The Topicus story
"This is our story. The story of Topicus. About what we want to achieve and who we are.
We want to make a difference for society by making an impact-- with 1,000 astute colleagues, with the aid of technology.
How do we do this? We connect people, systems and data in platforms. Because that is our foundation. And that's how we can actually achieve something."
We want to improve lives, both personally and professionally. We do this by empowering people and giving them control in areas they encounter daily. That is why we work on optimal healthcare, clarity and insight into finances and reliable, high-quality education.
Leading the way
With our headstrong, social, and connecting character, we proactively change the markets. Together with our clients, we want to undertake, renew, and innovate. We question traditional and outdated work processes and take a critical look at existing chains. How do we connect those IT systems with each other so that everyone knows what is going on? Simple without IT islands, but a single platform in which everyone can participate without unnecessary intermediaries.
Impact with IT
We make the impossible possible with IT, with innovative software platforms and digital ecosystems, where people are central. Platforms in which we connect people, data, and systems. We ensure that people can finance their dream home within one day, that children get the education that matches their talent and ambition, that families get the right assistance, and that dangerous diseases are detected at an early stage.
We love to show how we make an impact, with numbers which we take pride in
1.7 million health records
For 1.7 million children aged 0 to 18, 250,000 parents / caregivers have insight into the health information. Thanks to the growing involvement of child and parent and prevention by 3,000 pediatric employees, social challenges are more manageable. As a result, more children can grow up safe and healthy.
3 million students and teachers
In Dutch primary education, 3 millon of the total 3.8 million students and teachers work with the ParnasSys platform that, among other things, enables students to follow their own learning path while allowing teachers to monitor progress digitally.
3,85 million submissions
After 3.85 million test submissions for the national colon cancer screening, more than 180,000 people were given a colonoscopy. 42% of people were found to have dangerous polyps and 8% were diagnosed with colon cancer. Bowel cancer is very easy to detect and treat at an early stage.
3 million mortgages
An efficient and fast mortgage application with smart technology. To date, 3 million out of a total of 4.3 million mortgages in the Netherlands have been conducted via the Topicus mortgage platform, giving homebuyers fast answers about financing their homes
3,7 miljoen inwoners
In the social domain, Topicus supports municipalities with early detection, organisation, management, claims processing and effect measurement for 3.7 million Dutch citizens.
Topicus through the years: from two entrepreneurs in a small attic to an organisation with more than 1000 colleagues.
Founding of Topicus
1998: Harry Romkema and Leo Essink begin Topicus as a private equity firm from Enschede—the start of a classic entrepreneurial story.
Transformation to software company
2001: Topicus transforms from a participation company to a software company, based on the vision that innovative business models could only be developed with the knowledge and creativity of IT professionals.
Henk Jan Knol strengthens the board
2002: on 1 April the management is reinforced by the arrival of Henk Jan Knol.
Topicus enters the education market
2003: the first digital "SaaS" solution for primary education: ParnasSys.
The birth of Gifkikker
2005: on 24 November, beer-loving Topicans brewed this craft beer for the first time.
Topicus enters the healthcare market
2005: Topicus enters the healthcare market with the launch of a GP information system (HIS) as the first SaaS application.
Our first own conference - TopiConf
2007: the first TopiConf. Topicus' own conference for and by Topicans where colleagues are challenged to share their knowledge, vision, interests, and ideas with each other.
VIPlive goes live
2009: VIPLive.nl offers general practitioners and healthcare groups a modular solution that helps them to improve their claims, administration, and healthcare processes.
Topicus enters the mortgage market
2010: going live with the first mortgage solution for process optimisation of the mid- and back office for one of the largest banks in the Netherlands.
Start of colon cancer screening
2014: the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment commissions Topicus to build IT infrastructure for colon cancer screening
Acquisition of Simac Education
2014: with the acquisition of Simac Education, Somtoday can respond even better to the users, ensuring a lasting, optimal connection to daily teaching practice.
1.000.000 students registered in ParnasSys
2015: ParnasSys reaches the milestone of one million students.
Topicus enters the social domain
2015: in response to the decentralization of the social support act, youth and participation in the social domain, Topicus enters the market with the Topicus Gidso management platform.
Acquisition of Able from BinckBank
2017: Topicus acquires the wealth platform to realise its vision of helping banks and insurers make finance simple and accessible for consumers and entrepreneurs.
Acquisition of netQ Healthcare
2017: by joining forces with NETQ Healthcare monitoring software programmes, data analyses and the associated reports for healthcare professionals and clients are improved.
Daan Dijkhuizen CEO
2017: on December 4th, Daan Dijkhuizen takes office as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Topicus.
Topicus buys Leeuwenbrug part ||
2018: with the purchase of the Leeuwenbrug, Topicus wants to create 600 workspaces for its own employees and provide space for students and external parties.
5 years of colon cancer screening
2019: After 3.85 million test submissions, over 180,000 people are given a colonoscopy. 42% of people are found to have dangerous polyps and 8% are diagnosed with colon cancer.
Acquisition of Schoolkassa by ParnasSys
2019: with Schoolkassa, ParnasSys offers primary schools in the Netherlands a payment system to easily collect parental contributions.
Topicus receives World-class Workplace quality mark
2020: world-class Workplace, formerly known in the Netherlands as 'Best Employers Hallmark', is the Netherlands' largest independent quality mark for 'good employment practices'. Organisations can only receive the label by earning a good evaluation from their own employees.
2021: on January 5th, software houses Total Specific Solutions (TSS) and Topicus continued together under the name “Topicus.com”.
Topicus.com went on the stock exchange
2021: on February 2th, Topicus.com went public on the TSX Venture Exchange as an independent entity.
Spreekuur.nl passes the 25,000 online consultations
2021: more than 25,000 patients have now taken a digital consultation via the digital GP post and practice, Spreekuur.nl is the first digital out-of-hours GP service in the Netherlands. 73 percent of these online consultations would normally have required a doctor's visit.
Leo is retired
2021: partly thanks to Leo, Topicus has grown from the 'attic room' from 2001 from a start-up to the company that it is today.
2022: Topicus moves into the beautifully renovated Leeuwenbrug at the trainstation in Deventer
Topicus controlling interest in Devise Analytics
2022: by organizing acute care in a smarter way, care can be provided on time under a normal workload for healthcare professionals.