Aveva and Axonify partner for first AI-enabled microlearning solution for Industry 4.0

April 3, 2020
Offered as part of the AVEVA Unified Learning offering, the solution uses AI to fill knowledge gaps with personalized training and can adapt to specific learners’ needs

Aveva, an engineering and industrial software company, have partnered with B2B SaaS company Axonify to offer adaptive AI- microlearning powered by Artificial Intelligence as part of AVEVA Unified Learning.

According to Aveva, this strategic partnership with Axonify makes AVEVA the first digitalization company to deliver microlearning solutions for industrial operations staff. This is part of its overarching framework designed to help companies build competence, improve worker performance and drive behavioral change.

The training program is meant to be driven by three key aspects. First, a single integrated platform from one vendor encompassing simulation for training with rich extended reality capabilities, and tools for designing learning and development programs. Second, a flexible deployment enabling customers to choose cloud, hybrid or on-premises implementation. Lastly, harnessing of AI to fill knowledge gaps with personalized training.

"The whole process of learning in the industrial environment is going through disruptive change, with tools such as AI, AR, and VR playing a key role for a workforce that is both going through a generational transition as well as becoming location independent,” said Craig Resnick, vice president of ARC Advisory Group. "The partnership between Axonify and Aveva will not only help to bring these critical training technologies to Aveva customers, it will also help customers adapt to the new normal caused by disruptions to businesses like the COVID-19 pandemic, where remote training goes hand in hand with the remote workforce who may not have had the benefit of legacy experience of the factory floor and needs being able to remotely monitor, operate and control industrial processes."

“We are excited to have entered into this strategic partnership with Axonify, as together we can truly transform the way that global organizations approach the learning lifecycle of their employees," said Amish Sabharwal, global head of engineering, Aveva. "Microlearning shifts training away from ‘one size fits all’ classes to daily, easily digestible question-based sessions that can be tailored to meet individual needs based on cognitive science principles. Our research shows that without reinforcement, people typically forget up to 90% of content learned during training within 30 days. AI-enabled microlearning will protect the training investment and ensure that recipients instinctively know all the crucial information when they most need it."

AVEVA Unified Learning combines the latest technologies with instructional design to deliver competency-based experiential learning, so that operators perform better in less time. This can be deployed on premise, on the AVEVA Cloud or as a hybrid cloud solution for a complete enterprise-wide, multi-site training solution. This partnership delivers microlearning in concert with simulation, XR and other tools as part of one integrated framework.