We are a community of more than 480,000 software developers, algorithmists, and digital designers. The community is accessed via the TopCoder Platform, which is the most advanced and sophisticated productivity and innovation platform in the world.
What do we do?
TopCoder is the world’s largest platform for digital open innovation. We provide the platform and a community of over 480,000 global members to accelerate the development of new digital products and services for our clients – Fortune 1000 enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses and government agencies.
Now the real question: What can TopCoder do for you?
How Does it Work?
Whether your project is large or small – anything from a mobile app to an enterprise system – at TopCoder, your entire project can be done by the community – no need to hire or contract anyone.
Your projects are broken-down by the community into the atomized pieces of work that comprise the entire build. By launching a series of competitions that make up the whole project, hyper-specialists from within our community register, compete, and submit solutions for each piece.
You get the best talent working on the aspects of your projects they have exceptional skill in, on demand. Access to specialized talent, combined with a rigorous, standards-based competition methodology – This is Enterprise Open Innovation on the TopCoder Platform.
How Does it Scale?
No one wants to be alone, everyone needs a Copilot. TopCoder created Copilots to help you manage the TopCoder platform and they are your key to achieving scale like never before.
Copilots are an elite pool of TopCoder Community members who have proven to be exceptional technical managers of the TopCoder platform. They manage the technical aspects of crafting, launching, and managing competitions all the way through successful delivery. Copilots even manage updates, maintenance and enhancements for you. They do the technical heavy lifting and manage the process so you don’t have to.
What do you do? You are the conductor of a world-wide talent pool. You orchestrate, you provide guidance, feedback and you set entire projects in motion.
You achieve more in parallel than you ever thought possible. This is innovation.
This is TopCoder.
Enterprise Open Innovation (EOI) is an important new shift in the way new products and services are created and enhanced. Because of the Internet, the enterprise now has access to global talent – instantly – anywhere, anytime.
When that talent, in the form of a competitive and collaborative community, is paired with mature processes for the development of new products and services, the outputs that emerge are exceptional, brought to market much more quickly and on less spend.
EOI lets you innovate faster and continuously while lowering the risk and expense of bringing new products and services to market.
This is the new reality and this access exists today. As you read this, people like yourself, from Global 1000 enterprises are creating new products and services and exciting ways to engage their customers right now.
You have a lot to get done. Enterprise Open Innovation is your way forward. Contact Topcoder, right now.
Why do I need it?
The world is becoming more global and competitive. The pace of technology and innovation is accelerating. Resources are already strained. The number and timing of new product and services offerings can be the difference between success or failure. How can you possibly keep up?
Through this portal, through TopCoder Direct, you just gave yourself instant access to a world of resource and scale. Highly skilled, highly trained experts in all of the elements from concept, design and build right through to delivery, enhancement and maintenance of digital offerings in support of your products and services.
One little login; a global, high octane world of talent. This is what TopCoder provides you.
Why do you need TopCoder? Because starting right now, you can do things you’ve never been able to do before. You can innovate on a scale to build or maintain your leadership.
Ideas. Creation. If only there were an easier way to get things done, we could have such an impact for our customers and our business. But which ones? Which ones will work? If only it didn’t cost so much and take so long to try new things.
Now you have the capability – right at your hands – to try many different approaches to see what works without breaking the bank and taking years to find out. You can see what works and keep innovating so that it works even better. You can make an impact: delighting your customers with new products and services you never thought you would be able to bring them. Mobile apps to support your customers interaction with your company and products, web sites that engage and delight, sales management and support that energizes your sales force and increases the receptivity of their customers, product design at a whole new level – with integrated digital and measurement tools. All of your ideas; all of them possible. As the most innovative platform for innovation on the planet, TopCoder has pioneered the way to create and test new things without it costing so much and taking so long that you’re scared to even try.
Now you can put the power of the platform to work for you.
The TopCoder Community of well over 425,000 members is comprised of the world’s best application designers, software developers, algorithmists, and digital designers. The capabilities within the community canvass the entire digital life-cycle.
You will have assets created throughout the entire digital life-cycle. From the very front-end of innovation, into all phases of software development and continued through maintenance, updates, and security of the created assets, you will see more options, test more solutions, and bring more valuable assets to market faster, and on less spend. Get going with TopCoder, right now.
Ultimate Flexibility in the Digital Life-Cycle
Through TopCoder you can bring an asset from the very front-end of innovation – an idea contest – all the way through maintenance of the finished digital product. However, most often you won’t need to utilize the entire spectrum of competitions on a singular project. Your needs, from project to project can and will change. The platform makes managing change seamless and smooth
In one moment you’ll want to access specialized mobile UI designers and developers to bring a pre-existing idea quickly through rapid-prototyping. In the next moment, you might have a need to only build software components for a highly defined, language specific build. In parallel and for a completely different project, it’s quite likely you may have an algorithm you need optimized to handle a data set that is growing at an exponential rate.
Through the TopCoder Platform, you get the outputs you need, when you need them. It’s nice to know the entire digital life-cycle is at your fingertips, but it’s important to realize the flexibility you attain by working with the TopCoder Community.
The 3 Pillars of the Digital Life-Cycle:
Front-End Innovation, Software Development, and Algorithms & Analytics
Often referred to as FEI, this is where you bring new value to your organization. From the very beginning of innovation – the raw idea – all the way through rapid-prototyping, how you approach your FEI is crucial to how you ultimately innovate and bring value to your end-users.
On the TopCoder Platform your FEI will be ignited. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, interfaces, prototypes and more will be delivered to you. And because each phase is its own unique competition, you will receive multiple looks and feels, so the toughest part might just be choosing your winning submissions.
Software makes the business world go. As markets shift and software continues to permeate all walks of life, you need a repeatable process to bring quality software solutions to market.
Developing software through the TopCoder Platform garners you uncompromised quality, predictability and scale. Languages and technology preferences will change, but the way you access hyper-specialized technological talent will remain constant.
Every asset, every line of code will be built to your exacting IT standards and expertly documented so building out updates and maintaining your solutions becomes easier and takes less time.
Remember, you are delivered the winning submissions, at a pre-defined budget, within a structured time frame. You save time, money, and the code quality is unsurpassed.
Algorithms & Analytics
In this burgeoning era of Big Data, there is an ever increasing need to deliver illuminating analytics that help your enterprise navigate markets more and create value from data more effectively. But often the data is overwhelming, and your enterprise is ill-equipped, from both a talent and innovation stand point, to utilize this data in effective and purposeful ways. Ways that deliver your enterprise a big market advantage.
But what if how you approach value creation in analytics could be far simpler and could lead to extreme value outcomes that elevate your enterprise above your competitors? What if every time you wanted to optimize an algorithm, better understand your data, discover buried correlations in the data, or solve a complex data-driven challenge you simply dialed-up a contest? What if that contest attracted hundreds of the world¡’s top algorithmists to your challenge who in-turn submit innovative data solutions for your enterprise?
The Entire Digital Life-Cycle
Today, through an advanced and nuanced platform developed for your enterprise and powered by the world’s largest community of competitive developers, algorithmists, and digital designers, the entire digital life-cycle is at your fingertips. All assets and solutions delivered through standardized and highly scalable processes, where you receive and pay only for the best outputs, born from specialized competitions.
You are being asked to find a new way forward in technology, productivity, and innovation. You need to find a way to take more swings and do so at greatly reduced risk. The TopCoder Platform, powered by the TopCoder Community is your solution to success.