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Overview

What is Namely?

Namely offers a cloud-based HR platform for integrated core and specialized HR services, including time and employee performance management and onboarding processes.
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Recent Reviews

A real good HRIS

8 out of 10
December 01, 2022
Namely is my source of truth. I used it to storage information about all my employees and to easily get reports and data insights. We use …
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Customer Review.

9 out of 10
September 27, 2022
We use Namely for HRIS, payroll, time management, and benefits. This allows us to track the major aspects of the employee life cycle. The …
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How Namely Differs From Its Competitors

Automation

Enrolling in benefits for new employees through the enrollment wizard has saved us a lot of time.
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Centralized Platform

Yes - prior to Namely implementation, I was having to utilize 4 different systems that didn't really communicate well with one another. Namely has taken all of the "loose ends" and pulled them together - helping me to NOT lose my mind in the process.
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Automation

Onboarding (from signing all the forms to collecting all pertinent demographic data from new employees) has been easy to automate with Namely. I am planning on automating annual employee reviews/goals in 2023.
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Centralized Platform

We have benefited from the payroll and timekeeping side of things, but we are struggling with the manual nature of the performance management piece.
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Automation

We have been able to automate most onboarding forms. This allows me to find all new hire forms needed for their employee file create in one place. Since we are required to keep physical files onsite it is very easy for me to go into Namely and print all the information I need.
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Customer Feedback

I have not had the opportunity to provide feedback on enhancements, this is done by our primary administrator. But she is aware of my request for better integration between the HCM and Payroll and I believe they are in the process of fixing that issue for us. I believe they take our requests …
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Namely Product Improvement

The biggest impact from the onboarding enhancements is that I no longer have to duplicate my templates in order to update them. I also love that I can see where my new hires are in their onboarding process so that I can reach out to help them along. On the reporting side I love that I can build …
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Automation

Performance reviews. They were disparate and in PDFs before we transitioned, and having that information in one place where we can access them as admins and execs has been super helpful when the platform is used properly.
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Centralized Platform

Yes. Having Namely as our HR platform was one of the biggest draws. We have started using some of the performance management aspects and want to do more. We've set up 30, 60, and 90 Day performance reviews for new employees. We have been using it for the last couple of months and it feels a bit …
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Centralized Platform

We use Namely for all HR functions except anything that involves payroll/benefits. It has been beneficial to housing all personal information with performance management, but we still cannot integrate without a payroll system.
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Automation

I have not been able to automate anything. You must manually go into the system to trigger anything, whether it's new hire onboarding and paperwork or performance reviews. Nothing can be scheduled in advance yet, which I wish weren't the case.
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Namely Product Improvement

The onboarding solution has been especially useful in cutting back on printing things, but also as we have transitioned to a more remote-first workplace. Signing new hire documents electronically expedites the process. Custom reporting allows us to find more granular information about people easily.
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Centralized Platform

My main issue is that is it not super centralized (payroll, time, and HRIS are separate systems that talk to each other). This makes it confusing when pulling reports and calling/submitting cases to the correct department.
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Automation

  • Document collection when onboarding
  • Onboarding task lists
  • Birthday and anniversary shoutouts
  • Sending out payroll and tax forms
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Namely Product Improvement

I don't feel the enhancements I've seen over the 3 years using Namely have been incredibly impactful. A couple have been "nice to haves" but not "need to haves" i.e. things I would have placed priority on.
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Automation

Getting tax information, requesting time-off, changing health insurance coverage information, promotional compensation information.
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Customer Feedback

The primary piece of feedback I always think of when asked about how to improve Namely is to improve consistency of forms on the platform. Many things have been clearly designed and built by different team members with little QA to ensure consistency. One such example (and headache area) has been …
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Namely Product Improvement

We have seen the improvements that Namely has made over the year and half we have had the service. Overall the feature upgrades have been nice, but have minimally impacted/improved our workflows.
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Namely Product Improvement

The profiles with the payroll details has been a great enhancement. Employees can see their details quickly and can grab their year end tax docs without asking us.
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Centralized Platform

We didn't have many processes that made sense prior to Namely. It was able to help us streamline and integrate many of our loose ends.
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Centralized Platform

Centralizing our human resource processes in Namely made all of my HR needs as an employee much simpler to deal with. Rather than go to this service for payroll, that service for open enrollment, and another for performance and goal-setting, I simply always went to Namely. It's a one-stop shop for …
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Centralized Platform

