A full accounting software system designed by Cougar Mountain Software for startups and small organizations.
Everything you expect from a leading business accounting solution, plus the tools to manage cash flow, monitor profitability, analyze trends, track inventory, and make informed financial decisions based on real-time accounting data. Let Cougar Mountain show you how DENALI Business+Accounting can serve your business.
Accounting software should do more than keep the books.
DENALI’s Accounts Payable software is easy to use and provides everything you need to manage vendors and payments. Save time and minimize human error with the Accounts Payable module.
DENALI’s Accounts Receivable software allows you to track your customer transactions over time and retain a history of customer charges, payments, notes, and more. You can set up credit limits and note if a customer should receive a special discount on certain products.
Because all DENALI modules are integrated, there’s no need to enter the same data twice.
Monitor and Manage Bank Accounts DENALI’s Bank Reconciliation module matches your financial records with the bank’s list of transactions, and reconciles bank statements to actual checks and deposits.
Bank Reconciliation includes the ability to:
Calculates depreciation and amortization for an unlimited number of organizations.
Assets can be sorted by category, location, property code, date placed in service, user-defined fields, and any number of general ledger accounts.
Depreciation and amortization methods include straight line, various declining balance methods, sum-of-the-years, ACRS and MACRS. Override capabilities allow depreciation amounts to be manually added.
Edit checks on depreciation methods, effective dates, asset lives, luxury auto limitations, special expense (IRC 179) limitations, etc. all help you comply with federal tax laws.
Immediate tax law update notifications to help you stay compliant with federal tax laws.
Fixed asset management can be challenging and time-consuming. Cougar Mountain Software has partnered with Comprehensive Microsystems, Inc. to provide The System, an intuitive fixed assets accounting solution that works with our Fixed Assets module. Accounting tasks that may have taken days in the past can now be completed in a fraction of the time.
Manage your assets with help from a collection of pre-formatted reports that are compliant with accounting standards and IRS regulations.
Journal entries can be printed or exported to the General Ledger module.
DENALI’s General Ledger module is the core source of information regarding the financial health of your business. The General Ledger is where you create accounts, budgets, and make journal entries (DENALI will make entries automatically when you post transactions from other modules).
You can track the financial status of your business when you generate and view the available report types, such as the Financial Reports, Budget Review Reports, and Reference Reports. Because all DENALI modules are integrated, there’s no need to enter the same data twice.
General ledger reports include:
DENALI’s Inventory module manages and tracks products and services and maintains detailed records of items you purchase and sell. With several tracking, pricing, and grouping options to meet the needs of your business, the Inventory module can help identify sales trends and inventory movement to prevent lost revenue. See our Multi-location Inventory add-on for inventory control in multiple locations.
Because all DENALI modules are integrated, there’s no need to enter the same data twice. Click here to learn more about DENALI modules, packages, and add-ons.
Multi-location Inventory - Track inventory in your back room, mobile units, across the street, or across the country with Multi-Location Inventory. Use this enhancement to establish locations for your stock items and print reports to track your items and sales by location.
BarTender Label Generator - Cougar Mountain has partnered with Seagull Scientific, Inc. to bring you BarTender® Label Software, an integrated bar code customization tool that gives you total control over the layout, design, and appearance of your stock item bar codes.
With Denali Order Entry you can easily enter information on sales, inventory items, customers, or receivables from one screen. It allows your clerks to look up prices, item descriptions and customer records - reducing error and improving customer satisfaction. Customer information and inventory items can be added or edited from the sales-entry screen to keep records accurate. Or, use the security options and restrict access to specific employees or personnel.
Whether you have one employee or 1000, CMS Professional’s Payroll module provides everything your company needs to pay employees, manage taxes, and support any number of standard or unique deductions.
At-a-Glance Dashboards - One of the most popular features of our DENALI Accounting Software is the sales and financial dashboards, which bring you real-time, graphical reports about the trends, financial health, and sales of your organization. Management will be thrilled to have instant access to key financial information.
Tax Updates - Tax Updates provide you with the latest changes and updates based on current tax requirements. The PR Tax Update Utility contains the latest federal, state, and local withholding codes to keep your Cougar Mountain Payroll tax tables current. The Utility also has Payroll and Accounts Payable tax reporting forms for the current tax year.
Tax Forms - Cougar Mountain has partnered with Aatrix to offer a solution that allows you to integrate with our Payroll application to prepare, print, and eFile payroll forms in all 50 states.
Forms and Supplies - Forms and other print supplies for your Cougar Mountain Software. Blank documents from Cougar Mountain Forms+Supplies are IRS compatible and guaranteed to work with our accounting software. Most forms also work with other accounting software systems.
ACH Direct Deposit - Great add-on for Payroll users. Save money every payday and streamline your payment processes with NatPay’s ACH Direct Deposit Distribution services.
DENALI’s Point of Sale (POS) solution is configurable for just about any size business or organization, from a small gift shop to a large, multi-location setup. A few of the many POS features include:
DENALI’s Purchase Order module provides several features to easily manage purchase orders, invoicing, and view vendor history.
There are a variety of reports available that provide information about items you ordered, when they are expected, and the vendors from which you ordered them.
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We ended up purchasing Cougar Mountain Denali software and we are implementing at this time. It has adequate functionality, intuitive use, good support, reasonable price.
It’s been a rocky road. We were interested in their job cost module. The Denali was a new release and there were some bugs in it and it still has problems. I think they are trying to fix it. If I could do it again, I would have picked something else. Aside from it being buggy I do like their job costing.
So much Cougar just doesn’t get right.
I’m all about history of sales. They keep tons of that.
