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Feature Set Ratings

  • Namely ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Employee Self Service, Asset Management
  • Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 9 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.5

Namely

75%
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

8.1
81%
116 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Employment history

7.7
77%
123 Ratings
8.3
83%
77 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.1
71%
15 Ratings
8.1
81%
79 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.8
78%
119 Ratings
8.2
82%
76 Ratings

Organizational charting

7.1
71%
121 Ratings
8.1
81%
74 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.8
78%
116 Ratings
7.8
78%
74 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

7.1
71%
72 Ratings
6.9
69%
49 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.8

Namely

78%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

8.3
83%
102 Ratings
8.1
81%
58 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.7
67%
48 Ratings
8.4
84%
47 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

8.4
84%
49 Ratings
8.2
82%
9 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.2
72%
98 Ratings
8.0
80%
55 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.5
85%
103 Ratings
7.9
79%
59 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.3
73%
93 Ratings
8.3
83%
56 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.8
78%
54 Ratings
8.2
82%
34 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.8

Namely

78%
8.6

Workday HCM

86%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
111 Ratings
8.7
87%
62 Ratings

Balance details

7.6
76%
105 Ratings
8.6
86%
62 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.5
75%
87 Ratings
8.4
84%
50 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.3

Namely

83%
7.9

Workday HCM

79%
Namely ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

8.6
86%
117 Ratings
8.1
81%
71 Ratings

Update personal information

9.0
90%
125 Ratings
8.5
85%
79 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.9
79%
113 Ratings
7.2
72%
61 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.7
77%
104 Ratings
7.3
73%
47 Ratings

View job history

8.3
83%
119 Ratings
8.3
83%
70 Ratings

Asset Management

7.5

Namely

75%
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
Namely ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

7.5
75%
53 Ratings
7.0
70%
20 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.4

Namely

64%
7.7

Workday HCM

77%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.8
68%
103 Ratings
8.1
81%
63 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.3
63%
99 Ratings
7.7
77%
65 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.1
61%
68 Ratings
7.3
73%
55 Ratings

Onboarding

7.4

Namely

74%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.9
79%
98 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.8
68%
76 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.9

Namely

69%
7.9

Workday HCM

79%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.1
71%
82 Ratings
8.1
81%
42 Ratings

Individual goal setting

7.2
72%
87 Ratings
8.4
84%
51 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.4
64%
65 Ratings
7.3
73%
44 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
7.8
78%
50 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Namely

71%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.9
69%
90 Ratings
8.0
80%
52 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.7
67%
64 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.4
74%
90 Ratings
8.4
84%
48 Ratings

Review reminders

7.3
73%
92 Ratings
8.2
82%
48 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

7.2
72%
80 Ratings
8.6
86%
42 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.9

Namely

59%
7.6

Workday HCM

76%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

Candidate search

5.9
59%
19 Ratings
7.7
77%
30 Ratings

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
29 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
29 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
29 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

5.1

Namely

51%
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.3
53%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Company Website Posting

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
29 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

4.2
42%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
30 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
29 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

5.5
55%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
30 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
34 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Namely is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Workday Human Capital Management is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Namely

81%
128 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
94 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

3.5

Namely

35%
7 Ratings
10.0

Workday HCM

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Namely

82%
52 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
11 Ratings

Availability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Workday HCM

66%
16 Ratings

Performance

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Namely

79%
41 Ratings
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
42 Ratings

In-Person Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Workday HCM

96%
6 Ratings

Online Training

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.1

Namely

71%
67 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
33 Ratings

Configurability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Workday HCM

75%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Namely

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Workday HCM

50%
1 Rating

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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Workday

Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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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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Workday

  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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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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Workday

  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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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

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    Workday HCM

    Starting Price

    $100 per year per user

    Editions & Modules

    Workday HCM 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

      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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      Workday

      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
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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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      Workday

      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
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      Reliability and Availability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Workday

      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.
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      Performance

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Workday

      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
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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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      Workday

      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.
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      In-Person Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Workday

      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
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      Online Training

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Workday

      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
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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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      Workday

      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.
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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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      Workday

      Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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      Scalability

      Namely

      No answers on this topic

      Workday

      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
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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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      Workday

      • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
      • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
      • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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