Namely Payroll Review

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Namely At A Glance

Good: An intuitive, user-friendly interface that's easy to navigate.
Bad: Lacks auto pro-ration and auto retro pay calculations within the software, causing HR to manually calculate earnings or differences.
Bottom Line: A full-service payroll system that integrates and automatically syncs with your HR and benefits data.

Product Overview

Namely is an all-encompassing, Web-based human resource management system (HRMS) that streamlines the tasks related to key HR functions. This review will focus on its payroll features. For more information about the full suite, read our Namely HRMS review.

Namely is a single-platform solution that allows you to easily move between HR-related tasks.

The payroll module is a full-service payroll tool that can fully integrate with your HR and benefits data. This not only saves time when entering and updating critical information, it also reduces paperwork errors on important forms for taxes, time sheets and more.


Namely’s payroll tools can simplify your company’s paydays with the following four elements:

1.) Full-Service Payroll System

The full-service system connects to your HR solution, making it easy to enroll new employees by pulling information collected during onboarding.

Since employee profiles are automatically synced with payroll, updating employee statuses is simple to do with just a few clicks. The software also automatically calculates payroll deductions and employer payroll taxes by syncing information with the benefits tools.

2.) Tax Filing & Compliance

To keep your company in full compliance, Namely automatically calculates and deposits local, state and federal taxes. For more peace of mind, Namely also generates and sends key tax documents like W-2s and 1099s, as well as summarizes year-end payroll and tax information.

Additionally, the software provides paycheck modeling, which shows payroll deductions in a clear format for employees to understand how the deductions affect paychecks.

3.) Payroll Reporting

The payroll reporting tools easily give your HR department a 360° view of critical data related to your employees and their impact on company costs, including hours worked, payroll deductions, employee turnover and more. Namely’s single-platform interface syncs with other HR tools, ensuring that employee information is accurate and allowing key payroll data to be integrated in larger HR reports.

4.) Time Management

Namely’s time and attendance system allows you to electronically handle time sheets, as well as all the tasks related to tracking labor hours and managing labor costs. The system is fully integrated with the payroll module to easily audit, manage and report on all labor data, giving you a full overview of your workforce.

Target Market

Namely works to make tasks like payroll, talent management and benefits management simple for all types of organizations.

Below, we’ve listed 10 of its notable customers:

  • The Motley Fool
  • Spongecell
  • Vayner Media
  • Gyro
  • Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center
  • 1stdibs
  • Blue Apron
  • JWPlayer
  • Penton
  • Red Frog Events

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Namely is a Web-based HR suite, making implementation quick and simple.

Data collected with Namely’s solution can be integrated into an internal company application through an open application program interface (API), or vice versa.

Customer Service & Support

Namely provides an online database of e-books, videos, infographics and more for customers to use at their convenience.

With headquarters in three locations, Namely has over 250 support team members who are ready to answer any questions via live chat. The support team is also available by phone or by email, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Namely doesn’t publicly release their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a quote.


Namely’s payroll software lacks, both, auto pro-ration calculation and auto retro pay calculation capabilities.

Without the auto pro-ration calculation, if someone is hired halfway through a pay period, the administrator will have to manually calculate the pro-rated earnings of that pay period. In turn, the lack of an auto retro pay calculation causes an administrator to manually calculate the difference in earnings for the additional pay needed if someone was grated a raise that was effective on a date that has passed.


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Founded by Mark Straz in 2012, Namely has helped over 400 companies improve the productivity of their HR departments through a simple, intuitive, single-platform HRMS solution.

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