Namely Software


 

For companies seeking a single comprehensive system to manage their human capital, Namely offers a cloud-based solution. Namely helps midsize companies manage compliance and streamline everything payroll, benefits and talent management.

Namely is a fit for mid-market companies in just about any industry, and it’s suitable for companies that are seeking a platform that can be configured to match their unique company infrastructure.

At the core, Namely's human resources information system (HRIS) offers a centralized location to store employee information. It offers an employee database with time off, reporting, and a social news feed.

Namely’s payroll module also handles payroll taxes, W-2s, 1099s, and ACA reports. Integrated benefits administration helps with enrollment, and it automatically sends elections to carriers. Namely’s talent management module allows businesses to conduct paperless onboarding, track goals, conduct performance reviews and more.

 

Namely - People
 
  • Namely - People
    People
  • Namely - Updates
    Updates
  • Namely - Org chart
    Org chart
  • Namely - Performance
    Performance
  • Namely - Onboarding workflow
    Onboarding workflow
  • Namely - Salary report
    Salary report
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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David from Cogstate
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Namely- #1 HR Software

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Pros

User Friendly
Gorgeous Interface
Eliminates Paperwork
Easily track and document PTO
Scaleable to from small to large companies

Cons

Did not have the capability to integrate with our Australian payroll system
Was unable to meet our needs in terms of an integrated payroll solution

 
 

Tori from Integrity First Financial Group
Specialty: Banking
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Needs a lot of work

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They are the new company and I believe that they have a lot of tweaks they need to make to the system to make it functional. If you need it for only a few employees, then it might be alright. It is not good for a medium to large size company.

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I would not recommend

 
 

Sheri from Allied Staffing, LLC
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Great Software

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I really like this system and it would have been great for the social aspect of it. Our company is pretty small and we wouldn't have needed the payroll or benefits administration. We found it to be easy to use, and a big help with the onboarding process.

 
 

Dana from QPS Employment Group
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Looks like a great software

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We had a demo of this and it looked like a really great software. Didn't get enough time to really dive into it.

 
 

Morgan from LI-COR
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Great product, but implementation issues

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Overall, Namely is a great HRIS! It's nice to have your employee data, payroll, benefits and potentially your employee files all in one place. The ease of use is great, the UI is wonderful, and our account manager has been great to work with.
However, the only downside we've had this far are implementation issues. The timecard system in Namely is a bit cumbersome (but they are working on a new release) and we did have communication issues during implementation (i.e things not getting done that we were told were being worked on.)

Pros

Ease of use, user experience.

Cons

Doesn't appear to be a lot of integration with HRIS and payroll - but it sounds like it's coming.

 
 

Jackson from IXL Learning
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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Fantastic experience with payroll, benefits, and talent management functions. Our company works with a wonderful team at Namely whose effort and hard-work are greatly appreciated!

 
 

Janet from Appsential
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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Benefit implementation was extremely rocky. We had to begin our open enrollment 1 month later than expected. The benefit team (Brokers) were great! They were in constant communication with us, and assured us that everything would be taken care of.

Well, we ended up losing our projected benefit plan. We then had another plan that was not well off like the one we wanted, but we needed something to give to our employees. This is where the Namely benefits team dropped the ball.

Communication slowly dimished and our benefits in Namely never changed from the original to the present. To make matters worse, one of our Brokers from Namely was arrogant, unqualified, and attitude-prone. She made our relationship with Namely a terrible experience. We no longer wanted to rely on the benefits team for the mere fact that we didn't want to deal with her. Here's the best part about Namely's benefit team (sarcasm) - the unpleasant Broker had a subordinate who went into our dental carrier's website and took away one of our employees benefits! Yes, that's right! She deleted the dental benefits without speaking to us beforehand. That is extremely unprofessional. That employee ended up going to his dental provider and was denied for not having dental insurance.

Advice to Others

Look elsewhere. They look good and are on the cutting edge of technology, but lack the fundamentals to be a great system.

 
 

Carrie from Factom, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Pretty good HRIS

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We only used Namely for HRIS, not payroll or benefits, so perhaps my experience would have been different if everything was all tied together. In the end though, because they didn't give you a dedicated HR business partner, and the insurance rates weren't great, we switched to ADP Total Source (a PEO). My experience with Namely was ok.

Pros

The interface looks nice. The fields are customizable, although often you must get your service person to create them for your.

Cons

The customizable fields often require someone on the inside to implement for you.

Advice to Others

I would read more about those who experienced Namely with their benefits and payroll included. Ideally, the system would integrate all things together and make it super easy for employees to login, make the necessary elections or changes etc.

 
 

Shane from Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Namely: To Infinity and Beyond!

