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Ron Toth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Love the ease of use of the newsfeed functionality.
  • The paystub feature is great. Namely sends an email to me when I'm paid and I can easily view it from my phone.
  • Its very very easy and simple. Almost to the point that you think it lacks in something cause it does not have a lof of fluff. This is a good thing as it has everything you need, just appears clean.
  • As of now- nothing. For what it's used for, it has everything it needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 30, 2019

Run from Namely

Score 1 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The mechanics of processing payroll is easy.
  • The social media look to the home page is nice.
  • Failure to disclose that their timekeeping system is a third-party. It requires contact to 2 different companies to resolve issues.
  • Duplicate entries needed.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

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Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It keeps everything in one place.
  • It is easy to use and has an app.
  • It lets you keep track of vacation days.
  • I wish it had a Gmail integration.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Adding additional pay into the batches is relatively easy.
  • If you don't have any payroll changes to reflect, the process is really fast to run a batch.
  • If you have a batch that was created and was never processed, it will be there for eternity. I have submitted several support tickets and these old batches are still just hanging around as pending.
  • The customer service is about as useful as the flu, and it's also just as effective as the flu at preventing any actual productivity.
  • The reports section on the payroll reports tab is unorganized. The list of reports doesn't follow any logical pattern on the page from what I can tell.
  • They will charge you to clean up their mistakes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 08, 2019


Score 1 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • They do nothing well.
  • Customer service needs improvement.
  • The UI is terrible. There's too much touching in the system, and it doesn't communicate well with each other at all.
  • Did I mention service is terrible and leadership doesn't really care how you feel or even try to help you?
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Jamie Powers, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The best thing Namely has is its social media aspect on its home screen for EEs. It has a "Facebook" type feed that EEs can use to interact with each other. This is good for us since a majority of our company is remote workers.
  • There are MANY product flaws. First, the system is NOT fully integrated as advertised. Namely is totally false advertising. MANY fields from the HR & payroll do not "talk" to each other. You have to do double work to enter the same info into both places. To top it off, Namely if VERY pricey.
  • I won't even go into detail on their customer service or reporting tool. The customer service went from good to bad (You no longer have a dedicated rep. You have to email the service team now). The report writer tool is worthless.
  • The system can't calculate a basic 401k ER match correctly. 100% on the first 3% & 50% on the next 2%. Many ERs have this match. Namely's system can't correctly calculate the match for the EEs that elect anything between 3-5%. & it's not on their road map to fix any time soon.
  • Deductions with caps do not end date themselves. They will stop once they’ve reached the cap AS LONG AS it’s still within the same year. Once a new year starts, the amount toward the cap is zeroed out & the deduction starts anew – even if it had already stopped. When you enter a deduction, you have to calc the end date yourself & enter it. Otherwise, the deduction will restart with the turn of the new year.
  • They say they integrate with Netsuite & Comeet, but the integration is so minimal that's it's not really helpful. It's like they setup a few fields just to claim they have the integration without lying.
  • Esignature - we can send multiple docs to 1 person, but we can't send 1 doc to multiple people. So getting a handbook acknowledged by everyone - have fun with that! They say that fixing Esignature is on their 2019 road map but no definite date is set for it.
  • I could go on with more. The point is Namely is DEFINITELY NOT worth the headache or the cost!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very good UI.
  • It's in the cloud. I can access it from everywhere without VPN.
  • The mobile app for iOS and Android. It also has good UX and UI. I love the push notification.
  • As a user with an employee role, I'm not unhappy with Namely.
