1C:Enterprise is an open system. It provides options for integration with virtually any external software and hardware based on widely accepted open standards and data transfer protocols. The 1C:Enterprise system includes tools that allow you to:

  • create, process, and exchange data in a variety of formats;
  • access all 1C:Enterprise objects that implement its functionality;
  • support various exchange protocols;
  • support standards of interaction with third-party subsystems;
  • develop proprietary Internet solutions.
Data exchange

Data exchange functionality embedded in the 1C:Enterprise technological platform allows you to create geographically distributed information systems, which can be based on 1C:Enterprise infobases or can include third-party information systems. For example, the headquarters, branch offices, and warehouses can all use a single infobase or, alternatively, a 1C:Enterprise infobase can be integrated with an existing MySQL database.

Web services

The web services support allows you to create web services within 1C:Enterprise configurations. It also allows for interaction between 1C:Enterprise configurations and web services published by third-party vendors.

XML documents

1C:Enterprise supports integration with applied systems based on XML documents, which are currently the most common data presentation tool.

External data source

External sources allow you to use data from external databases in applied solutions. This includes databases that are not based on 1C:Enterprise.

DBF files

DBF integration tools are intended for manipulating DBF databases directly from 1C:Enterprise script. Virtually all data manipulation types are possible.

External connections

The main purpose of external connections is to provide fast and reliable software access to 1C:Enterprise data from external applications.

Client/Server automation

The main purpose of the 1C:Enterprise automation server is to manage the 1C:Enterprise system from third-party applications and perform actions that are identical to interactive actions.

HTML documents

Integration with HTML documents allows you to include them in applied solution forms and edit them using 1C:Enterprise script tools.

File operations

Access to file system operations allows you to interact with other information systems through shared directories.

External components

The external component support is intended for integration tasks that require close interaction between the 1C:Enterprise system and third-party software.

ActiveDocument templates

The ActiveDocument technology allows you to edit documents using external editors instead of built-in 1C:Enterprise tools.

Internet access

Internet access is available directly from 1C:Enterprise script. Developers can add the ability to send and receive email messages and exchange data through HTTP (HTTPS) and FTP (FTPS) to their applied solutions.

Text files

Text files are the simplest method for exchanging data, which can be used for a variety of tasks. The main advantages are accessibility and convenient data presentation in text format.

Text documents

Data exchange based on text documents can be one of the least resource-consuming methods of interaction with third-party information systems. In addition to the standard text editing tools (reading, writing, adding, inserting lines, and retrieving lines), developers have the option to generate text documents dynamically based on previously created templates.

Web extension

The web extension is a standalone software product that provides access to 1C:Enterprise data from websites and web applications. It allows you to create web applications that use 1C:Enterprise infobases.


XDTO support is intended mostly for describing parameter types and return values of web services. This feature can also be used for exchanging data between 1C:Enterprise configurations and other information systems.