1C Company

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1C Company
Private company
IndustryComputer Software, Cloud Computing, Video Games, Business Process Outsourcing, Education
Key people
Boris Nuraliev (Founder & CEO)
Revenue$650 million[2] (2016)
Website1c.ru 1c.com

1С Company (Russian: Фирма "1С") is an independent software developer, distributor and publishing company headquartered in Moscow, Russia. It develops and distributes computer software-related services and video games.


1C was founded in 1991 by Boris Nuraliev in Moscow, Russia.[1] In 1992, the company published 1C: Accounting, a bookkeeping software tool. It became popular among former Soviet countries.[3]

In 1996, 1C released the first version of their business management tool, 1C: Enterprise. In 1999, version 7.7 of 1C: Enterprise was released, giving 1C over 40% of the accounting software market share in Russia.[citation needed]

In 1999, 1C developed and published Konung: Legends of the North. In 2000, 1C released IL-2 Sturmovik. In 2006, 1C announced that their trademark was considered "well-known" by Rospatent.[4]

In 2005, 1C bought Cenega, a distribution company based in Central Europe, and its subsidiaries. Cenega was rebranded as 1C Entertainment.[citation needed]

In 2008, 1C declared it would become a holding company, stating it would establish joint ventures with companies within the IT industry.[5] In October 2011, Baring Vostok Capital Fund acquired a 9% stake of 1C.[6]

In 2011, 1C: Enterprise 8.3 was released, with cloud service on Windows, Linux, and Mac as well as on iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. The same year, the software as a service platform 1CFresh.com was set up, allowing 1C: Enterprise to use the cloud environment.[citation needed]


Video games[edit]

1C-SoftClub at IgroMir 2010

1C began distributing third party games in 1996. In 1997, they published Konung: Legends of the North, which was the best-selling title in Russia during September 1999. 1C also developed the IL2-2 Sturmovik series of combat flight simulators. The company has also developed other games such as Theatre of War, several entries in the Men of War franchise, and Royal Quest.

1C is also a video game distributor, having publishing titles from Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Game Studios, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. 1C owns two local distribution companies, 1C-SoftClub (Russian: 1С-СофтКлаб, formerly known as SoftClub) and the previously independent Russian company Buka Entertainment (Russian: Бу́ка). 1C also owns video games retail chain named 1C-Interest (Russian: 1С Интерес) with scores of stores in various cities of Russia.

1C's PlayStation Longue at IgroMir 2010


  1. ^ a b "About the 1C:Developer Network". 1C:DN. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ Khrennikov, Ilya (14 June 2017). "A Russian Software Billionaire Takes on SAP and Oracle". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Результаты опроса посетителей выставки "Бухучет и аудит 2003"". Клерк. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  4. ^ "Новости". 1c.ru. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  5. ^ "Как "1С" планирует стать большой корпорацией". CNews.ru. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  6. ^ Ведомости (2011-10-03). "Baring Vostok купил 9% производителя программного обеспечения "1С"". www.vedomosti.ru. Retrieved 2019-04-25.