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Asia PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions Special Interest Group debuts at NUS

12 November 2010

ORACLE SOFTWARE: Senior Strategy Manager from the Oracle Campus Development team Mr Gary Allen provided insights into the PeopleSoft Campus Solution product

GOOD TURNOUT: Representatives from 25 education institutions attended the inaugural event

NUS organised the inaugural Asia PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions Special Interest Group (Asia CSSIG) on 10 and 11 November 2010, bringing together some 140 participants from 25 education institutions across the region. NUS mooted the idea of an Asia CSSIG, the first of its kind in the region, in response to the increasing number of higher education institutions around the region adopting Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions.

On the need for Asia CSSIG, Director of the NUS Computer Centre Mr Tommy Hor, said: "Asian institutions are at a different stage of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions adoption compared to our counterparts in North America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. The challenges faced by Asian institutions are also quite different as the education systems are not entirely the same. In a rapidly changing business and technological environment, we believe our needs can be better served when we come together to share with Oracle our requirements, challenges and priorities in a single voice."

Mr David Redden, General Manager of the Asia-Pacific Education Sector of Oracle, was very encouraged with NUS' efforts at jumpstarting the forum. He said, "The forum brings together like-minded, skilled practitioners who are managing, collectively, a huge number of students and alumni members in the region, to improve their skills and expertise and to provide their technology partners like Oracle with rich feedback and insight for us to help make the solution even more applicable to institutions in Asia."

Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Campus Solutions is a software specifically designed for the changing needs of higher education institutions. It is the world's leading student system and alumni development solution used at over 800 campuses in over 20 countries.

The Asia CSSIG plans to meet annually or bi-annually in one of the Asian countries.