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Oracle Applications Users Group

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Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG)
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EstablishedMay 1990
TypeProfessional association
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Region served
Oracle Corp.'s enterprise applications customers
Key people
Alyssa Johnson, 2014 President; Steven Hughes, Executive Director

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in May 1990. At that time, 32 Oracle Applications users gathered to create a forum for the exchange and expression of information concerning the effectiveness of Oracle Applications.[1] The members agreed that the OAUG would promote education, networking, communications and information sharing and opened a dialogue with Oracle representatives about product development, quality and support.

The OAUG serves users of Oracle Applications products including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Agile, Hyperion, Oracle Retail, Oracle Communications, Fusion and others. OAUG members represent more than 35 of the Fortune 100 companies and come from diverse backgrounds, industries and geographic locations. Members include end users, service providers, hardware vendors and third-party software solution providers.

With its wide range of activities, the OAUG works to increase the members' knowledge and understanding of Oracle Applications and to communicate the user community's issues and needs to Oracle. Such activities include conferences, educational events, publications, meetings of affiliated geographical and special interest groups and the OAUG Knowledge Factory, a community-driven knowledge resource for Oracle Applications users.


The OAUG's mission is to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing information and experience on selecting, implementing, and effectively using Oracle Applications products.
  • Establish and communicate the OAUG members' collective priorities for the future development, direction and enhancement of Oracle Applications products to Oracle Corp.
  • Maintain an effective worldwide communications channel with Oracle Corp. regarding the company’s applications.
  • Promote the optimal benefit-in-use of Oracle Applications, supporting education and training programs and events associated with their use, as well as developing conferences, publications and electronic meeting places dedicated to the Oracle Applications products.[2]

OAUG Affiliated Geographical and Special Interest Groups[edit]

OAUG Geographic user groups (Geos) and special interest groups (SIGs) serve the grassroots of the Oracle community and offer additional educational and networking opportunities through their links with the OAUG and Oracle Corporation. OAUG Geos are located in the United States, Canada, AsiaPac, Latin America and EMEA regions and meet to facilitate networking among regional users. OAUG SIGS serve as forums to collect and discuss user interest on specific issues and areas within the family of Oracle Applications products. A list of all OAUG Geos and SIGs can be found at

Conferences and Education[edit]

The OAUG presents a variety of educational opportunities via regional and local events, an eLearning curriculum, vendor awareness sessions and a conference presentation and white paper archive. Since 2006, the OAUG has co-hosted the annual COLLABORATE conference in cooperation with the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the Quest International Users Group (Quest). COLLABORATE 14: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community will be held on April 7 - 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]

Councils and Committees[edit]

The OAUG's various councils and committees represent members' interests on specific topics or issues. Councils and committees provide input and direction to enhance the OAUG's internal operations and programs or serve as advocates to Oracle on behalf of the users community, expressing concerns, suggestions and wishes regarding Oracle Applications.[4]

Various OAUG councils and committees include:

  • Customer Support Council
  • Education Committee
  • Geo/SIG Committee
  • Marketing and Communications Committee
  • Meetings and Conferences Committee
  • Membership Programs Committee
  • Technology Committee

Committees and councils are made up of individuals from OAUG member organizations.


The OAUG distributes several publications to help communicate important topics related to the family of Oracle Applications. The OAUG Insight magazine, OAUG eNews and OAUG ResearchLine focus on providing members with industry news and information, product-specific best practices and case studies, and key proprietary research of interest to users of Oracle Applications.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. [1] Oracle Corporation Website: Oracle Applications
  2. [2] OAUG Website: What is the OAUG
  3. [3] OAUG Website: Conferences and Education
  4. [4] OAUG Website: Committees and Councils
  5. [5] OAUG Website: Publications

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