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Ron Toth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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For those in sales who want to view pay stubs easily, it's great. I really like the newsfeed where you can view what's going on at the company. Time off is also done from it. There are a few other features that are there but I don't use like the Benefits and expenses. Overall it has everything you would need in an HR system.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 30, 2019

Run from Namely

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Overall lack of training materials or guidance on "how to" to new users.
The timekeeping system works well if you have a standard shift, but for anything "different," or if your staff works 7 days a week, there is difficulty in programming and calculating hours correctly. There's also difficulty in knowing which company to contact with errors: the timekeeping company (3rd party), or Namely.
This would probably work well if your company is just office staff with standard hours.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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It's very well suited for really small companies. Once a company gets over 150 it doesn't scale. Payroll is very manual, customer service is abysmal. We really like our benefits consultant and have had really positive experiences with that part of Namely. Payroll is our least favorite but I think it's because we are too big for their target customer.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

Namely Review

Score 5 out of 10
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It is well suited for medium to large-sized organizations for all things HR.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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I would say it would be good for really small companies without an actual payroll team, but the need to identify all the ways Namely can go wrong doesn't allow me to even recommend it for that. You constantly have to be on the lookout for something they didn't submit, didn't calculate right, or didn't communicate to you.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 08, 2019

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I would not recommend Namely to anyone. Stay away, trust me, they are terrible. They do not help with the issues your company may have. Instead they send screenshots on how to resolve issues, and who has time for that when you're running your own company?
If you have multiple EIN and have employees working across multiple EINs its a lot of touching the system and spending a lot of time uploading people into the EINs
If you have hourly employees their upload process in Namely is very very time consuming; it has to be in their format and they will not help you create the format, only tell you what to do. Again, a terrible experience.
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Laurelin Wyntre | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2019

Namely? Nopenopenope

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I would never recommend Namely to a colleague. It is not user-friendly at all and the customer service is atrocious. It takes weeks to resolve issues, the online help center is useless, and if you want a person to address an issue in any sort of detail or timely fashion, they charge you for it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Namely will be a good replacement for older HR management systems, especially for large companies or global corporations. I believe it will make their employees happy with the ease of tasks like requesting a day off, following company news, etc. Namely is good at HR management and some other functions, however, if the company is small with fewer employees, you should reconsider using Namely. If you don't think all of Namely's functions will be used by your organization then you should balance the cost and the benefits. If your company would like to make the HR system private, so it can only be accessed from a local network and employees are forced to be at the office or inside the VPN to access the system—Namely is not for you.
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Jovanny Chonillo, MHRM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Thadya Soetaniman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Namely is suited for companies who are ONLY looking for an HRIS system. Their Payroll module is not as robust and it is not fully integrated which as a result you will need to do manual entries for PTO which can be a nightmare for any employers who have over 200 employees. Namely is unable to handle different state taxes which has resulted in our company incurring PENALTIES and INTERESTS that goes back over 21 months; this was after Namely's tax team had confirmed that we are good to go in all states.
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Joel George | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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They provide a wide range of services for companies looking to outsource a large part of their HR processes. They are responsive to requests and seek to please the client.

Their proposed cost to handle ACA reporting (1095-B) was exhorbitant for a small company like ours.
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Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 14, 2018

Go global with Namely

Score 8 out of 10
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The strengths of Namely are: Time off management, Employee Performance Review and the ability to configure these at the site level, sites that usually are located in different countries and continents. For a global company such as eSilicon, this is a must.
As for an inappropriate scenario, if your ERP is on the cloud and you have specific requirements to integrate with Namely, this integration is only basic for the moment.
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Hannah Flood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Namely might be too expensive and unnecessary for new or very small companies. Companies that are looking to grow quickly, however, will get great use from Namely. It helps keep everything organized and in one place. The Namely team really helps users to keep up with ever-changing federal and state compliance laws. They will handle a lot of payroll challenges and assist with taxes as well.
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Yvonne Reinke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I think Namely works well for our size 50-100 employees, I see that it could be beneficial for a larger group also. They have been working hard to create a great platform and believe they are doing things right. With the continuous improvements and the ability to configure it for your needs, the system is great.
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Jennifer Adams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Namely is a great solution for flexible organizations that are small to mid-sized. This is not a traditional HR system, so the team in charge would need to be comfortable with creativity and different ways to use the product.
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Tiffany Bennett, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 04, 2018

All-in-one HRIS

Score 10 out of 10
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I think Namely is perfect for smaller businesses (under 100). I can't speak to larger organizations - but we've had so many fewer issues with payroll and benefits since switching to them (and we were with a large provider previously).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2018

