Getting Started

Welcome, developers!

1C:Enterprise is an easy-to-use and powerful platform for creating applications that streamline automation of a wide range of business processes. 

Check out these videos on how easy it is to create a business application using 1C:Enterprise, a flexible rapid application development platform.

Start development

To get started with developing your application, let's prepare your computer and a development environment. You need to download and install free 1C:Enterprise platform (training version). Once you've installed the 1C:Enterprise Platform, you will be able to run it locally and start developing new applications or begin customizing existing ones.
Note that a 1C:Enterprise application is logically divided into two major components that are closely interrelated: an application and the platform (1C:Enterprise) on which the application runs. The 1C:Enterprise platform is a Windows or Linux application, which contains everything you need to develop, debug, and run any application based on the platform.

You do not have to install a DBMS because the training version includes a built-in proprietary database. At the same time MS SQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2 and Oracle database management systems are supported.

The IDE of 1C:Enterprise platform is named Designer. The Designer is the part of 1C:Enterprise platform that allows you to develop applications. To create an empty Infobase that does not require a DBMS and start developing your first application, install 1C:Enterprise platform (training version) and follow the steps below to run Designer: 

  1. Run 1C:Enterprise (double-click the 1C:Enterprise shortcut).
  2. In the 1C:Enterprise Setup dialog box, click Add.
  3. In the Add Infobase/group dialog box, click Create an Infobase and then click Next.
  4. Click the lowest option button Create an Infobase without configuration... and then click Next.
  5. Specify a name for your Infobase (anything you like) and then click Next.
  6. Click Next until you complete the wizard.
  7. Click Designer.

The 1C:Enterprise platform (training version) package also includes the document Hello, 1C - Building your first application that you can use for your study and as a guide to create the first application on 1C:Enterprise. Hello, 1C is a simple application like "Hello, world!", which will help you to gain a quick first impression of 1C:Enterprise and learn some of the basics of the development environment.

Next page: How to register your 1C:Enterprise platform


To get the support of 1C:Enterprise support team and 1C:Developer Network community, feel free to ask your questions at the Forum.

Next steps

  • 1C:Enterprise First Step. Beginners Course: free self-paced online courses.

  • 1C:Enterprise platform documentation: user, administrator and developer guides.

  • 1C:Developer Network forums for developers, as well as users and partners.

  • 1C:Enterprise platform 1C:Enterprise overview.

  • Demo applications for studying specific features of 1C:Enterprise platform.

  • Solutions section is a collection of advanced solutions based on 1C:Enterprise platform.
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