NECS, Inc.

Software for Food Distributors

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entrée V4 SQL: Overview

Server requirements:
  • If you have 10 entrée users or higher, it is recommended that the Sybase Advantage Database and the entrée software are installed on their own dedicated server
  • Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows 2012R2 Server (including Standard and Server Essentials)
  • Quad Core processor (less than 15 users) / 8 Core processor (greater than 15 users). Note that the Sybase Advantage Database Server supports multiple processors on Windows. It is multi-threaded and will perform each user request database operation concurrently or in parallel if multiple processors are present.
  • Intel Xeon E-5 24/26 XX v2 series 3.0ghz or greater
  • 32GB for up to 14 users / 64GB for 15 users or more
  • Windows 64-Bit
  • 1TB recommended
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • For optimal speed, NECS recommends an enterprise class SSD (Solid State Drive) rather than a traditional hard drive with moving parts, such as the Samsung Enterprise series. Always perform regular daily backups and the SSD should be replaced when the manufacturer's warranty expires.
Workstation requirements:
  • Windows 10
  • Intel i5 or greater
  • 8GB RAM (16GB desirable)
  • 1360 x 768 minimum monitor resolution
  • 500GB hard drive
  • The entrée data files should not be installed on the terminal server. Instead they should live on a separate file server.
  • In order for entrée V4 to run at optimal speed, please click here to run our System Optimizer tool. Not having the values specified from this tool will cause your entrée V4 system to run at a much slower than optimal speed.

A New Generation of Food Distribution Software and
Your Secret to Success

Your foodservice distribution operation provides you with new challenges every day. Your goal is to stay profitable without sacrificing exceptional service. NECS understands your needs. We’ve been developing and improving our software for the fast paced world of food distribution since 1987. Our Windows based entrée software is your “center-of-the-plate” solution. It is the core software module that your business will come to depend on. Industry-specific features include catch weight management, customer special pricing and standard orders, inventory lot control for food traceability, warehouse management, online order entry, and an iPad application for your DSRs. The system also includes accounting functionality to make your job easier, with features like commission management and reporting, AR and AP management, and an excellent order entry module for inside sales. Now it's your turn to discover the software which has been the secret to success for over 1,500 food distributors. The entrée system provides you with an affordable solution to help you contend with or overtake your largest competitors.

Power, Speed and Ease of Use

The latest version of our popular entrée software for food distributors takes your operation to the next level, offering power, speed and ease of use. The new dashboards, enhanced search screens, ribbon menus and more allow you to do your job faster while providing new visual insights to your complex data. It is a great system for both full line distributors, and distributors that specialize in everything from produce, to cheese, meat, dairy, beverage and seafood distribution.

Based on SQL Technology

Version 4 is built on the Sybase Advantage SQL database platform, delivering amazing speed and rock solid database integrity. This client/server architecture reduces network traffic while boosting the speed of entrée and nearly eliminating the chance of database corruption. All processes from generating reports to creating invoices are dramatically faster.

1,500 customers and counting...

With over 1,500 foodservice distributors running their operations with our entrée food distribution system, we have a large base of installed food distributors.  

If you are looking for a proven food distribution solution, want to get online quickly and bring your wholesale distribution operation to the next level, look no further than entrée!