Infosys wants to turn a page with Lex learning platform
BENGALURU: Infosys is putting in place a team to sell its internal learning platform Lex to clients after rebranding the product.
Lex is a mobile application that has internal content from Infosys and third-party specialised content.
The application was launched earlier this year and chief executive officer Salil Parekh had made it a key pillar of his reskilling initiative, although it can now also become a product that the company can sell.
“The Lex platform that we have built has become so powerful that our clients want to buy it. This has also become a sales tool kit for us,” Parekh told ET in a recent interview.
Parekh said Infosys had begun to see interest from at least four clients and had begun to put in place a small team to look at monetising the platform.
“We are looking for a new name and a new branding for it. Internally, it will be Lex, but it will be something else outside. We haven’t sold anything but if it starts to pick up, say 500,000 employees of different companies could start to use it and that is what we are looking at,” Parekh said.
IT companies are increasingly looking at monetising their learning platforms as they build expertise in the business and as a way to help recoup the investments they make.
Tata Consultancy Services used its Ion platform as the backbone for its reskilling services. The company is now looking at using the platform to run online open courses and entering the commercial digital learning space and content marketplace.
It has taken its Ion platform to Japan, among other countries. “The talent and reskilling problem exists even at the client end. So it makes sense that IT companies would look at selling what they have already built internally. It is an extra sales avenue,” a consultant told ET. He declined to be identified because his firm works for Infosys.
IT companies are already giving clients access to some of their learning systems, even if they have not yet sold it as a product.
“Customers can also now be given access to the content on Yorbit used by their MindtreeNSE 2.36 % teams. While many customers have been impressed with what Yorbit has done to the Mindtree teams working on their accounts, Yorbit has not been sold as an offering for our customers to manage their own enterprise learning needs,” said Krishnan KS, an associate VP at Mindtree.