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Jovanny Chonillo, MHRM | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The UI is very easy to navigate. Core functions are broken out into logical categories. We've even been able to troubleshoot rather extensively just by using the admin guides. Workflows can be designed so that critical stakeholders are always in the loop in regards to critical changes, such as pay changes.
  • Namely recently adopted a Client Success model that makes it very easy to get in touch with a subject matter expert across every HR discipline that Namely supports. If you're having a payroll issue, you'll get a payroll expert. if you have a configuration issue, you'll get a Namely config guru.
  • Namely has incredible resources for HR professionals. Their Namely Blog and Newsletter provides relevant news and fantastic insights into pressing issues. They also have a client hub that makes it easy to connect with other Namely users to share best practices.
  • Onboarding is amazing! Onboarding modules can be customized to cover all sorts of needs. You even get access to Adobe E-sign, giving you a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating required onboarding forms.
  • The Time & Attendance modules lacks the immediate "pick up and go" feel of the rest of the platform. It works as advertised, but you have to do a lot more menu digging get everything working as smoothly as possible.
  • Particularly when working with very specific reports, you sometimes have to bust out your v-lookup skills to consolidate data across Namely core HRIS, payroll, and/or Time and Attendance.
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Thadya Soetaniman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • User-friendly. Easy to navigate through the website and run any reports in Namely HRIS.
  • On-boarding process is much more automated as you can upload all required documents into a template and have new employees complete them using e-signature. Keep in mind that e-signature feature in NOT built-in.
  • Performance Management feature makes it simple to keep track of everyone’s progress and manage from the administrative side. However, attachments can only be viewed by the individual who attached them and the administrator; this makes this feature pointless.
  • Benefits Open Enrollment is now automated and employees will be accountable for making changes or selecting new coverage.
  • Namely is NOT fully integrated (HRIS to Payroll & Namely Time to Payroll).
  • Namely Payroll report writer is limited and there are manual entries that you need to do to if you are tracking PTO using their HRIS module.
  • Web-clock and PTO Tracking in Namely HRIS module is very limited; the web-clock is unable to round worked hours as we track employee hours worked in 15 minute increments and PTO Tracking was not accruing the correct amount of sick and vacation balance for the employees which caused us to manually track PTO for 6 months on a spreadsheet.
  • Even with the Namely Time module, it DOES NOT fully integrate with Namely Payroll, therefore, all accrued vacation and sick balances do not feed over and we are not able to show the accrued balances on employees’ pay-stubs which is required by law in California. We have NOT been in compliance for over 16 MONTHS since beginning of 2017.
  • Implementation team we too quick to hand us off before things were fully setup/ implemented
  • Namely Support (tax team, configuration engineers, etc), takes a while to get back to you because your account manager will relay the issues to them and they do not follow up. You rarely get things resolved within a week; our longest outstanding issues with them has been going on for 22 months.
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Joel George | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Namely has been great for processing payroll. They take care of all tax payment and issue W-2s.
  • Namely helps us to perform timely annual reviews on staff via its workflow and reminders.
  • Employees do open enrollments for benefits through Namely, and the process is pretty straightforward.
  • The support of our account manager was great. She was very attentive.
  • On our first round of W-2s in January 2016, there was incorrect data on some of the W-2s, and correcting it caused us to be late in getting the W-2s to our employees.
  • Performance review reports have weird spacing issues, and text cannot be formatted in the annual review (no bold, underline, bullets).
  • Open enrollments require significant effort from Namely to set up and execute. It would be helpful if it could be more of a template, but perhaps the complexities of healthcare don't allow this.
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Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 14, 2018

