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About Us

OneSource Software Solutions (OneSource) was first conceived by Steve Childs (the current CEO of OneSource) in the mid 1990’s. At the time, Steve was the owner of a small 'office paper' recycling & shredding business in Anaheim, California called ‘Recycle California!’ Initially, Recycle California! struggled with several COMMON software issues... (Read on 'below' to learn more)

Our story

Who we are, and what we do

Discovering the problems...

After performing considerable research, it became apparent that the software problems Recycle California faced were, in fact, common to most businesses, including the realities that:

  • Storing redundant data in 2, 3, 4 or more software applications is very time consuming and inefficient.
  • Most accounting software has too many screens, requires too many clicks to get things done, and doesn’t put enough focus on the customer record.
  • Most accounting software on the market is written for the masses, and is thus too generic for most businesses.
  • Most accounting software is too rigid and is not flexible enough to fit the needs of your unique business.
  • Most companies have 3 basic options:
    • 1–Buy really IN-EXPENSIVE generic software (like QuickBooks), or
    • 2–Buy really EXPENSIVE industry specific software, or
    • 3–Pay even more to develop and maintain custom software in-house.  

Our Solution...

Recycle California! ultimately struggled along with the first option (having data in several inexpensive programs).  After some time it became apparent that the money saved on buying inexpensive, off the shelf programs was lost many times over by having software that did so little to streamline time consuming business processes.

Next, Steve decided to hire a developer to create a home grown custom program to try to solve the long list of problems that came from having data in so many places and software that was too generic. Having software designed specifically for his business felt like a dream come true.  Common every day processes could now be completed in less than 1/2 the time.  A button could be put virtually anywhere on any screen to do almost any process.  Reports could be generated showing the exact data necessary to make key business decisions.

But then… over months and then years of time, it slowly became clear that what seemed like a do-able project (to replace each of the inexpensive programs) seemed to be 100x more time consuming and expensive than anticipated.

To make matters worse, the original developer moved away (and took all of the knowledge in his head with him).  That’s when Steve had another light bulb moment:  Getting in the software business, when you are already in another business, is a lot harder and lot more expensive than it seems.

 

Having experienced, first hand, the frustrations of inexpensive, canned software and also the benefits of custom software designed to solve specific business needs, Steve realized that he had found his real passion in life: Helping small business owners simplify and automate business processes (with software).

This led Steve to sell his office paper recycling & shredding business and start OneSource Software Solutions back in the year 2000. Since that time Steve and his team members have focused on designing, selling, and supporting small business software that…

  • Is ready to use out of the box. 
  • Centralizes business data and processes into 1 place.
  • Is programmed by developers, but designed by real world ‘users’.
  • Simplifies tasks–especially the most common, time consuming tasks.
  • Has fewer screens and is designed around the concept of ZERO training, (making it easier to learn and use).
  • Puts the customer record at the center of it all–rather than just an extra detail in the accounting system.
  • Is flexible and customizable to businesses (and users) unique preferences.
  • Is supported by a company that is big enough to be around for the long run but small enough to provide very personalized service.
  • Provides more value for less money.

NEW SOLUTIONS FOR NEW PROBLEMS… (Coming Soon)

In 2016 OneSource Software Solutions began redesigning OneSource to offer these additional benefits:

  • 100% browser based.  Now you can use OneSource WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY, MAINTAIN, and LOGIN to a Server.
  • Real time backups.  We worry about creating redundant copies of your data for you.
  • More flexibility.  Almost every screen can be customized in many more ways than older versions of OneSource.
  • QuickBooks Online compatible.  In a way QuickBooks is one of those ‘inexpensive, canned’ solutions we talked about above.  However, there are a number of things QuickBooks does really well–like Banking (including integration with your online bank account), Collections, Paying Bills, Printing Financial Reports, Payroll, etc.  Now you can use QuickBooks Online and OneSource together–with instant, seamless integration between the two.  (The online version of OneSource will be released in mid to late 2019).

Our team

Steve Childs

Steve is the managing partner of OneSource Software. He ‘eats, drinks, and sleeps’ OneSource Software....

