About the Public Sector User Group

The Public Sector User Group (PSUG) is an international organization consisting of Public Sector institutions that use application software from the Oracle Corporation.

The PSUG's objectives are:

  • To provide a mechanism for sharing information and experience among Public Sector customers on selection, implementation and cost-effective use of Oracle application software.
  • To provide a means by which the PSUG can speak with a common voice to Oracle on matters of common interests, thereby improving its members’ communication and influence regarding product expectations and recommendations for improvement in Oracle products used in Higher Education.
  • To provide opportunities for communication between Oracle management, developers and business partners and the PSUG, in order to keep PSUG members informed as to product plans, new developments and directions, and other areas of concern.

The PSUG is governed by a Board of Directors. The activities and initiatives of the PSUG include interacting with Oracle via a collection of very active and effective Advisory Groups (AGs), holding annual user conferences, and sharing of information via PSUG Online.

PSUG Membership Benefits

PSUG Online is the primary tool by which PSUG 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 PSUG 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), Asia Alliance (Asia/Pacific), Canada Alliance, Arab Alliance, Latin America Alliance, Southern Africa Alliance and seven US Regional conferences.

Affiliated Organizations and Alliance

In 2006, the PSUG joined forces with two other User Groups with similar interests and culture: HEUG (Higher Education User Group) and FUN (Federal Users Network).  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 PSUG Online, you have access to the contributions of our colleagues in higher education and federal governmental agencies—and vice versa. Hence, you will find frequent references to Alliance throughout PSUG Online.