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Payroll & Time

Online Payroll Software

We understand that payroll & time administration in the US is hard. There is no other way to put it. Namely’s online payroll system will help you be the person your business knows they can trust to get it done accurately and on time — every time.

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Payroll management is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of opportunity for mistakes and no room for error. Many HR & finance teams struggle with:

  • Inconsistent and constantly changing tax and compliance rules across states
  • Last minute changes or late approvals that can delay processing
  • Lack of insights and visibility into their payroll & time data
  • Manual processes or outdated payroll technology

Your payroll software solution should take the stress out of payment processing and give you confidence in your results.

The little things make a BIG difference when it comes to managing payroll. Namely provides a robust offering of payroll and time features, coupled with full payroll tax services.

Payday, The Easy Way

  • Online Payroll System Integrated with HR, Benefits & Time

  • Quarterly and Year-End Reporting

  • Employee Self-Service & Expense Tracking

  • Configurable GL Export

  • Electronic State & Federal W-4s

  • Wage Garnishment

  • Unlimited On and Off Cycle Payrolls

  • Delivered Best-Practice Reports

  • Tax Compliance & Filing

  • Automated Salaried Proration

  • Mobile 1099s and W-2s

  • Complete Payroll Reports

Time is Money

  • Time & Attendance Management

  • Web Punch

  • Point/Occurrence Tracking

  • Online Timesheets

  • Meal Break Rules

  • Mobile & Kiosk Time Entry

  • Scheduling

  • Physical/Biometric Time Clocks

  • Shift Swaps & Drops

  • OT Rules

  • Audit Trails

  • Massive Updates

Inconsistent and inaccurate payroll can quickly lead to waning employee and leadership trust. When your workforce relies on their paycheck being deposited on time, every time — mistakes aren’t something you can afford.

When you trust in Namely, your workforce will trust in you.

Personal Payroll data

With Namely’s online payroll software, employees have everything they need in one place. From updating direct deposit information to viewing their last paystub. Empower your people with access.

A screenshot of an employee’s personal payroll data on Namely

With Namely’s online payroll software, employees have everything they need in one place. From updating direct deposit information to viewing their last paystub. Empower your people with access.

The Payroll Dashboard provides payroll administrators with a home base for all things pay-related. Get a quick view of all the important information you need

Payroll as easy as 1 -2- 3! We designed a simple three step process to complete your processing accurately and on time

View and manage your entire hourly workforce in one robust dashboard. Easily spot and action approaching OT, tardies, late approvals, and more

Employees can easily enter time from a desktop, kiosk, mobile app, biometric clock, and more. Track time however your business needs

We process more than $12 billion in annual payroll in all 50 states

Payroll System Time & Attendance

Say goodbye to second guessing and triple checking. With Namely's payroll services, you’ve entered a new era of payroll confidence and consistency.

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FAQs About Our Payroll Software

Payroll & time administration in the US is hard. With a unified payroll management system, you can get payroll done accurately and on time — every time — without the headache.

Here are just a few of the many benefits of using online payroll software:

  • Unified timesheets and payroll, allowing data to flowing seamlessly between systems and ensuring payroll accuracy
  • Employee self service, allowing employees to view their paystubs, update direct deposit information, and view W-2s — without assistance from you
  • Support for all your payroll tax needs
  • Much, much more

All payroll software is not created equal. So when you’re evaluating which payroll processing software to choose, you have to make a list of what matters most to your company and team and what goals you’re hoping to achieve.

Depending on the tool you’re looking for, here are some functionality requirements you should consider when selecting online HR software:

  • Employee self service & expense tracking
  • Wage and salary processing
  • On- and off-cycle payrolls
  • Online timesheets
  • Mobile & kiosk time entry and physical/biometric clocks
  • Quarterly and year-end payroll reporting
  • Wage garnishment administration
  • Tax filing
  • Mobile 1099s and W-2s
  • Automated salary proration
  • Automated salaried proration
  • Payroll compliance support
  • An easy-to-use payroll dashboard

Absolutely! We offer personalized product demos to showcase the features and benefits of Namely’s payroll software. To schedule a demo, please reach out to our team. We’ll be delighted to walk you through our payroll software and answer any questions you may have.

The cost of Namely’s payroll software per employee may vary based on your specific business needs and the features you require. Our packages start at just $9 per employee.

Yes! Payroll laws, especially when managing a multi-state workforce, can be difficult. It’s essential to mitigate risk by making sure you are staying compliant with laws and regulations, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Department of Labor. The right payroll system can help ease these concerns through creating rules and customization within the platform, and ensuring reports are filed correctly and punctually.

Additionally, with Namely, your business has a comprehensive tax management feature, which automatically calculates the federal, state, local, and other tax that is deducted from each paycheck. It can also automatically calculate any changes in tax code and actually pay and file taxes on the company’s behalf. This feature is a critical step for ensuring accuracy, complying with tax codes, and keeping them up to date. Regardless of which payroll system you use, your company will be responsible for accurate reporting and payment of payroll taxes.

Getting set up with Namely’s payroll solution is simple. We hold your hand through a seamless implementation using our proven best practices and data migration services. Then, your company can go live in 3 months or less.

Once you’re onboarded, running payroll is as easy as 1 -2- 3! We designed a simple three-step process to complete your processing accurately and on time.

Absolutely—in fact, it should! Connecting your payroll software with your HR, time & attendance, and benefits platforms will make your life so much easier and running payroll so much smoother. Namely’s solution allows HR, benefits, and timesheet data to flow seamlessly into payroll. By streamlining your process, we put valuable time back in your day.

All businesses can benefit from using payroll software, but Namely’s payroll management system is built specifically for small- and mid-sized businesses with 25-1000 employees.

Namely’s payroll software and services can run unlimited on and off cycle payrolls—making it easier than ever to get your employees paid on your schedule and theirs.

Yes! We know that one-size does not always fit all. Namely’s payroll platform is designed to be configurable so you can ensure your unique business needs are met, and so we can grow with you. Personalization and scalability are at the core of our platform.

With Namely’s payroll solution, you can automatically track benefits, such as insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick days. This tool can either be a builtin part of the software or part of a separate module, depending on the provider.

It is a useful resource in ensuring that employees benefits management plans are being processed correctly, and that they are accurately coordinated with payroll. Having your benefits platform directly integrated with your payroll platform can save your business time and money, as combining these manually opens up a lot of risk of error if you need to manually edit payroll every time someone changes their benefits.

Namely’s payroll software, time and attendance tracking, and HR platform all speak to each other—meaning handling overtime and PTO is a breeze.

When employees take time off or work extra hours, that information is automatically pulled into Namely’s payroll solution to easily and accurately make deductions, handle taxes, and calculate payments.