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Score 9.8 out of 100

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

People HR

The system allows us to make informed decisions through the accurate reporting capabilities which are a great help when dealing with complex people issues. The reports are accurate and are great for situations such as absence reporting.
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Namely
6.5
People HR
5.0
Employee demographic data
Namely
6.5
People HR
10.0
Employment history
Namely
6.7
People HR
7.2
Job profiles and administration
Namely
10.0
People HR
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Namely
6.1
People HR
2.7
Organizational charting
Namely
6.2
People HR
2.7
Organization and location management
Namely
6.6
People HR
2.9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Namely
3.2
People HR
2.9

Payroll Management

Namely
6.5
People HR
6.0
Pay calculation
Namely
5.6
People HR
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Namely
4.5
People HR
5.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Namely
8.5
People HR
Benefit plan administration
Namely
7.1
People HR
5.0
Direct deposit files
Namely
7.3
People HR
5.0
Salary revision and increment management
Namely
7.1
People HR
8.0
Reimbursement management
Namely
5.5
People HR

Leave and Attendance Management

Namely
7.0
People HR
9.2
Approval workflow
Namely
7.2
People HR
9.8
Balance details
Namely
6.8
People HR
9.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Namely
6.8
People HR
8.0

Employee Self Service

Namely
7.3
People HR
9.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Namely
7.3
People HR
7.0
Update personal information
Namely
7.1
People HR
9.2
View company policy documentation
Namely
7.3
People HR
10.0
Employee recognition
Namely
7.4
People HR
10.0
View job history
Namely
7.3
People HR
9.3

Asset Management

Namely
5.7
People HR
Tracking of all physical assets
Namely
5.7
People HR

HR Reporting

Namely
3.9
People HR
7.2
Report builder
Namely
4.5
People HR
8.5
Pre-built reports
Namely
4.9
People HR
7.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Namely
2.4
People HR
6.0

Onboarding

Namely
5.9
People HR
7.4
New hire portal
Namely
5.7
People HR
7.5
Manager tracking tools
Namely
6.1
People HR
7.3

Performance and Goals

Namely
3.5
People HR
7.0
Corporate goal setting
Namely
4.0
People HR
7.0
Individual goal setting
Namely
4.1
People HR
7.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Namely
2.4
People HR
7.0
Performance tracking
Namely
3.6
People HR
7.0

Performance Management

Namely
4.7
People HR
5.9
Performance plans
Namely
5.6
People HR
8.5
Performance improvement plans
Namely
4.3
People HR
6.0
Review status tracking
Namely
4.2
People HR
6.0
Review reminders
Namely
5.2
People HR
6.2
Multiple review frequency
Namely
4.3
People HR
3.0

Succession Planning

Namely
5.2
People HR
Candidate search
Namely
5.2
People HR

Recruiting / ATS

Namely
People HR
9.2
Job Requisition Management
Namely
People HR
9.2
Company Website Posting
Namely
People HR
10.0
Publish to Social Media
Namely
People HR
10.0
Job Search Site Posting
Namely
People HR
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Namely
People HR
8.5
Applicant Tracking
Namely
People HR
9.2
Notifications and Alerts
Namely
People HR
9.5

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

People HR

  • PeopleHR takes on board business case ideas to improve their software. The more customers that request the business case to be brought forward, the higher on the priority list it becomes.
  • The holiday / annual leave planner is great - it can log all instances of leave and has a built-in return to work form.
  • The applicant tracking system for recruitment is very easy to use and can integrate with your own company website.
Claire Isherwood | 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

People HR

  • The system tends to be particularly slow on Monday mornings and sometimes can be down for a couple of hours at a time which is frustrating for employees
  • The naming of the tabs isn't as clear as they could be. For example, reports are called Queries. Makes getting used to
  • The org chart isn't very user-friendly, would be better to be able to export department by department
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | 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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

People HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

People HR

We observed 3 other products and PeopleHR had more to the product for a much lower cost when we compared.
Claire Isherwood | 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

People HR

  • The system has freed up time of our administrators allowing them to get involved in more and develop themselves within the department
  • The data allows us to accurately report on absence which has supported the development of a new absence management process
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | 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

People HR

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Namely
5.1
People HR
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Namely
1.5
People HR

Usability

Namely
5.2
People HR

Support Rating

Namely
5.4
People HR

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