About Entree

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.

Key benefits of Entree

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!

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Features

Total features of Entree: 15

  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Cost Management
  • Customer Management
  • Import/Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Lot Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Picking & Routing
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Traceability
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(13)
Value for Money
3,7/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Tom W.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

NECS Entree software for food distributors

Reviewed on 2015/08/31

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.

James F.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

20 year veteran office manager user/ trainer of entree

Reviewed on 2014/06/19

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.

Susan H.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Un-Happy

Reviewed on 2019/08/30

Love, Hate!!

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!!!!!

Tammy C.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Entree is the way to go!

Reviewed on 2016/07/13

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.

Michael A.
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Reviewed on 2013/07/17

We are a family owned, full line Foodservice distributor. In 1998, we knew it was time to start...

We are a family owned, full line Foodservice distributor. In 1998, we knew it was time to start making it easier on ourselves and started looking for software that would do everthing we wanted it to. We used to do everything hand written. NECS Entree simplified our operation. We have been using Entree ever since, and going back I wouldn't have done anything different - except get the program earlier. The program is easy to use and easy to train new employees with. NECS has always responded to any issues we may have had promptly.

Being able to get programs built to our needs is very important to us. I have recommended this system to other distributors and would continue to recommend NECS. We have been using the iPads for the salesmen, and they love it - except they are limited on what they can do as far as running reports, adding to orders, and making changes in the customers account. Without giving them access remotely, the salesman are limited.

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Entree offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$4 995,00/one-time
  • Pricing model: One Time License
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Entree has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Entree supports the following languages:

English

Entree supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Entree offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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