After performing considerable research, it became apparent that the software problems RCI faced were, in fact,common to most businesses, including the realities that:
Having determined that RCI could increase it’s volume, with the same personnel, provide significantly better customer service, and grow faster with the solution to these problems, (since RCI could not find a solution that met all of these needs) Steve hired a Microsoft Access/Visual Basic programmer to write a custom application to combine and automate the sales, invoicing, contact management, dispatching and customer/government reporting tasks.
Long story short, RCI quickly became a trendsetter in the industry and grew over 30% per year for 7 years straight.
Having experienced the dramatic difference and the competitive edge that the custom application provided to RCI, Steve became interested in the idea of helping other small business owners grow and manage their businesses with greater ease. Consequently, Steve sold RCI and started OneSource in December, 1998.
Initially, OneSource focused primarily on the original idea–that of designing and developing ‘custom’ software applications for individual businesses. While the idea had considerable merit, OneSource began to realize that the “off-the-shelf” software model had merits of it’s own. (Less expensive, immediately available, more stable, etc…)
Thus, it became apparent that what the market really needed was a combination of several features & benefits, including software that:
With the new direction in mind, OneSource Software Solutions released the first version of ONESOURCE, in the spring of 2002, which integrated CRM/Contact Management, Order Entry, AR/AP, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Accounting/Banking, Document Management, Custom Reporting, etc into one solution.
Drawing from literally 1000’s of one-on-one conversations with business owners and users, OneSource has continued to focus and zero in on simplifying the tasks that seem to be the most crucial and time consuming: Order Entry, Item Pricing, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Accounting, Reporting, etc. If you are a current or prospective OneSource customer, and would like to learn more (or tell us more) about how we may be able to help simplify and grow your business–please feel free to contact Steve Childs, the President/CEO of OneSource Software Solutions.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Howard is a OneSource Software partner/investor.
Mel is a OneSource Software partner/investor.
Rose Marie is a OneSource Software partner/investor.
Les is a OneSource Software partner/investor.