Breakthrough Technologies Team Creates Success for Client Partners
About BT
Two decades of innovation, creative thinking, and value-delivery.

(A SMART TEAM) + (TECHNOLOGY) = PROBLEM SOLVED

Founded in 1998 by software engineers, Breakthrough Technologies (BT) builds web applications, websites, mobile applications, and enterprise solutions to address a wide variety of complex problems.  Our product is your project.  Smart, cross-functional teams work closely with client partners to continuously realize value.  

BT delivers such a variety of solutions that it is sometimes hard to explain what we do.  Yet, this breadth and depth of experience is what makes us invaluable.  We combine proven and emerging technologies with innovative thinking and high-functioning teams. Collaboration and transparency is part of our DNA.  Through our extensive experience, and a process with a deep spirit of partnership, we understand the unique challenges you face. Throughout our company’s continued growth, we have completed over 800 projects ranging in value from $10,000 to $10 million, and our work has been recognized by organizations such as Technology in Motion, Inc5000, Crain's Fast 50, the CODiE Awards, and the Stevie Awards.  

Our focus is open-source solutions and modular, forward-thinking architecture.  We leverage proven platforms, such as Drupal, TAO, and Jaspersoft.  We also deliver .NET, Cloud Services, and other end-to-end services. We are 100% based in the U.S. with offices north of Chicago, Illinois, right next to Northwestern University.

Our talented staff of dedicated professionals holds a wealth of knowledge spanning a variety of industries, including:

DEEP EXPERIENCE IN ASSESSMENT, EDUCATION, AND ADULT CERTIFICATION

Education in the United States continuously evolves and improves. Students and educators seek modern solutions with clear interactions and outcomes. States, districts, or businesses benefit from open-source platforms that remove the barriers of per student costs and proprietary licensing. Our delivery of standards-based content through a variety of solutions has been proven in the market.

We deliver systems for:

  • K-12

  • Higher Education

  • Adult Licensure and Certification

  • Alternate Assessments

  • Accessibility

  • Human Resources / Employment Testing

Along with custom development that you own and operate, Breakthrough Technologies also offers targeted products for K-12, including Engage: a set of offerings that includes a successful Alternate Assessment Platform (AAP) as well as a summative test platform, both proven in the market.

SOLVING PROBLEMS IN OPEN-SOURCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Do you need a platform, a tool, or a marketing website?  Do you need an open-source solution that frees you from prohibitive Content Management System license costs?  Breakthrough Technologies has been delivering solutions for our customers since 1998, including hundreds of projects focused on open-source products, such as Drupal, the most powerful and extensible Content Management System in existence.  We have invested in an end-to-end delivery team for Drupal, including six Acquia Grand Masters (the highest level of certification in the Drupal world), plus Business Analysts, DevOps, Project Management, User Experience, and Visual Design team members capable of solving your specific business problems.  We deliver solutions for associations and non-profits, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners small and large in a variety of industries.

We are known for:

  • Custom software development

  • System configuration

  • Support

  • Training

  • Onshore expertise

  • And more!

Meet Our Founders

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Doug Wilson
Managing Partner
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Randy Knapp
Managing Partner
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Your Breakthrough Career

A fun, collaborative culture where smart and creative people bring their best every day.