DENALI’s customizable financial and sales dashboards provide users with valuable information such as current financial indicators, profit and loss, cash flow and product sales. Users can easily enter budget estimates during the initial stages of account setup, and later finalize numbers to reflect the true budget amounts. The Financial Dashboard offers customizable revenue and loss and cash flow information with user-defined date ranges and data size options. The Sales Dashboard offers a multitude of information such as Top Sales by Product, Sales Comparisons and Top Sales by Location.
System security is excellent, with both individual and group security options and system access set by module. Administrators can assign users to a specific group, with global rights for each group. Collection capability is excellent in the AR module, where users can track all customer transactions, including aging amounts, and can create collection letters as needed. Fundraising options are found in DonorExpress, where all donations and gifts can be entered, with thank you letters automatically issued. Prospective donors can also be entered and managed for targeted annual appeals, as well as other solicitations.
Financial Statements & Reporting - 5 Stars
Reporting options are excellent, with more than 120 standard reports available. All reports can be easily customized using the add-on Crystal Reports feature. DENALI contains numerous user-defined fields that can be used for reporting capabilities, including the GASB 34 statement. Required reports such as FASB reports, which include the Statement of Activities and Statement of Cash Flow, are also available. Grant and fund reports can be processed by sorting report filters by each individual fund to get the information necessary. All reports can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet or to a third-party reporting application such as Crystal Reports.
Integration & Import/Export - 5 Stars
DENALI is a modular product, so all elements work together for solid system integration. Add-on modules can be purchased as needed. Users can easily import or export customer, vendor, transaction or payroll data as needed, and accountants can access DENALI remotely for easy data access and retrieval.
Help/Support - 4.75 Stars
Twelve months of the vendor’s Software Assurance plan is included with the purchase of DENALI. New users will also receive access to all system updates and available downloads, as well as a FAQs area on the website. The product contains an excellent Help function, and various software support plans are available. Training options include telephone, online and on-site training, as well as training at Cougar Mountain Software’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho. All software support is handled from their headquarters, as well. 4.75
Summary & Pricing
DENALI FUND + Accounting is an excellent addition to the Cougar Mountain Software DENALI suite. Suitable for small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations and government entities, DENALI modules start at $595 per module (which includes the Software Assurance plan) and a required $295 user license.