4.5 / 5 153 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Small to medium sized businesses (15 to 2,500 employees) who are looking for a cloud based, user-friendly solution for their HR, payroll, benefits, and talent management needs.

Average Ratings

153 reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Namely
  • Founded 2012

About This Software

Namely is the first HR platform that employees actually love to use. Namely is powerful, easy-to-use technology that allows small to mid-sized companies (15 to 2,500 employees) to handle all of their HR, payroll, benefits, and talent management in one place. Coupled with dedicated support and benefits consulting, every Namely client gets the software and service they need to deliver great HR and a strong, engaged company culture. Learn more at and schedule your free demo today!

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • 401(k) Tracking
  • Absence Management
  • Ad Hoc Reviews
  • Aggregate Reports
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Appraisal History Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • COBRA Administration
  • Calendar Management
  • Career Development Planning
  • Cascading Goals
  • Check Printing
  • Claims Management
  • Comparative Reports
  • Compensation Management
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Competency Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Course Management
  • Cultural Alignment
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Custom Review Forms
  • Customizable Questions
  • Dashboard
  • Deduction Management
  • Deductions Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • E-Verify / I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Alignment
  • Employee Awards
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Guides
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Time Clock
  • Expense Reporting
  • FMLA Administration
  • FMLA Tracking
  • FSA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • For Brokers
  • For Employers
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Goals
  • Group Summary Report
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HR Metrics Library
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Individual Reports
  • Job Description Management
  • Labor Projection
  • Leaderboards / Activity Tracking
  • Leave & Absence Reporting
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Manager-to-Peer Recognition
  • Mention Management
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Nominations
  • Onboarding
  • Orientation Management
  • Overtime Tracking
  • Payroll Management
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Provider Management
  • Question Library
  • Rater Selection
  • Rater Tracking
  • Recruiting Management
  • Retiree Administration
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Review Form Templates
  • Rewards Catalog
  • Rewards Points
  • Rewards Program
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Recognition
  • Succession Planning
  • Supports External Reviewers
  • Surveys
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Forms
  • Tax Management
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Timesheets
  • Training Management
  • Travel Management
  • Trend Analysis
  • Turnover Tracking
  • Vacation / Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • eCards

Namely Latest Reviews

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Not your typical Payroll software, so no more dreading the use of it!

4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used to dread doing payroll, because the system we were using was not user friendly and extremely time consuming and cumbersome. Now, with Namely, I can input information into the HRIS system, and it feeds right over into Payroll; so no more double entering! Namely does not look like a typical boring old spreadsheet. The system is easy to read, with nice use of color, and some areas even customizable w/ our own graphics and pictures. It's nice to work in software with some personality. We can now onboard our new hires using Namely, which allows the new employee to fill in tedious personal information, leaving me, the administrator, only a few areas that I have to input myself. It is a definite time saver for sure! I love the fact that Namely allows us to customize reports, but sometimes I feel that this is one area that isn't as easy to figure out. Some reports can only be created by a Namely Rep, and other reports can be created by us. I can't always figure out which filters to use, or how to complete a report exactly the way I want to use it. This may be more user error, and not entirely Namely's fault. I will say that the Namely Reps/Support do come to my aid every time, and I do get the reports or answers I need rather quickly. We like the fact that employees can do open enrollment/life change events, right through Namely, which removes Human Resources from having to enter everyones selections manually ourself. Namely had a few glitches with it this last year, but part of it was also a communication problem from the Insurance Company side. Namely has been in contact with us about working on this problem throughout the year, so I'm now worried about it now. I do not dread having to go into Namely to update or enter something. I do not dread doing payroll, because if I have to fix something in an employee's profile, deductions, taxes, etc... it's only a click away, and then I can get right back to completing payroll. It's very easy! Namely really does reduce the amount of work HR has to do: 1) by allowing employees (active or termed) access to their W2's and/or changing their address 2) supervisors requesting Raises and Promotions now go through Namely and not a silly group email train 3) I said it earlier, but having Namely take care of Open Enrollment/Insurance deductions so no manual entry needed. I hope you can see that Namely is not your typical Payroll/HRIS software, but has personality, ease of use, and quality customer service!

Pros: The ease of use, customizable reports in format pdf or Excel, and it even looks appealing to work in.

Cons: I have to manually input PTO for new hires, or when someone moves to next tier of years of service. The numerous email alerts you get for any employee change request (ie: address; title change; Raise, etc...) gets annoying, yet to confirm that I sent off the payroll submission, I don't receive any.

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User Friendly but not Payroll/ PTO Tracking / Time-Keeping Friendly. Bad Implementation Team.

5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We are trying to minimize paper clutter and store information digitally which is one of the reasons why we chose Namely. On-boarding process is much more automated as you can upload all required documents into a template and have new employees complete them using e-signature. Performance Management feature makes it very easy to keep track of everyone┬┐s progress and manage from the administrative side. Benefits Open Enrollment is now automated and employees will be accountable for making changes or selecting new coverage.

Pros: ser friendly. Easy to navigate through the website and very easy to run custom reports in the HRIS side. We are also utilizing their on-boarding, performance management and benefits enrollment features to save the company time as well as to reduce paperwork.

Cons: Biggest concern is that the Payroll module is as robust as Namely claims it to be. The report writer is limited and there are manual double entries that you need to do to if you are tracking PTO as well as other information using their HRIS module. We ended up purchasing their Namely Time module because the web-clock and PTO Tracking in their HRIS module is very limited; the web-clock is unable to round worked hours as we track employee hours worked in 15 minute increments and PTO Tracking was not accruing the correct amount of sick and vacation balance for the employees which caused us to manually track PTO for 6 months on a spreadsheet. Even with the Namely Time module, it does not fully integrate with Namely Payroll, therefore, all accrued vacation and sick balances does not feed over and we are not able to show the accrued balances on employees┬┐ pay-stubs which is required by law in California. We have NOT been in compliance for over 10 MONTHS .