OpenSALT solves the problem for organizations that have to manage academic competencies on a day-to-day basis - often in spreadsheets. It uses simple components such as MySQL and written in PHP to be easily extensible and added on by outside contributors.

OpenSALT began as a project of PCG Education in November 2016 and expanded to a full open source project in January 2017 with the addition of OpenEd(ACT) and SchoolCity committing programmers and resources to the project. It was a "Learning Impact Award," finalist at the IMS Global Learning Impact Conference in May 2017 shortly before the CASE standard was formally adopted in July 2017. For maximum collaboration, it uses the MIT License.

Current Contributing members to the OpenSALT project are: