entree

entree

ERP Software for Food Distributors

4.5/5 (13 reviews)

entree Overview

NECS entrée is the latest ERP for food distributors, offering functionality for everything from inventory management and truck routing, to sales and reporting.

It is a great system for both full line distributors, and distributors that specialize in everything from produce, cheese, meat, and dairy to beverage and seafood distribution.

Our entree software is a Windows-based, on-premise system for distributors that report from $1 million up to $500 million in annual sales.

This ERP suite contains all the functionality food distributors need to operate their business, including inventory management, order entry, purchasing, truck routing, warehouse management, accounting, and reporting functionality.

Industry-specific features include catch weight management, special pricing for different customers, lot control and tracing, route automation for efficient and accurate routing directions, online order entry, and electronic manifests for delivery drivers.

The system also includes accounting functionality to make food distributors’ jobs easier, with features like commission management and reporting, AR and AP management, and an excellent order entry module.

This system is deployed on-premise and can run on Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Pricing

Starting from
US$4 995,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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M
L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

entree Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
85% positive reviews
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James F.

20 year veteran office manager user/ trainer of entree

Reviewed on 2014/06/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The software can meet the needs of any organization. The design of the components that make up the package can be initiated and used as almost separate components. Of course, the most benefit is realized by using all components in harmony, but perhaps there are companies who would not need to use all of the components all of the time. The software can be scaled from a single computer user who just wanted purchase order management to a large network using all facets of the software as needed. The software is infinitely customizable and can easily grow with your needs. The software is easily understood by first time users, and employees with no computer experience can be up and running with a short training time.

Cons

I personally think this product is fabulous. I initiated it in our business many versions ago, and at that time, I bought it from or because of a printed advertisement. It was a single-user system, and our small company management was very skeptical of its promised benefit. Being the only person who believed it could help, I was responsible for everything it could and couldn't do. The accompanying manual was enormous, and I had a very difficult time putting it all together, fighting management all the way. What I like least is that there is very little help and instruction offered to the small time-user. Of course, now there's online and phone product support and training offered by the vendor, but I feel it can only be afforded by very large corporate clients. There should be some kind of tutor with tips and suggestions that can be sidebarred or built in to help the small needs user.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tom W.

NECS Entree software for food distributors

Reviewed on 2015/08/31
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

NECS software is the best possible. So easy to use and so easy to contact the staff.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about the product or vendor. This product does everything that we could possibly want and then some. The owner of the company and his staff attend the Dot Food Show and the two Golbon Conferences annually. I get to visit with them at those shows. I have also attended two regional NECS one day seminars in Dallas and New Orleans. The regional seminars are much less expensive than traveling to their home office.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Susan H.

Un-Happy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/30
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Love, Hate!!

Pros

Cache Weights. For more money you can personalize it. Fills the need of a Food Distribution business.

Cons

I had a version that was discontinued which I paid A lot of money for more than 10 years ago. We are a small company and the program is over kill but I needed cache weights. They recently made me upgrade and spend A lot more money for software that they haven't perfected. I'm very unhappy with the new version, the old version was easier, better and every few years we call to get the kinks out. But the new version is not performing properly and I've called tooooo many times to fix it. And still they have not!!!!!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

0.0/10
Tammy C.

Entree is the way to go!

Reviewed on 2016/07/13
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Easy to learn and very user friendly. I can always teach new employees to use the system quickly. We like how much or how little information we can get on reports. I always enjoy working with the vendor. They take very good care of us.

Cons

At this time I don't have anything that we don't like.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Anthony P.

Pezzello Bros Fruit & Produce, Inc.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/03
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

First system we invested in the "beta" NECS before "entre'" in 1990's the learning curve was difficult. People from the company came on site to our company with our Start-up and made adjustments on the fly. Today the system has evolved into one of the best wholesale distributor programs in the world. It's amazing how fast NECS caught on but they still cater to our needs. We would recommend Entree to any wholesale company the technology that NECS is offering is second to none.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

entree Pricing

Starting from
US$4 995,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Pricing for the NECS entrée system starts at $4,995 and increases related to the number of workstations licensed for simultaneous use.

entree Features


  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for entree

Key features of entree

  • Accounts Payable / General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Apple iPad App for Order Entry by Salespeople
  • Inventory Control
  • Online Order Entry for Customers and Salespeople
  • Order Entry
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Analysis
  • Truck Routing
  • Warehouse Management w/Barcode Scanning

Benefits

Your foodservice distribution operation provides you with challenges every day. Staying profitable while providing your customers with exceptional service is your goal. NECS understands your needs. We've been developing and constantly improving our software for the fast paced world of food distributors since 1987.

If you are looking for a proven, easy-to-use food distribution system that will bring your wholesale food distribution operation to the next level… look no further than NECS!

entree FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for entree.

Q. What type of pricing plans does entree offer?

entree offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$4 995,00

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing for the NECS entrée system starts at $4,995 and increases related to the number of workstations licensed for simultaneous use.

Q. What are the main features of entree?

entree offers the following features:

  • Accounts Payable / General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Apple iPad App for Order Entry by Salespeople
  • Inventory Control
  • Online Order Entry for Customers and Salespeople
  • Order Entry
  • Purchasing
  • Sales Analysis
  • Truck Routing
  • Warehouse Management w/Barcode Scanning

Q. Who are the typical users of entree?

entree has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does entree support?

entree supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does entree offer?

entree has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does entree support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices entree supports

Q. What other apps does entree integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations entree has

Q. What level of support does entree offer?

We do not have any information about what support options entree has