About the Higher Education User Group
The Higher Education User Group (HEUG) is an international organization consisting of Higher Education institutions that use application software from the Oracle Corporation.
The HEUG's objectives are:
The HEUG is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a Board of Directors. The activities and initiatives of the HEUG include interacting with Oracle via a collection of very active and effective Product Advisory Groups (PAGs), holding annual user conferences, and sharing of information via HEUG Online. For more information on the Board, PAGs and conferences, see the links at left.
HEUG Membership Benefits
HEUG Online is the primary tool by which HEUG members stay in touch with each other and with developments in the world of Oracle application software. It features a variety of tools such as Product Councils, Blogs, Regional Communities where you can find translated newsletters and other documents, Forums (list serves), File Libraries, webinars and more. The HEUG holds an annual Alliance conference each March in North America, as well as sponsoring smaller conferences in specific geographic areas, such as Alliance Down Under (Australia), EMEA (Europe), APAC (Asia/Pacific) and several US Regional conferences.
Affiliated Organizations and Alliance
In 2006 the HEUG joined forces with two other User Groups with similar interests and culture: PSUG (Public Sector User Group) and FUN (Federal Users Network), and renamed its conference the Alliance Conference to reflect the inclusion of these additional groups. In addition to the main Alliance conference held each March in North America, the HEUG is beginning to sponsor smaller conferences in specific geographic areas, such as Alliance Down Under, first held in Brisbane, Australia in 2007.
The Alliance among HEUG, PSUG and FUN extends beyond the conferences. The web sites of all three groups share the same common repository of content: News, Forums, File Library, Issues Tracker, Surveys, and so on. As a user of HEUG Online, you have access to the contributions of our colleagues in federal, state and local governmental agencies—and vice versa.
Hence, you will find frequent references to Alliance throughout HEUG Online. Some of the content found here is mainly of interest to Higher Education (for example, material related to the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions or Oracle Student System products), but there are many areas (such as Financials, Human Resources, and Tools/Technology) in which the issues faced by Higher Education are much the same as in other parts of the public sector.