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What Is Namely?

Running HR isn't for the faint of heart. 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 and supports people teams with an all-in-one HR solution designed for mid-sized businesses (25-1000 employees). 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.

Who Uses Namely?

Namely provides technology, people, and services to small to mid-sized businesses (50-250 employees) through end-to-end HCM solutions including HR, benefits, and payroll.

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 employees actually want to use
Namely Software - Employee Profile: your workforce's one-stop-shop for time off, payroll, and performance information.
Namely Software - Namely Mobile App: request time off and access paystubs and benefits information from anywhere

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Reviews of Namely

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.0
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.0

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
MD Abu
MD Abu
Chief Marketing officer in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A great Human resource management tool to bring efficiency at workplace.

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall, I am very satisfied with the software. It has made the HRM of our corporation more convenient & effective.

Pros:

It is a very convenient system to make the HRM more easy & effective. It helps to manage the system remotely & sync all the information instantly. The software is very easy to implement & has a great User interface.

Cons:

The software is already a great build but sometimes it becomes clumsy to manage all the data at once.

Namely Response

2 years ago

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you've enjoyed using our platform.

Alan
Alan
Human Resources Generalist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Namely is an intuitive and simple payroll software

4.0 10 months ago

Comments: Namely does a great job with tax notices, so we never have to worry about anything getting lost in the shuffle. Employees can access a great HRIS system. Regular use of the system by staff members is evidence of its value. Having all of the company's paperwork and personnel files in one place is helpful.

Pros:

I appreciate how quick and easy it is to check my benefits and salary. Leave of absence requests can also be submitted. The onboarding procedure at Namely is streamlined. It's useful for maintaining legal conformity. The payroll system I use has a very responsive customer service team.

Cons:

There are sometimes too many hoops to jump through and paperwork to submit before a desired change can be implemented. For instance, the system required us to acquire and present an authorization letter of the IRS in order to change the company name. For some reason, filing taxes under the new name wasn't good enough.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Would recommend for small to medium size organizations

5.0 last month New

Comments: Will recommend for sure as customer service is great and helps to find the solution for you..

Pros:

The customer service is outstanding and can't complain about it. From the end user's perspective, it is great to see all the information in one place, such as benefits, changes over time in benefits and PTO, payroll, and birthdays, etc.

Cons:

Could not create an organizational chart, and the reporting does not meet our needs due to our more complex structure.

Shannon
Human Resources in US
Airlines/Aviation, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

SOOOOO FRUSTRATING!!!!!

1.0 5 years ago

Comments: TERRIBLE!!! AWFUL!!! TOTAL NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE!!! My husband's employer (he is a Network Engineer) recently came on board with Namely, too. They are an international company with several branches. We talk at night about the nightmares this product creates. The service is so bad with Namely that staff comes to their IT department to try and find workarounds. For HR we are contemplating going back to paper because even though that's a pain, at least you don't have the irritation of paper not working!!!!!!

Pros:

It's like Facebook so it makes it familiar and user friendly to those who have Facebook accounts.

Cons:

1. Every time I go to onboard a new hire there is a client-wide issue with the system and it's with "Engineering" to fix. 2. You don't receive communication on when there are client-wide system issues or when they are fixed. You just have to keep inputting the same information over and over until the one time you click and it miraculously works! 3. The migration from one system to Namely has taken from October 10, 2018 until present (3/5/19) to complete. The implementation team is genuinely nice, however, they do not answer your questions, respond correctly (if at all to emails), voicemails and you get a lot of "unfortunately the system does not do that..." during and after the time you've purchased the system. The Sales Team way over promises and the Implementation and Support Teams way under deliver in service. Truly one of the worst beatings I've experienced and I've been in HR for over 11 years and have done numerous system migrations. 4. Deductions are made and you don't know if the funds were transferred electronically to HSA's or to the Attorney General's office for child support payments until an employee contacts you with an issue. 5. I'm ending here by saying..... SAVE YOUR NERVES AND DOLLARS AND DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!

Clinton
Human Resource Manager in US
Machinery, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Namely Is an Easy to Use and Reliable Solution

5.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Namely has been a powerful payroll management tool. The features of Namely are brilliant.

Cons:

I do not dislike Namely. Namely has been dependable.