About Namely

People are complex, but your HR solution shouldn’t be. Namely gives you the resources to make your life easier and your employees happier. With modern, intuitive technology and a world-class team of HR experts, Namely empowers people teams with an all-in-one HR solution designed for mid-sized businesses.

Streamline all of your HR data in a single platform with an interface you AND your workforce will love to use. Built for flexibility, your Namely platform is implemented with your unique business needs in mind. Whether you’re transitioning from a PEO or switching to new HCM software, Namely has the technology and people to support your company every step of the way.

Namely’s all-in-one HR solution includes: HR analytics, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Enrollment Wizard, Time Management, Performance Reviews, Applicant Tracking, Employee Onboarding, Compliance Tools, Live HR Advisors, and more.

Need more than just an HR platform? We’ve got you covered. With Namely’s enhanced services you can outsource payroll and benefits to our world-class experts.

Namely’s Managed Payroll Services are proven to reduce your workload, keep you compliant, and give you much-needed hours back in your day. And with Managed Benefits Services, you get access to experienced brokers in addition to our modern benefits administration technology.

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Key benefits of Namely

Namely is an HR solution for people leaders who want to:

  • Save Time
    Namely helps you eliminate dual entry and manual tasks while freeing up your time to focus on innovative people strategies.

  • Avoid Error
    With a fully integrated platform and a robust risk management solution, you are guaranteed accuracy and can feel confident and up-to-date on compliance.

  • Build Culture
    Namely’s talent and performance management tools help you connect, engage, and develop your workforce from recruit to retire.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Namely Software - Namely News Feed: Your home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones.
    Namely Software - HR Analytics: the data you need to feel confident in your people strategy and proud of your provable results
    Namely Software - Talent & Performance Management: connect, engage, and develop your workforce in a platform that your employees actually wants to use
    Namely Software - Employee Onboarding: save time and engage new hires before they ever walk in the door with customizable employee onboarding workflows complete with eSignature functionality
    Namely Software - Employee Profile: your workforce's one-stop-shop for time off, payroll, and performance information.
    Namely Software - Payroll Administration: integrated with all of your HR data and coupled with full payroll tax services, you can be confident your results are delivered accurately and on time
    Namely Software - Benefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and even easier for you to manage
    Namely Software - Time Management: View and manage your entire hourly workforce in one robust dashboard
    Namely Software - Comply Database: your 24/7 resource to keep you compliant among ever-changing laws and regulations
    Namely Software - Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhere
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    Namely Software - Namely News Feed: Your home base to make announcements, express appreciation, and to celebrate important milestones. Namely Software - HR Analytics: the data you need to feel confident in your people strategy and proud of your provable results Namely Software - Talent & Performance Management: connect, engage, and develop your workforce in a platform that your employees actually wants to use Namely Software - Employee Onboarding: save time and engage new hires before they ever walk in the door with customizable employee onboarding workflows complete with eSignature functionality Namely Software - Employee Profile: your workforce's one-stop-shop for time off, payroll, and performance information. Namely Software - Payroll Administration: integrated with all of your HR data and coupled with full payroll tax services, you can be confident your results are delivered accurately and on time Namely Software - Benefits Administration: modern, integrated benefits technology makes it easy for employees to enroll and even easier for you to manage Namely Software - Time Management: View and manage your entire hourly workforce in one robust dashboard Namely Software - Comply Database: your 24/7 resource to keep you compliant among ever-changing laws and regulations Namely Software - Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhere

    Features

    Total features of Namely: 118

    • 360 Degree Feedback
    • 401(k) Tracking
    • ACA Reporting
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applicant Tracking
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assessment Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Benchmarking
    • Benefits Administration Outsourcing
    • Benefits Dashboard
    • Benefits Management
    • COBRA Administration
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Candidate Profiles
    • Candidate Tracking
    • Check Printing
    • Compensation Management
    • Competency Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Configurable Workflow
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Data Import/Export
    • Deduction Management
    • Direct Deposit
    • Disability Insurance Administration
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • E-Verify/I-9 Forms
    • Electronic Forms
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Benefits Administration
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Onboarding
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Recognition Software
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • FMLA Administration
    • Feedback Management
    • Goal Management
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • HR Management
    • HSA/FSA Administration
    • Health Insurance Administration
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Job Application Management
    • Job Description Management
    • Job Posting
    • Learning & Development
    • Learning Management
    • Leave Tracking
    • Life Insurance Administration
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Country
    • Multi-State
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • On-going Performance Tracking
    • Onboarding
    • Online Benefits Enrollment
    • Organizational Charting
    • Orientation Workflow Management
    • Payroll Management
    • Payroll Outsourcing
    • Payroll Reporting
    • Peer Appraisals
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Performance Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Performance Review Management
    • Progress Tracking
    • Provider Management
    • Pulse Surveys
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Recruitment Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Retirement Plan Management
    • Review Cycle Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Assessment
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Skills Assessment
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Management
    • Tax Compliance
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Training Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • W-2 Preparation
    • Wage Garnishment
    • Weighted Performance Measures
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5
    (405)
    Value for Money
    4.0/5
    Features
    4.0/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.0/5

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    Sanskriti G. Sanskriti G.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Namely keeps us connected and focused at work.

    Reviewed on 10/10/2020

    Namely has helped us to manage the workforce, employee retention, understand data and insights...

