More PeopleSoft user groups have chosen to join with the main US-based Oracle user group as Oracle’s acquisition of the company approaches its first anniversary.
The main independent organisation, the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) says the most recent PeopleSoft user group to join it is the PeopleSoft CRM User Group.
The PeopleSoft CRM User Group will now have a greater input into Oracle’s Project Fusion, the ongoing effort to create new best-of-breed applications based on the products of companies recently bought by Oracle.
Other organisations that have recently linked up with the OAUG include the PeopleSoft Credit & Accounts Receivable Experts (PSCARE) group, the PeopleSoft Healthcare Industry User Group, and the PeopleSoft Accounts Payable (PSAP) group.
In September, the OAUG announced the formation of the Oracle Retail Users Group, made up of customers Oracle took on when it bought Retek, the specialist in business software for retailers.
PeopleSoft had sponsored around 170 user groups, and it is estimated that over 125 have remained independent. Others have joined with the Quest International Users Group, the user group originally set up to protect the interests of JD Edwards customers, before they were subsumed by PeopleSoft when it took over the company.
Quest is now working closely with the OAUG, with the pair holding their annual conferences at the same US venue this year.