Liqwid Krystal Launches rRapidSuite

by Hanil Manghani    Aug 10, 2006

Learning solutions company, Liqwid Krystal has launched rRapidSuite, a solution for corporate learning and assessment in large companies.

rRapidSuite aims to equip, fortify and certify IT, business and soft skills of corporate learners across the IT/ ITeS industries. It is built on a proprietary Java J2E based platform called CodeSaw, which allows users to learn and practice 26 different programming languages.

The modular software also offers training in soft skills like languages, process, project and time management, business and negotiation skills etc, besides certifications from Fortune corporations as sub-modules.

Also, the company has entered into partnerships with known global learning providers and educationists like Thomson NETg and Course Technology, Heinle, Safari Books Online, Auralog, Ascendum Systems and Indian Institute of Science to offer extensive library resources consisting of more than 20,000 courses, 5000 books and 200 tests. The company also provides dedicated on-site support and training.

“rRapidSuite is highly relevant at three stages in the individual learning cycle of an employee - During Corporate Induction Training, secondly during ‘Time on Bench’ and on Projects. Our goal is to be a long-term partner and provide a solution that helps IT companies train, certify and retain precious human capital resources in a cost-effective manner,” said Anand Adkoli, CEO of Liqwid Krystal.

The company is currently making the solution available either through an enterprise model that includes the complete library resources for about quarter million dollars a year in subscription charges. Companies can alternatively specify the number or license numbers and library resources.

According to Adkoli, Gartner estimates the Indian market size for this sector to be about $60 million. Liqwid Krystal is also keen on exploring the possibilities of retailing the product, where the market size is double, aiming the product at students and prospective IT employees, a few quarters down the line.

Though it has officially been launched recently, Liqwid Krystal had undertaken pilot projects with mentorware, Sumtotal, RelQ and Taritor, who are now rRapidSuite customers.