Namely Review

Namely is a full HR suite offering advanced capabilities to manage your employees, but it might be better for medium-sized businesses.

    Davina Ward
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  • Chelsea Krause
  • REVIEWED BY

    Chelsea Krause

    Lead Staff Writer

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Total Rating 3.7
Pricing2.0

Ease Of Use3.5

Features4.2

Customer Service3.4

User Reviews4.0

Payroll Processing Time

2-4 Days

Pricing

Starts at $9/employee per month

Business Size

Small to large businesses

Namely At A Glance

  • Namely is an HR and payroll software system designed for small to large businesses.
  • Namely boasts all essential payroll features, but does lack some of the more complex features that some of the best payroll services have built in, such as ample integrations, a free trial, and more plan customization options.
  • As it’s not possible to separate Namely’s payroll and HR services, Namely may not suit smaller businesses that only need basic payroll services or who want a system that’s able to handle more complex payroll needs.

Davina Ward

Davina Ward

Senior Staff Writer
Davina joined Merchant Maverick in 2022, covering small business payroll and accounting. She began writing for small businesses in 2018 and has since gained expertise in the SaaS industry. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. She currently resides in New York.
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