Denali Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Denali Business

The Accountant's Accounting Software

3.89/5 (60 reviews)

Denali Business overview

What is Denali Business?

Denali Business is a leading on-premise accounting solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Our flagship software, DENALI, is specifically designed to be a complete accounting solution which scales to the needs of your business, while maintaining an unbreakable audit trail.
www.cougarmtn.com

Pricing

Starting from
$1999
Pricing options
One time license
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Denali Business screenshot: Employee management includes the entering and viewing of employee benefit, deduction and garnishment informationDenali - The Accountant's Accounting SoftwareDenali Business screenshot: Employee maintenance includes the recording of detailed employee profiles containing contact and pay informationDenali Business screenshot: The payroll processing grid is used to prepare employee payroll for processingDenali Business screenshot: The system allows employee pay rates and tax information to be entered and referenced

Denali Business reviews

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Ease of use
Customer support
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Sharon Spencer

I am currently using the Denali software, having transitioned over from Cougar Mt Pro

Reviewed 2016-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

I am 66 years old, and do not possess all the technical skills of todays youth. Having said that, I learned Cougar Mt Software 25+ years ago. (when DOS based was the norm)! Cougar Mt Pro was easy to learn and work with. The Program writers did a great job with the transitioning into Denali. The Software is easy to access, understand and maneuver though..The Modules were well thought out and set up. It gives me what I need for our Accountant and more so. I'm an extremely cautious person that doesn't go outside the box of what is comfortable for me. For that reason, I "always" purchase and rely on the Support Contract package offered. Its worth every penny! From the girls that take your Support Request, to the Installers of new Updates, the specialist dealing with customized report needs and I can not forget or say enough good about the Technical personnel! With 25 years of working with Cougar Mt., I can honestly say the Customer Service Representatives are outstanding! Everyone is courteous, knowledgeable and focused. In the fast pace world we are in and everyone needing help "now", the turn around time from call to help is minimal. Everyone at Cougar Mt is so dedicated to helping you solve your issue! I am ever so grateful for their support team!

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Anonymous

Not as good as CMS Pro but heading in excellent direction

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-02
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
For the money, the features are excellent and I challenge you to find a better product in the price range. We have been using CMS since 1992. In fact, I still have one business doing in same revenue still using the DOS version. We also use Pro for some businesses and one business is now on Denali. The product is excellent. We didn't want to change from CMS PRO but had to. Denali is strong. Not yet better than PRO but most users won't know the difference. Bottom line: solid accounting foundation, well organized, more than capable for wholesale distributor. We are heavily customized which was not possible with Denali. Thankfully, they have partners that are very capable. I have always considered CMS one of the best business decisions I ever made.

Cons
Somewhat slower to use. Screens are not colored well so can be hard to use/ see what you're doing. I wish they would at least acknowledge the strengths of CMS Pro and work harder to identify and incorporate them into Denali. Oh, the new software programming doesn't allow you to easily move the data and run it from another location. That was a huge advantage when hard drives failed or we needed to move systems. It will be much harder now. These are not big issues but they are cons from my perspective. I'd still buy the product any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mark Barron

Many features not right. My CPA hates the software.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-05
Review Source: Software Advice

Anything that is wrong with the software, they make you feel it's your fault, or they designed it that way. Customer service feels like it's run by a your worst nightmare of a Cable Company.

Pros
History. I love history for my customer's past purchase. Multi Level Pricing for inventory. 2 Must haves for my business.

Cons
Software is more suited for a simple Cash drawer. Forget a mixed environment, card swipe and online terminals for Credit card processing. Even Cougar Mountain does not use integrated Card Processing themselves. Credit Cards processed though Sales do not show in Bank Reconciliation, yet Card Payments in AR do show in Bank Reconciliation. Ask why, Because you might not make the deposit from the Sale. Just a example of odd answers from Management. Many things just don't work the way they should. Warnings that an invoice is not printed before posting also include any on hold order not printed. Ship To address files have crossed variables. A Ship To Company Name is NOT used anywhere but in the UI for entering. Contact name becomes the Ship to Company name. This was "designed" this way. eDelivery for Invoices/Statements still limited to 75 pages per run after software has been around for a year. Their solution, just select less than 75. eDelivery Software then tosses out system level errors. Solution, Reboot your computer as Windows 10 Pro is at fault. Even a computer from Cougar, setup just for their software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Sandy Henson

We learn something new everyday, their customer service is exceptional

Reviewed 2016-03-31
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
The integration of all of the packages and the easy customization to your needs. I like that you can get as much detail or as little detail as you require on your reports. The financial statements, trial balances, and audit trails work to assist you in finding any posting errors.

Cons
The payroll package. I do not like the payroll reports. I am used to easier payroll reports for my payroll taxes and I do not like that I have to use an outside Payroll company to be able to easily see what I owe. Yes I can figure it out but without the use of the outside Payroll company but with it, it is 1000 times faster. But for the extra cost of the outside company, I doubt my employer would even consider it. The customer service of Cougar Mountain is exceptional. No complaints here.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Spradlin

Best value in accounting software I have ever seen.

Reviewed 2015-11-03
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
It can be tailored to fit nearly any need. With CMS I can get the Custom Modifications I need for some of my special needs. Right out of the box it has so many customizable options you can not imagine what all it can do. If you can not fid a way, just call CMS. They can and will find a way to fit everything you need.

Cons
It is not a pop-the-top and pour software. It can be a little complex for the beginner. But with time and use you can usually make it perform however you need.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Denali Business pricing

Starting from
$1999
Pricing options
One time license
Free trial
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Denali Business and Denali FUND packages available including Basecamp, Ascent and Summit options. Contact Denali for pricing information.

Denali Business features

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Multi-Currency

API (277 other apps)
Accounting Integration (162 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (167 other apps)
Compliance Management (188 other apps)
Data Import/Export (180 other apps)
Financial Analysis (130 other apps)
Invoice Management (234 other apps)
Invoice Processing (151 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (260 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (151 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Denali Business

Key features of Denali Business

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Collections
  • Fund accounting
  • Purchasing
  • Check printing
  • Deductions management
  • General ledger entry
  • CPA firms
  • Government
  • Tax management
  • Payroll
  • Duplicate payment alert
  • Overpayment processing
  • Expense report processing
  • Donation management
  • Accounts receivable (AR)
  • Tamper-proof audit trail
  • Match financial institution records
  • Cash management support
  • Cougar forms add-on available
  • Custom Denali and Crystal Reports reporting
  • 3dCart integration add-on
  • Payment processing add-on
  • Denali eDelivery add-on for email support
  • Expenses tracking
  • Fixed asset management add-on
  • Define budgets for accounts
  • Job Cost (JC) add-on module
  • Multi-currency support
  • Multi-location inventory management
  • Track sales with Order Entry (SA) add-on
  • Payroll (PR) module
  • Project accounting tools
  • Purchase order (PO) module
  • Revenue recognition
  • Cougar Dtails dashboard
  • Billing and invoicing tools
  • TSheets time tracking add-on
  • Inventory management add-on
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Benefits

Key Features of Denali Business
- Individual User Rights
- Integrated Internal Controls
- Bulletproof Audit Trail
- Split and Third-Party Payments
- GAAP and FASB Compliant
- On-Premises or in the Cloud
- Customized Reports
- Modular Software design
- Scalable with business growth
- Track rental equipment