An ERP system for the food distribution industry featuring inventory management, purchasing, and reporting.

Product Overview

entrée is a full-service ERP for food distributors. The entrée platform has inventory management, accounts receivable, catchweight management, purchasing, and scheduled reporting. They also have tools for direct store deliveries, an online customer platform, and a warehousing module.


  • Offers catchweight tracking, inventory management, salesperson commissions
  • Supports warehouse management, proof of delivery, EDI
  • Responsive and knowledgeable customer support


  • 5 user minimum

Target Market

Food distribution companies ranging in sales from $1 million to $200 million in revenue, including seafood, produce, beef, pork, poultry, and full-line distributors.

Not Recommended For

Industries outside of the wholesale food distribution industry.

About entree

NECS entrée is a comprehensive computer software system tailored for food service distributors, including full-line and specialized distributors such as those in the meat, seafood, produce, and cheese sectors. It automates and streamlines several critical business functions:

Key Features

  • Order Entry and Truck Routing: Streamlines order processing and delivery scheduling, ensuring efficient routing and time management.
  • Inventory and Catchweight Management: Offers robust tools for managing inventory, including features for handling variable weight items like meat and seafood.
  • Pricing and Purchasing: Flexible pricing setups cater to different customer needs, combined with efficient purchasing modules to maintain stock levels.

Financial Management:

  • Accounts Receivable: Tools to manage and collect payments effectively, enhancing cash flow with features like credit management and automated reminders.
  • Accounts Payable and General Ledger (entree.AP & entree.GL): Manages payables, expenses, and financial reporting, ensuring accuracy and compliance with financial standards.

Additional Modules:

  • Commissions and Sales Management (entree.DSR): Tracks commissions and provides tools for sales representatives to manage pricing and orders on the go.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (entree.EDI): Automates the exchange of business documents, reducing manual entry and improving transaction accuracy.
  • Document Management and Backup (entree.DOC & entree.BAK): Secures and organizes business documents digitally, supporting quick retrieval and data backup to prevent loss.

Fleet and Inventory Tools:

  • Fleet Management System (entree.FMS): Reduces fuel and labor costs with advanced mapping and routing technologies.
  • Barcode and Inventory Systems (entree.UPC): Enhances inventory processes with barcode scanning, facilitating accurate and rapid processing from receiving to sales.

User Experience and Integration

  • User-friendly Interfaces: The system is designed for ease of use, whether on desktop or mobile devices, ensuring all users can operate efficiently.
  • Integration Capabilities: Fully integrates with existing business systems and supports remote access functionalities, making it adaptable to various business scales and needs.


NECS recognizes that food distributors need to offer flexible pricing to their clients. Pricing features include:

  • Special pricing for every customer and every item they might purchase
  • Pricing levels per item with up to 99 levels based on current cost or profit percentage
  • Group pricing
  • Sale pricing based on multiple pricing scenarios
  • Future pricing
  • Price matrix definitions for more complex pricing needs
Pricing Details
Prices start at a 5-user minimum with ongoing support fees.

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User Reviews of entree

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Remington Garst

NECS helped us step into the 21st century with entrée. It gave us an extremely reliable and robust system that also has the flexibility for any specific modifications we have called for. Their tech support is always helpful and just a phone call away. We just recently started with their Electronic Order Pad for the sales staff and wish we had done it years ago.

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Traci Guercio

Latina’s experience using NECS’s entrée has been very positive for our business. Latina has gone from DOS, V3 and now V4 as both our companies have grown over the years. We have many add-ons as well such as entrée.NET, entrée.EXPRESS and entrée.EOP to name a few, they have all been instrumental in helping us grow as our industry and technology continues to evolve. We have made many modifications of our own to entrée throughout the years and it has always been a pleasure working with the entire staff at NECS, Inc.

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Bill Borges

The entrée software gives us everything that is necessary for our operation.  I don’t even need an IT person to run our computers because of the ease-of-use of entrée.  More than anything is the excellent support you get from NECS.  Our computer software has to do more than it’s ever done before, and for that entrée is the way to go.

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Tom Wheat

I would recommend entrée to other food distributors. We chose NECS because we extensively visited other food distributors that were using it and they were all very satisfied. I couldn’t imagine doing business without it.

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Scott Nevland

Get on board as soon as you can with this software.  It works well for us and every food distributor that I’ve ever known has nothing but good things to say about NECS.  The entrée software definitely modernized our business and made us more efficient and productive.

Submitted on April 16th, 2024 by Stephen Marque

The service I get from NECS throughout the years has been excellent. I’ve recommended the entrée software throughout the years to several distributors as the best software for a food distributor at the most affordable price.