What is the Mendix ISV program?
New customer expectations are changing how software solutions are designed and delivered.
The Mendix ISV Program helps you deliver the commercial software solutions and components your customers need to solve high-impact business problems.
The program includes free access to our low-code platform and flexible partnerships to support your success. We deliver step-by-step assistance in the form of training, technical enablement, and solution reviews to ensure your product is secure, scalable, and utilizing the platform’s extensive capabilities.
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Ready to launch a successful ISV startup?
Are you a startup with a great commercial software idea? If your organization is less than a year old, we understand you have a unique set of challenges. (We were once a startup too!)
The Mendix Startup ISV Program helps eligible startups establish a profitable and predictable business model. We focus on the company founders’ potential to execute their commercial solution ideas when working with startup organizations.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I qualify as an ISV?
ISVs develop, market, and sell software solutions and come in all shapes and sizes, including:
- startups with a great idea
- established IT solution providers looking to evolve and modernize an existing software product
- established businesses building a fresh solution from scratch to launch a new business model
You are an ISV if you have the entrepreneurial spirit to meet the following criteria:
- a monetizable idea to solve a business problem.
- the ability to develop a repeatable software solution.
- the ability to market, sell, and support a software solution.
What kind of solutions are right for the Mendix ISV program?
The Mendix ISV program enables companies to monetize domain expertise.
Software solutions should solve a business problem that is common in a large addressable market. While configuration and light customization are often part of an implementation, the required tailoring should remain limited to around 20% for an ISV software solution.
When possible, configurations should be accessed from within the application itself. Any application that is not repeatable and requires significant customization outside of general integration would not be suitable as an ISV solution for the program.
What type of review and approvals are needed for my solution?
Our team will ask you to provide a solution overview. This document tells us about:
- the business problem you are solving
- the solution you’re building
- the technical overview of the solution
- GTM details
We will review and provide advice on the best practices to launch a software product built on Mendix. This document also helps us verify ethics and integrity standards.
How do I learn more about the ISV program?
To learn more about the Mendix ISV Program, contact us below.
Who owns the IP in my solution?
You own the IP of everything you build on Mendix. We provide functionality, like protected modules, to hide your IP from end customers and implementation partners.
How do I get started and what is the process?
First, you start by providing your contact information to show interest in the program. A team member will reach out to you to learn more about your organization and commercial software idea, and will share more details about the Mendix platform and ISV program.
If you feel it is a good fit for your organization, the contract process will begin. Once you are signed as a partner, we will support you with:
- accessing the platform
- meeting with our technical enablement team to discuss your solution
- creating foundational marketing assets
Who will build, market, and sell my solutions?
We provide free access to the Mendix platform, and you build, market, and sell your solution.
You can access Mendix Academy courses to learn about building applications on Mendix. Startups receive discounts for paid training.
For additional Mendix support, access our community of users and active contributors on the Mendix Community. Members provide support and advice on the Mendix Forum, with 70% of questions answered within 30 minutes.
ISV partners are expected to independently market and sell their solutions without dependency on Mendix’s resources or sales channels.