Denali Features

Denali

The Accountant's Accounting Software

3.98/5 (83 reviews)

Denali Feature Summary

  • 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

Finance & Accounting Feature Comparison

Most popular features of all Finance & Accounting apps

API (166 other apps)
Accounting Integration (107 other apps)
Accounting Management (104 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (111 other apps)
Auditing (78 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (100 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (80 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (114 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (84 other apps)
Data Import/Export (90 other apps)
Electronic Payments (99 other apps)
Expense Tracking (107 other apps)
Invoice Management (158 other apps)
Invoice Processing (95 other apps)
Multi-Currency (92 other apps)
Real Time Data (91 other apps)
Receiving (90 other apps)
Recurring Billing (78 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (105 other apps)
Third Party Integration (94 other apps)

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Denali Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Denali's features:

Tom Gheen

Great for the price, Mostly got it right...

2016-08-31

Pros

From an audit standpoint, batch processing, locked transactions and audit trail, easy G/L, full module integration.

Cons

Payroll reporting should provide more detail to make sure quarterly reports can be completed in case Aatrix is unavailable.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

CMS will do more than enough accounting processing for the typical organization while costing 25% of some other software. However, you would need to establish how important it is for you to drill down to transactions on the fly versus the batch processing style.

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Brian Youngs

20+ years of solid performance

2016-01-20

Pro's - Easy data entry, batch processing, data integrity.

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Dan Stackhouse

Very Satisfied

2014-12-04

Pros

I like the integration of the modules (ie.e purchase order, to inventory, to accounts payable, to general ledger).

Cons

I would like for the updates to be easier to install.

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

Work with your rep to understand the system. Use the demo version.

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David Griffin

Fund accounting and Cougar Mtn. customer service

2016-12-06

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

I have found problems in your program and was told it that it was not meant to be used as an auditing tool.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

I don't think your company is listening.

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Angie Waits

Denali Review

2016-12-09

Denali Fund Software is relatively easy to use.

Pros

I like the ability to copy accounts and funds.

Cons

The GL audit report is hard to read - needs a better format.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Kelly Francisco

easy customization

2017-04-18

The financial statements, trial balances, and audit trails work to assist you in finding any posting errors.

Pros

I like the inventory control the best. I also like the fact that Cougar Mountain has regular updates and that they are always striving to improve their product.

Cons

I'd like to be able to better customize what and how a screen looks and acts.

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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John Farrenkopf

Denali is full of Bugs, report information is inaccurate. Information cannot be trusted

2015-11-13

Report output allows for export to excel files.

Rating breakdown

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Response from Cougar Mountain Software


Thanks for your comments. Your points are acknowledged. We have received a design change request related to PO-generation. Also, you are right about the UPS Worldwide interface. That interface was in CMS Pro (our legacy product) but was never implemented in Denali. There are a couple of points that are unknown to us. These include the issue with the Impact Summary and the issue with the Customer Statement. We¿ve searched our records for reports of these problems without finding them. We welcome your help in recreating those. Some of the points align with the expected use of the product. The backup does not have to be saved only to the local C drive, it can be saved to any networked location. Also, zero dollar invoices are not printed as the default in Denali because many (most) customers do not want them to print. (You can print these invoices manually by selecting All as the invoice type to print.)

We are constantly improving Denali and appreciate your input to the process.

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Mark Barron

Many features not right. My CPA hates the software.

2017-09-05

Anything that is wrong with the software, they make you feel it's your fault, or they designed it that way.

Pros

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

Cons

Warnings that an invoice is not printed before posting also include any on hold order not printed.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
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Margaret Anthony

Partial usage of software

2016-02-19

This gives us an ability to mail a statement with payments posted against it.

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Shah Abdul Latif Bukhari

Very good solution if you can afford it.

2018-02-02

Cougar Mountain Denali is a user-friendly system that offers a wide variety of modules and options. While a little generic in terms of capabilities it should meet the needs of many Small/Medium businesses that don't require advanced capabilities.

Pros

Available as a one time purchase or per-month payments. Can be directly purchased.

Cons

Crystal Reports costs extra, even for the basic bundle. Data entry options and Report filters are not particularly intuitive.

