Dec 13, 2023

IONA joins the MACH Alliance

IONA joins the MACH Alliance

IONA is the first Finnish-headquartered SI to join the MACH Alliance and the second consultancy in the Nordics to earn the MACH Certified seal.

IONA has joined the MACH Alliance as a certified member and trusted company offering MACH-certified services, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Capgemini, Deloitte, Google Cloud Platform, Wunderman Thompson and more. It's the first Finnish-headquartered System Integrator to join the MACH Alliance and the second in the Nordics to earn the MACH-certified seal.

MACH proof-point: 87%

Pioneering the future of commerce 

Consumer behaviour is changing fast. Traditional, monolithic platforms can't keep up with what's needed to create the customer experiences of today. IONA helps brands sell more online with MACH-enabled digital commerce solutions that unlock the flexibility needed to scale and adapt. 

IONA has made futureproof solutions a cornerstone of its delivery to a portfolio of mid-large B2C and B2B brands. Projects span ecommerce solutions, website development, headless projects, UX and brand design solutions and bespoke software for the likes of HMD Global (Nokia Phones), Marimekko and Alamy —which was recognised as a finalist in the MACH Impact Awards 2023

"We are breaking down traditional approaches because monolithic solutions no longer meet the requirements for a great customer experience and the needs of ambitious companies seeking online growth. We integrate the best available technologies into our customers' businesses. Headless technology enables creative and customisable solutions. This way, we can take the customer experience to the next level, regardless of the channel and platform," says Mikko Mantila, CEO at IONA. 

What is MACH Certification?

The MACH Alliance is a not-for-profit industry body that advocates for open and best-of-breed enterprise technology ecosystems. The prerequisites to achieve this standard are Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless. It exists to protect MACH core principles and support buyers on standards, interoperability and other important considerations when moving from legacy to composable technology infrastructure. 

The MACH Certification program gives enterprises confidence they are choosing best-in-class vendors that can deliver futureproof technology.

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Rene Calunsag, Technical Director at IONA

"It's incredibly exciting to be admitted into the MACH Alliance. To be recognised by other experts in the field as a boutique system integrator is proof that our small team has been and is capable of developing and delivering state-of-the-art composable systems, and I am proud of the team for this accomplishment. Of course, this is by no means the end goal for us. We will continue to innovate, improve, and grow within the MACH and composable commerce space", says Rene Calunsag, Technical Director at IONA.

About IONA

IONA was founded in 2019 and built on an ethos of creating thoughtfully designed, stormproof solutions that would scale on demand. It has extensive experience in enterprise-level composable commerce implementations and boasts a world-class strategy, design and technology team. Today, IONA boasts a team of 50+ strategists, designers and engineers working across the UK, the Nordics and the Philippines.

Partnered with the world's leading composable and headless SaaS vendors, IONA is known for working with MACH-certified technology vendors such as commercetools, Contentful, BigCommerce, Vercel and Talon.One. IONA is a commercetools Premier Partner, the highest tier in commercetools' Partner Program, and Finland's first digital commerce agency to earn the title. It is also a Sanity Preferred Partner, the highest tier in Sanity's Partner Programme, and the first to earn the title in Finland and the UK.

Ready to rethink your ecommerce?

"There is no one-size-fits-all approach to adopting MACH and its principles. Every business has its own needs and priorities”, says Mikko Mantila, CEO at IONA. If you're curious whether it's the right solution for you, get in touch for a complimentary evaluation of your current state. We'll facilitate a workshop to help you determine the best path in your journey to MACH-enabled composable commerce. 

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Mikko Mantila

Chief Executive Officer