Having a place employees can go to see their job, and salary history along with their goals and reviews makes everyone's life easier.
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Automation

We have been able to do onboarding completely paperless, and this saves HR at least 5 hours per new hire.
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Centralized Platform

I will admit, having everything in one tool is something to regard highly. Namely is able to deliver everything but not well. The reports are customizable but not perfect. The PTO report is horrible and extremely hard to find. They also don't have reports that consider historical wages. The …
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Centralized Platform

Having the entire HR, payroll, time and attendance, benefits, employee and company employment documents in one place saves time and effort.

Having all the documents online eliminates the file cabinet chase as you look for a specific document.
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Centralized Platform

Namely maintains all the HR info. I can check all the info needed which reduces communication time with HR. Our company did not use Namely for performance management.
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Automation

I receive notifications from Namely whenever there are changes. So if HR forgot to send me some info, I can still get them from Namely. It helps to avoid mistakes.
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Popular Features

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  • Update personal information (127)
    8.7
    87%
  • Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (122)
    7.6
    76%
  • Employment history (126)
    7.3
    73%
  • Organizational charting (124)
    6.6
    66%

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Features

Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

7.1Avg 8.0

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

7.6Avg 8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

7.8Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

8Avg 8.2

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

7.3Avg 7.9

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

6.1Avg 7.7

Onboarding

Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

7Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

6.7Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

6.9Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

5.8Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

5.1Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is Namely?

Namely streamlines HR data into a single platform. With technology, supported by a team of HR experts, Namely aims to empower people teams with a complete HR solution designed for mid-sized businesses (25-1000 employees).

Namely Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return
  • Supported: Warranty and after-sales status maintenance contract tracking

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Candidate search

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Additional Features

  • Supported: HR Analytics
  • Supported: Compliance Database
  • Supported: Learning Management
  • Supported: Live Compliance Advisors
  • Supported: Anonymous Employee Reporting
  • Supported: Time Management
  • Supported: Time Tracking
  • Supported: Mobile App for Employee Self-Service
  • Supported: Benefits Enrollment Wizard
  • Supported: Open API
  • Supported: Managed Payroll Services
  • Supported: Managed Benefits Services

Namely Screenshots

Screenshot of Namely News Feed: Your home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones.Screenshot of HR Analytics: the data you need to feel confident in your people strategy and proud of your provable resultsScreenshot of Talent & Performance Management: connect, engage, and develop your workforce in a platform that employees actually want to useScreenshot of Benefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and even easier for you to manageScreenshot of Payroll Administration: integrated with all of your HR data and coupled with full payroll tax services, you can be confident your results are delivered accurately and on timeScreenshot of Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhereScreenshot of Employee Profile: your workforce's one-stop-shop for time off, payroll, and performance information.Screenshot of Employee Onboarding: save time and engage new hires before they ever walk in the door with customizable employee onboarding workflows complete with eSignature functionalityScreenshot of Compliance Library: your 24/7 resource to keep you compliant among ever-changing laws and regulations

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Namely Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish

Frequently Asked Questions

Namely offers a cloud-based HR platform for integrated core and specialized HR services, including time and employee performance management and onboarding processes.

Zenefits, Paycor, and BambooHR are common alternatives for Namely.

Reviewers rate Update personal information highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Namely are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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September 27, 2022

