Our Top Picks

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ASPEN-SYSTEMS
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours
  • Inventory management
ASPEN-SYSTEMS offers a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for food distributors and food processors. The software is Windows-specific, but it’s a highly capable food distribution application for businesses that rely on Windows machines. Vendor management, warehouse management, and purchasing features not only are included, but they’ve been designed by experienced food industry professionals for maximum ease of use and effectiveness.

With a robust solution that’s been developed since 1988, it’s not surprising many well-known companies use ASPEN-SYSTEMS’s software. Holly Poultry, Consumers Packing, Coast Packing, Broadleaf USA, and Birchwood Foods are all clients.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Vendor management, warehouse management, and purchasing features included
  • Customer support available via phone during business hours and 24/7 live rep

Cons

  • Deployment options limited to only installing on Windows computers

Summary

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ASPEN-SYSTEMS
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
  • Order Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours
  • Inventory management
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Dossier Fleet Maintenance
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, SaaS, cloud, Android, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Purchasing
That last feature, supply chain traceability, is especially important to major food distribution companies. It’s one reason global brands, including Five Guys, Conagra Brands, and Whole Foods Market, all use this software.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Purchasing feature included
  • Multiple Windows, remote, and mobile deployment options

Cons

  • No 24/7 live rep customer support available

Summary

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Dossier Fleet Maintenance
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Order Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, SaaS, cloud, Android, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Purchasing
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Entree
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Vendor management
Entree’s food distribution software is designed with the end-user in mind. The software is specifically focused on orders, and stores and restaurants will find the online order entry easy to use. Guides help customers place their initial online orders, and then much of the ordering, pricing, and delivering process is automated. This not only helps improve a food distribution business’s efficiency, but it also can save customers time. For businesses that promise a high level of customer support, this is a user-friendly software option to consider.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Vendor management, warehouse management, and purchasing features included
  • Customer support available via phone during business hours, 24/7 live rep, and online

Cons

  • Deployment options limited to only installing on Windows computers

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Order Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Vendor management
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FoodLogiQ
  • Deployment: Mac, web-based, SaaS, cloud, Android, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Warehouse management
FoodLogiQ is a comprehensive food distribution platform that goes beyond the warehouse management and vendor management features all businesses in this industry need. The software also has unique food safety compliance, quality incident management, recall management, and supply chain traceability features.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Warehouse management and vendor management features included
  • Multiple Mac, remote, and mobile deployment options

Cons

  • No purchasing feature available
  • No 24/7 live rep customer support available

Summary

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FoodLogiQ
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Order Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, web-based, SaaS, cloud, Android, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Warehouse management
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S2K Enterprise Software
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, SaaS, cloud, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Inventory management
S2K Enterprise Software uses the latest software advancements to proactively manage supply chains. In addition to inventory management, order management, and purchasing features, the software also has a business intelligence feature that can analyze ERP data at a high level. This data analysis, which is presented through detailed and insightful reports, is especially useful when businesses need to forecast future demand and predict forthcoming trends. More accurate future projections can greatly improve efficiency, revenue, and profitability.

This also is the only food distribution software listed that can be deployed on Mac machines, on Windows machines, remotely, or via mobile app. No matter what hardware a business relies upon, implementing this software won’t require transitioning to new computers or devices.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Vendor management, warehouse management, and purchasing features included
  • Multiple Mac, Windows, remote, and mobile deployment options

Cons

  • No 24/7 live rep customer support

Summary

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S2K Enterprise Software
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Order Management
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, SaaS, cloud, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Inventory management

How We Chose the Best Food Service Distribution Software

There are a number of food distribution software applications available, and each of them comes with a range of helpful features. We researched what’s available to identify the best applications, paying special attention to the features that food distribution businesses need most.

Food Distribution Features

Food distribution is all about logistics so businesses in this space need to keep careful track of inventory. They need to know what’s in stock, where it is, and who it needs to go to. Software with features like inventory management, order management, and vendor management helps businesses manage these details.

Built-In Integrations

While food distribution software is helpful on its own, applications become especially powerful when they’re used in conjunction with other programs. We made sure all the applications listed have built-in integration capabilities so businesses can fully leverage their potential.

Detailed Reports

Reports give businesses the data required to effectively manage food inventory, and they provide this information in a way that can be easily interpreted. All the programs on our list make detailed reports available so businesses can maximize their operational efficiencies.