Denali Fund Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Denali Fund

Nonprofit accounting software

4.39/5 (41 reviews)

Denali Fund overview

What is Denali Fund?

Denali FUND by Cougar Mountain Software is a cloud-based and on-premise accounting software designed specifically to help nonprofit organizations streamline and manage all accounting processes with modules for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation, payroll management, and more. Denali FUND also offers a range of features which serve to deter fraud and manage restricted and unrestricted fund accounts, such as a secure audit trail, GAAP and FASB compliance, true fund accounting, encumbrance tracking, and individual user rights.

Denali FUND’s general ledger module allows users to create fund accounts and budgets, make journal entries, and view critical business information, such as balance sheets, revenue and expense information, and FASB reports. Reporting capabilities help users gain real-time insight into the financial health of their organization. The accounts payable module enables users to manage vendors, generate payments, print checks, and keep track of liabilities and due-by dates, while the accounts receivable module allows users to track customer transactions and record complete customer histories with charges, payments and notes. Denali FUND’s other modules enable users to manage inventory, purchase orders, POS (point of sale), order entry, and payroll.

The audit trail feature allows users to see exactly what changes have been made, when, and by who, so that nothing can be deleted. Denali FUND tracks and manages funds received by the organization, and supports GAAP compliance to ensure financial status transparency. With encumbrance tracking technology and a 5-year fiscal calendar, Denali FUND ensures expenses are always accounted for and gives users quick access to all of their historical data. Denali FUND offers a number of add-ons to enhance accounting processes, including eCommerce integration, donor management, fundraising tools, multi-location inventory, crystal reports, and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$999
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Denali Fund screenshot: Denali FUND's inventory module helps users track and manage products and services, while maintaining detailed records of items purchased and soldGus Mountain Summit: Denali Fund: The Best Nonprofit Accounting SoftwareDenali Fund screenshot: Use the General Ledger module to set up fund accounts and budgets, as well as make journal entriesDenali Fund screenshot: View critical business information, including balance sheets, revenue and expense information, and FASB reportsDenali Fund screenshot: Customizable dashboards, predictive analytics and pulse alerts help give organizations the data analysis they need to plan for the futureDenali Fund screenshot: Enter and pay vendor bills, or set up recurring bills with the accounts payable (AP) moduleDenali Fund screenshot: The purchase order module enables users to manage purchase orders and requisitions from initiating the order through receiving it into inventory and invoicing it to AP

Denali Fund user reviews

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Anonymous

Very early in conversion process...

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

Once our actual conversion is complete, hopefully by the end of the calendar year, I believe our reporting to our funders will be much easier. We are hoping to do away with all or at least most of our supplemental Excel workbook processing and letting Denali Fund do its magic

Pros
The ability to track grant funds - multiple levels in accounts, reporting etc - 30,000 foot view or in the weeds! Our organization has federal grants, private grants, corporate sponsorships, etc., all with different reporting requirements and budgets. We also have 7 locations and Denali Fund is able to track by the funding sources and locations. We are very early in our use of the software - still converting in the middle of our fiscal year. I'm sure we will only be using a small percentage of the software's capability in the beginning but as our organization grows, we will appreciate all of the funtionality.

Cons
The conversion process is a bit tedious. We are going from Quickbooks Online to Denali fund and converting data is timely and a bit inefficient unless we could afford the additional support level that would be required for getting Quickbooks records into Denali.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lezah S.

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.

Pros
It is accurate. Easy to use. I trust the software . My reports are accurate.

Cons
Sometimes you cannot print in a module by using "Ctrl P

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David G.

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.

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
The accounting program has to be accurate and data usable. I have found problems in your program and was told it that it was not meant to be used as an auditing tool. My response is it should be accurate! It is an accounting program. On the data useful side, it is not as useful as your sales staff made it out to be for FUND accounting. To get our billing out last month I had to sort through 40 pages of transactions and do hand calculations to meet the requirements of our fund managers. I get to do that again this month. Makes me wonder how this is supposed to be a program that is for FUND accounting. Yes, your company is aware of my frustration here and the kind of reporting is needed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Mary P.

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
Payroll setup felt cumbersome but in the long run, the setup was worth it. We now get reports with each payroll that split taxes between departments.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Wendy J.

The staff are very helpful.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that it intrgrates with the other modules or that you can use each module individually. I am interested in how the payment process will work with our desk top in the sales module.

Cons
It is a bit more costly then our other software was I do not like that I cannot take a debit payment and have it integrate directly with Denali. We use Moneris and I do not know what we could use that would do that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Denali Fund pricing

Starting from
$999
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
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Denali Fund features

Donor Management
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Reporting & Statistics

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Additional information for Denali Fund

Benefits

Denali FUND modules (general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable) all integrate seamlessly, saving users from spending extra time re-entering the same information.

GAAP and FASB compliance gives organizations the ability to be fully transparent with their financial status.

Denali FUND allows users to set an unlimited number of unrestricted or restricted funds, so that users are not limited to a static number of funds.

Secure audit trail functionality helps prevent fraud by allowing users to see exactly what changes have been made, by who, and when.

Individual user rights allow organizations to control user access and grant permission levels to different users based on their organizational role.