What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
204 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
325 Ratings

Namely

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
204 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 100

UKG Ready

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
325 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 8 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Succession Planning
  • UKG Ready ranks higher in 3 feature sets: HR Reporting, Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Namely ranks higher in 4/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
117 Ratings
8.5
85%
133 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
124 Ratings
7.7
77%
130 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
16 Ratings
7.7
77%
128 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
120 Ratings
7.1
71%
120 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
122 Ratings
6.5
65%
95 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
117 Ratings
7.2
72%
115 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
7.2
72%
95 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
7.7

UKG Ready

77%
Namely ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
8.2
82%
138 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
7.6
76%
85 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
7.7
77%
48 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.3
73%
98 Ratings
7.5
75%
107 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
8.3
83%
109 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
7.1
71%
101 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
112 Ratings
7.5
75%
123 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
106 Ratings
7.4
74%
130 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
88 Ratings
7.1
71%
111 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
8.0
80%
125 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
8.1
81%
130 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
7.6
76%
105 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
105 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
7.3
73%
109 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.3

UKG Ready

73%
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
7.3
73%
53 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
104 Ratings
7.5
75%
140 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
100 Ratings
7.3
73%
140 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

7.3

Namely

73%
6.3

UKG Ready

63%
Namely ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
99 Ratings
6.5
65%
91 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
77 Ratings
6.1
61%
72 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
6.4

UKG Ready

64%
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
6.4
64%
46 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
6.5
65%
52 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
7.3

UKG Ready

73%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 4/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
7.2
72%
61 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
7.1
71%
56 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
7.4
74%
61 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
7.9
79%
63 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
6.9
69%
49 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
5.4

UKG Ready

54%
Namely ranks higher in 1/2 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4
54%
19 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
7.0

UKG Ready

70%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
61 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
6.5
65%
44 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
44 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
6.7
67%
48 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
64 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
68 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
129 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
173 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
9.3

UKG Ready

93%
13 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
53 Ratings
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
52 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

UKG Ready

93%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
7.5

UKG Ready

75%
125 Ratings

In-Person Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

UKG Ready

80%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
68 Ratings
7.2

UKG Ready

72%
12 Ratings

Configurability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
2.4

UKG Ready

24%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

UKG Ready

69%
33 Ratings

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

UKG Ready

80%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

UKG Ready

90%
2 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.
Read full review

UKG

UKG Ready offers a solid full-suite solution at a reasonable price that addresses our growing company's needs. The platform is very user-friendly, and their mobile app was well received throughout our workforce. They offer robust reporting capability throughout the portals, which makes it easy to report on. My sales rep was quick to address my needs, and their implementation team is very hands on and easy to work with. We recently rolled UKG Ready out to our company, and the adaption rate of our employees to grasp clocking in and out and navigating the system was exceptional. All in all, from an ROI perspective, I am very pleased with my choice in partnering with UKG and feel this solution will carry us for many years of anticipated growth ahead.
Read full review

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.
Read full review

UKG

  • Reporting
  • Consistency of UI across each different area of the program, makes learning easier.
  • Support has been effective, quick, and they actually teach you HOW to do things so you don't need to ask for help the next time! The recaps that support provides after walking you through anything (for me this was building shift incentives) are extremely helpful.
  • Communication and training about updates.
Read full review

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?
Read full review

UKG

  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
Read full review

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

    See Pricing

    UKG Ready

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    UKG Ready editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      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.
      Read full review

      UKG

      We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      UKG

      The improvements have made some of my previous challenges easier...the new layout definitely makes it easier and you can toggle between different views. Some of the new features in recruitment have made things easier for our hiring managers...they really seem to like these features.
      Read full review

      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
      Read full review

      Performance

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
      Read full review

      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)
      Read full review

      UKG

      If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
      Read full review

      In-Person Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
      Read full review

      Online Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      UKG

      Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      UKG

      Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products, like UKG Ready, when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. UKG Ready's integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
      Read full review

      Scalability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      UKG

      Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
      Read full review

      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.
      Read full review

      UKG

      • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready.
      • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the UKG Ready Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
      • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG Ready does.
      • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
      • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days, which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely, we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
      • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
      Read full review

      Screenshots

      Add comparison