Join as a Certified Member
MACH Certified Members carry the stamp of approval buyers need to help them build a guaranteed future-proof tech stack. Our members work together as a global collective shaping the future of enterprise technology.
To become an Alliance member and carry the MACH Certified seal, a company must be in full compliance. Scroll down to see the full membership criteria. The process for applications is detailed in our Admissions Playbook.
Interested to find out more about the benefits of being a MACH Certified Member? Read more here.
What type of member?
Step 1: Initial screening
Timing: Within 5 business days
This 30-minute call will involve a review of your application, where you'll have the opportunity to introduce your company, share financial data, and discuss your roadmap. We'll also explore your motivation to join the Alliance and assess your commitment to actively participating and collaborating as part of the wider community. The call will be a chance for us to answer any questions you have, and for us to get to know you and your business better.
Step 2: Criteria Scoring & Evaluation
Timing: Within 15 business days
The MACH Alliance admissions team will review your application and two non-competing representatives from the Admissions panel, made up of member company volunteers, will use a scoring system to determine a pass or fail. An average score of 90 must be reached for your application to be passed to the next stage of the process.
Step 3: Escalation to councils
Timing: Within 10 business days
Occasionally, there are instances where scoring can be borderline. This typically occurs when an applicant's qualifications narrowly meet or miss the benchmark criteria. In such scenarios, to ensure a fair and comprehensive evaluation, the application is escalated to the Growth or Tech councils for further review along with the admissions panel. In this case you will be notified and told to expect a delay.
Step 4: Tech Scoring & Evaluation
Timing: Within 30 business days
A ‘tech check’ will take place with two representatives from the Admissions panel. This will involve a 90 minute call to gain a thorough understanding of the technical, architectural and usage aspects of the platform/software or the technical capabilities to ensure full MACH compliance. An average score of 90 will need to be reached in order to advance through the member certification process.
For Enablers, the admissions panel will need to understand how the applicant company operates in a MACH context and how they are working with end users to enable MACH architectures and deployments.
Step 5: Board approval
Timing: Within 10 Business days
Your application, along with all evaluations and notes will be shared with the Executive board for final approval to ensure due diligence is met and to ensure the Alliance operates in accordance with its rules and regulations and to protect the Alliance’s reputation and integrity. Upon successful approval, you will be notified of our decision and invited to the onboarding process.
Onboarding & Final steps
Timing: Within 5 business days
Join a 60-minute onboarding call with Alliance reps. Learn about membership benefits, collaboration opportunities, and more. Plan to include 3-5 key team members, including a potential MACH liaison, Internal Comms, and PR/Marketing.
We will announce your membership approximately 2-3 weeks following completion of your onboarding.
Have further questions?
If you have further questions please send them to email@example.com and the MACH Alliance Team will be in touch.