Want an amazing Payroll, HRIS and Benefits platform? I name Namely!
Lisa Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2017

Want an amazing Payroll, HRIS and Benefits platform? I name Namely!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Namely

Our employees and 1099 contractors use Namely's HRIS platform. They can update their personal information such as address, see their compensation history and enroll in benefits. Managers and the Finance / Hr team members use Namely to run reports on the information we store in HRIS. I use the Payroll platform to run pay for US employees and 1099 contractors. Our HR Manager utilizes the HRIS, payroll and Benefits platforms. We are able to give our mangers the ability to run reports on on their direct reports which reduces the need for the finance/HR team to produce reports on request. The HRIS platform is user friendly and easy for our employees to navigate.
  • 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.
  • It has saved a lot of time for myself and the HR manager. We are able to get the work done with less people than before and it is much more accurate.
  • Our employees are also happier which is very important to us. The platform has scored much higher on our Culture Amp surveys than previous platforms had.
  • Our managers can run their own reports that we are able to set up for them if need be (they can also build their own reports). This give them the keys, so they don't have to wait on us to get them info, it is all right there for them.
We wanted a cutting edge product that our employees would love. We saw that in Namely. They are fully in the cloud so it can be accessed anywhere. They also have a beautiful interface that makes life so much easier. They also have a feature that an admin users can "view as" which helps me trouble shoot for employees if they have questions so that I do not have to ask them to send screen shots or run to their desk. The customer support from Namely is also awesome. I have a great relationship with my account manager and she is always there to help me. Namely is always creating new things for their platform. I have no doubt that they will continue evolving which makes me excited for the future with this platform.
Namely is an amazing platform. My main recommendation for new and future users would be to utilize all that it has to offer! Put in the time to customize it and make it your own and you will not be sorry. Even if you only want to use if for basic functionality, it is still worth it. The ease and cleanliness of the platform saves me a lot of time when I make updates, run payroll and explain things to employees.

Namely Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
7
Employment history
7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
9
Organizational charting
7
Organization and location management
10
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
9
Pay calculation
10
Support for external payroll vendors
10
Benefit plan administration
10
Direct deposit files
10
Salary revision and increment management
8
Approval workflow
9
Balance details
9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
9
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
10
View company policy documentation
10
Employee recognition
10
Report builder
8
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
6
Performance plans
5
Performance improvement plans
5
Review status tracking
5
Review reminders
5
Multiple review frequency
5
New hire portal
10
Manager tracking tools
10
Corporate goal setting
6
Individual goal setting
6
Line-of sight-visibility
6
Performance tracking
6