Denali FUND

Nonprofit accounting software

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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.

Denali FUND Overview

Pricing

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Value for money

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Denali FUND Features

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Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

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Denali FUND's inventory module helps users track and manage products and services, while maintaining detailed records of items purchased and sold
Use the General Ledger module to set up fund accounts and budgets, as well as make journal entries
View critical business information, including balance sheets, revenue and expense information, and FASB reports
Customizable dashboards, predictive analytics and pulse alerts help give organizations the data analysis they need to plan for the future
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
Enter and pay vendor bills, or set up recurring bills with the accounts payable (AP) module
Denali FUND video Denali FUND screenshot: Denali FUND's inventory module helps users track and manage products and services, while maintaining detailed records of items purchased and sold Denali FUND screenshot: Use the General Ledger module to set up fund accounts and budgets, as well as make journal entries Denali FUND screenshot: View critical business information, including balance sheets, revenue and expense information, and FASB reports Denali FUND screenshot: Customizable dashboards, predictive analytics and pulse alerts help give organizations the data analysis they need to plan for the future Denali 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 screenshot: Enter and pay vendor bills, or set up recurring bills with the accounts payable (AP) module

Denali FUND Reviews

Denali FUND Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
22

Very good
13

Average
6

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,1
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,4
85% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Very early in conversion process...

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


Lezah S.

Denali Fund Accounting is accurate

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.


David G.

Fund accounting and Cougar Mtn. customer service

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.


Mary P.

Support is Wonderful

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.


Wendy J.

The staff are very helpful.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Very early in conversion process...

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Lezah S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Denali Fund Accounting is accurate

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

David G.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Fund accounting and Cougar Mtn. customer service

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Mary P.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Support is Wonderful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Wendy J.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The staff are very helpful.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,1/10
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Denali FUND Pricing

Denali FUND Pricing

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Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 41 user ratings
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Denali FUND Features

Denali FUND Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Communication Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Volunteer Management
Features
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Additional information for Denali FUND

Additional information for Denali FUND

Key features of Denali FUND

  • Aatrix tax service add-on
  • Access control
  • Accounting management
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Assignment management
  • Audit trail
  • Automated benefits, tax & deductions calculations
  • Automated due to/due from interfund transactions
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Barcode labels add-on
  • Budgeting
  • Business intelligence add-on
  • Check printing
  • Crystal reports add-on
  • Customer history
  • Customizable reporting
  • Donation management
  • Donation tracking
  • Donor management add-on
  • Due date tracking
  • Electronic payments
  • Encumbrance tracking
  • Expense allocation
  • Financial reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Fundraising management add-on
  • GAAP & FASB compliant
  • General ledger
  • Grant management
  • Integrated eCommerce add-on
  • Invoice management
  • Merchant services add-on
  • Multi-location inventory add-on
  • Order entry
  • Payment generation
  • Permission management
  • Point of sale (POS)
  • Purchase order management
  • Purchasing management
  • Real-time data
  • Real-time reporting
  • Receiving
  • Recurring billing
  • Role-based permissions
  • Search functionality
  • Specialty shop add-on
  • Taxation & assessment
  • Time tracking add-on
  • True fund accounting
  • Unlimited fund accounts
  • Utility billing
  • Vendor management
  • iVault online backups add-on

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.

  • Denali FUND FAQs

    Denali FUND FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Denali FUND.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Denali FUND offer?

    Denali FUND offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact Denali for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Denali FUND?

    Denali FUND offers the following features:

    • Aatrix tax service add-on
    • Access control
    • Accounting management
    • Accounts payable
    • Accounts receivable
    • Assignment management
    • Audit trail
    • Automated benefits, tax & deductions calculations
    • Automated due to/due from interfund transactions
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Barcode labels add-on
    • Budgeting
    • Business intelligence add-on
    • Check printing
    • Crystal reports add-on
    • Customer history
    • Customizable reporting
    • Donation management
    • Donation tracking
    • Donor management add-on
    • Due date tracking
    • Electronic payments
    • Encumbrance tracking
    • Expense allocation
    • Financial reporting
    • Forecasting
    • Fundraising management add-on
    • GAAP & FASB compliant
    • General ledger
    • Grant management
    • Integrated eCommerce add-on
    • Invoice management
    • Merchant services add-on
    • Multi-location inventory add-on
    • Order entry
    • Payment generation
    • Permission management
    • Point of sale (POS)
    • Purchase order management
    • Purchasing management
    • Real-time data
    • Real-time reporting
    • Receiving
    • Recurring billing
    • Role-based permissions
    • Search functionality
    • Specialty shop add-on
    • Taxation & assessment
    • Time tracking add-on
    • True fund accounting
    • Unlimited fund accounts
    • Utility billing
    • Vendor management
    • iVault online backups add-on

    Q. Who are the typical users of Denali FUND?

    Denali FUND has the following typical customers:

    Non Profit

    Q. What languages does Denali FUND support?

    Denali FUND supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Denali FUND offer?

    Denali FUND has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Denali FUND support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Denali FUND supports

    Q. What other apps does Denali FUND integrate with?

    Denali FUND integrates with the following applications:

    Sage | Accounting

    Q. What level of support does Denali FUND offer?

    Denali FUND offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support