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Denali Business

Cougar Mountain Software’s Denali Business is a complete accounting solution with the ability to customize modules to perfectly adapt to your business’ needs, making Denali Business the ideal solution for any growing business.

Each Denali module is able to not only integrate with each other, but they all work seamlessly so you don’t have to spend extra time entering in the same information multiple times. 

Denali Business

Save Money With a Bundled Package

  1. Basecamp: for organizations that are just starting out
  2. Ascent: for organizations needing more
  3. Summit: for organizations wanting to reach the top
Bundled Packages for Denali Accounting Software
Business Package Bundle Details
Basecamp Bundled Package
  • Tamper-proof Audit Trail
  • General Ledger Module [GL]
  • Accounts Payable Module [AP]
  • Accounts Receivable Module [AR]
  • Bank Reconciliation Module [BR]
  • Controller Module [CT]
  • 8 Hours of Support and Training
  • Software Assurance (1st Year)
  • At-a-glance Dashboards
Ascent Bundled Package

Includes Everything in Basecamp Plus:

  • Inventory Module [IN]
  • Order Entry Module [SA]
  • Crystal Reports
Summit Bundled Package

Includes Everything in Basecamp and Ascent Plus:

  • Purchase Order Module [PO]
  • Payroll Module [PR]
  • Multi-location Inventory [MLI]

Additional Add-ons and Services

Expensify
Expensify makes the process of uploading a receipt or invoice as easy as one click. Just snap a photo and Expensify’s automated system puts your receipts or invoices into an expense report for you to review and post.

Cougar Forms
Order 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. Find out more.

Avatax by Avalara
Avatax lets you calculate sales tax amounts on your invoices, and can calculate sales tax for over 12,000 taxing jurisdictions in the U.S.

Merchant Transaction Services
This payment processor aggregates and integrates every payment type, customer program, and transaction technology into a single platform. Find out more.

eCommerce Integration
Integrate 3dCart with Sales to import your web transactions with the click of a button. Find out more.

Tsheets Time Tracking
With TSheets you can easily track, approve, and sync employee times for payroll to save hours each week and thousands of dollars each year in payroll costs. Find out more.

Job Cost
Small manufacturing and contracting companies can improve profitability, gain a competitive advantage, and ensure their accounting systems are accurate and up to date. Find out more.

Denali eDelivery
Email your customer statements, invoices, purchase orders, and securely send employee pay stubs. Find out more.

Bamboo HR
Provides human resource software with a dashboard homepage which includes an applicant tracking system & employee benefits.

Applianz Application Server
Lets companies put their applications, even legacy and desktop software, into a local cloud environment for easy access anywhere.


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System Requirements

DENALI supports multiple system configurations; read below for the specific details for each. Note: Installation must be done on the primary system drive of the PC. If you have any questions about the system requirements for Denali Accounting Software, please contact an Account Executive.

Stand Alone

Stand Alone Configuration

  • A “stand alone configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a single system. These components consist of:
    • Client Utilities
    • Server Utilities
    • License Server Utilities
    • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI Accounting Software on a single machine.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).
Component Processor Ram Disk Space
Stand Alone (Client, Server, and SQL Server) AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Stand Alone /w Crystal Reports 2016 AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 65 GB
Stand Alone /w Bartender 2019 AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 80 GB
Stand Alone /w Bi AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Two Tier

Two Tier Configuration

  • A “two-tier configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a client-server setup.
    • Client components consist of:
      • Client Utilities
      • Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Server components consist of:
      • Client Utilities (Recommended to install, not required on sever)
      • Server Utilities
      • License Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
      • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI multi-user on a client-server setup.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).

Two Tier Processor RAM Disk Space
Client AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 10 GB
Client /w Crystal Reports Standard AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 15 GB
Server w/ SQL Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Three Tier

Three Tier Configuration

  • A “three-tier configuration” encompasses all the components needed to run Denali on a client-application-server setup.
    • Client components consist of:
      • Client Utilities
      • Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Application Server components consist of:
      • Client Utilities (Recommended to install, not required on sever)
      • Server Utilities
      • License Server Utilities
      • Crystal Reports Runtime
    • Server components consist of:
      • Microsoft SQL Server
  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI multi-user on a client-application-server setup.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).

Three Tier Processor RAM Disk Space
Client AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 10 GB
Client /w Crystal Reports Standard AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 15 GB
Business Application Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU See users chart 10 GB
Data Server w/ SQL Server AMD or Intel based processors, Dual Core CPU 4 GB 60 GB
Data Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI AMD or Intel based processors, 8 Logical Cores + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here

Users:
1 to 9 4 GB
10 to 38 8 GB
39 to 70 16 GB
71 to 100 32 GB

 

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines

  • The following tables reflect the current minimum system recommendations and operating platform requirements for DENALI on Virtual machines.
  • Any component of Denali can be installed on any supported Operating System.
  • The latest version of SQL Server compatible with Denali is SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 (Express edition is installed by default).
Component vCPU Processor RAM
Client 1 2.1 GHz + 4 GB
Server w/ SQL Server 2 2.1 GHz + 4 GB
Server w/ SQL Server (Recommend) 4 2.1 GHz + 8 GB
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI 8 2.1 GHz + 16 GB

 

Users:
1 to 9 4 GB
10 to 38 8 GB
39 to 70 16 GB
71 to 100 32 GB

 

Operating System & Video Requirements
Windows Desktop Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019 (Essentials or Greater)
Monitor 1600 x 900 Resolution or greater
SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 (Express edition is installed by default)

 

General Considerations

General Considerations for Running Denali

Network Speeds (Not Internet)

  • Denali is network intensive: having a 1 Gbps, (1000 Mbps) connection is preferred over a 100 Mbps
  • Denali operations more efficiently on wired vs wireless networks.

