Founded in 1991 "1C" specializes in development, publishing, support, and distribution of software and data bases. 500 employees' staff makes more than $180,000 per person per year sales. According to several independent quizzes ("Company" magazine, Dator, Laminfo, MKF, Expert, etc.) in 1997-2003 "1C" was voted the most popular company in Russian computer industry. For the development of "1C:Enterprise" 1C staff has received The Government of the Russian Federation Award in the field of science and technology. At present 5300 dealers from 570 cities of the former USSR cooperate with "1C". More than 3000 teams in regions form the "1C:Franchising", which is the main channel of value-adding for "1C" products. Service-partners provide regular informational and technological support for the users of "1C" software. The network of more than 1200 authorized training centers is also important. The franchising chain of 280 "1C:Multimedia" software shops specializes in sales of home products. "1C" is the official distributor of such world-famous vendors as Microsoft, Novell, Symantec, Borland as well as Russian companies: ProMT, ABBYY, INEC, Kaspersky Lab, Cognitive Technologies, Nikita, Buka, Russobit-M and 60 other domestic software vendors. "1C" offers over 5000 titles of software for office and home.