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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

UltiPro

Day to day payroll support is phenomenal. We also have a great CRM, Jay S., who always has our back, understands our account, and helps escalate appropriately and quickly. Many of the applications are bolt-ons and the cohesiveness of the overall product isn't there. Each system has a different look, different feel, different support team, etc. Reporting is also another pain point. Unless you are a professional report writer, BI is very complicated to understand and build reports. Also, very time-consuming. A better dashboard reporting/data warehouse view would be nice. As well as a simple query tool for nontechnical individuals.
Ann Aguirre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
UltiPro
8.2
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
UltiPro
8.9
Employment history
Namely
6.7
UltiPro
8.3
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
UltiPro
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
UltiPro
8.3
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
UltiPro
7.4
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
UltiPro
8.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
UltiPro
7.8

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
UltiPro
8.4
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
UltiPro
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
UltiPro
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
UltiPro
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
UltiPro
8.2
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
UltiPro
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
UltiPro
8.3
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
UltiPro
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
UltiPro
7.6
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
UltiPro
7.8
Balance details
Namely
6.8
UltiPro
7.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
UltiPro
7.3

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
UltiPro
8.6
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
UltiPro
9.0
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
UltiPro
9.1
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
UltiPro
8.3
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
UltiPro
7.8
View job history
Namely
7.3
UltiPro
8.7

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
UltiPro
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
UltiPro
7.0

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
UltiPro
7.7
Report builder
Namely
4.4
UltiPro
7.9
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
UltiPro
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
UltiPro
7.3

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
UltiPro
8.5
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
UltiPro
8.6
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
UltiPro
8.4

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.6
UltiPro
7.6
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
UltiPro
7.6
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
UltiPro
7.8
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
UltiPro
7.3
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
UltiPro
7.8

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
UltiPro
7.7
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
UltiPro
7.6
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
UltiPro
7.5
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
UltiPro
8.0
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
UltiPro
7.6
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
UltiPro
7.8

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
UltiPro
7.4
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
UltiPro
7.6
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
UltiPro
7.2
Candidate ranking
Namely
UltiPro
7.5
Candidate development
Namely
UltiPro
7.1

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
UltiPro
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Namely
UltiPro
8.0
Company Website Posting
Namely
UltiPro
8.4
Publish to Social Media
Namely
UltiPro
7.9
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
UltiPro
7.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
UltiPro
7.0
Applicant Tracking
Namely
UltiPro
8.1
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
UltiPro
7.7

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

UltiPro

  • Business Intelligence reporting: it allows for point in time and can report on all data fields within the database.
  • Salary Planning: this has allowed us to take a completely manual process with excel spreadsheets and make it an online process with approvals and workflows. Once approved the data automatically flows over to the employee's HR record. This has saved a lot of time for the managers, Human Resources, and Payroll.
  • On boarding: we have taken a paper process and made it completely paperless.
  • Configurable: the ability to create our own fields for data specific to us, and place those fields on current screens for updating and reporting.
Tracy Ratcliffe | 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

UltiPro

  • With the training feature, you can get to it from the main UltiPro login, but you can't get back to the main screen in UltiPro from the training menu. It's a one way link.
  • Setting up security access is very individual. This can be good so that you can define what each user actually needs, but it is tedious so that you can't just assign a pre-defined set of rules for a role and assign it to a list of individuals wholesale.
  • The benefits administration feature would be better if it would total up your costs for you as you chose your benefits from the available lists. You don't get a total until the end, which isn't ideal.
Mallori Barg | 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

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.8
Based on 177 answers
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
Bailey Thomas | 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

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.5
Based on 103 answers
Ultipro is by far the very best HCM solution that I've used, and I don't mind acting as a point of contact to anyone that might be interested in hearing from an actual user about my experiences with the suite. Ultipro can pretty much handle anything that you throw at it, while ensuring that what you throw at it is compliant with federal and state regulations. It really is quite simple to use and only gets easier to use the more you use it obviously. I would encourage anyone that is having issues with the suite to partner with their customer success manager to tackle anything that is at any point problematic.
Juan Osegueda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.2
Based on 60 answers
In the 3+ years that we've been live in UltiPro, I believe the core HR/Payroll module went down one time. I don't recall how long it was down for, possibly an hour or two, but thankfully it was not during a payroll week for us so it did not impact us significantly. Other than that, there are some minor outages every once in a while with the Recruiting application, but the communication when those outages occur is very good so you always get status updates.
Jack Klott, SHRM-SCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.4
Based on 159 answers
UltiPro, for the most part, seems to run pretty well, but there are times when it slows down. Simply logging out and back in will fix this problem, but it can be annoying. This seems to happen when I am going through a lot of different pages pretty quickly for a long period of time.
Adam Jolley | 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

UltiPro

UltiPro 7.9
Based on 319 answers
My favorite part of the support is that here is a rapid response number that we can call if we have a payroll related issue and will be able to speak to a real person to get our issue addressed.
Bonnie Downey | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.0
Based on 81 answers
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.
Rachel Russ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.6
Based on 179 answers
There is a whole website dedicated to training with UltiPro and they have coined it UltiUniversity. You have the option to take self-paced training where you listen and watch videos or you can take an online instructor-led course and ask questions throughout the training. I think both methods with UltiPro work well and I would highly recommend going with what you prefer.
Robert W. Staples, III., P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 8.7
Based on 72 answers
UltiPro made it very easy to implement. I implemented UltiPro on my own (as we were short-handed), in addition to my other duties, and was able to stay on track with our original implementation timeline. The process is laid out in a very detailed method. This was by far the most thorough and easiest implementation that I have been through
Staci Drilling,SPHR, SHRM-SCP | 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

UltiPro

Payroll is key for me, and UltiPro has that sewn up as far as efficiency and accuracy. I wouldn't consider anyone else at this point and I will never go back to mainframe processing again.
Michelle Ober | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

UltiPro

UltiPro 9.0
Based on 78 answers
Ultipro has great scalability overall. The core functionality of Ultipro allows for easy replication, while also providing room for customization that is often required during acquisitions/additions of new business units. The only drawback in scalability, is that by design, Ultipro requires knowledgeable end users and internal resources to execute. Although Ultipro provides immense support and service to its customers in all organizational phases, without the proper internal development, scalability could be hampered. At the same time, this is what I personally love about the product; the ability to work within a DIY environment during expansion while still having access to subject matter experts when needed.
Daniel Eagen, PHR | 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

UltiPro

No answers on this topic

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Pricing Details

Namely

General

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

UltiPro

General

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

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