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.

Namely Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Namely for pricing details.


Namely Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Namely screenshot: Salary History
Namely screenshot: Salary History Namely screenshot: Company Overview Namely screenshot: Employee News Feed Namely screenshot: Performance Management Namely screenshot: Time Tracking

Namely Reviews

Namely Reviews

Overall rating
4.1
/
5 341 reviews
Excellent
167

Very good
103

Average
33

Poor
23

Terrible
15

Value for Money
3.9
Features
3.9
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Support
4
79% recommended this app
Santiago C.

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


Leon C.

Easy and sustainable.

Namely is simple and easy to use, it requires a few improvements that seem to be coming soon. It still has some glitches that need an urgent fix, but with the few conversations I've had with the Customer Support team, I can tell that Namely will greatly improve in future versions.


Maya L.

Namely

I loved Namely. I wish they didn't mess up the tax stuff so our company could still use Namely.


Verified Reviewer

Great for Open Enrollment and Paydays

Namely has made open enrollment an easy and clear experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking for open enrollment and payment solutions.


Verified Reviewer

Avoid at all costs

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


Santiago C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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 on 4/13/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Leon C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Easy and sustainable.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 9/28/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Namely is simple and easy to use, it requires a few improvements that seem to be coming soon. It still has some glitches that need an urgent fix, but with the few conversations I've had with the Customer Support team, I can tell that Namely will greatly improve in future versions.

Pros

It is a straightforward and easy to use software, the user interface is the simplest one in the market of HR Management tools. It is a good example of the Integration between Payroll and HR Systems, and might be useful in the Linkbuilding bussiness with a few enhancements and addons.

The Customer Service is great and the people involved are very kind and competent.

Cons

The customization of the processes is not easy to implement, and tends to be tiresome, and in many cases it slows down the navigation.

It is currently lacking a proper auto-sync feature.

It does not have the E-signature feature for current employees.

The performance management module has a complicated nature.

There could be a better integration between the HR and the Payroll modules. As I explained in the Pros, it is easy to use but it could be highly improved in terms of pragmatic functionalities over the user friendly interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Maya L.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Namely

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 11/22/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I loved Namely. I wish they didn't mess up the tax stuff so our company could still use Namely.

Pros

I loved Namely. It was easy to use and it was great to have the app right on my phone. I could keep track of all my income easily. However, our company had to switch to another platform recently for payroll. I'm sad because I liked Namely way better than the new software we are using.

Cons

I heard the reason our company stopped using Namely was because they were not reporting and/or paying the required taxes. Not sure the exact situation, but it was something about the taxes that our company decided to switch to another platform.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great for Open Enrollment and Paydays

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/29/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Namely has made open enrollment an easy and clear experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking for open enrollment and payment solutions.

Pros

Namely makes enrolling in benefits incredibly easy and simple to understand. I've used it for the past two years, and I appreciate the clarity that it provides when making your selections. For example, when choosing how much to contribute to an HSA, Namely makes it clear how much will be deducted from each paycheck based on the total amount that you would like to contribute during the year.

Cons

Namely is a great tool, so it's hard to find something that I don't like about it. One thing about it that I don't like is the fact that, when you sign in, the first thing you see is a sort of "newsfeed" that shows your coworkers' birthdays and work anniversaries. My company doesn't use that feature much, so it became stale and it wasn't the most useful information to see upon logging in.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Internet
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Avoid at all costs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/4/2018
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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

User recommendation
7.9/10
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Namely Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for money

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Value for Money
3.9/5
Based on 341 user ratings
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Namely Features

Namely Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
3.9/5
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Additional information for Namely

Additional information for Namely

Key features of Namely

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

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.

  • Namely FAQs

    Namely FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Namely.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Namely offer?

    Namely offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Namely for pricing details.

    Q. What are the main features of Namely?

    Namely offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Namely?

    Namely has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Namely support?

    Namely supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Namely offer?

    Namely has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Namely support mobile devices?

    Namely supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Namely integrate with?

    Namely integrates with the following applications:

    Breezy HR, Greenhouse, JazzHR, Jobvite, Lever, Recruiterbox, SAP Litmos, TAM, Workable, Workato

    Q. What level of support does Namely offer?

    Namely offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials