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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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
Workday HCM
8.7
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
Workday HCM
9.0
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
Workday HCM
7.4

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
Workday HCM
7.3
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
Workday HCM
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
Workday HCM
8.4
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
Workday HCM
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
Workday HCM
7.9
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
Workday HCM
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
Namely
6.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
Workday HCM
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
Workday HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
Workday HCM
9.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
Workday HCM
8.0
View job history
Namely
7.3
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
Workday HCM
7.5
Report builder
Namely
4.5
Workday HCM
7.8
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
Workday HCM
7.1

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
Workday HCM
9.0
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
Workday HCM
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
Workday HCM
8.0
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
Workday HCM
9.0

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
Workday HCM
9.0
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
Workday HCM
9.1
Create succession plans/pools
Namely
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate ranking
Namely
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate development
Namely
Workday HCM
9.0

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Namely
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Namely
Workday HCM
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Namely
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
Workday HCM
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
Namely
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
Workday HCM
7.9

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

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.9
Based on 12 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
Amanda Easton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 10 answers
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
Based on 44 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 25 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
Anonymous | 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

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Namely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
Jeff Greening | 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

Workday HCM

  • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
  • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
  • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
Zach Wasson | 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

Workday HCM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Namely
5.2
Workday HCM
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Namely
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Namely
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

Namely
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Namely
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Namely
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Namely
Workday HCM
10.0

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