Business Control OneStep Software


 

OneStep by Business Control Systems is an on-premise POS system for brick and mortar retailers. OneStep specializes in the firearms industry but is adaptable to businesses in a variety of industries such as sporting goods, tobacco, and tactical gear.

The OneStep system can be scaled to accommodate small, mid-market, and large retailers. The system offers a standalone POS module, as well as an integrated suite of applications including inventory management, e-commerce support, and customer management. OneStep is accessible via Windows tablets, as well. Business Control Systems offers deployment in the US, UK, and Eastern Europe.

In addition to fundamental retail functionality, very specific processes have been designed for firearm retailers and shooting ranges. The ATF compliant firearm tracking system forces specific compliance processes and generates the appropriate forms, eliminating many of the manual, labor-intensive Federal and State compliance procedures.

 

Business Control OneStep - POS screen
 
  • Business Control OneStep - POS screen
    POS screen
  • Business Control OneStep - Item
    Item
  • Business Control OneStep - Custom file
    Custom file
  • Business Control OneStep - Order entry
    Order entry
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10

8 Reviews of Business Control OneStep

 

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Bill from Shooters Emporium
Specialty: Guns & tactical gear
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Have used the system since 2007

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

The guys are great to deal with. The system is very stable. I never had any downtime since I bought it. My wife likes the Quick Books GL integration (very easy). I have asked for some things that would let me look at purchasing the way I have done for many years before the system and within a few days I got the report I wanted. They really know the firearm business.

Pros

Easy to learn. Easy to use. Performs all functions related to running a firearm business Sales, Inventory Tracking, ATF Compliance, Purchasing, and Web integration. Handles all needed compliance forms.

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katina from MD Police Supply
Specialty: Guns & tactical gear
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2017

May 2017

buyer beware

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

I wasted a good bit of money for a system I never got, all I got was I am asking too much for a system. Then come to find out if I want the keep using the system I had to keep buying a license. Loved dealing with the computer tech but the sales man/owner was only good when he was selling me the product. Tried to get a refund as was told all sales final and as is.

Pros

What work on the system worked great. Loved the bar code reader and that I could add photos to the items.

Cons

Was told the system would link to the internet they where supposed to build, was going to work with the accounting software.

 
 

Chris from American Firearm School
Specialty: Sporting goods

February 2015

February 2015

Excellent Shooting Sports System

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

We have been using OneStep since 2006. OneStep is a easy to use and easy to learn. It accommodates all the needs of a Shooting Range and Firearm Retailer. From membership tracking through all the ATF reporting and form management, it has automated and eliminated the most complex of compliance processes that used to take an enormous number of man-hours. Aside from giving us the ability to easily comply, it provides us with a full range of reports on product performance and customer management (Purchasing and Receiving, Sales Analysis, Labeling and many other day to day tasks that used too much time).

Likes Least

At the moment, we are using QuickBooks for General Ledger and Accounts Payable. Although the integration between OneStep and QuickBooks is pretty good, I would prefer to have one product doing all functions. I do like QuickBooks, but I would not need it if OneStep would do it all.

Recommendations

Make certain that the product you are buying is current in technology and is not just presenting you with screens that you are impressed with. We did have another product but we realized very quickly that as technology changed, the database and language used to develop the product did not advance to keep up with new functionality. OneStep is written in Java and uses MS-SQL as its database, about as good of a technology product as you will find.

 
 

Kenny from KAP Guns
Specialty: Sporting goods

January 2015

January 2015

Shooting Range POS

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

The product is very simple to use, but it accommodates some of the most complex functionality required by our industry. Business Control Systems has extensive industry expertise. The company doesn't just supply the software. We have significant accounting requirements, ATF audits and complex internal procedures. They helped us automate our State and Federal compliance, worked with our accountants to get our P&L set properly and have always responded when needed.

Likes Least

I would like it if I would not have to use QuickBooks for the General Ledger and Accounts Payable. The QuickBooks interface is good, but it forces us to work in another product for those aspects of our operation. My preference would be to have those features build into the OneStep product. The company is not willing to make a commitment to designing GL and AP modules into the product.

Recommendations

The primary concern for us was tracking firearms and memberships. Obviously, in our industry ATF and State compliance is of primary concern. Business Control Systems has done a great job to that end.

 
 

Kurtis from Creative Militia Plc
Specialty: e-Commerce

December 2014

December 2014

Business Control review

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Product Quality

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Likes Best

It's efficient and reliable but most of all Iove the interface.

Likes Least

There are no complaints from me or business partners.

Recommendations

Have patience; one must take time to review instructions.

 
 

Emad from Globe Wholesale
Specialty: Tobacco

October 2014

October 2014

Good Software

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Likes Best

It is a well-organized product that accommodates every facet of a retail and distribution business. It is easy to use and very logically structured, making it easy for new employees to learn.

Likes Least

New additions to the product are very frequent. Although they may make sense for other businesses, they don't necessarily apply to us. The changes are added to our system regardless of being applicable to us.

Recommendations

Make sure the vendor knows your industry and has built things into the software directly accommodating what you do, not workarounds. That's what we love about the OneStep software.

 
 

Jim from Point Blank Range

August 2013

August 2013

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

We are an indoor range and gun store that has used One Step for several years. This is a very small company with limited support resources. The system works fine 98% of the time, but when you have lots of transactions, the 2% it doesn't is a major nightmare. There continues to be many bugs in the system that must be worked around.

It is not very stable and frequently has corrupted postings that make it impossible to rely upon for inventory and sales accounting postings without very careful review and reconciliation. Every monthly export of financial data since we started using the system has been out of balance due to corrupted postings, and must be reconciled and fixed. To add insult to injury, customer support is by the hour and you pay to have the "glitches" fixed, as everything is caused by issues outside of their control.

There were many promises of functionality that don't exist. I would urge anyone considering this system to look elsewhere. Any cost savings from buying this system will be used up in the first year in support charges alone. Not to mention the time your staff will spend reconciling and fixing corrupted postings.

 
 
 
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Jason from Smith and Wesson

May 2014

May 2014

Terrible Shitty Java Software

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

Customer Support

Ease-of-use
Usability
Product Quality
Quality
Support

Terrible software. Unstable. Incapable of dealing with small data-sets. The JavaVM runs wild, causing memory hole after memory hole. Cannot support multiple users. Unmanageable server installations and client side installations. Does not work, avoid at all costs!

Review Source: Capterra