Top Company 2022: Technology, Software & Telecommunications
Congratulations to ColdQuanta, BillingPlatform and Conga for being the best Technology, Software & Telecommunications companies in Colorado!
The outpouring of applications for this year’s Top Company awards is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of enterprises that do business in the state. Applications for the 35th annual awards numbered in the hundreds, and it was particularly encouraging to see so many companies rebounding from two years of COVID restrictions, with most posting revenue and employee gains approaching—and in some cases, exceeding—pre-pandemic numbers.
This year’s Top Company winners and finalists represent 13 industry categories, plus a startup category for companies in business less than four years. Entrants were judged on three criteria: outstanding achievement, financial performance and community involvement. The judging panel was made up of ColoradoBiz magazine’s editorial board and two representatives from the business community.
Winner — ColdQuanta
Founded in 2007, ColdQuanta is a global quantum technology company that is taking aim on some of the world’s most challenging problems. The company harnesses quantum mechanics to build and integrate quantum computers, sensors, and networks. From fundamental physics to leading-edge commercial products ColdQuanta enables “quantum everywhere” throughout an ecosystem of devices and platforms.
In May, ColdQuanta acquired Super.tech, a leader in quantum software, and announced the launch of Hilbert, the world’s first cold atom quantum computer. Also this year, ColdQuanta was recognized as a winner of the 2022 SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Award, and was honored in the quantum category for its Albert quantum signal processing system that enables the design and prototyping of quantum products. Also, ColdQuanta was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy alongside Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Microsoft and IBM for a project to improve quantum stability.
The company has partnerships with academic institutions and community-based organizations such as Front Range Community College, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder CUbit Quantum Initiative, and the global community Women in Quantum. ColdQuanta is sponsoring Ada Lovelace Day, which highlights the achievements of women in science, in partnership with Pretty Brainy, a nonprofit that empowers girls through science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math (STEAM).
ColdQuanta has Engagement and DEI committees that have voluntary representation from across the organization and from each of ColdQuanta’s office locations. Committee members discuss ways to foster an engaging, diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that enables employees to thrive.
Finalist — BillingPlatform
BillingPlatform provides a comprehensive cloud-native billing and revenue management platform, helping enterprises effectively monetize and deliver products and services that result in growth and competitive differentiation. With global customers serving multiple industries, BillingPlatform provides full lifecycle support of the monetization process – from product setup, quoting, billing and invoicing, revenue recognition, through payment and collections – all on a secure, next-generation cloud platform. BillingPlatform is committed to technology innovation and announces new software releases quarterly.
The company’s Revenue Recognition solution automates all revenue recognition processes and can be tailored to business needs. It supports monetization strategy, contract change, customer event and sales strategy. Finance and revenue teams can spend less time tracking down errors in manual spreadsheets and more time surfacing reports and insights for forecasting and driving better revenue decisions across the business.
BillingPlatform was named a fast-growing company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 two years in a row. Employees participate in community outreach with charitable contributions and sponsorships, and BillingPlatform offers company matching of charitable donations. The company sponsors and participates in Courage Classic, a bicycle tour each summer through the Rocky Mountains to raise money for Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Core values include, “Team first,” “Details matter,” “We own our mistakes and celebrate our victories,” “We execute with purpose,” and “Innovation is an attitude.” To improve the employee experience, CEO Dennis Wall introduced a quarterly awards program to reinforce the behaviors that enhance the company overall, and to reward individuals who demonstrate the company’s values in action.
Finalist — Conga
A leader in revenue lifecycle management solutions, Conga helps businesses remove complexities in order configuration, execution, fulfillment and contract renewal processes. The solutions help automate processes such as contract management and price quoting, which can help companies increase productivity.
Despite the digital tools available today, some businesses still use manual paperwork and administrative tasks that hinder their productivity. Conga offers a single critical insights data model that adapts to ever-changing business requirements and aligns the understanding and efforts of every team. The company offers solutions that enable digital document generation, configure price quote (CPQ), and end-to-end contract lifecycle management (CLM). Conga Contract Intelligence applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to deliver certainty and accuracy for businesses, empowering teams to reduce the time needed for these tasks from days or weeks to minutes.
Employees volunteer with A Precious Child, which helps families in need get clothes and supplies, in the distribution and sorting facilities and the Fill a Backpack program. For another youth-related nonprofit, Together We Rise, Conga purchased and built skateboards to donate to local foster kids along with helmets to give them a fun outlet.
The company’s approach to developing culture is the “Conga Way,” a framework grounded in three major themes — Entrepreneurial Spirit, Achieving Together, and Championing the Customer. During the pandemic, Conga hosted virtual “Open Mic Night” talent showcases called Congapalooza, with team members writing and releasing a song as a tribute to sticking together during the pandemic.