Customer Review.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Namely for HRIS, payroll, time management, and benefits. This allows us to track the major aspects of the employee life cycle. The business problems addressed are employee data management, payroll, time management and benefits administration.
  • Report building.
  • Payroll
  • Time keeping.
  • ATS integration.
  • Performance management.
  • Better e-signature integration.
Namely is well suited to small and mid-sized companies; it is very cost-effective and allows us to meet most state reporting requirements. However, as our company grows, we find that it is not scaling well. Some process in Namely are still very manual, for example, demographic data transfer from the HCM side to the payroll side. It is fine when you have a couple new hires but as our numbers increase the manual data transfer can be very time consuming.
Human Resource Management (7)
67.14285714285714%
6.7
Employee demographic data
100%
10.0
Employment history
50%
5.0
Job profiles and administration
70%
7.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
80%
8.0
Organizational charting
10%
1.0
Organization and location management
80%
8.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
80%
8.0
Payroll Management (4)
87.5%
8.8
Pay calculation
70%
7.0
Benefit plan administration
80%
8.0
Direct deposit files
100%
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
100%
10.0
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
100%
10.0
Approval workflow
100%
10.0
Balance details
100%
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
100%
10.0
Employee Self Service (5)
80%
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
100%
10.0
Update personal information
100%
10.0
View job history
80%
8.0
View company policy documentation
60%
6.0
Employee recognition
60%
6.0
Asset Management (1)
20%
2.0
Tracking of all physical assets
20%
2.0
HR Reporting (3)
100%
10.0
Report builder
100%
10.0
Pre-built reports
100%
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
100%
10.0
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Performance plans
N/A
N/A
Performance improvement plans
N/A
N/A
Review status tracking
N/A
N/A
Review reminders
N/A
N/A
Multiple review frequency
N/A
N/A
Succession Planning (1)
N/A
N/A
Candidate search
N/A
N/A
Onboarding (2)
40%
4.0
New hire portal
80%
8.0
Manager tracking tools
N/A
N/A
Performance and Goals (4)
N/A
N/A
Corporate goal setting
N/A
N/A
Individual goal setting
N/A
N/A
Line-of sight-visibility
N/A
N/A
Performance tracking
N/A
N/A
Recruiting / ATS
N/A
N/A
  • Cost effective.
  • Saves time in reporting.
  • Improved employee self service.
Namely does not compare to Workday because the size and scale of the company is very different. There are a lot of automated features and ATS integrations that Workday offers and I hope Namely will be able to offer someday as well.
I did not participate in the implementation.
We have benefited from the payroll and timekeeping side of things, but we are struggling with the manual nature of the performance management piece.
We have been able to automate most onboarding forms. This allows me to find all new hire forms needed for their employee file create in one place. Since we are required to keep physical files onsite it is very easy for me to go into Namely and print all the information I need.
Namely is very user-friendly and super easy to understand. I love the fact that it did not require extensive training to understand how to use the system.
1000
They represent HR, Operations, Warehouse, Finance, Leave Management, Payroll, and Administration. Some employees only use it for time keeping and for keeping their personal information up to date. For the admin users, we use it for reporting for our respective units and other everyday employee life cycle items. Payroll items are varied but super helpful for a lot of the state reporting.
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Our internal HR team supports Namely and we reach out to customer service for any issues that we can handle. We all posses an understanding of systems, how to build processes, and detail oriented. Namely is easy to understand and learn and most of our team picked up how to use it properly after a month.
  • Time Keeping
  • Payroll
  • HCM
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
I am not responsible for making this call but as I mentioned before Namely is great for most of our present needs however, as we grow things are starting to get more challenging. If we are unable to find a cost effective alternative that can better scale with our growth then I would 100% keep Namely.
Not Sure
  • Price
  • Product Usability
Again I was not involved in making the decision as I was not an employee at that time. But the biggest thing that I have heard is that Namely was chosen for it's cost effectiveness and ease of use. Namely also offers great customer service and is able to connect us with a third party if they are unable to help with something (which is rare).
Again I was not involved in this process but had I been I would have focused more on it's scalability, integration capabilities, and a list of the manual data transfer points within the system. I think if we had more awareness in these areas the company could have asked better questions and generated work arounds quickly.
The customer support team is amazing and they have been able to solve every issue that I have brought to their attention. The only reason why I am giving them a 9 instead of a 10 is because their hours are not great for my time zone. But apart from that there are no issues.
