Find out which HR solution is best for your business, Zenefits or Namely

Zenefits vs Namely

Zenefits is natively built. Namely stitched together their different external HR tools after each was built or acquired.


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Zenefits takes a no-surprises approach to pricing, with a simple, subscription based pricing structure that protects you from hidden charges.
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Your HR platform pricing shouldn’t feel like your cable bill--way higher than you expected and full of surprise fees. If you’re considering Namely, look at the fine print, especially if you’re a smaller company. Their hidden fees mask high prices, with implementation costs typically in the thousands!

Employee experience

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Zenefits gives your employees control over their HR experience. Our intuitive, award-winning mobile app allows your employees to clock in, request PTO, access insurance cards, update benefits and even check the status of performance reviews. It’s all in one easy-to-use app.
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Namely has multiple mobile apps, creating a challenge for employees looking to manage their own benefits and information. Surprisingly, none of the apps cover all HR data, leaving employees with limited access when they’re away from their desks. In addition, Namely’s slow implementation timelines often cause delays for new employees.


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With its simple, robust mobile app, Zenefits was built for the modern working world. No work arounds, no bridges, just a comprehensive, native HR, payroll, benefits and compliance system, all with a single login that eliminates the need for cumbersome file imports and exports.

Zenefits’ award-winning onboarding syncs automatically with other essential business applications, including Gmail, Salesforce and Slack.
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Namely’s separate applications for payroll, time and attendance each require their own logins. The result: manual workarounds and a lackluster employee experience.

Namely is confusing for administrators and employees alike, and its multiple apps often lead to unnecessary overhead.


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Zenefits is mobile from the ground up, with an all-in-one system that simplifies HR, payroll, benefits and compliance—including time and attendance, scheduling, performance and supplementary benefits. Zenefits gives employees maximum control over their own HR and makes it easy for administrators to do the rest.
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Namely’s patchwork approach to its product has resulted in separate applications for payroll, time and attendance and other basic features. With separate logins and manual workarounds, employees and administrators are both likely to struggle.


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Contact our support team —by phone, email or chat—whenever you need help. We’re ready to help you solve the problem and get things moving again. Of course, the best thing is a system that just works, and our top priority is solving problems before they even get to you.
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With complicated software and a 3rd party system, Namely can take months to implement, creating a service problem right out of the gate.


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With a simple, powerful mobile app, Zenefits lets your team access everything they need, everywhere they go.
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Namely’s multiple mobile apps with similar names (Namely, Namely Time, and Namely Time Manage) create confusion across teams, adding to your overhead.


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With intelligent deadline tracking from Zenefits Compliance Assistant, tax and COBRA support, and a fully integrated platform to reduce errors, Zenefits is built for compliance.
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Namely’s multiple apps and platforms raise the risk of data errors.
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Here's what our customers say about us...

Internet Archive
  • Industry Non-profit
  • Location San Francisco
  • Customer since 2016
  • Employees 150
Paychex' process was weird, expensive and I couldn't run the reports we needed. By contrast, I felt so comfortable with the Zenefits process.
BZ Petroff
Head of HR and Administration
  • Industry Technology
  • Location Indiana
  • Customer since 2018
  • Employees 5
We switched from a big, known player to Zenefits after six months. We saved four times the cost.
Ganesan Gandhieswaran
Fireclay Tile
  • Industry Tile Manufacturing
  • Location San Francisco
  • Customer since 2015
  • Employees 150
Historically, we've had ADP managing our payroll and Zenefits managing our people. Now Zenefits Payroll can fulfill all our needs, we're happy to have everything all in one place.
Eric Edelson