Steve is the managing partner of OneSource Software. He ‘eats, drinks, and sleeps’ OneSource Software. His primary focus is OneSource product excellence, customer satisfaction, and sales. His favorite activity at OneSource Software is putting on the tech support hat and working one on one with customers.

Although OneSource Software tends to be Steve’s ‘hobby’ as well, he also enjoys spending time with his wife (Jolena) and 5 children (and watching and playing sports with them), writing music, collecting and listening to a wide variety of music, playing various musical instruments, reading and collecting inspirational quotes, and reading business and (Christian) religious books.

Jolena Childs

Jolena is one of the founders of OneSource, starting in December, 1998.  Jolena serves primarily...

Jolena is one of the founders of OneSource, starting in December, 1998.  Jolena serves primarily in the accounting, payroll, and tax regulation department.

In her free time Jolena enjoys being a mother of 5, reading, dancing, and working with crafts.

Cindy Wallace

Cindy has been with the company from almost the very beginning.  She knows OneSource inside...

Cindy has been with the company from almost the very beginning.  She knows OneSource inside and out.  She wears a lot of hats at OneSource including lead trainer, lead data conversion specialist, and lead tech support.  She also performs a lot of OneSource QA work as well.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with your her husband and children (and grandchildren). She also enjoys Stampin’ Up Scrapbooking, fishing, and the outdoors in general.  She also enjoys going to Bible study with friends.

Todd Knudsen

Todd is one of the old timers at OneSource. He developed many of the core...

Todd is one of the old timers at OneSource. He developed many of the core functions of OneSource version 4. He is the architect for the up and coming SQL / .Net version of OneSource (version 5). He also works on projects related to getting data in and out of OneSource (for ecom websites, webservices, and EDI), and also oversees the development of our osScan .Net hand-held application for scanning items in and out of stock.

In his spare time Todd enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids. He also enjoys doing little programming projects to help others in need, serving in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, and just relaxing with a fishing pole in his hand.

Bob Moyers

Bob is the designer and manager of our OneSource Online Orders application. Bob is the...

Bob is the designer and manager of our OneSource Online Orders application. Bob is the one that is ‘responsible’ for Steve’s love of software and databases (when he developed Steve’s first custom database application for Recycle California almost 2 decades ago).

In his spare time Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys playing various musical instruments and singing and performing in his church band.

Prasanna Weer

Prasanna is the lead developer for OneSource version 4. He mainly focuses on the Sales,...

Prasanna is the lead developer for OneSource version 4. He mainly focuses on the Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, and Accounting portions of OneSource.

In Prasanna’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He also enjoys growing coconuts on his coconut farm.

Roshi Abey

Roshi is on the OneSource product development team. He works with Prasanna on OneSource development...

Roshi is on the OneSource product development team. He works with Prasanna on OneSource development and also creates and supports various OneSource support tools.

In Roshi’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys exploring different places, watching movies, riding motorbikes, and playing various sports including football, baseball, cricket etc.

Julian Ridley

Julian is our lead developer on our OneSource Online Orders (osOO) product.  In his spare...

Julian is our lead developer on our OneSource Online Orders (osOO) product.  In his spare time Julian likes to do Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Parkour, Soccer, (pretty much any physical activity), and Reading.

Donny Mason

Donny has been a great addition to the OneSource team.  He focuses on Sales, Tech...

Donny has been a great addition to the OneSource team.  He focuses on Sales, Tech Support, Training, and Solution design and implementation. Having owned his own Auto Body Supply company and worked for a few others, he has also worn ALL the hats that an Auto Body Supply company has to wear.

Donny is married with 3 children.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing basketball, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Ashley Long

Ashley works in the A/R billing and A/R Collections department.  In her spare time Ashley...

Ashley works in the A/R billing and A/R Collections department.  In her spare time Ashley enjoys cooking, making crafts with her kids and spending time in the mountains.

R Krish

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Project Manager

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Project Manager

Sarathy

OneSource for Quickbooks Online – Development Manager

OneSource for Quickbooks Online – Development Manager

Prabha Karan

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Lead Developer

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Lead Developer

Nirmal Kumar

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Developer

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Developer

Raja R

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Developer

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – Developer

Murali K

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – QA/Tech Support

OneSource for QuickBooks Online – QA/Tech Support

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