takes care of all of the compliance and tax information that I wouldn't even know how to do.
  • We offer an extremely competitive benefits package to our employee's thanks to TriNet.
  • It's simple to get your W2 online each year, instead of waiting for it to come in the mail or wondering if you have the wrong address on file with a former employee.
Julia Eiszner | 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

TriNet

General

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

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