We recently had some issues surrounding taxes in a state that we have a physical location in. The Namely support team was able to provide me with a clear and concise list of what was needed from our organization. Once they had everything they were able to help us quickly pay the past due amounts and ensure that we had the correct tax rate going forward.
I have not had the opportunity to provide feedback on enhancements, this is done by our primary administrator. But she is aware of my request for better integration between the HCM and Payroll and I believe they are in the process of fixing that issue for us. I believe they take our requests seriously and do their best to delivery or provide an alternate solution when they cannot.
The biggest impact from the onboarding enhancements is that I no longer have to duplicate my templates in order to update them. I also love that I can see where my new hires are in their onboarding process so that I can reach out to help them along. On the reporting side I love that I can build customer reports and that I can save them and allow my team access if they need them.
  • Electronic file storage
  • ATS integration
  • Employee Trainings
Ralph Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This software tool is used as an in-house human resource repository for information and access to work and personal documentation.
  • Requesting time-off.
  • W2 forms and tax documents.
  • Health benefits description and support.
  • Sick days and holiday accounts.
  • Provide an online chat access.
  • Re-format the main menu.
  • Provide tutorials.
Since the pandemic disruption, we lost our business office and access to the convenience of having an HR department for personal and professional needs. Namely became a convenient solution that could be accessed from a home desktop computer.
Human Resource Management (7)
91.42857142857142%
9.1
Employee demographic data
90%
9.0
Employment history
100%
10.0
Job profiles and administration
100%
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
90%
9.0
Organizational charting
80%
8.0
Organization and location management
90%
9.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
90%
9.0
Payroll Management (7)
90%
9.0
Pay calculation
100%
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
80%
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
80%
8.0
Benefit plan administration
90%
9.0
Direct deposit files
100%
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
90%
9.0
Reimbursement management
90%
9.0
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
93.33333333333334%
9.3
Approval workflow
100%
10.0
Balance details
90%
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
90%
9.0
Employee Self Service (5)
94%
9.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
100%
10.0
Update personal information
100%
10.0
View job history
100%
10.0
View company policy documentation
90%
9.0
Employee recognition
80%
8.0
Asset Management (1)
70%
7.0
Tracking of all physical assets
70%
7.0
HR Reporting (3)
50%
5.0
Report builder
50%
5.0
Pre-built reports
50%
5.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
50%
5.0
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
62%
6.2
Performance plans
70%
7.0
Performance improvement plans
70%
7.0
Review status tracking
70%
7.0
Review reminders
50%
5.0
Multiple review frequency
50%
5.0
Succession Planning (1)
50%
5.0
Candidate search
50%
5.0
Onboarding (2)
75%
7.5
New hire portal
80%
8.0
Manager tracking tools
70%
7.0
Performance and Goals (4)
52.5%
5.3
Corporate goal setting
50%
5.0
Individual goal setting
50%
5.0
Line-of sight-visibility
50%
5.0
Performance tracking
60%
6.0
Recruiting / ATS (7)
51.42857142857143%
5.1
Job Requisition Management
60%
6.0
Company Website Posting
30%
3.0
Publish to Social Media
30%
3.0
Job Search Site Posting
80%
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
30%
3.0
Applicant Tracking
60%
6.0
Notifications and Alerts
70%
7.0
  • We grew our company from 70 to 112 people and we needed a human resource mgmt. sys'.
  • We were able to hire and distribute hiring documents efficiently.
  • We have been able to use the timecard system for helping with payroll.
This tool is uniquely different than work productivity tools. When running a growing company it is necessary to have a virtual HR Resource service and Namely has facilitated the need. When I came to work for our company this was my first experience with this type of software service and it was delightfully easy to use.
I'm a customer user and not on the executive team, so therefore I did have the role of administrating policies, procedures, and company processes.
Yes, it allowed me to easily have access to company forms, instructions, and a library of resources all from my remote home location.
Getting tax information, requesting time-off, changing health insurance coverage information, promotional compensation information.
This is a tool that you use only when need access to HR Resource Information means, and professional workforce documentation. Obviously, to operate a sizable company you need to have essential reliable systems to facilitate running a successful thriving company.
Not Sure
  • Prior Experience with the Product
The HR dept. was use to a different platform and felt the team and culture could get acclimated and greater benefit quicker using this platform.
It was evaluated at the C-level, however, they did request feedback and short surveys reflection on experience using it as well as any unsatisfactory feedback.
  • Workforce Management
  • Personal Profile
  • Medical Profile and Data
  • Timesheet Entries
  • Online Help not prevalent
