Breakthrough Technologies Team Creates Success for Client Partners

About BT

Two decades of innovation, creative thinking, and value-delivery.


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:


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.


We’re not an enormous, flashy software development company that will simply redirect you to mainstream, costly technology in order to find a solution to your problem. We’re a simple company that will communicate with you to help you develop a solution using open-source products like Drupal, the most powerful and extensible Content Management System in existence, and deliver a creative result that you will be completely knowledgeable about and satisfied with. If you need a platform, tool, or marketing website that will free you from prohibitive Content Management System license costs, we’ve worked for over eighteen years on developing an experienced team that can help you find a solution.

We are known for:

  • Custom software development

  • Integration and system configuration

  • Support and training 

  • Smart, creative teams based in our Evanston offices

  • And so much more! 

Our passion for delivering smart, creative, and personalized solutions for our customers is unmatched and invaluable in a society run by fast-paced and often impersonal technology. Reach out to us if you have any questions! We can’t wait to hear from you.

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