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Oracle user group assimilates PeopleSoft user groups

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) said on Monday it has incorporated four user groups formerly associated with PeopleSoft into OAUG as special interest groups.

The groups include the PeopleSoft Accounts Payable (PSAP) SIG, the PeopleSoft Credit & Accounts Receivable Experts (PSCARE) SIG, the PeopleSoft Healthcare Industry User Group and the PeopleSoft CRM User Group.

PSAP became affiliated with the OAUG in July and focuses on all PeopleSoft accounts payable applications dealing with purchasing, receiving, e-settlements, general ledger, e-procurement and asset management. PSCARE joined OAUG as a SIG in September. The group focuses primarily in the areas of cash application, collections, credit, customer management, reporting and technical solutions. Its mission is to identify and prioritize opportunities to enhance the functionality of the PeopleSoft accounts receivable module for the mutual benefit of the user community and Oracle.

"We chose to become an OAUG SIG because we value the long-term relationship the organization has with Oracle," says Elizabeth Stephens, chairperson of PSCARE. "We also found the OAUG's bylaws, code of ethics and other internal processes very closely matched our own. The OAUG was a very natural fit for our members."

The PeopleSoft Healthcare Industry User Group was the second group to affiliate with the OAUG in September. This organization is planning to host a conference in June 2006 which will include content related to all Oracle-related applications, such as those from PeopleSoft and JD Edwards and the E-Business Suite.

The PeopleSoft CRM User Group became a SIG in October. This organization represents the functionality that PeopleSoft delivered in its CRM releases and will work closely with the OAUG CRM SIG to provide insight directly to Oracle regarding the upcoming Fusion product.

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Stephen Swoyer is a contributing editor for Enterprise Systems. He can be reached at stephen.swoyer@spinkle.net.

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