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A couple of years ago I sat in my office after getting off the phone with our previous HR software support team. I was angry at the 72 hour turn around time and then it hit me. I don't have to put up with this. I began my journey to find a replacement HR/Payroll platform. I didn't want to be held back by so-called "turn around time" ever again. Demo after demo I battled through all the fluff of the so called superb platforms on the market, then I threw on the brakes. I stumbled on this company called Namely that looked familiar to social media that I frequent. It looked so simple, could this be the one? I signed up for the demo prepared to be disappointed by a flashy sight with no power behind it and awful customer service, but then it happened. I found the ONE. So simple, yet very powerful and the customer service was off the chart (from another planet). We took a leap and implemented Namely's HR and Payroll platform. I dreaded to hear employee feedback and was terrified to reach out to customer support. Employee feedback started to roll in, what? they actually love it and it's easy to use. I never dreamed I would receive so much positive feedback from employees, but I did and still do. Then came the day I had to contact customer support. I was blown away by the quick and courteous support I received. I was in awe. This is exactly what I was looking for. I couldn't believe it. An HR platform that employees love, HR and Payroll managers love to use, and quick and courteous support. Namely will allow us to grow To Infinity and Beyond! We love Namely!

Pros

Employees and Managers love the look, feel and ease of use. The platform is very customize able and the reporting is very powerful. From on-boarding to termination, Namely has what it takes to get the job done. Their open API is a huge plus allowing integration with almost any vendor.

Cons

The calendar could be more powerful and the file storage could use a makeover, but you can't lose with this platform. They are continuously listening to users and making improvements.

Advice to Others

If you are not happy with your current HR/Payroll platform you definitely need to give Namely a look.

 
 

SuMin from CFS
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2016

October 2016

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standard HR software, no complaints
the features are quite basic but we are a small company and don't need much more than basic performance review capabilities

 
 

Eric from Apigee
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Namely is great for small to mid-size businesses

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Namely has been great for our People Ops team and employee base. We tried out a much larger HRIS that really didn't fit our company's needs. We were able to get Namely up and running pretty quickly and it's been very easy to use for our employees and administrators. It's definitely a great tool for companies looking to upgrade to an entry level HRIS.

Pros

Ease of Use
Value for cost
Clean user interface

Cons

Workflow - needs more customization/logic options
Need Org Chart customization
Reporting queries could be better
Need sandbox option

Advice to Others

Great entry level HRIS for small to mid-size companies. For bigger/public companies, it may be difficult to use as Namely is still growing and working on adding features.

 
 

Yvonne from Trifacta
Specialty: Software / Technology

September 2016

September 2016

Namely Review

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Likes Best

The best thing about Namely is their affordable pricing, and the ease of use.
Creating new hire profiles, running reports, and entering time off is super easy. It's a great product for small startups looking for an all inclusive HRIS, benefits tool and payroll solution.
Overall, customer service and implementation team are pretty good and reliable.

Likes Least

Some parts of the tool are not intuitive. Data importing is far more complicated than it should be.
Also, some things like org charts are not in the most intuitive format.

Small complaints, and likely things that will be addressed in late updates.

Recommendations

Think of how you plan to scale. How much will you grow in the next year or two or three. Do you plan to use benefits and payroll, or just performance reviews and HRIS. I would think long term when vetting Namely, and see how this will scale with your company.

 
 

Janelle from Hook Studios
Specialty: Advertising

September 2016

September 2016

Namely - An Awesome Tool

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I love that Namely is extremely user friendly and has an awesome customer support team. Namely makes it easy for me to store all sensitive employee information as well as employee bios, PTO requests, calendars all in one database. I also like that i'm able to limit visibility on certain documents ensuring that other employees are not able to view the private information that is stores but can still view each others bios that each employee sets up this includes position, team, who they report to and other interesting position related facts.

Likes Least

At this time there is nothing i really dislike about the product. It is easy and simple to use and all of our employees love it. Maybe one suggestion I could make it to have an employee chat section where employees can create chat groups or chat directly to one another.

Recommendations

I would suggest to get a trial of Namely, you'll love how clean and her friendly it is that i'm sure you'll bring it to your company. In addition if you have any questions do not hesitate to message their customer service team, they are awesome and respond very quickly.

 
 

Brittney from MIND Research Institute
Specialty: Education

July 2016

July 2016

All in one and one for All!

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Likes Best

-Customer Service is superb
-All in one system, it has everything you need in one spot
-Easy to use benefits wizard
-The Performance management tool offers 360, annual and any other review you would like to conduct with ease

Likes Least

Namely, like any start up still some improvements on their product. For example more fields to have an automatic sync with integrations and a few other bugs we have run into. With that, they have always backed up any issue with their customer service and have been able to troubleshoot any problems that have surfaced.

