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Easy To Use HR Management Tool

April 04, 2022
We used this to take care of HR activities including remuneration and taking care of time off, etc. This is also referred for bulk …

Namely is the best

February 26, 2022
Namely is used at our company for employees to clock in and out and to manage sick / vacation time. It’s easy to request time off through …
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A fun alternative to stuffy HR softwares

February 21, 2022
It gave us a fun way to marry HR and team involvement. Having built-in reviews was very helpful as well as goal setting both individually …
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Namely is just okay

October 29, 2021
Namely is our Payroll and HRIS system. The entire company uses some piece of the tool, from entering PTO, pulling payroll stubs, selecting …

Not bad!

September 25, 2021
Namely is being used across the whole organization for onboarding, document storage, appraisals, staff updates, and US payroll and benefits.

Namely Solves Problems

September 22, 2021
Namely does a number of things for us.

Namely is our:
-HR management software.
-Time management and PTO management with an "on the go" cell …
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Update personal information (122)


Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (116)


Employment history (120)


Organizational charting (118)


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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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What is BambooHR?

BambooHR is an on-line human resources solution that provides onboarding, payroll, and benefits management. It also offers automated time-off management and employee self-service.

What is Rippling?

Rippling helps companies manage Payroll, Benefits, HR, and IT in one platform. It brings employee systems and data together, and helps automate busy work. The vendor states that, for example, that with onboarding, Rippling users can just click a button and in 90 seconds set up a new hires’…

Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management


Payroll Management


Leave and Attendance Management


Employee Self Service


Asset Management


HR Reporting




Performance and Goals


Performance Management


Succession Planning


Recruiting / ATS


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

Namely News Feed: Your home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones.HR Analytics: the data you need to feel confident in your people strategy and proud of your provable resultsTalent & Performance Management: connect, engage, and develop your workforce in a platform that employees actually want to useBenefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and even easier for you to managePayroll 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 timeNamely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhereEmployee Profile: your workforce's one-stop-shop for time off, payroll, and performance information.Employee Onboarding: save time and engage new hires before they ever walk in the door with customizable employee onboarding workflows complete with eSignature functionalityCompliance Library: your 24/7 resource to keep you compliant among ever-changing laws and regulations

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Namely Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesUnited States
Supported LanguagesEnglish


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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.

What is Namely's best feature?

Reviewers rate Update personal information highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Namely?

The most common users of Namely are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews and Ratings




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Score 4 out of 10
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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)
July 28, 2020

Happy Namely User

Score 9 out of 10
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Bryan at Namely Time is awesome to work with. I knew when I called him, most of the time, he knew the answer but if he didn't, he would figure it out and call me right back.
ACA support people just lack the knowledge.
Star at Namely Benefits is also great to work with.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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It's great to have all things in one area (HRIS, Payroll, PTO, Benefit Management) but they do need to continue improving the software to make it easier for those areas to talk to each other. That way you won't need to enter duplicate information into multiple aspects of Namely but can trust that once it's entered, it flows to where it needs to be.
Score 3 out of 10
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Our payroll person is great and some of the support staff. Implementation is not good and doesn't seem to know what they are doing. The Namely agency is non-existent if you are a smaller employer. They have their general agent servicing us.
December 31, 2019

Run from Namely

Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
The failure to disclose during sales that they used a 3rd party bank and a 3rd-party timekeeping system was a shock. EE's must download 2 apps because of this. 1 to see the timesheet, and 1 to see their paystub.
There's also lack of training and guidance on how to do things. Some print-outs are good, but they're poor in most cases. No webinars or online classes to walk staff through the "how-to." The service dept doesn't open until 9am est. There have been odd calculations for OT, (i.e. not your straight 1.5) and they don't know why.
They can be very "hands-off" - i.e. not our responsibility.
Score 4 out of 10
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Verified User
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They moved to a queue system in the past 2 years and it's terrible. I loved the dedicated account management relationship. We had a strong relationship, the AM knew us and how our company works so she could solve problems faster. Now the dial-in queue is terrible. We will wait weeks for very urgent needs.
November 08, 2019

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Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User
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I think that Namely works well for our organization but I haven't worked with any other products to know if there are better options on the market. It is easy enough for me to use.
Score 3 out of 10
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The support has been the worst part of this product over the 2 companies I have used it at. They will never follow up on anything that isn't a 2-minute answer. When they do follow up it is just to say, "we are looking into this" or they just say "It's all set now." Very frustrating to be told something was taken care of, only to receive a penalty and Interest notice a few months after the deadline because it wasn't "all set."
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Score 2 out of 10
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Verified User
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They have a relay system and even though you had your own account manager, it is unlikely that they are able to resolve your issue without relaying the issue to someone else or another team. Turn around time is usually over 3 days and you will need to constantly follow up.