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Overview

The Zenefits platform integrates all processes, apps, and tools needed, including payroll, HR, benefits, compliance, and...

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Namely is a full, web-based suite that streamlines many HR workflows including payroll, benefits, talent management and more....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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  • No credit card required
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  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

376

195

81

25

38

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
88%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

198

120

37

24

17

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
87%
would recommend this app

Pros

The integrations are so easy and great for our company. The overall ease of the program is great and makes it so much easier for your digital company to be even more digital.
Nice platform, easy to use, pricing is a little higher when you start to add features, great for small to midsized business, can be used by multiple users. Nice place to start for a beginner.
I absolutely love the interface and the ease of use in the navigation. If there is something specific I am looking for (like a document) I can always find it easily because of the layout.

Pros

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.
It is user friendly, accurate, and reliable. I also love working with a dedicated payroll rep each payroll cycle to help make things run smooth and efficiently.
There are many other more cost effective and competent payroll services available. I strongly recommend using them.

Cons

This is so unacceptable. The product itself is clunky, disjointed and not at all intuitive.
I am actively looking for a new product even though we just finished getting set up because Zenefits is so terrible.
I had to explain numerous times how awful their product and customer service was, and they still wouldn't let us fully out of our contract. Do not sign a contract, remain month to month.

Cons

TERRIBLE!!! AWFUL!!! TOTAL NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE. My husband's employer (he is a Network Engineer) recently came on board with Namely, too.
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.
Hold times for client services are crazy. I guess b/c the company is in financial trouble the staff is bare.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review8 days ago

Key features

  • Total features103
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Background Screening
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-State
  • Office Directory
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Salary History
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features95
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Background Screening
  • Benchmarking
  • Benefits Management
  • Biometric Recognition
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Contractor Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Management
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Job Description Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-State
  • Office Directory
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Review Management
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Pulse Surveys
  • Question Library
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Salary History
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Assessment
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations56
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud
  • Total integrations70
  • ADP Workforce Now
  • BambooHR
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Workspace
  • Greenhouse
  • Indeed
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • SuccessFactors
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • iCIMS Talent Cloud

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zenefits

Great automation platform for HR/Payroll

Reviewed a year ago

My overall experience has been solid. The onboarding experience was smooth and quick. The longest step was the manual work to transition over, but once that was done, everything was automated, especially payroll and performance reviews.

Pros

I really enjoy how it automates what several different services were doing formally (each was worse separately too), under one platform. Namely: HR, Payroll, Benefits, and performance reviews. The training videos are excellent too as someone who isn't an expert in HR.

Cons

The website and search capabilities can sometimes take 10 seconds to return a result.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review Robert!

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zenefits

The future of benefits, minimizes HR headache, makes my job easier

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

I love that everyone enters in their own information. I am a Sales Director and am responsible for onboarding new hires, training them, etc., but that also requires me to handle all their paperwork, benefits, etc., which I despise. With Zenefits, I can simply give them the URL, and they handle the rest!

Cons

The platform functions well, but I think we've had some issues with getting personal attention when we've called in. I think that there is always room to make things more user-friendly, namely providing a surplus of information about what choices mean when selecting different benefits. It doesn't need to be on the front page, but at least a button where there is the option for more information would be nice.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Namely

Lots of kinks, but consolidated offering

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

All in one Payroll, Benefits, HRIS, Time Tracking, Performance Management, Intranet. It keeps all of your data in one and the Reporting functionality is better than Zenefits.

Cons

Not user intuitive, not a sexy UI and you have to navigate through many clicks to get through to something that should be more simplified. The implementation was pretty smooth, but you really rely on your account manager on navigating and customizing.

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Namely

I'm still on the fence with Namely, but it has been easy to use and learn

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Navigation: The navigation menu is stunningly simple, which is a breath of fresh air compared to other services like Zenefits. All navigation options are listed in a nice column on the left hand side; no confusion. Service Offerings: What has been really nice with Namely so far is that we no longer need to use a separate HR service or a separate paystub tracking service. We have effectively ceased using ADP and Zenefits in favor of Namely. I'm all for software simplification and Namely does just that.

Cons

UI/UX: If I'm being honest, I'm not sure I like the UI/UX. It looks like a re-skinned and scaled back version of LinkedIn. I also highly dislike the twitter-style news feed as soon as you login. I don't need or want more channels of internal communication. Not much going on: Namely simply has little going on. If I dont need to request PTO, see the holiday calendar, or review my paystub, I have...

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Namely

Transition from Zenefits to Namely, couldn't be happier!

Reviewed 5 years ago

We transferred HRIS from Zenefits to Namely and we couldn't be happier. From the beginning, the implementation managers were concise, responsive and thorough in setting expectations, providing a clear roadmap and answering all questions. Our Account Manager has exceeded all expectations with his detailed knowledge of all of Namely's products, acute attention to detail, responsiveness and awesome...

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