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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    7.5

    Namely

    75%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    8.1
    81%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    7.7
    77%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    7.1
    71%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    7.8
    78%
    120 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    7.1
    71%
    122 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    7.8
    78%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    7.1
    71%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    7.8

    Namely

    78%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    8.3
    83%
    102 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    6.7
    67%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    8.4
    84%
    49 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    7.3
    73%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    8.5
    85%
    103 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    7.3
    73%
    93 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    7.8
    78%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    7.8

    Namely

    78%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    8.1
    81%
    112 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Balance details

    7.6
    76%
    106 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    7.5
    75%
    88 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    8.3

    Namely

    83%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    8.6
    86%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Update personal information

    9.0
    90%
    125 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    7.9
    79%
    113 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    7.7
    77%
    105 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    View job history

    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    7.5

    Namely

    75%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    7.5
    75%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    6.4

    Namely

    64%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    6.8
    68%
    104 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    6.3
    63%
    100 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    6.1
    61%
    68 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Onboarding

    7.3

    Namely

    73%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    7.9
    79%
    99 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    6.8
    68%
    77 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    6.9

    Namely

    69%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    6.4
    64%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    6.9
    69%
    84 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance Management

    7.1

    Namely

    71%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Performance plans

    6.9
    69%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    6.7
    67%
    64 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    7.4
    74%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Review reminders

    7.3
    73%
    92 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    7.2
    72%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    5.9

    Namely

    59%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Candidate search

    5.9
    59%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    5.1

    Namely

    51%

    UKG Workforce Central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Namely ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Job Requisition Management

    5.3
    53%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    4.2
    42%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    4.2
    42%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    4.7
    47%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    5.5
    55%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Namely is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • UKG Workforce Central is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Namely and UKG Workforce Central are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Namely

    81%
    129 Ratings
    8.1

    UKG Workforce Central

    81%
    38 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    3.5

    Namely

    35%
    7 Ratings
    5.0

    UKG Workforce Central

    50%
    11 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Namely

    82%
    53 Ratings

    UKG Workforce Central

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Namely

    79%
    41 Ratings
    7.1

    UKG Workforce Central

    71%
    14 Ratings

    Online Training

    Namely

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    UKG Workforce Central

    80%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    7.1

    Namely

    71%
    68 Ratings

    UKG Workforce Central

    N/A
    0 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

    This product was marketed to us as a school and several schools in our area use the program. However, the implementation team we were set-up with had limited school experience and we are still working on the best way to do some of the timekeeping issues where I know that could have been handled better. That being said from a payroll and reporting side it has been great to capture so much data (at times almost too much) and have the system do automatic allocations of salaries and general ledger reports. The reporting takes some getting used to, but overall I've been able to run reports to see and track just about anything I want. Our employees also love the self service compared to our previous products where they can make W4, direct deposit and other updates on their own without having to get HR involved.
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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

    • I personally feel like timekeeping is very well thought out and has some powerful tools built in. There is a bit of a learning curve but with strategically placed SMEs we were able to get the use and functionality we needed out of the system.
    • Workforce planning has been crucial in planning operational support in our retail and customer service centers. It is also editable and modifiable as needed.
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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

    • Reporting - some of the reports' names do not coincide with the data that is pulled from the system
    • System errors - the system crashes regularly on us with no real explanation why
    • Punch accuracy - sometimes the punches from the timeclocks do not feed into the system
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    Pricing Details

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      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      UKG Workforce Central editions and modules pricing
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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Required

        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

        Now that the system is installed and operational, the "pain is gone"...therefore we see no reason to change to a different application. There is no functionality that is missing from the system that would drive us to consider another solution at this time. Maintenance support from Kronos is sufficient and updates occur regularly.
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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

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Having no experience with Kronos prior to using it in March 2016, their customer service team taught me how to use it the right way after my initial training at work. I am well-versed in data analysis using Excel and Access primarily, so once I discovered that Kronos had a reporting feature built in, I've used the feature quite a few times to help our properties evaluate their production costs and make good labor decisions. I give Kronos a 10 because once a person takes the time to learn how to use the software, they'll realize that Kronos is far more effective than most, and gives users more ways to access their information where and when they want to.
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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

        No answers on this topic

        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

        Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay codes. In this context, I would pick Kronos over Dayforce. On the opposite side, Dayforce is extremely user-friendly and has a “cleaner” user interface if that is a contributing factor for anyone. Also, for managers who oversee large teams (30-50 team members) then Dayforce is a bit more simple to approve time cards, hours, and leave. Kronos is a bit clunky with all the clicks, and managing large teams of hourly employees would be a huge time suck to go in to review/approve all.
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        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

        • Kronos is much more expensive than the previous systems we were using, so at this point the ROI is negative. The idea is that it will allow us to scale and grow the company more easily so time will tell if that is the case.
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