Rise SA Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd was founded in 2014 as a subsidiary and an official South African partner of 1C International. We operate from offices at the Black River Park in Observatory, Cape Town.
Our mission is to develop, distribute and support 1C licenced accounting and business management solutions in South Africa. Being a seasoned entrepreneur, Ilia Shikhov - the CEO and the co-founder of the company - saw a need for 1C accounting and business management solutions in South Africa. He decided to move to Cape Town with his wife and two sons. Ilia has over 12 years of expertise in accounting & business management software development. On top of it, his 11 years of project management and first-hand system architecting expertise make him one of the leading and sought-after experts in the industry.
1C is a software vendor & publisher with a network of over 10 000 strategic partners all over the world.
1C Enterprise is a 1C proprietary platform with more than 15 000 on-premise, cloud-enabled and mobile apps. It’s owned by 1C and its partners.
1C Community is comprised of 5 million happy users of 1C Enterprise platform solutions worldwide, who speak 17 foreign languages.
Our unique value proposition is an innovative cloud-enabled accounting and business management solution powered by the proprietary 1C Enterprise platform that is customizable to your specific industry and type of business.
CEO and co-founder of Rise SA business solutions
With over 23 years of combined expertise in software development, project management and system architecting, his mind is always preoccupied with improving solutions both from the client and the technical point of view. His business acumen, coupled with well-rounded technical knowledge, makes him one of the leading and sought-after experts in the industry. He is often on the road meeting with clients and learning about their needs. He loves being challenged and finding the most optimal resolution to a problem at stake.
In his free time, he enjoys sailing away on the shores of the “fair Cape”, practising his Spanish and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Business Development Director
If you need assistance with accounting, tax & company compliance, Achmat is your point of contact. With over 15 years of expertise in financial management and the above-mentioned areas of expertise, Achmat makes sure that our software is compliant with the most up-to-date South African tax and overall legislation. Achmat also comes from a strong business development background. He is also often on the road, meeting with clients and training our customers on Rise SA solutions.
In his free time, Achmat likes spending time with family, gardening, hiking, swimming, cycling.
With over 7 years of expertise in sales, traditional and digital marketing, Anna is on the forefront of our content marketing strategy, copywriting, editing, proofreading and all things marketing. She studied and worked in 5 different countries on three continents and is fluent in 3 European languages. The latest addition to her education is a postgraduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Management from University of Cape Town.
She loves nature, all things outdoors, reading and spending time with her son and husband.
We also have an international team of wizard coders who know their game, an outstanding designer / artist who can transform any boring text into a visual masterpiece and translators who can sift through tons of pages and filter the most relevant and important information for our valued customers.