Kuali helps colleges and universities to find software systems that meet their needs.

Kuali began in 2005 as a non-profit, open-source community initiative for developing higher education administrative systems that provided better long-term alternatives to what was available.

Founding members included Indiana University, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, Michigan State University, San Joaquin Delta Community College, Cornell University, the National Council for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and rSmart.

In 2014, the Kuali company was founded to focus efforts on accelerating software development, improving the Kuali user experience, and bringing it to the cloud.