Colleen Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Namely for both our for-profit and non-profit organizations. From the beginning, Namely erased most of our organizational "pain points". After just two years, we use Namely as our go-to people forum. We share news, goals, events. We pay our people. We have a window into our company strategy and operating plan because Namely makes it easy for us to share our vision, mission, values and strategies with our employees. Namely has become our single version of truth for employees.
  • Company, team and individual goals with measurable details can be shared, tracked, measured and celebrated - with ease.
  • Performance reviews, recognition, celebrating wins, remembering key employee events - Namely makes it so easy.
  • The news feed, photo org charts, customizable fields for things like allergies, commuting preferences, food preferences, etc., makes it easy for us to personalize events, treats and gifts.
  • CUSTOMER. SERVICE. Well-kept secret.
  • CEO is deeply committed to the small to mid-sized company experience. And he's an innovator.
  • Constantly improving and evolving the product features based on what we users suggest. Serious commitment to fixing what's wrong with tired providers like ADP.
  • Weird as it seems, their invoices are confusing. Head scratcher.
  • Wish we could get all of the product features we know are coming today.
Namely quickly becomes your go-to place for all communication. It's easy to use, easy to find, and easy to make a contribution. If you've been struggling with a dinosaur for payroll, benefits, and HRIS, you will LOVE Namely! It's simple, fresh, well-supported, progressive and communicative. If your employees would rather be moving your business forward than figuring out how to do the most mundane management tasks, Namely is for you.
Human Resource Management (6)
88.33333333333334%
8.8
Employee demographic data
100%
10.0
Employment history
90%
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
90%
9.0
Organizational charting
60%
6.0
Organization and location management
100%
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
90%
9.0
Payroll Management (6)
76.66666666666667%
7.7
Pay calculation
70%
7.0
Support for external payroll vendors
100%
10.0
Benefit plan administration
100%
10.0
Direct deposit files
90%
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
100%
10.0
Reimbursement management
N/A
N/A
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
100%
10.0
Approval workflow
100%
10.0
Balance details
100%
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
100%
10.0
Employee Self Service (5)
74%
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
100%
10.0
Update personal information
100%
10.0
View job history
N/A
N/A
View company policy documentation
100%
10.0
Employee recognition
70%
7.0
Asset Management (1)
100%
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
100%
10.0
HR Reporting (3)
63.33333333333333%
6.3
Report builder
100%
10.0
Pre-built reports
90%
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
N/A
N/A
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
58%
5.8
Performance plans
90%
9.0
Performance improvement plans
N/A
N/A
Review status tracking
100%
10.0
Review reminders
100%
10.0
Multiple review frequency
N/A
N/A
Succession Planning (1)
N/A
N/A
Candidate search
N/A
N/A
Onboarding (2)
90%
9.0
New hire portal
90%
9.0
Manager tracking tools
90%
9.0
Performance and Goals (4)
95%
9.5
Corporate goal setting
100%
10.0
Individual goal setting
100%
10.0
Line-of sight-visibility
80%
8.0
Performance tracking
100%
10.0
Recruiting / ATS
N/A
N/A
  • One place for all people info.
  • Costs less than ADP did and adds features we use every day.
  • Easy to use, easy to administer, easy to learn.
We did some significant research and are thrilled with Namely.
It's easy to use, works on a phone, affordable, customizable and user-friendly.
Workable, Trello
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Executive, Product, Design, Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, Operations and more.
Basic computer skills, smartphone.
  • Alignment and visibility to organizational goals, values and communication.
  • Completely customizable performance management ecosystem.
  • Truly a single version of truth for the organization.
  • Intranet and recognition options are fantastic.
  • Learning more about employee preferences (food, allergies, commuting, etc.)
  • Total alignment re: goals, values and mission.
  • Workforce planning
  • Recognition
  • Surveys
Game-changer for small to mid-sized companies. Makes our work so much easier to do well.
Yes
ADP WorkforceNow.
So clunky, complicated, hard to use, and with such poor customer service.
Time clocks.
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  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Third-party Reviews
The capability to provide for and respond to the changing needs of small to mid-sized companies.
Would have converted to Namely completely vs. staged process.
Matthew P Rausch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Namely is being used across the entire organization for PTO management, performance reviews, "shout outs", light organizational development, viewing paystubs and W-2s (we use Namely payroll as well), headcount and salary reporting, the onboarding add-on, benefits portal, and API integrations to internal reporting categorized by billable/non-billable and salaried/nonexempt folks on our teams.
  • The onboarding piece is probably the strongest. Our new hires are able to enter their HRIS framework profile data, as well as read and sign electronically for our handbook, COBRA statement, NDA, and security/privacy policies.
