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Namely

HR, payroll, and benefits

4.12/5 (360 reviews)

Namely overview

What is Namely?

Namely is a HRIS (Human Resource Information System) which consolidates all HR and employee needs onto one platform.

Ideally suited to mid-sized and growing organizations, Namely's highly configurable HR platform can be adapted as the needs of your organization change and evolve. Namely’s scalable platform supports anything from local organizations right through to global scale operations. Namely incorporates an employee database, benefits delivery, full-service payroll provision and talent management system.

Namely organizes and delivers your company offerings by taking complete care of employee healthcare provision and insurance. Manage onboarding, monitor existing employees and align goals. The social news feed feature serves as a motivational and collaborative communication tool for your team.

In addition to a full payroll system, benefits administration and talent management features, Namely offers a core HR system comprising employee profiles, organizational charts, time off tracking and approvals, task and document management, along with custom reporting capabilities.

A strong support network, accessible 24/7 is enhanced by a comprehensive learning center. Namely promises easy implementation and a user-friendly interface. In addition to having passed the Standard Grey Box Security Assessment, Namely is in compliance with the TRUSTe’s U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, storing and protecting your company data.

Namely currently supports clients of varying sizes across the professional services, technology and commerce sectors. The adaptability of the Namely platform however, makes it a suitable choice for any growing organization.
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Namely screenshot: Salary HistoryNamely screenshot: Company OverviewNamely screenshot: Employee News FeedNamely screenshot: Performance ManagementNamely screenshot: Time Tracking

Namely reviews

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Santiago Carrillo

As an HRIS Namely is as good as it gets. Works out of the box but it does adapt to your workflows

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
As an HRIS Namely is as good as it gets. After using many other platforms in the past, I can say that Namely provides an easy to use platform that works out of the box but offers a great deal of customization to fit your workflows. They are constantly releasing new features and improvements that are visible and useful with a support staff that is always ready to help. Having HRIS, Payroll and Benefits in one place and dedicated client rep and dedicated benefits rep is definetely hard to beat.

Cons
Integration between payroll and HRIS is a work in progress that still needs work. I am confident they will continue to improve it moving forward.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Austin Champion

Good Product and Company with Direction

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-04
Review Source: Capterra

Namely has saved us time in a lot of areas once we really learned how to use the system. We have been very impressed with Namely's interest in responding to client needs and I've not ever worked with a company such as theirs with a roadmap that is truly responsive to clients. One area they can continue to improve upon is in customer service--I find myself needing to follow up on service requests often. That said, I know it is something that they are working on improving. Overall good experience with Namely.

Pros
Namely's onboarding function has been a huge time saver for our company. We have a lot of documentation that employees must sign and review before starting and it makes it easy for them to find it all in one place. Performance reviews are also a breeze with Namely. Lastly, we have found a lot of benefit in the all-in-one nature of Namely for ourselves and our employees.

Cons
The integration between HRIS, Payroll, Benefits, and Time can certainly continue to be improved. Additionally, our company manages multiple EINs and so we would like to see Namely continue to improve functionality for this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Tess Rickert

CircleCI<>Namely

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-30
Review Source: Software Advice

Our experience with Namely has definitely been tumultuous. We had a very rocky start and it continued to be rocky as the turnover rate was extremely high on their CS team. We had about 6 CSMs within one year. Constant issues with the platform and no resolution in sight. Things are better now and Namely seems to be making great strides towards progress, but still has work to do.

Pros
-one source of truth for all employee information - easy to track/request time off -resources tab is helpful for new hires -place to store private employee data -very customizable

Cons
-SO many issues in the beginning(especially with workflows and onboarding templates) (ex. when you submit a salary change workflow you have to do two separate workflows for base salary and commission, even though the commission piece is added into the workflow). -can't easily hide legal name from other employees view -tasks tab is pretty much no use to us. When you assign a task to someone there is no way to set reminders or alert you if you have a task overdue. Also, no notification or red flag that says you have incomplete tasks on the homepage.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Avoid at all costs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Terrible - service reps do not know the system, standard payroll practice, let alone any questions. Service tickets get lost, takes months for resolution of more complex tasks and extreme micromanagement

Pros
It's pretty. There is really no other pro.

Cons
HRIS: No proper Leave tracking for maternity/paternity, jury duty, bereavement leave ETC There's no way to see a PTO accrual history Employees are not alerted when their address format is invalid Only one set of holidays - UK sees all US Holidays When reporting structure changes you have to make MANUAL changes in Namely Payroll IN ADDITION to doing a mass upload in the HRIS Doesn't auto track history of Job titles Need to manually assign PTO to employees not automatic Leave approval amends, not sent Lack of point in time reporting Does not auto assign pay group based on the type of pay entered Payroll: You can't retract partial payments Had to print W2s and sort through employees that electronically consented and send out those that did not "We have to do all of the calculations manually when there is a comp change in the middle of a pay period " Invalid addresses prevent us from proceeding with payroll We are unable to easily add "time and a half" for employees who work on holidays Takes weeks to add a new department code Tax withholdings do not flow seamlessly from HRIS to Payroll If we need to Mark an employee as FICA tax exempt we need have to reach out to Namely as only they can do this Employee ID do not flow over to HRIS Manually have to add holiday pay for employees does not flow into payroll You have to manually exclude employees from payroll once terminated Time and attendance: Time card entry is tedious PTO doesn't communicate to Payroll You have to man

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Allison Stevens

Highly Recommend

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Namely is easy to use. I highly recommend using all options for a true integrated experience - HRIS, Payroll, Benefits & Time. It has definitely enabled our small People Ops team be able to support our company's rapid growth. It has a great user interface for our employees. Namely is constantly adding new features and improvements, which shows me they are constantly looking to adapt their product to the needs of their customers.

Cons
Namely is very much "self-service", which can be great if you have the answers and the knowledge. However, there are some drawbacks with payroll, which can often provide tax & regulatory challenges. Getting a hold of the right person when we have detailed payroll questions, can sometimes be difficult.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Namely pricing

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Namely features

API
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration

Activity Tracking (235 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (361 other apps)
Customizable Branding (285 other apps)
Employee Onboarding (230 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (242 other apps)
Recruitment Management (246 other apps)
Reminders (252 other apps)

Additional information for Namely

Key features of Namely

  • Benefits provision, management & administration
  • Time-off & attendance tracking
  • Social news feed
  • Employee onboarding
  • Goal setting & tracking
  • Custom, real-time report generation
  • Employee profiles
  • Payroll reporting
  • 3rd party integrations
  • Employee feedback surveys
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Benefits

With Namely, you can evaluate all of your HR, payroll, employee benefits and employee performance data in one place and this can be done from anywhere, on any device.

The permissions engine built into Namely allows for your organization to configure the platform to your own needs. As your company evolves and its needs change, the platform can be updated.

Namely automatically calculates, deposits, and files your local, state, and federal payroll taxes helping you to stay in compliance with ever-changing regulations.

Namely prioritizes the protection of your company and employee data by complying with some of the most globally recognized privacy certification programs in the industry.

Namely assigns every client a dedicated account manager and offers access to a 24/7 support team and comprehensive learning center.