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  • Good value for money
  • Great ease of use
  • Great functionality
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What is Denali Business?

Cougar Mountain Software’s Denali Business is an accounting solution with the ability to customize 10 integrated modules. It is for small to midsize businesses and can be deployed on premises or in the cloud. Key features include individual user rights, internal controls, audit trails, customizable reports, rental equipment tracking and GAAP and FASB compliance. Business intelligence provides dashboards, predictive analytics and pulse alerts. Denali Business offers accounting functionalities including auditing, reporting, data analysis and multi-location inventory management. Denali Funds is a grant, donation, event and overhead accounting solution for nonprofits. The solution is capable of assisting businesses in monitoring and controlling the flow of business ass... read more

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Inventory Stock Value Report
Inventory Stock Value Report
AR Customer Maintenance
AR Customer Maintenance
Accounts Payable Workflow
Accounts Payable Workflow
Sales Profit Margin Report
Sales Profit Margin Report
General Ledger Workflow
General Ledger Workflow
Create Purchase Order From Sales
Create Purchase Order From Sales
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User Review Highlights

3.89

60 Reviews

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Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Customer Support

out of 5
3.5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5
  • icon"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."
  • icon"I like the integration of the modules (ie.e purchase order, to inventory, to accounts payable, to general ledger). This speeds up all data entry."
  • icon"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."
  • icon"Some of the features cost extra money. Poor code requires constant updates and can't able to look back at transactions."
  • icon"It seems like Cougar forgot all the lessons they learned through their DOS and CMS products. The reports are terrible and less informative than those in CMS."
  • icon"Poor code requiring constant updates/fixes. Which most time is Full 3gb."

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How much does Denali Business cost?

Denali Business and Denali FUND packages available including Basecamp, Ascent and Summit options. Contact Denali for pricing information.

Starting price

$1,999.00 one time

Free trial

Available

Free version

Not Available

Which features does Denali Business offer?

Core features:

AccountingAccounting IntegrationAccounts PayableAccounts ReceivableActivity DashboardApproval Process ControlAudit ManagementAudit TrailBank ReconciliationBilling & InvoicingShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for functionality.

How easy is Denali Business to use and deploy?

Denali Business supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Windows, Linux.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Denali Business

3.89/5 out of 60 Reviews

Showing 1 - 5 of 60 reviews

Sharon

Time used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5

February 2016

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

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!

Anonymous

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

June 2017

Not as good as CMS Pro but heading in excellent direction

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.

Mark

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
2

Ease-of-use

out of 5
1

Value for money

out of 5
1

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

September 2017

Many features not right. My CPA hates the software.

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.

Sandy

Industry: Civic & Social Organization

Time used: Less than 12 months

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

March 2016

We learn something new everyday, their customer service is exceptional

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.

David

Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain

Time used: More than 2 years

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4.5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2015

Best value in accounting software I have ever seen.

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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