A full ERP system designed by NECS for distribution/wholesale trade companies.
The NECS entrée computer software system is designed to automate and manage the critical daily tasks of a food service distributor.
This product is perfect for full line distributors, or specialized distributors (e.g. meat, seafood, produce and cheese). This product will help you in the areas of:
NECS realizes the importance of your accounts receivable to your companies bottom line. That is why entrée provides you with the tools you need to help you collect past due amounts. These tools include everything from easy to read statements for your customers, to the tools to help your office and sales staff in this process. The easy-to-use cash receipt process will speed your office staff in entering payments from your customers, whilst ensuring that information is accurate. Some of the accounts receivables features include:
NECS recognizes that many meat, poultry, cheese, seafood and produce, sell and track their inventory as catchweight or random weight items. To address this issue, they developed entrée to be able to manage catchweights. When catchweight uitems are sold, the billing weight of each unit needs to be entered into the invoice so that the extended amount is calculated properly. Weights can be entered manually or scanned in with a purchase of entrée.UPC. Some of the additional functions and features of this product include:
NECS knows that commission tracking is a vital part of your sales processes. That is why they developed entrée with the ability to fully track your sales commissions and ensure they are paid the proper amount at the proper time. You can track commissions for both salespeople and brokers and base them off of:
The Accounts Payable system will write checks and perform tracking of credits, discounts, partial payments, and recurring obligations. Additionally numerous vendor and payable inquiries can be performed. An extensive library of analysis reprots, and a complete bank reconciliation fucntion make this your complete Accounts Payable solution. A list of entrée.AP’s features includes the following:
entree.BAK will back-up your entire entree system data to a local computer, or to NECS’ remote backup servers in their data center. Each backup set is compressed and encrypted; and can be searched and restored by filename, original file location, file size, or last modified date. This system uses a FIFO rotating disk space, and allows you to allocate how much disk space your backups take-up on your local system.
You can search backup files by:
entree.DOC will store and give you access to all of your past signed invoices, customer checks, purchase orders, etc. This system will allow you to scan your documents and store them in an organized fashion. Thereby completely eliminating file cabinets, and the time consuming process of filing and recalling documents from those file cabinets. This product will give you the following benefits:
entree.DSD is a software package, including and made for handheld computers, that your drivers can use while on deliveries. Your delivery staff can use this software/computer to enter sales, returns, cash receipts, expenses and inventory transactions at the customers site. This information is then transferred into your main NECS server at your office.
entree.DSR is designed to run on any Window’s based laptop. This product will allow your DSR’s (distributor sales representatives) to step outside of the box and become more than just order takers. With this product your DSR’s and Sales Managers can control inventory costs, gross profit and cost; and they are able to edit pricing, override minimum sell prices, and edit orders after transmission.
entree.EDI is your complete Electronic Data Interchange software solution. This software module allows you to automate the exchange of documents between NECS and dissimilar programs. Furthermore, this will allow members of your supply chain to electronically exchange purchase orders, invoices, advance ship notices and other business documents directly from one business system to the other, without human intervention. Currently this product supports the following EDI formats: Form 875: Grocery Products Purchase Order, Form 880: Grocery Products Invoice, and Form 997: Functional Acknowledgements.
entree.FMS (fleet management system) is designed to help control rising fuel costs and labor costs. The advanced mapping technology included in entree.EDI will reduce your ‘trucks on the road’ by at least 20%. This product will allow your drivers to complete their stops without overtime; and you will be able to fit more stops in without additional drivers. Since this program chooses the best sequence of all stops, which stops should be assigned to each vehicle, and shortest distance to each stop, your vehicle utilization will be maximized.
entree.GL add-on module will tightly integrate with your main entre system. This system allows you to post entries for any current or historical period (within the past 3 years). Flexible reports in this module give you comprehensive financial, comparative, and audit trail options.
This module has many reporting functions as well, and all reports can be displayed, printed, exported to a spreadsheet, faxed, emailed, or saved to disk.
entree.GPS works with either ‘black boxes’ installed in each of your trucks or GPS enabled phones to provide robust vehicle tracking and driver history. This will allow you to affordably track and pinpoint your trucks throughout the day. This program will provide you with all fleet tracking data in a colorful, detailed, up-to-date, zoomable map format.
Building on their history of adapting to new technologies, NECS offers the entree.PDA software. This software provides your sales staff a simple and portable tool to enter orders and check inventory. Since many PDA’s often double as cell phones, implementation costs of this software are relatively low. This product uses standard cell phone services to transmit information.
Many school-systems and other non-profit organizations use USDA programs to purchase certain commodity foods at a discount. The USDA allows discounted commodity foods to be purchased as ingredients in eligible processed food products through an arrangement known as Pass Through Value (PTV). This software supports a particular PTV method known as ‘Net Off Invoice’ (NOI) where the agency’s commodity values are deducted from distributor invoices for eligible products. Using the services provided by K12 Food service, the credits given in this way are reported back to the manufacturer (for bill back purposes) as well as to the State and Federal agencies responsible for administering this program. The K12 Web site serves as a centralized distribution point for information required by all the parties involved in the PTV program.
entree.UPC brings the power of barcodes to your food service operation. This product will allow you to reduce warehouse and office staff, while increasing speed and accuracy. This system is designed to read any barcode label (be it native to your system or written in a different system’s language). Even though you may have thousands of suppliers and varying amounts of information in a specific barcode label, the entree.UPC barcode scanning system can handle that with ease.
The Inventory Control system in entree, is the complete inventory management solution for your food distribution organization. This system will inform you of on hand quantities, purchased quantities due for arrival (and when), and sales breakdowns.
The Order Entry features of entree allow you to enter customer orders in an incredibly fast and accurate manner.
This is the heart of the entree system; it gives your sales staff any and all information they need. Including a history customer buying habits with a listing of last purchase dates, quantities and pricing. The ‘standard order’ feature ensures you never forget an item a customer may need. The instantaneous search feature gives your staff an entire inventory listing, at the push of a button. entree also features reminders for your staff, making sure they never forget to call a customer on a specific day and warning them if certain sales quotas are not met. This product will not only minimize order errors, but it will also increase your sales.
The Ordertaker Call List gives your staff the ability to keep track of their daily calls. Additionally, this tool can be used to distribute the calls an employee has on queue, in the event of an absence.
NECS realizes that, as a food distributor you need to provide flexible pricing to your clients. Therefore, entree is fully capable of meeting and exceeding these needs.
entree will help you in all of your truck routing processes, allowing you to assign stops for your driver in the appropriate sequence, and ensure that your driver has complete and organized delivery manifest before starting his route. The system allows each of your customers and their ship to locations to have their route, stop sequence and preferred delivery time to be defined for each day of the week. After orders have been placed, the Assign Route screen can easily show what stops have been assigned to each driver, number of stops on a truck, the total weight, and total case count. Route information can be easily changed and updated based upon specific needs of that day.
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