We've been able to use the system to replace other systems we weren't thrilled with including payroll, benefits admin/HRIS, performance management, and time tracking. Overall, everyone from employees to our C-Suite is seeing the benefit of the system. Time tracking, time-off tracking, reporting...it's all easier than it used to be and because it is a single system of record, inspires confidence that we're all looking at the same thing.
My company has loved the ease of reporting - add a field, drag and drop to adjust order, etc. It's also been great customizing the profile to meet our needs and knowing those customized fields are reportable. I am currently loving the task lists as well, as I can notify my colleagues in other departments of HR changes they need to make (onboarding/offboarding/title changes, etc.) and track their progress in one system.
Finally, and potentially most notably, is the ease of using the payroll solution. We went from a process that took hours to 20 minutes to run two payrolls. It is simple and intuitive to change deductions, pay, etc.
The search for employees function is a little wonky and the system can require more clicks than seems necessary (needing to search, then a screen loads, and then click a name, and then click compensation or whatever area you want).
We also have some complex team structures that are difficult to reflect in the system when it comes to goal setting and performance management. For instance, we utilize several cross-functional teams, and in doing so, we are prevented from having their goals easily cascade without the creation of custom teams that constantly require supervision.
Finally, because we collect named 360 feedback but deliver it anonymously, we have to export the feedback, remove it from the review, and submit it - the full review does NOT exist in the system.
Don't be afraid to ask for a calendar when you're onboarding. The trainings and timeline can get away from you and you'll find yourself two weeks away from go-live with an unexpected workload of training/implementing. I've given this feedback to Namely with the head of a project team working on making implementation easier and am confident the process will improve.
As a startup, we move EXTREMELY fast and having multiple systems was not working. This has kept us all on the same page and made things simpler than ever.