Namely - Customize-able and Awesome!
Christine Noonan | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 09, 2018

Namely - Customize-able and Awesome!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Namely

Namely is currently used as our HR system for all employees. Employees use Namely to view their historical pay data (including bonuses). Managers and executives use the personnel data in Namely to run reports. Before Namely, we weren't able to keep all of our employees (since the beginning of The Motley Fool) under one system. Now we can run reports and gather data since our company was founded. We also use Namely Payroll for two of our entities. The pay stubs are much easier to read than our old system and payroll itself is much easier to process.
  • Namely can be customized very easily. We are able to track any data point that we would like and report on it.
  • I love how as an admin, I'm able to log in as other employees and make sure they have access to the right data. I can also create reports for employees that they will always have access to and can run whenever they need to.
  • Namely also looks pretty. The site looks clean. It's easy to navigate. Employees enjoy logging in and utilizing Namely.
  • Currently, we are only able to enter three earnings codes in Namely payroll. We've discussed this with Namely and it is on their list of items to fix in the future.
  • We would like to be able to change a few of the hard coded items on the main page of Namely. For example, we would want to change "Anniversaries" to "Fooliversaries."
  • I'd love to see access to paystubs be part of the mobile app.
  • Transparency is a big at the Fool. Namely has increased transparency for employees. With Namely employees can more easily see their salary history, they can see the benefits they are enrolled in, and they can see what is coming out of their paycheck and why.
  • On the benefits side of HR, we used to have two employees. One recently left (since implementing Namely) and we didn't have to back-fill because the benefits workload is that much more manageable.
  • At the Fool, we are always changing. We have re-org'd so many times I couldn't even count in the 10 years I've been with the Fool and we've changed our processes even more times. Namely makes it easy to capture new data and report on it. Namely also makes it easy to update personnel changes.
  • Paychex, Zenefits, Paylocity and Red Carpet
Namely was so far and above the other payroll/HR vendors. The ability to customize Namely so extensively was what really sold us on Namely. And now, the special features Namely has, such as the ability to 'view as' other employees and work in Namely as them has made that a must-have with any other system we would ever look at. (We're not even thinking of looking right now.)
Namely is always a great option because Namely is so customizable. We've been able to customize the HR portal to capture the exact data we need (besides the standard fields) such as allergies, license plate information, and past employee information. We've customized pay stubs to better explain deductions. We've customized the benefits portal to have the exact language we need, for each benefit. We've customized the onboarding tool so that it just takes one click and a few pieces of information to start the onboarding process for employees in other states and other countries. Namely is perfect for the HR team that wants to play a more active role in their data management.

Namely Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
10
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organizational charting
10
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
10
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
10
Approval workflow
8
Balance details
8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
8
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
5
Employee recognition
7
Tracking of all physical assets
10
Report builder
7
Pre-built reports
7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
Not Rated
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
Not Rated
Review reminders
Not Rated
Multiple review frequency
Not Rated
Candidate search
Not Rated
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
Not Rated
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
Not Rated
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
Not Rated