Training in Pocatello Idaho

healthwest-bldgA view of the on-site training held in Pocatello, Idaho with Health West, Inc.

Jeremy, our Cougar Mountain trainer, visited them to train the business personnel on how to use Cougar Mountain accounting software to best fit their business needs.

4 Reasons You Might Separate Business and Personal Finances


Most people have a personal bank account at a bank or credit union. The purpose of the accounts is to provide typical personal banking needs like checking and savings, debit cards, and ATM access.  When you start your business, you’re faced with the choice. You can use your personal account for your business finances, or establish a separate account. While it is possible to use your personal account when your business is small, it’s best to set up a separate account as soon as possible. Let’s look at four reasons a separate business account makes good financial sense. [Read more...]

Is Cougar Mountain Software a good fit for your organization?

right-fitEvery business is unique and different. Your business may value self-reliance over speed, or appreciate on-line instructions versus talking to a customer care representative. One of the most important aspects of choosing an accounting system for your business is determining the right mix of price, product functionality, additional features, customer service, and security. [Read more...]

What XP’s End-of-Life Could Mean for Your Business

Microsoft’s announcement that they no longer support their Windows XP operating system has many small and medium sized business owners concerned. You may be asking yourself if your older computers are still secure, reliable, and useful, or if they are vulnerable to hackers. You are not alone, as these are the legitimate questions other business owners are asking too.
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Cougar Mountain Software Announces Partnership with Merchant Warehouse

Boise, ID (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

This week, Cougar Mountain Software, the provider of Denali POS Accounting software, announced an increased level of partnership with Merchant Warehouse, a leading provider of payment technologies and merchant account services.

Before the announcement, Cougar Mountain Software offered customers Merchant Warehouse payment services as an affordable, effective payment processing solution. This week’s announcement identifies Merchant Warehouse as the exclusive provider of payment services for Cougar Mountain Software. It also reveals that Merchant Warehouse’s Genius™ Customer Engagement Platform™ has been fully integrated into Denali POS. [Read more...]

Denali 4.0 Has Been Released

This week, Cougar Mountain Software announced the release of the latest version of their core accounting software system: Denali 4.0. This release of Denali includes the Payroll module. The core accounting system has been updated to include enhancements in many of the most used modules: Accounts Receivable, Purchase Order, Order Entry, and Inventory. Several reports in the modules have also been updated. Denali Payroll streamlines payroll processes to reduce both time and effort. [Read more...]

Tax Time? What Your Accountant Needs From You

While some small business owners do their own taxes, many opt to turn over the job to a qualified accountant. An accountant is more knowledgeable about the details of the tax code and the types of expenses a business can claim as deductions. Because accountants work with taxes and finances all the time, they’re also less likely to make mistakes that can get you into hot water with state and federal tax agencies.

Every business owner wants to maximize their deductions, minimize their tax expenses, and avoid an audit. The deductions you can make vary depending on how your business is incorporated, but there are certain financial documents your accountant will need, no matter how your business is set up. To get the best possible outcome, here are some things your accountant needs from you. [Read more...]