Go global with Namely

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
  • Employee Performance Review - there were some troubles in configuring the exact requirements of our goals process flow. Due to this, few steps in the flow were done manually by HR.
  • Time off management - one improvement would be to see the total amount of personal time off you are allowed to take for the current year, as an employee. You can see only the accrued time, up to date(for the year).
  • Notifications system on the top of the page - you can see the unread notifications which is good, however you also can see all read notifications, even those that were repeated periodically. It may a little confusing until you adjust to it.
  • Ability to integrate with NetSuite - we discovered that the existing integration doesn't cover the custom fields define in NetSuite, that is something to improve in the future versions of Namely.
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Hannah Flood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Every person I've worked with in Namely is competent, friendly, quick, patient, and very helpful. I've never before worked with any company like this. Their customer service, professionalism, and forward thinking blow me away.
  • Namely is quick to listen to client feedback and solve problems. They're constantly adding new features, so even if it doesn't have everything you want now, there is a good chance it will.
  • Namely's platform is very user-friendly. It's easy to navigate and learn how to use. For many users, it's self-explanatory. They provide great training tools as well.
  • Namely Payroll is easy to use and provides a large variety of reports that you can access immediately. It's easy to update employee and company tax information.
  • Namely time off could be more interactive with payroll, but I think Namely is working on this improvement currently.
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Yvonne Reinke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use
  • Great support
  • Continuous improvement
  • More interactive
  • Surveys and/or Poll - both anonymous and not - or partner with a provider that can
  • Engagement features to encourage folks to log in daily for updates - not just my hourly folks to clock in
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Caleb Wood, SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Benefits- The benefit portal is easy to use by the employees and administration of the benefits on the back side is just as easy. It looks good, and flows very well. Very customization for our benefit structure.
  • Payroll - easy to use system that allows for a lot of flexibility when running your payroll. Integrations with the HRIS and Time side of things makes payroll run much faster and takes away some of the manual work from before.
  • HRIS- The homage is great for announcements and getting employee involvement on day to day activities of the organization. One stop place for employees to find what they are looking for.
  • Newer company some some features can be less user friendly or non-existent when compared to older HRIS systems.
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Titus Yao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Aside from having every tool an HR/Payroll department needs integrated and working together, the best part about Namely is their customer service. Each client has an individual client partner instead of an 800 number and a case ID. That's made all the difference - instead of going through prompts and re-describing the problem to a different CSR each time you call in, your partner knows you and your company and always responds quickly. Outstanding customer focus!
  • Nothing, they're exactly what we were looking for and more. If I were looking for a new system, I would implement Namely again.
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Jennifer Adams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use payroll process. You don't have to be a payroll expert to run a successful payroll.
  • One of the best benefits administration systems I've come across. Provides transparency of cost for the employee and the employer.
  • The news feed is great for sharing across the organization what is going on.
  • They need to enhance their time off system. It is very simplistic in nature. If you don't have a tier based time off rewards system you should be fine, otherwise you will run into challenges.
  • There is some dual keying between the HCM and Payroll products. There is a plan to integrate this, but for now it does open you up for errors.
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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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Pros and Cons

  • Their interface is top notch - no disjointed modules.
  • They're constantly improving - we get a quarterly update on new features and they listen to feedback (and they're pretty good to start!)
  • Customer service is top notch - if we run into an issue - my problem is always solved in a timely manner.
  • The performance management module is great (and has lots of options for customization) - but the interface for setting it up could improve (still - very usable).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to request PTO
  • Allows you to see your benefits and deductions in one place
  • Platform attempts to be a Facebook for work but fails. No one uses Namely, only if they need to request PTO.
  • It's not a must have, simply an HRIS system that does the basic things ADP does. But I was not really impressed, it seems like ADP, but they just changed the colors and added a homepage.
  • Does not have anything special or like "Wow." Does not have any extra capabilities or features then any other HRIS platform.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Performs as a true business partner, providing solutions rather than trying to upsell you
  • Open API capability has allowed us to integrate our other system solutions
  • User experience for both admin and employees is excellent
  • Regarding their Time Off functionality, we would like to keep/see time requested from the previous year while still tracking current year. Totally minor and really doesn't affect anything; just a nice-to-have. Really, we have no complaints about Namely.
  • Another nice-to-have is a printable function for org charts for the whole organization and by each department.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 26, 2018


Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows you to access pay stubs
  • View benefits
  • See an org chart
  • There is no reason to log in often
  • Isn't interactive
  • Not sure of all capabilities
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Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The HRIS platform is set up very well. It is easy to understand and our employees can figure out how to get the information they need, which cuts down on questions to the finance/HR team and reduces employee stress related to their pay and benefits.
  • The onboarding and benefits enrollment features are amazing! They are so easy to navigate and we can customize them with the forms we need for our specific employee groups. We are able to get new employee onboarded very quickly. No more paper forms!
  • Many items can be customized in payroll, including deduction codes, to what is needed without the need for a consultant to step in.
  • Custom fields can be added to the HRIS platform so that all types of info can be stored and reported on. Things like T-shirt size, license plate number and food allergies are helpful things to keep record on and the employee can edit the info as needed.
  • Workflows can be created in Namely so that Managers can request things like one-off bonuses for employees without using email. The request goes straight to the needed approver. This cuts down on back and forth and lost communication.
  • I would love to see Namely roll out e-signature for things like tax forms that employees can use on a recurring basis. Currently it is available for onboarding, so I know it's coming!
  • I would love to be able to tell the employees that they can view their payslips on the mobile app, this would be an awesome feature.
  • Increase the workflow usability so that is has more functions.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

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

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