Founded in 1991 1C operates in the area of development, distribution, publishing and support of mass-market software.
1C is focused on three mainstream business directions: business software, multimedia software and distribution.
On multimedia software market 1C has a strong line of successful products represented by such games as IL-2 Sturmovik combat flight simulator series, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pilots Brothers, Perimeter, Hard Truck 1 & 2, Allods 1-2, Evil Islands, Etherlords and Blitzkrieg, Sea Dogs and Age of Sale 2 and many others.
The 280 software shops of 1C:Multimedia franchising network operate in more than 100 cities for sales of home entertainment software products.
1C entertainment software is appreciated in the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and other countries.
Educational software by 1C includes a series of 1C:Tutor software representing school education lessons of mathematics, the Russian language, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.
As an official distributor , through its partners 1C offers more then 5000 names of office and home software from such world-famous vendors as Microsoft, Novell, Borland, Symantec, Eset Software, as well as domestic vendors: ProMT, ABBYY, INEC, Kaspersky Lab , Cognitive Technologies, Nikita, Buka, Russobit-M and others.
1C:Enterprise - the business automation software
1C Company is widely known in CIS as a developer of 1C:Enterprise - system of programs for business automation.
1C:Enterprise system of programs is a series of business applications designed, developed and supplied by 1C. It's a full-scale, flexible and powerful business software for automation of everyday routine operations, real-time accounting and providing timely and convenient information for taking business decisions at various management levels. Its business intelligence is used at small, medium companies and business-units of large enterprises in various spheres and branches: manufacturing and trade, service and financial companies, budget organizations, etc.
For the development of 1C:Enterprise software in 2002 1C staff received The Government of the Russian Federation Award in the field of science and technology. The Ministry of Taxation approved 1C:Enterprise accounting analytical reports as the standard for receiving output accounting documents.
1C:Enterprise program system consists of two parts: software platform and business applications designed on the base of the platform. The platform itself isn't a software for end-users - they interact with business applications (applied solutions) being executed on the platform. Such architecture approach with separated software platform and business applications has permitted the establishment of entire industry for development, distribution and support of the most varied business applications, focusing on specific business tasks and abstracting from most of technological details.
1C:Enterprise platform supports modern three-tier architecture of database interaction, scalability - from standalone computers, through multi-user environment with a separate database server and to distributed information bases - and Web-technologies. The platform provides developed, business-oriented and user-friendly GUI , business processes management mechanisms, rich integration means, XML-based data exchange mechanisms, embedded programming language, reporting engine, administration tools and more other features.
Meeting rapid application development (RAD) ideology the platform includes integrated business application development tools , providing comprehensive industrial business applications maintenance.
Developed localization support tools provide the capability to create business applications for other countries and creation of multi-lingual business applications.
Meeting real business needs , 1C:Enterprise is used for building business applications offering functionality for CRM, SRM, SCM, trade management, warehouse management, business and tax accounting, business and budget planning, payroll calculation, HRM, production management etc.
The modern international methods of enterprise management (MRP, SCM, ERP) and integrated localization methods are used in 1C:Enterprise software and allow to develop and promote the software in other countries in accordance with their legislation and language. In CIS 1C offers various business applications, such as:
- 1C:Accounting 8
- Payroll & HR
- Trade Management
- Manufacturing Enterprise Management
One of the most popular business applications is 1C:Accounting that was generally recognized and received approval of the Ministry of Finance of Russia.
Business applications from 1C include accounting business logic developed in close cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers Company and provide methodological basis for establishing accounting according to International Accounting Standards (IAS) .
Thanks to its great flexibility and scalability of the complete technological platform 1C:Enterprise software is widely used in small (1- 10 computers), medium- and large-scale companies (with hundreds PCs) .
1C is also experienced in developing and distributing region-specific business applications based on 1C:Enterprise platform. There are regional business applications almost in all ex-USSR countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kirghizstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Byelorussia, Uzbekistan and Baltic States. Besides, the Company has representative offices in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
Providing support , methodological and training materials on business accounting is an important part of 1C business. More than 700 000 companies as official users receive regular software and methodological updates from 1C and its partners.
On the base of 1C:Enterprise platform the franchise partners, independent developers and system integrators, as well as the customers themselves develop diverse business applications.
There are more than 400 business applications for vertical markets, developed on the platform in Russia by 150+ development companies, with 100 000+ customized implemented solutions: for armed forces, transportation, public health, educational institutions, agriculture, public catering, insurance industry, non-profit organizations, manufacturing, tourism industry, service industry, construction, real estate companies etc.
1C Company launched the website www.1c-dn.com to help developers create business applications based on 1C:Enterprise platform for markets of different countries. This website has information for both novice and experienced developers where anyone can sign-up, access the developer materials, and get all the tools needed for learning and starting development for free. Users can ask questions or share experiences on the 1C:Enterprise online forum.
The business strategy
1C strategy is based on a community of 3300+ teams constituting the 1C:Franchising network that is the main channel of value-adding for 1C products. Nowadays 1C has the widest partnership network in CIS: 5300 partners in 570 cities of the former USSR.
Being a reliable supplier of business solutions, 1C Company itself does not sell, nor provide support for end users, giving more business opportunities to its partners.
Franchising network development has the goal of distribution of vertical business applications created by our partners.
The franchising partners focus their attention to rendering services to end users and 1C provides advanced information and technological support (ITS) for its partners official users of 1C:Enterprise. The purpose of this service is to provide users with a complete volume of 1C software updates, accounting methodologies, office automation technologies, tutorials and new components of 1C:Enterprise system, consultations from chartered accountants, up-to-date legislation on taxation and business regulations and much more.
The network of 1200+ authorized training centers is currently operating.
Annual box software sales
through 1991 - 2004
1C has the biggest software sales volume in CIS IT industry.
In 2004 the total volume of sales has increased both for home and business office software, produced by 1C Company, as well as for distribution software of international and domestic developers.
500+ employees make more than $180 000 sales per employee per year. The sales department serves 250 companies a day, shipping over 40,000 units with overall weight of 8 tons.
According to several independent polls (such as "Company" magazine, Dator, Laminfo, MKF, Expert, etc.) in 1997-2003 1C was voted the most popular company in Russian IT industry.
Successful operation on business software markets for many years allows 1C constantly extending its business activities. We offer co-operation in the market of business software development and distribution and will be glad to discuss it with you.
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