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Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Amanda Jenkins

Cougar Mountain Inventory

2016-12-16

The customer support system is wonderful; however, some of the features such as the copy inventory to multi-location feature have been giving me a real problem..

Pros

Its easy to use.

Cons

I wish that I could pull inventory reports by date specific, also the copy new inventory gives me some trouble

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

I would like more filters on narrowing down reports

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Bill Elliott

Wading through the frustrations of Cougar Mountain's Denali System

2014-12-09

Pros

It is a very good fund accounting system.

Cons

The standard reports are not customizable unless you buy Crystal Reports software and can figure out how to use that software.

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Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

Compare the account numbering structure before you decide. In Denali, once you set up your accounts and start using the system, you are pretty much stuck with your original setup. I made the error of putting the fund number last and then had to start another company to rearrange the order.

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Steven Riggs

VVTA Cougar Mtn Review

2011-04-07

I'd recommend this product for any non-profit, gov't or public agency with up to 50 employees and up to $50m in revenues.

Pros

It's networking is flawless and there has been no real down time.

Cons

The basic reports that come with the program are reasonably good and can be modified.

Rating breakdown

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Lezah Shinkle

Denali Review

2016-12-06

It was very easy to switch back and the support staff helped me get up and running smoothly.

Pros

Ease of entering information and retrieving data.

Cons

I want to scroll through payroll reports and that is not possible.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

no

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Ronald Isom

FAYETTE COUNTY HEAD START

2016-07-15

Pros

The Support Staff is outstanding. Every time I have needed them they have solved the problem or answered my question successfully.

Cons

They need to allow for more than one accounting year to be open at at time.

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

It's the best available in this price range. Every other software we have reviewed has not measured up.

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James DiPilla

The Importance of Audit Trails

2017-04-14

It's a real nightmare when you get audited. It's even worse when the accounting software you paid good money for doesn't facilitate the aforementioned audit.

Pros

The ability to control access at almost any level. I can easily restrict access to certain employees.

Cons

I feel like some of the add-ons should come with the highest level package.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Sandy Henson

We learn something new everyday, their customer service is exceptional

2016-03-31

Pros

The financial statements, trial balances, and audit trails work to assist you in finding any posting errors.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

When you do purchase your software. Run your old system and your new system side by side until you get all of the kinks worked out. Believe me no matter how much you plan and think you are ready to go live, you will not be ready to go live.

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Cate Ejjed

Director of Finance

2016-12-16

Customer support is very responsive and I like the simple interface over a very functional system.

Pros

Simple interface with lots of functionality.

Cons

Not fully integrated with MS Suite

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

Training staff should be clear with their clients that the account code has to be the first segment of the coding, otherwise the reports don't work.

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Christine Christensen

Reports

2011-04-07

I have used this software since 1990. Need I say more?

Pros

Variety of viewing Personal options Download to spreadsheets Design your own

Cons

Too many options in Report Writer and no time to learn them all.

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Kathy Rutz

Denali Review

2016-12-16

Would also like to combine accounts for annual budgeting.

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Monica Reid

Multi fiscal year woes

2016-12-06

Year-end closing capabilities for the multi-fiscal year set up is frustrating.

Pros

Lots of features

Cons

Can't close out organization year without affecting fund calendars

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

Work on find closing and budgets

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Ernest burnett

Being a user of this software for more than twenty years over all I it

2016-01-18

Pros

It is a very stable platform and the service we get from computer team is first class

Cons

they use a genuis credit card capturing device and we feel that the device should capture the signature of our customers that have an open account. we have to have the customer sign twice or copy the A/R invoice!

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Denali

Try it out and use computer team for service Cougar Mountain offers service but its, second rate to Dave at computer team and alot more expensive.

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Bill Elliott

Denali for church accounting

2016-12-06

Previously we were using a different software but that system does not handle fund accounting well.

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Mary Cowie

I'm a new user and continue to discover great features

2016-01-17

Pros - ease of use, customer service, exports, choices of report output Cons - can't view posted batches or journals

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Tom Fugate

Very comprehensive accounting and POS solution

2016-02-22

All accounting modules are covered and fully integrated providing a comprehensive solution.

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