MACH Certification Matters

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with
yesterday’s logic.” – Peter Drucker

Typically, when an enterprise is looking to upgrade their technology they put out an RFP, hire a consultant to help guide the process and seek recommendations from their peers. Today, the MACH Alliance’s seal of certification is helping that process and giving enterprises confidence they are choosing best-in-class vendors that can deliver future-proof technology.

The MACH Alliance created the certification process to help identify software vendors and integrators who embrace MACH philosophies and principles and offer Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud native SaaS and Headless services. They have to meet a specific set of criteria to get the certification.

Why MACH certification matters

Some certifications exist to ensure proper payment for IP or to show the authenticity of an acquired piece – as with paintings and jewelry. Most certifications though are designed to provide proof an individual or company has training and expertise in a particular subject or field. MACH certification is the latter. It provides enterprises with an added level of protection by confirming the vendor understands MACH and can deliver on their promises. In that way, it’s like an insurance policy that adds value by guaranteeing future proof technology.

Choosing MACH certified vendors ensures:

* Composable Connectability - Tech buyers can rest assured that other applications connect easily through API

* Infinite Scalability - Cloud-native ensures seamless rolling upgrades that don’t require human intervention

* Ultimate swap-ability - Companies can easily add and replace software, and make changes on the fly without disrupting front end UX/UI

* Adaptability/Any place, any head - The functionality of the software can be used with multiple front ends

* Flexibility & Transparency - Prevents vendor lock-in, allowing companies to stay in charge of their own technology and to be able to respond to any situation

    While there’s been a lot of talk in the market about Microservices, Cloud (native), API’s and Headless, with reference to the above qualities, the MACH Alliance recognizes that the newness and complexity of technology has also created confusion with buyers. We love that the market sees MACH as an ambition and as the clear direction for the future and want to assist in giving buyers confidence in the solutions they choose. That’s why we are actively working to certify companies that are truly MACH today and can inherently insure all the above.

    Software Vendors (ISVs), System Integrators and Enablers are invited to check whether they would be compliant and eligible for certification.

    Why Now

    MACH architecture provides organizations with an open, composable and scalable foundation that enables the use of agile development methods. It gives IT teams the freedom to build, test, and implement tools and features quickly and easily. Speed is truly the key to business survival today – and COVID and an unstable economy has only reinforced its importance. Companies that respond quickly to new technological requirements created by world events are the ones that are thriving right now.

    The MACH Alliance, a non-profit, with over 80 members, felt compelled to create an organization to support non-tech brands navigating digital transformation. The Alliance is vendor agnostic and provides resources, education and guidance to help others make the best technology decisions possible. The goal is to support the future of business by spearheading enterprise transition to future-proof technology. MACH is the future logic, the new standard for tech to be adaptable in times of turbulence and change.



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