Recommendations

I would recommend you verify that all fields you need to transfer over to namely from another tool will do so during implementation. There are many functions within the tool, take the time to truly learn it all, by doing this, navigating within the system will be easier for you and will give you the opportunity to assist your company.

 
 

Tina from Mayvenn Inc
Specialty: Other

July 2016

July 2016

Former Trinet User

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- Great value
- Interface is user-friendly
- Namely dedicated account managers
- Namely's drive to constantly improve to fit their customers needs
- Real-time updates

Likes Least

- Learning courses information is very basic and is not helpful in troubleshooting
- HRIS and Payroll are currently not synced
- Unable to make manual changes to Calendar (calendar only shows PTO request, Birthdays and Work Anniversaries)
- Reporting in HRIS and Payroll are different

Recommendations

- If coming off of a PEO such as Trinet, please prepare yourself an extra 1-2 months to build your HRIS/Payroll/Benefits data
- Try not to switch during benefit carriers busy time (November - December) as this may affect your start date new benefit carriers if there are delays
- Be open to Namely's ongoing drive to improve Namely's platform

 
 

Kerry from Cypress Creek Renewables
Specialty: Energy

July 2016

July 2016

User-friendly and Engaging Platform

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I've been working with Namley for almost two months and am very impressed with how easy this product is to use. The on-boarding tool is excellent. We also rely on the task list to help our team set everything up for new hires. I also like how easy it is to process payroll. The customer support is very good. I have a rep that works with us on HRIS and payroll and a different rep who helps with the benefits. I can't say enough about how helpful and responsive they both are.

Likes Least

There are a couple of improvements that could make things easier. An example would be to have the ability to enter information for all of the fields on the I9 form would be helpful.

Recommendations

Namely has been great for us. I would recommend Namely for a HRIS/payroll platform. For reference, the company I work at has 180 people in multiple states.

 
 

Mikka from 1stdibs.com
Specialty: Software / Technology

June 2016

June 2016

Great experience, will make any HR Professional's life easier

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* Great customer support
* Customizable
* Great reporting system
* All components communicate with each other (HRIS, Payroll and Benefits)

Likes Least

* Time card / time attendance can be improved
* Benefits Admin reports should be in the same high standard as other reports in the system

Recommendations

Make sure you mention every little detail during implementation and the rest will take care of its own!

 
 

Lauren from ShowClix
Specialty: Software / Technology

June 2016

June 2016

Namely is a powerful tool that elevated our company's HR department

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Their customer support is second to none, and one of their greatest assets. We love our account manager and the support he provides us daily. Our employees old and new are excited to use this software, they love the fact that is it an all in one solution with one login and that the interface is modern and not antiquated like some of the other HRIS solutions out there. We have been able to customize this software to our need and add different parts of the platform gradually as we grow.

Likes Least

We had to make a few tax adjustments when we implemented our payroll with Namely, our state has some intricate nuances with state tax. It seems like they are growing their tax department and they work to help with these issues.

Recommendations

Namely is more than worth taking a look at, there is so many benefits to this software and their support team becomes part of your team. They want to see success in their partners and they are always looking for feedback in their product.

 
 

Eric from AppDirect
Specialty: Software / Technology

May 2016

May 2016

Powerful, reasonably priced cloud-based HRIS

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User-friendly system for employees to update photos, personal information, share shout-outs, and view the org chart. App is powerful enough to handle promotion cycles, and complex reporting correlating pay to to seniority/gender/age/race. Overall UI is solid and easy to setup. Reporting system is mostly intuitive.

Likes Least

Still not as many out-of-the-box integrations to other products (netsuite) as I'd like. Creating reports is slow as finding the field you want is a painful process.

Recommendations

A strong player in the HRIS space for its price point. A good choice for growing (100+ employees) companies as it is clearly functionally superior to cheaper, more basic solutions like TribeHR, but still not as costly as an enterprise-grade HRIS like Taleo/Workday.

 
 

Anthony from Elite SEM
Specialty: Software / Technology

February 2015

February 2015

Great, lightweight product!

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Namely is great at making everything streamlined and easy. Not only is it seamless on the backend, but for frontend users it's extremely clean and neat. The site is very responsive and it feels "lightweight". That is to say that there aren't unnecessary menus, everything is clearly easy to find, and the site is very fast.

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Nothing really! They have a mobile app but I don't think that we can use it because we have a special server which is unfortunate, but really not that big of a deal.

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I think Namely is great for organizations. We've had a lot of compliments about the software in terms of task tracking between teams. So not only is it good for people on the background managing teams and entering in information, but the transparency from top down is good.