Namely

Score 7 out of 10
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It is great for seeing information about my personal employment or my company.
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Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Namely is an amazing platform. My main recommendation for new and future users would be to utilize all that it has to offer! Put in the time to customize it and make it your own and you will not be sorry. Even if you only want to use if for basic functionality, it is still worth it. The ease and cleanliness of the platform saves me a lot of time when I make updates, run payroll and explain things to employees.
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Kimberly Cavanaugh, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is less suited for payroll in my current company but I believe it would be well suited in the right circumstance. The workflows have been a life saving tool. Employee transactions move quickly here and Namely has made it easy to keep track. It is user-friendly and not much training was needed for me to pass it off to my direct report when needing to delegate.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Employee demographic data (46)
6.5
Employment history (50)
6.2
Job profiles and administration (2)
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (49)
5.8
Organizational charting (49)
5.3
Organization and location management (48)
6.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (24)
3.8
Pay calculation (40)
5.5
Support for external payroll vendors (18)
4.2
Benefit plan administration (37)
6.5
Direct deposit files (41)
6.9
Salary revision and increment management (36)
5.6
Reimbursement management (19)
5.1
Approval workflow (45)
7.6
Balance details (42)
6.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment (35)
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information (47)
7.2
Update personal information (50)
7.0
View company policy documentation (45)
7.0
Employee recognition (39)
6.8
View job history (47)
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets (23)
5.0
Report builder (40)
4.9
Pre-built reports (40)
5.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data (24)
2.9
New hire portal (37)
6.4
Manager tracking tools (29)
5.3
Corporate goal setting (34)
4.1
Individual goal setting (35)
4.1
Line-of sight-visibility (25)
3.2
Performance tracking (34)
3.2
Performance plans (38)
5.5
Performance improvement plans (25)
4.1
Review status tracking (39)
4.6
Review reminders (39)
5.1
Multiple review frequency (32)
4.1
Candidate search (6)
8.8

About Namely

Namely is an HR, Payroll, and Benefits platform. It is designed around end-user usability, and can be configured to fit the company culture. Namely allows users to manage all their HR data in one place, with personalized service to help quickly improve HR management. Namely is used by companies in media, technology, and commerce, as well as other industries.

Namely Features

Human Resource Management Features
Has featureEmployee demographic data
Has featureEmployment history
Does not have featureJob profiles and administration
Has featureWorkflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Has featureBenefits information
Has featureOrganizational charting
Has featureOrganization and location management
Has featureCompliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Payroll Management Features
Has featurePay calculation
Has featureSupport for external payroll vendors
Has featureOff-cycle checks
Has featurePayroll history for each employee
Has featureBenefit plan administration
Has featureDirect deposit files
Has featurePayroll tracking and auditing
Has featureSalary revision and increment management
Has featureReimbursement management
Has featureStatutory form management
Leave and Attendance Management Features
Has featureApproval workflow
Has featureEmail notifications
Has featureBalance details
Has featureTravel absence management
Has featureAnnual carry-forward and encashment
Employee Self Service Features
Has featureEmployee login
Has featureView and generate pay and benefit information
Has featureUpdate personal information
Has featureRequest time off
Has featureView job history
Has featureView company policy documentation
Has featureView company news and information
Has featureEmployee recognition
Asset Management Features
Has featureTracking of all physical assets
Has featureAsset issue and transfer management
Has featureAsset return
Has featureWarranty and after-sales status maintenance contract tracking
HR Reporting Features
Has featureReport builder
Has featurePre-built reports
Has featureAbility to combine HR data with external data
Integration with other HR capabilities Features
Has featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
Has featureAdditional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor
Performance Management Features
Has featurePerformance plans
Has featurePerformance improvement plans
Has featureReview status tracking
Has featureReview reminders
Has featureMultiple review frequency
Succession Planning Features
Does not have featureCreate succession plans/pools
Does not have featureCandidate ranking
Has featureCandidate search
Does not have featureCandidate development
Onboarding Features
Has featureNew hire portal
Has featureManager tracking tools
Performance and Goals Features
Has featureCorporate goal setting
Has featureIndividual goal setting
Has featureLine-of sight-visibility
Has featurePerformance tracking
Recruiting / ATS Features
Does not have featureJob Requisition Management
Does not have featureCompany Website Posting
Does not have featurePublish to Social Media
Does not have featureJob Search Site Posting
Does not have featureDuplicate Candidate Prevention
Does not have featureApplicant Tracking
Does not have featureNotifications and Alerts

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Namely Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android
Supported Countries:All
Supported Languages: English