NECS, Inc.

Software for Food Distributors

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entrée V4 SQL: Purchasing

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.

Fine Tune Your Inventory Levels & Purchases for the Perfect Balance

A food distributor needs to always have the proper amount of inventory on hand to meet sales demands while purchasing from vendors with the best costs who can deliver their products on time. The purchasing features in entrée deliver these needs, while making your buyer's job much easier and dramatically faster. The purchasing process can be automated by analyzing past sales, order points, pallet configurations, vendor minimum orders, lead times, seasonal usage, minimum stock levels and much more. And when inventory is received, cost and pricing updates to your customers can be easily accomplished.

Automated Purchasing Tools

When your buyers create purchase orders, they have many options available to guide them in determining the proper quantities of items to order from your vendors.  The entrée system will calculate your needs based upon past sales, order points, selected invoices, full pallets, pallet layers, minimum order amounts, vendor discounts, etc.  The entrée system knows how much each of your items turn per week, combines CASE and PC. sales, how long your existing supply will last, your vendor lead times, etc., and will accurately calculate suggested reorder amounts.  A dream come true for your buyers, with accurate results within seconds.


Further information of entrée V4 Purchasing features coming soon.