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I would recommend Namely if you are looking for a cheap barebones place to maintain employee information. I would not recommend utilizing any of there additional services such as performance reviews, if you would like this feature I would partner with something like
to support this. Namely is also good for global data collection, Germany is not an easy country to hold data for and Namely was able to do this for us.
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For all companies that want to improve the performance of their employees and increase productivity, this software helps all daily business tasks to be executed on time efficiently and smoothly. A very useful program that's why we don't stop using it.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Data collection - the system is robust and we can tailor it to collect the information we need. Easily configurable - the system is easy to configure to meet our specific business needs. Reporting and data extraction - the system allows for easy access to information that helps inform business decisions. Read full review Cons Namely Time TCP is a little quirky and does not synchronize bi-directionally with the HRIS. Payroll Reports user-level customization needs a little more attention so that users that know what they need can access data from different sections without having to pay for a custom report. There is no "Onboarding" workflow for re-hires. Read full review Many of the improvements are being met with each upgrade. Altus Dynamics has an idea portal that customers can add ideas to and vote on other customer ideas. This means that most issues that come up are resolved with each new upgrade. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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We are already scheduled for our upgrade to NAV 2016 beginning in May 2016.
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It is very simple to use for myself, the HR team, and our employees. I find the payroll process very user-friendly. Reporting is simple to navigate and produce the required information requested. I know our employees enjoy the self-service feature and use it on a regular basis, which saves me time.
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Complete workflow management to keep up to date and orderly the daily activities of employees. Allows for seamless cash flow, invoicing, general ledger, payroll, and inventory.
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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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Complete tracking of employee performance, hours worked, attendance and absences, vacations, and overtime.
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There were so many specialists in the implementation process; it would have been nice to have fewer people who had a more holistic understanding of the platform. Also, the onboarding meetings covered so much technical information that there was relatively little time for questions (though questions were invited). Eventually, everything worked out.
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The reason I continued to choose Namely at multiple employers is due to the continuity of employee experience. And the features have continued to grow since I initially onboarded in 2014. Also, through the years, I have had terrific benefits teams. The customer service has been the worst part of the experience outside of the benefits team.
Read full review Real-time data that is available at our fingertips Flexibility of the system to address changing needs over time Elimination of the huge administrative burdens that we were experiencing as a result of the previous system due to lack of integration Read full review Return on Investment We were able to transition to a fully digital onboarding process which saved us hours in time per new hire and made the process smoother for the new hire. Namely is our first HRIS and has helped the HR department to find data and information quickly. Namely helped us digitize our performance management process which the company undergoes on an annual basis. Read full review As a technician it's hard for me to say what effect the ROI has had on our organization, however our finance team seems satisfied on it. We look forward to deploying the staff dashboards for better financial tracking throughout our whole organization. Read full review ScreenShots