Our mission is to help your company build a better workplace.


Your organization deserves an HR platform designed for your unique needs and challenges.

At Namely, we provide HR professionals with the technology, data, and support they need to help their employees and business thrive. We’re building a modern HR platform to help you save time, avoid costly errors, and build a winning company culture.

Our Story

In 2012, Namely was founded to create an HR platform as intuitive as social media, but powerful enough to support the complexity of today’s workforce.

Since then, we’ve been hard at work solving the biggest HR challenges that companies face—from talent management to time management, benefits administration to payroll. But we’re only getting started.

Our vision is to empower everyone to make data-driven decisions about people. From HR to the C-Suite to employees, we believe that accessible data has the power to make us all more strategic and impactful.

Here’s a look at our journey to date:

  • 2023
  • March 2023
    Namely Launched Automated Onboarding Task Lists and other powerful onboarding enhancements.
  • 2022
  • September 2022
    Namely joins the Vensure Employer Services + PrismHR family.
  • August 2022
    Namely launches Continuous Feedback allowing clients to give employee feedback on an ongoing basis to increase engagement and help develop talent.
  • August 2022
    Namely adds Slack integration to help clients improve organizational communication and collaboration.
  • May 2022
    Namely ranks among highest-scoring businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2022.
  • April 2022
    Namely wins 2022 Excellence in Customer Service Award presented by Business Intelligence Group and a Silver Stevie® Award in recognition of their reimagined approach to customer service.
  • February 2022
    Namely introduces “New Admin Package,” “Scaling Business Package,” and “Merger and Acquisition Package” to provide growing businesses with personalized enhanced services.
  • 2021
  • August 2021
    Namely launches anonymous employee reporting solution with Tell Us powered by Mineral
  • July 2021
    Namely is celebrated for Diversity, Leadership and Career Growth with 3 Comparably awards
  • May 2021
    Namely is awarded the Core HR/Workforce Best SMB-Focused Solution by Lighthouse Research & Advisory
  • February 2021
    Namely Partners with The Work Number from Equifax to offer employment and income verification services
  • 2020
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    December 2020
    Namely is celebrated for Culture and Leadership with two Comparably awards
  • March 2020
    March 2020 - Namely supports clients and subscribers through COVID-19 pandemic with Crisis Resource Center and numerous product enhancements
  • February 2020
    Namely launched Managed Benefits and Managed Payroll to simplify benefits and payroll administration so companies can focus on what matters most—their people.
  • 2019
  • October 2019
    Namely announces strategic partnerships with ThinkHR for compliance solutions and services and JazzHR to provide clients with recruiting functionality.
  • September 2019
    Namely launched the Namely Help Community to provide clients with an enhanced support experience.
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    May 2019
    Our third annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes over Spring Studios in New York.
  • 2018
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    August 2018
    Namely appoints proven leader Elisa Steele as CEO and raises a $60M growth round, led by GGV Capital.
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    June 2018
    Our second annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes place in New York.
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    March 2018
    We now process over $10 billion in annual payroll.
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    February 2018
    Namely Analytics launches to help HR teams make strategic decisions.
  • 2017
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    December 2017
    Namely surpasses 400 full time employees across the US.
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    September 2017
    Namely opens its Atlanta office.
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    May 2017
    Our first annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes over Namely HQ in New York.
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    January 2017
    We raise a $50M Series D, led by Altimeter and Scale Venture Partners, bringing the total raised to over $157M. Namely also debuts time management.
  • 2016
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    September 2016
    Namely makes Forbes’ inaugural Cloud 100 list, celebrating the top cloud companies globally.
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    May 2016
    Namely and Cigna launch the Namely Exchange, bringing a menu of quality benefits straight to employees.
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    April 2016
    Employees from across the company participate in Namely’s first 24-hour Hackathon.
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    January 2016
    Namely goes mobile! Our platform is now accessible on iOS and Android for easy access anytime, anywhere.
  • 2015
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    September 2015
    Namely listed on Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in NYC.
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    August 2015
    Namely opens its new headquarters in the heart of New York’s Financial District.
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    June 2015
    Namely raises a $45M Series C led by Sequoia Capital to continue rapid growth.
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    March 2015
    Namely launches its benefits business. We’re now a licensed benefits broker in all 50 states!
  • 2014
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    November 2014
    Matrix Partners leads Namely’s $12M Series B to invest further in our HRIS, performance management, and payroll offering.
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    October 2014
    Our open API allows third-party developers to build applications on Namely. We now integrate with 50+ partners.
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    June 2014
    Namely launches payroll, a critical component of our core platform.
  • 2013
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    June 2013
    Namely raises a Series A led by True Ventures. The firm has since participated in seven consecutive rounds of financing.
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    February 2013
    Namely introduces its Talent Management module.
  • 2012
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    January 2012
    Namely launches in NYC to build an HR platform that everyone would use every day.
  • Namely's full-service HR platform now serves over 1,200 exciting mid-sized companies!