Long list; Address fields that are shorter than UPS, FedEx or USPS use. *** Ship To address: Enter a Company Name, Contact… Software does not use the Company name anywhere… “designed that way” *** Credit Card Transactions from within Accounts Recievalbe A/R post to Bank Reconciliation, Credit Card Transactions in Sales/Order Entry Do NOT post to Bank Reconciliation. Cougar says, it’s that way because you might not go to the bank with the deposit ! Need to say more? *** Cougar offers Credit Card integration with their software. But THEY don’t even use it. *** eDelivery, email invoices/statements to client with email addresses sounds great. Uses different forms that Denali. Edits to the forms have to be made in both files. *** No way bulk print Statements for customers without email addresses *** Bulk printing of Invoices that have not been printed works. However, Posting of Invoices will warn you if Invoices have not been printed, Yea. But also any ON HOLD order, in the batch that has not been printed and not to be posted anyway. So you get use to Ignoring Warnings *** Back up lists files that were successful, yea, THEN those Not. So you have to scroll down all the time to see if everything was ok. Or trust Denali to pop up an additional warning. *** Software seems more written to be a Cash Drawer/Retail setting. Been using their software for over 10 years.
It really wasn’t for our type of need. But once we got in there and worked with it, we were able to make it work for us and it works fine now.
It does more than we need, which means it should be good for us to use for years to come.
We are a warehouse that brings products in and stores them (they are not our products). Denali is more for retail. There is a lot more capabilities/features/code than we really need. For our application, we had to get some crystal reports built which cost us extra, but we were able to do it and it works fine and fair. If we did it again, we’d get something a bit more simplistic that is designed for our type of a warehouse (as we don’t track the cost of the products in our inventory since we don’t own them) and that’s a big portion of the software we do not use.
Worst software they ever made. Spent $20K and threw it in the trash. No technical support and what was available was on their terms only. It was not as user-friendly as they said it would be. I can’t say enough bad things about it. It was a purchase instead of a lease so we just wrote it off. I would never ever recommend.
Cash register portion of it was the only redeeming quality (where you scan the credit cards).
It sucks. I spent $3,500 and 3 months trying to get the stuff on my system and scrapped it. I went back to my old program.
Having a problem trying to go to the training… only downfall we have. Our director is still on the fence about finishing the implementation.
I’m sure it will work in the long-run but it has been years since we decided on the software but still do not have it up and running.
Cougar has done everything they can do but we need authorized travel to get off reservation. As a reservation government, we need permission to go off site for any training that our employees need for the software. We wish the training could be a bit more mobile or we could figure out a better way to handle this.
Works great. We did have one glitch that was operator error, and they helped me figure it out immediately.
Anytime we need training or any updates they send our way, they are on it. I have to give them kudos.
We have no complaints.
we have been using CMS Accounting since DOS 25+ years. Normally upgrades is a smooth transaction and have always loved the product. Then came Denali. It was never ready to be released. My IT person had a heck of a time with quirks within the system but finally got it set up. There are too many quirks to write here. I have all these AR accounts that I can not delete because they are inbedded deep into the software. It has all been purged and no luck. Cougar says the only way to get them out is for them to spend 2 hours cleaning it up. However this will be until the end of eternity unless they are a new account within the new system. Seems we would have been advised to just add the info into the new system. It was a disaster and the money spent for my IT guy that has been working with CMS for as long as have had it? How about not being able to change an employee to married in the middle of the year? No it’s not a button to be checked. If you print your AR screen, no address appears so you have to write it in. Really? The issues are endless and the glitches…OMG. Maybe just coming clean to the software would be OK but if you are on Pro DO NOT DO IT!!! I once would have given them a 5 star but now anymore.
Very easy to motivate and learn.
Dont’ get me started!
Denali can be tailored to meet your needs. Whether you stand a lone payroll or fully integrated Accounting, Sales and inventory you can pick and choose what suits you.
Easy to use, once the software is setup the interface is easy even for the beginner
Setup time is a bit longer because of the flexibility
I have used the payroll portion of the software and it is amazing. The system will create a journal entry for the pay period according to your accounting software if using another system. Even if using the entire accounting software, this system works efficiently.
Supposedly a fully integrated accounting solution. An amateurish copy of the much more complete Cougar Mountain Accounting Pro Software. Denali is not ready for roll out and a much inferior product to CMS ACT PRO. When I discovered that their Payroll module couldn’t even provide accurate gross pay reports (let alone taxable wage, etc), the technical support department insisted the reports #’s were correct (they weren’t) and then told me I would have to go through the quarter’s payroll and manually add up (yep - by hand) all the paychecks by employee to get the information I need, such as gross pay - to include that pesky sick and vacation time — OTL pay, correct tax amounts, net etc. This is the most disappointing offering from Cougar Mountain in decades.
I’ve used Cougar for 24 years. The only thing positive about Denali is it “looks” similar to CMS ACT PRO. That’s where the positive ends, because it doesn’t work as well as CMS PRO and in fact, fails to provide some pretty basic information. Who sorts by name using a first name?? Who calculates taxes only on REG+OT pay, but excludes S/V/PTO and additions to gross? I mean… was there an accountant or bookkeeper even involved in the process of EXTRACTING the information from the software once it was put into it? Huge FAIL Cougar.
It doesn’t provide adequate reporting, the PR entry is amateurish and inefficient… and they can’t seem to figure out how to get the information OUT that is put IN.
Denali is a sophisticated accounting package for small businesses that recognize that accounting is important and that accounting software should grow with the business it serves.
Denali can handle all the complexity that sales and supply chain can have, but it doesn’t force us to use features we don’t need yet. It also lets dive down to the foundation (debits and credits, individual transactions, etc.) in an industry-standard database.
Denali isn’t famous, so there isn’t a selection of books or third-party accessories to support it.