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Namely Review: "All-In-One Solution! No more running around"
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Updated February 11, 2016

Namely Review: "All-In-One Solution! No more running around"

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Namely

We implemented Namely to streamline our on-boarding process. When I first started we had 20 employees, so manual forms, Google docs and lists weren't a big deal. By the time we finally decided to purchase Namely, we were 60-70 employees and the Google docs had become completely unmanageable. Important details were getting lost and it was impossible to continue to track. We started with only Namely's HRIS to manage on-boarding and have since expanded to use Benefits Administration and Payroll services. We are also working on getting the performance management piece up and running.
  • Employee Feed - love this so everyone can stay up to date on everything.
  • Time Off - We used to have time off requests sent to managers via Google calendar. It got a little crazy when trying to look at the managers' calendars because they became littered with "OOO" events that they weren't actually attending! Namely has also made it much easier to track time off instead of trying to estimate/email and see how much time had been taken.
  • On-boarding - LOVE on-boarding. This makes it so much better for employees to input all of their information in one place and not have to worry about downloading attachments and scanning/emailing it back. Namely also is more secure than the email chains with important personal data.
  • E-signatures - We used to have a hard time getting new hires to fill out forms (chasing them down) and then having to manually scan them in and add them to profiles. Now, it is all done through the on-boarding template and it is great!
  • Offer Letter E-Signature - There is no way to have offer letters done through Namely and e-signed. (Although, we are SUPER HAPPY they added the ability to e-sign tax forms such as the I-9 and W-4!)
  • Roles & Permissions: the interface for roles and permissions isn't especially user friendly. Although, it can be figured out, I wish it were simpler to use and understand. I have had to email support multiple times to figure out the exact configuration to allow what I need.
  • There isn't the best integration with Namely Payroll and HRIS. There is still a bit of manual work for the payroll administrator. I hope they will make this connection a bit more seamless to eliminate even more manual entry.
  • Employees now have one place to go for all of their needs! With one system, they can see their paystubs (Namely Payroll), view and enroll/adjust benefits (Benefits Admin) and update any of their personal information (HRIS). This has made it much easier to everyone to manage
  • Our open enrollment in Dec 2015 was much smoother than in the past. Employees were able to easily walk through the process and had full, detailed, explanations of what they were enrolling in and the cost
We chose Namely because it has the option to expand all of our services under them. Due to having so much confusion with many different vendors for everything and never knowing who the point of contact was, and employees having to remember and keep up with a bunch of different things, this was huge for us. Namely was also very responsive and accommodating for what we needed and we loved working with them!
It is especially well suited if you are looking for an all in one solution. We have transferred all of our services (benefits administration, brokerage, payroll, and HRIS) to Namely and are very pleased with having one system central to it all. This has been great in helping us create a more seamless on-boarding process as well as helping employees lives after a hire to change information, check pay stubs, etc...

Namely Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
10
Employment history
8
Job profiles and administration
Not Rated
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
9
Organizational charting
5
Organization and location management
7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
Not Rated
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
8
View job history
9
View company policy documentation
9
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
4
Report builder
Not Rated
Pre-built reports
Not Rated
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
New hire portal
8
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