Denali Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


The Accountant's Accounting Software

4.09/5 (100 reviews)

Denali overview

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.


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United States

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

Denali reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Not as good as CMS Pro but heading in excellent direction

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

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.

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David Griffin

Fund accounting and Cougar Mtn. customer service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

The thing that frustrates me the most about your program with the issues it does have is not the program. It is the customer service as it pertains to how you justify your billing me. Recently I had an issue with the payroll module and sent information in to be reviewed. This turned into a 2-hour phone call that cost me. The instructions in your help and field names is misleading. So misleading that the rep and I couldn't figure out what was going on during that 2-hour phone call. I finally figured it out and sent a follow-up email to you guys. What I got was a wasted two hours and a bill on my training hours. Not happy at all as well when it cost me to point out errors when your system has errors in it, like the new drill down report in the Audit Trail, and I get billed for it. Do not only do I get billed for something that wasn't even clear to Kevin. I get billed for pointing out calculation problems with your program. Why should I get billed for bringing things up that are incorrect in the way your program works or process errors that your staff can't point out? I am not happy with the end result of your customer service! Those who help me are great in the eagerness to help, but those who make the real customer service calls on the billing I am very disappointed in their decisions. So much so... I would warn any prospective client of yours to beware. You do not seem to be able to take ownership of your issues. You pass them on to your customers.I like how it allocates. But I hate it that once in the system, the system treats every transaction in the allocation as a separate transaction instead of an allocation.

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

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Lezah Shinkle

Denali Fund Accounting is accurate

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

Denali Fund Accounting is very accurate. I rarely have a software issue. I have been using this product over 20 years. I have used other Fund accounting programs and have come back to Denali. It is straight forward and easy to use. It does not have tons of bells and whistles, but it is reliable and accurate. The program works. I use GL, AP, BR and Payroll modules. They integrate well together. You can have custom reports built for your specific use. I like their CD service for upgrades.It is accurate. Easy to use. I trust the software . My reports are accurate.

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Mary Papik

Support is Wonderful

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-11
Review Source: Capterra

Reporting is always a big problem. With Denali FUND we are able to export into files that import easily into Excel and then we can produce reports that make sense for our municipality.The support has been fantastic. From implementation to ongoing use, all we have to do is call for help. We almost always get an answer within an hour.

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Denali pricing

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

Denali features

Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Customizable Reporting
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking

API (172 other apps)
Accounting Integration (119 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (108 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (85 other apps)
Data Import/Export (101 other apps)
Financial Analysis (83 other apps)
Invoice Management (163 other apps)
Invoice Processing (97 other apps)
Real Time Data (105 other apps)
Receiving (90 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Third Party Integration (106 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Category Leaders ranking


#15 in Accounting

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Additional information for Denali

Key features of Denali

  • 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
  • Match financial institution records
  • Billing and invoicing tools
  • Cash management support
  • Expenses tracking
  • Fixed asset management add-on
  • Define budgets for accounts
  • Multi-currency support
  • Payroll (PR) module
  • Project accounting tools
  • Revenue recognition
  • Tamper-proof audit trail
  • Cougar Dtails dashboard
  • Accounts receivable (AR)
  • Purchase order (PO) module
  • Custom Denali and Crystal Reports reporting
  • 3dCart integration add-on
  • Inventory management add-on
  • Payment processing add-on
  • Denali eDelivery add-on for email support
  • Cougar forms add-on available
  • Track sales with Order Entry (SA) add-on
  • TSheets time tracking add-on
  • Donation management
  • Multi-location inventory management
  • Job Cost (JC) add-on module
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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