|Employees on LinkedIn:||290 (vendor reports 335 total employees)|
|Headquarters:||New York, NY|
Namely aims to be a core system of record for employee data, but unlike older HR database systems it is consumerized and built around employee engagement and talent strategy, with many social aspects. The platform has Payroll, Benefits, and Talent functionality—including onboarding, performance management, goals, recognition, and a newsfeed for company culture. The system does not include recruiting or learning modules, but does connect to a range of 3rd party ATS and LMS products. Earlier in 2016, Namely launched a mobile app for iOS, and later this year they plan to launch an app for Android.
Namely's target market is companies with 20 to 2,000 employees, with HR departments of one ranging up to about six. Scalability is a key piece of the value proposition: the vendor sees the product as especially valuable for a small HR department supporting a mid-size organization, and a good investment for companies planning to grow. According to the vendor, about half of Namely's customers come from a legacy payroll vendor and for the other half, Namely is their first all-in-one HR platform after they have outgrown PEOs, small point solutions, and/or juggling Google Docs.
Based on user feedback, reviewer demographics, and buyer research patterns on TrustRadius, Namely is:
A good fit for: Small businesses and mid-sized companies that want to manage employee records, payroll, benefits, and performance in-house with a single platform, and where the social design of the platform makes sense culturally (such as in the tech industry)
Most compared to: ADP Workforce Now, BambooHR, Workday HCM, Paycom, and Zenefits
Find detailed user ratings of Namely's Core HR and talent management features here.
|Namely Pros||Namely Cons|
|Social media-esque look & feel
||Setting up permissions
||Company org chart flexibility
||Additional social/collaboration features
||Other bells and whistles
Namely is the first HR platform designed for everyone in the company to use every day. We're pleased to see that employees find the platform both intuitive and powerful. And we're excited to hear how clients are using the newsfeed for social recognition, important company updates, and building their company culture. When employees are engaged in the work, we believe they find purpose and your company performs at its best.
At the same time, we know that small HR teams usually support growing, mid-sized companies. We're pleased to see that clients find Namely powerful enough to streamline everything HR, payroll, and benefits in one place. And we're delighted that they rate our customer support as superb. We're here to make inspired HR professionals' lives easier, so they can focus on strategy, culture, and developing their people.
Finally, we recognize that Namely doesn't satisfy every technology need that mid-sized companies may have. We're investing to deliver exceptional HR, payroll, and benefits in one platform. Outside this core, we're building deep integrations with best-in-breed systems that handle applicant tracking, learning management, financials and ERP, rewards and recognition, and more. In support of this strategy, we've grown an ecosystem of strong partners, and we've created an open API that allows clients to connect their employee data to any other application they use.