Monitor

  • The optimal resolution for Denali is 1920×1080 (4k monitors are not recommend).

Solid State Drives

  • Use SSD (Solid State Drive) instead of HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to ensure high I/O performance and read and write times.

CPU- recommendation

  • Intel® Core i3 4th generation (or an equivalent AMD processor)

Terminal Server

  • Denali can be installed on Windows Servers running Remote Desktop Services or Remote App.
  • Note that some features of the software will not work simultaneously in conjunction with RDS.
    • Example: multiple people printing the same report to screen simultaneously.

Local Settings

  • Set system date on the local computer to MM/dd/yyyy
  • Set region in Windows to English (United States)

Minimum Requirements for Denali BI

Usage Processor Cores Processor RAM Disk Space
Server w/ SQL Server & Denali BI 8 2.1 GHz + 16 GB 100 GB

Read more about Denali BI recommendations here.

Notes

Note: Operating Systems should have the latest available service packs (SPs) from Microsoft®. If you process credit/debit cards using MerchantWARE® TransPort™ (MWT), please be advised that MWT does not support any “Home” versions from Microsoft.
Note: Data servers should have 4 GB for up to 4 users with an additional 2 GB of RAM per user over 4 (i.e. 5 users would be 6 GB, 6 users would be 8 GB)
Note: Denali operates with either 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.

Windows Support Lifecycle

  • Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and SQL Server 2012 are copyrights of Microsoft®.
  • Denali will remain compatible with the above operating systems until Microsoft ends extended support (EOES) for them. To learn more, read the Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Upcoming EOES

  • EOES for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is 07/12/2022.
  • EOES for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 is 01/10/2023.
  • EOES for Windows Server 2016 is 1/12/2027.

Past EOES

  • EOES for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 was 1/14/2020.
  • EOES for Windows Vista was 4/11/2017.
  • EOES for Windows Server 2003 was 7/14/2015.
  • EOES for Windows XP was 4/8/2014.

Pre-Sales FAQ

How often are updates released?

Denali has approximately one update released per quarter.

How is support billed?
There is a 10-minute minimum and then after the first 10 minutes, time is billed in one-minute increments.
How does it work when you call for support?

When you call for support, you will provide your company or support number and we will open a ticket/case. You will need to provide the area of the program you need help with and your contact information. You will receive a call back in the order the call was received. Typical call back time is within an hour—this varies based on call volume and time of year.

Do you offer data conversion?
Yes, custom quotes for data conversion require a meeting with one of our conversion specialists. Once this meeting is complete we will provide you with a custom statement of work.
How do modules integrate?
Modules integrate in a variety of ways or not at all, and integration can be set up to best suit your needs. A brief conversation with a trainer can determine what will work best for you.
How much does Denali cost?
Pricing varies based on your specific needs. Please contact an account executive at 1-800-388-3038 and we will create a custom quote for you.
How do you track users?

On-Premise users are tracked by simultaneous logins.  Once the maximum number of users is reached it will make the next login wait.  Cloud option is tracked by named user.

How does Denali compare to QuickBooks?
There are many differences between Denali and QuickBooks. Some of the primary reasons our clients upgrade from a program like QuickBooks is the security provided in our audit trail, flexibility in reporting, and open data structure.
Can I try Denali before I buy it?
Yes, you can sign up for a 60-day trial and get 2 hours of training and 2 hours of support. This gives you a chance to get used to the way Denali works and see for yourself all the great features Denali has to offer.
Do you help with installation and setup?
Yes, we have an onboarding process that guides you through installation, setup, training, and any custom reports you need.
Can I purchase only one module?
Yes, however, some modules work much better when they integrate with other modules. Payroll, General Ledger, Bank Reconciliation, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable can all work independently as stand-alone modules. Purchase Order can be purchased separately but there would be no Lookups for Inventory or Accounts Payable. Order Entry is much more beneficial with Inventory and Accounts Receivable. Job Cost requires Order Entry.
Do you offer an in-house payroll solution?

Yes, Denali Payroll is the perfect in-house payroll solution that handles multiple pay rates, tracks benefits—even across multiple states.

How much training is required for Denali?

A minimum for any order is 8 hours, but we recommend between 16 to 24 hours. This can include online personal training, three days of on-site training, or a combination of the two based on your needs.

What type of training do you offer?

We have a variety of training options, these include: on-site at your office, personal online training, recorded training videos, regional training in various cities across the country, and classroom training at our office in Boise, Idaho.