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Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 1 feature set: Asset Management
  • UKG Pro ranks higher in 9 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS
  • Namely and UKG Pro are tied in 1 feature set: Leave and Attendance Management

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
8.7
87%
689 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
8.4
84%
717 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
8.3
83%
693 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
8.0
80%
682 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
7.6
76%
604 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
7.9
79%
617 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
7.8
78%
488 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
8.5

UKG Pro

85%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
8.9
89%
669 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
8.4
84%
310 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
8.6
86%
194 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.3
73%
98 Ratings
7.9
79%
608 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
9.0
90%
663 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
8.5
85%
540 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.0
80%
57 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
7.8

UKG Pro

78%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
8.0
80%
475 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
7.8
78%
496 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
7.7
77%
410 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
8.6

UKG Pro

86%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 4/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
8.9
89%
727 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
8.9
89%
731 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
8.6
86%
523 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
7.7
77%
268 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
8.8
88%
715 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.4

UKG Pro

74%
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
7.4
74%
179 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
7.2

UKG Pro

72%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
7.4
74%
671 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
7.7
77%
683 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
6.4
64%
465 Ratings

Onboarding

7.3

Namely

73%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
8.3
83%
514 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
8.0
80%
414 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
7.6

UKG Pro

76%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
7.9
79%
270 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.1
71%
87 Ratings
7.7
77%
334 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
7.3
73%
233 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
7.7
77%
309 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
8.0
80%
383 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
7.8
78%
302 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
8.2
82%
405 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
8.2
82%
368 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
8.2
82%
310 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
7.4

UKG Pro

74%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 4/4 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
7.7
77%
146 Ratings

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
141 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
148 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
138 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
8.1

UKG Pro

81%
UKG Pro ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
408 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
391 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
311 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
364 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
301 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
391 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.9
79%
363 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Namely is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • UKG Pro is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
881 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
9.8

UKG Pro

98%
190 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
7.9

UKG Pro

79%
176 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

UKG Pro

93%
130 Ratings

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

UKG Pro

84%
480 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
8.2

UKG Pro

82%
784 Ratings

In-Person Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

UKG Pro

99%
85 Ratings

Online Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

UKG Pro

87%
198 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
8.9

UKG Pro

89%
153 Ratings

Configurability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

UKG Pro

86%
147 Ratings

Ease of integration

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

UKG Pro

79%
125 Ratings

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

UKG Pro

92%
91 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

UKG Pro

90%
105 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

UKG Pro

91%
91 Ratings

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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UKG

I think that UKG Pro is well suited to organizations that are looking for a comprehensive HR solution. They would also be good for organizations looking for stand-alone applicant tracking systems or a stand-alone payroll system. On the other hand, an organization that did not have someone with analytics skills to utilize Cognos might find their reporting system to be inadequate.
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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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UKG

  • Streamline payroll and tax payments
  • BI reports and analytics - via scheduled delivery
  • Consolidating all employee data on a user-friendly platform for easy navigation and administration
  • Products are holistic, and all geared towards helping HR and companies manage their teams and team members
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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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UKG

  • Indeed Easy Apply Integration - has been down for a long time due to issues, but it makes it difficult because this is a useful feature that we have to manually add applicants to positions.
  • Recruiting Gateway - there are issues with re-hiring previous employees and hiring current interns because the email is always linked to the organization's email if hired in the system. No easy way to do this.
  • More features in the Recruiting Gateway - it would be nice to have more options for moving candidates around and creating a way to send mass emails to a pool of applicants created.
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Pricing Details

Namely

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Namely editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

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    UKG Pro

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    UKG Pro 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

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      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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      UKG

      We are overall happy with UltiPro and it works well for our organization and we have plans to expand our usage of it even more so we will definitely be continuing with the product. We are thinking of adding the functionality for training and recruiting as well, which is an add-on product
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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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      UKG

      There is a lot of functionality that we still have not been able to take advantage of due to getting our system up and running. Customer Service is a little strained at the moment due to the recent M&A's. I expect that things will get better in due time as we become more familiar with the system and customer service improves.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      I've found Ultipro to be completely reliable. Outages are typically planned to occur on weekends and only once did I have connections issues connecting Citrix to the server where our environment was housed, but within the hour connection was restored. I think that's a pretty good track record, considering I've used the suite daily for over three years. Especially when processing payroll--say the internet goes down in the middle of you performing a task... Ultipro is able to recognize that a connection error occurred and quickly restores the process that was running, avoiding lost productivity.
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      Performance

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      Normally UKG Pro loads quickly. We had been having major issues with reports running in a timely manner but recently they broke out our virtual server to another instance where is wasn't sharing resources and that seems to have helped reporting run more efficiently.
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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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      UKG

      Support is quick to respond and helpful when you don't understand how to use or implement their response. They are great at following up and checking in as well as escalating cases when they are more urgent and need more attention.
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      In-Person Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      I've been to a few in-person (hands on) training sessions and it is very similar to the online classes. You have the same reference material to look back on after the training. So regardless of in person training or online you really get the same thing.
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      Online Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      I love that it's free and flexible. Some of it could have a little more hands-on and have trainers that can answer different scenarios. If the trainer has not been a user, they may not always be able to relate. In most cases they do a great job at answering questions.
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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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      UKG

      Make sure you have all of your tax account information with all the states you are registered in available and that you are knowledgeable about the filing status, frequency, etc. We had some unique challenges with our state unemployment tax set up that I was not aware of and needed to be addressed prior to going live. Working with the state unemployment office can be a challenge.
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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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      UKG

      UKG Pro won hands-down. The flexibility, the family feel of the partnership, the customer support model, the reporting, the scalability, and the custom-programming needs of company-specific items were all much better than the competitors. The cost comparison also came in either close to or less than the others so the cost/benefit FAR outweighed the competitors.
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      Scalability

      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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      UKG

      • Increased employee engagement - we have seen a significant increase in employee traffic to our UKG Pro site in recent months.
      • Cost savings using certain modules that were actually duplicated in previous systems and consolidated our usage into UKG Pro.
      • Managers do not have to use multiple systems to learn about their employees - they have all the information they need in UKG Pro, and with some training, they have been able to minimize the need to reach out to HR for information that they already have.
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