  • Easy to look at...we've used some products in the past that didn't have a good user experience, which leads to non-usage for my technically proficient team.
  • The shout-outs on the main page are great, as folks can clearly see anniversaries and birthdays and comment accordingly.
  • The integration from Namely HR to Namely Payroll is lacking. There is no PTO nor salary update feeds between the products.
  • The reviews aren't intuitive for usage for peers and managers. It would be easier if there were clear links for these employees to click as opposed to looking for the appropriate screen to provide feedback.
  • The API isn't the easiest to use, and there are some components lacking that require development.
Namely is an affordable HRIS and payroll system (we use both). The integrations may be lacking, but to have two different brands for these products would add only more difficulties into the mix. Folks can clearly see their paystub links on the main page, which then takes them to a different screen for paystub and W-2 viewing. The 1095 and 1094 programs are very helpful to use (not cheap, though), and the support team guides you through them at all hours of the day or night to make sure they are timely. I really appreciate that. The onboarding feature is our favorite right now, as it eliminates 30-40 pages of paper for each person we bring on board meltmedia.
Human Resource Management (6)
58.33333333333333%
5.8
Employee demographic data
N/A
N/A
Employment history
80%
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
70%
7.0
Organizational charting
60%
6.0
Organization and location management
60%
6.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
80%
8.0
Payroll Management (6)
58.33333333333333%
5.8
Pay calculation
100%
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
20%
2.0
Direct deposit files
100%
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
50%
5.0
Reimbursement management
80%
8.0
Leave and Attendance Management (3)
66.66666666666667%
6.7
Approval workflow
40%
4.0
Balance details
70%
7.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
90%
9.0
Employee Self Service (5)
94%
9.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
100%
10.0
Update personal information
100%
10.0
View job history
70%
7.0
View company policy documentation
100%
10.0
Employee recognition
100%
10.0
Asset Management (1)
100%
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
100%
10.0
HR Reporting (3)
60%
6.0
Report builder
50%
5.0
Pre-built reports
50%
5.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
80%
8.0
Integration with other HR capabilities
N/A
N/A
Performance Management (5)
46%
4.6
Performance plans
70%
7.0
Performance improvement plans
40%
4.0
Review status tracking
30%
3.0
Review reminders
50%
5.0
Multiple review frequency
40%
4.0
Succession Planning (1)
N/A
N/A
Candidate search
N/A
N/A
Onboarding (2)
100%
10.0
New hire portal
100%
10.0
Manager tracking tools
100%
10.0
Performance and Goals (4)
N/A
N/A
Corporate goal setting
N/A
N/A
Individual goal setting
N/A
N/A
Line-of sight-visibility
N/A
N/A
Performance tracking
N/A
N/A
Recruiting / ATS
N/A
N/A
  • Compared to our last HRIS, Namely gains far more users internally because of the user interface.
  • We continue to review external review software that provide micro feedback, employee-generated reviews, and compilation of review data in a readable and presentable format while we use Namely's. Namely's performance review is useful, it just doesn't meet all our needs today.
  • The reimbursement portion of Namely's payroll is valuable to us, so we don't have to cut separate expense checks. We pay bi-weekly and the payroll requires about 30 minutes of work every two weeks for our 75 employees to verify PTO and salary updates, as those don't feed from Namely HR. Not bad, but it seems like it should be higher on the priority list of future releases.
  • The initial implementation of Namely was really easy, compared to the four other implementations I've been through. The support team was available whenever we needed to ensure accuracy.
Simply put, Namely met the most needs from our list for the right price. The team was great (we miss Regina) during presentation and implementation. TribeHR didn't have the review process according to anniversary dates, which we need. Proliant didn't have the right API availability, Namely has a far better UI than Paychex. Bamboo was the closest, but at the time didn't have all the product integrations we need for our ATS, benefits portal, and internal reporting software.
Yes
It replaced Paychex, which we used for both HRIS and payroll. The user interface is far friendlier with Namely, the reporting is more usable, and while there is room for improvement on intuitive uses of the performance review process, we use it because it is far easier than what we were using.
  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
The price was less than what we were paying, we received more and better features, and the support during implementation was outstanding.
The best way to discover what your actually company needs are is to use a product. I don't know that we would change anything if we were to go to the market for a new HRIS search.
They have always (3 years worth) been extremely responsive and will escalate it on their own if they don't have an answer.
No
I don't know if it is available, and I certainly don't need it with the support I get from Namely.
Regina Villegas is the reason we have Namely in the first place. She worked night and day to ensure we were the happiest with implementation, and jumped at the chance to meet us when we were in NYC.
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