    Namely has helped us to manage the workforce, employee retention, understand data and insights within our organization, and keeping us connected in a single package, and we are able to benchmark our productivity, accountability, and credibility in terms of HR. We are able to set time cards, clock-in features at work, as a result, we are able to get optimum results. Managing time-off requests, sick leave(vacation) for employees has been a lot easier, and also the reporting and analytic feature of Namely has helped to keep track of every record at work. Overall, Namely has helped our organization in managing the workforce, employee engagement along with payroll, benefits, and talent management.

    Pros

    Namely is simply a great platform for HR, Payroll, and benefits management within the organizational framework, as it helps to create better workplaces with varying functionality to adapt in small to mid-size businesses and comply with different regulations at work.

    Cons

    No particular downsides of the software. Sometimes, I got a problem syncing employee's data to Namely. The API call is not worth handled by the application and keeps me disconnected. Hope this would be solved in the next update.

    Response from Namely

    Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that Namely helps you manage your workforce, keep employees engaged, and build a better workplace.

    Asher P. Asher P.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great All in One System for SMBs!

    Reviewed on 10/02/2021

    Friendly support staff, easy to get set-up, many self-service tools and customizations and always...

    Friendly support staff, easy to get set-up, many self-service tools and customizations and always improving. I am very happy with Namely.

    Pros

    Easy to use, modern interface with many customizations. Excellent Onboarding tools with e-signatures that create a great first impression with new hires. Integrates with our ATS

    Cons

    Some features could be a little more polished, but none of it critical.

    Alternatives Considered

    BambooHR

    Reasons for Choosing Namely

    Sentric's goal-setting features were sub-par.

    Switched From

    SentricHR

    Reasons for Switching to Namely

    More features, more self-service customizations

    Response from Namely

    Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to continue enhancing our platform to continue giving you the functions and flexibility that fit your company needs.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Avoid at all costs

    Reviewed on 04/12/2018

    Terrible - service reps do not know the system, standard payroll practice, let alone any questions....

    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

    Joseph R. Joseph R.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Namely is a great option for a mid sized company

    Reviewed on 04/08/2021

    Pros

    The software flows very well and links everything so it's easy to onboard and offboard employees. The profiles store employee data efficiently and the reporting and analytics is very useful.

    Cons

    There are many inconsistencies or illogical set ups that make the software wonky at times. For example, titles are considered an "object" rather than text. So you have to add every title manually in the backend. THEN, only on the onboarding form can you search titles. Everywhere else you must search the alphabetized list manually for your title. This is just a minor inconvenience. A more major one is how salaries are handled. When inputting a salary for payroll you have to calculate out how much each check should be and input that in addition to listing the annual salary. This might be fine if every other form or field didn't calculate it automatically for you. This seems like a major oversight and really puts into perspective how this software was developed. And that is, many teams working on their own parts without any formal cohesion of functionality. Honestly, it feels like an intern built the whole onboarding piece (which is the function you will use the most).

    Alternatives Considered

    Workday HCM and BambooHR

    Response from Namely

    Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that our platform has simplified your onboarding and offboarding processes. As for your pain point about salaries, we apologize for your negative experience. Fixing that process is currently on our product roadmap and we look forward to making your experience as seamless as possible.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Human Resources
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great HRIS and Payroll system with many customizable features

    Reviewed on 07/08/2020

    I and a Namely advocate, I was instrumental in recommending and seeting them up for my business. I...

    I and a Namely advocate, I was instrumental in recommending and seeting them up for my business. I just think their customer service format changes frequently and it is confusing sometimes to keep up with their preferred communication etiquette.

    Pros

    We have a ver detailed and multi step performance review process, Namely allowe dus to build the ratings and concepts for our processes. The abilit ti assign multiplie review writers, the steps of approval and the reminders are all key in our operations.

    Cons

    Our account contacts and the way we communicate has changed at least 3 times in the past year. Sometimes i feel like there is a push to work with customer service only in their prefered way, if you send an e-mail instead of a case or if you mark something urgent that they don't think is urgent.

    Alternatives Considered

    BambooHR

    Reasons for Choosing Namely

    The goal for a more detailed performance management builts in our HRIS.

    Switched From

    ADP TotalSource

    Reasons for Switching to Namely

    the communication during the sales and demo process and their willingness to customize and work to enhance feautures based on our request.

    Response from Namely

    Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you find our platform to be super customizable, especially when it comes to performance reviews.

    As for customer support, we truly apologize for your experience. We are confident that our new Pod Service Model and the Namely Help Community will enhance clients' overall experiences going forward.

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    Namely has the following typical customers:

    51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

    Namely supports the following languages:

    English

    Namely supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    Namely integrates with the following applications:

    15Five, ATS OnDemand, Absorb LMS, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe Sign, ApplicantStack, BRIDGE, BetterCloud, Bitium, Blue Marble Payroll, Bonusly, Breezy, Comeet, Comeet.me, Culture Amp, Curo, CuroComp, Equifax, Fond, Greenhouse, Human Interest, JazzHR, JobScore, Jobvite, Justworks Hours, Kazoo Employee Experience Platform, Lattice, Lessonly, Lever, LinkedIn for Business, NetSuite, OfficeSpace, Okta, OneLogin, Payfactors, Pingboard, QuickBooks Time, Recruiterbox, Replicon, SAP Litmos, SimplePay, SimplyMerit, Small Improvements, The Applicant Manager, ThinkHR, ThrivePass, Travitor, TripActions, Verified First, Vestwell, Wishlist Rewards, Workable, Workato, Zapier, helloteam, iCIMS Talent Cloud, simplepay.ca

    Namely offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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