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ABOUT THE DOAG

International groups, DAX companies, authorities, or German global leaders from the higher small and mid-size enterprises – many of these organizations have one thing in common: at least parts of their IT infrastructure are based on Oracle technologies. To get the most out of these sophisticated but also quite complex products, a profound, substantiated, and practice-oriented expert knowledge is necessary that cannot be acquired by only relying on official documentation or course books.

This specific know-how can be acquired via the DOAG by both IT and business professionals, working in an Oracle environment.

Wide Network, large Treasure of Experience

Since 1988, the association guarantees the best exchange of experience possible in the Oracle scene by its highly branched network. Because who could report better on how to remove obstacles in the way than the users themselves?

Events

Numerous events throughout the year are regarded as voice and networking platform of the Oracle community.

Constructive Dialog

Our voice is heard! Oracle users in the German-speaking region particularly appreciate the association's independence from the vendor. As a result, problems are addressed.

Print and online Media

Our target-group-specific print and online media are also very popular among Oracle users.

Communities

Database

The database community has a focus on all aspects of the Oracle database, from installation to configuration to tuning. Furthermore, this community considers other Oracle database products such as MySQL.

Infrastructure and Middleware

From engineered systems to application infrastructures to the cloud, this community addresses a wide range of subjects. Transdisciplinary matters such as monitoring and high availability are also taken into account.

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Development

The development community is a platform for software development with the aid of Oracle tools such as APEX, ADF, and PL/SQL. The community serves as an exchange platform for process-related subjects such as business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA).

Java

In close cooperation with the Interessenverbund der Java User Groups e.V. (iJUG), the Java community connects iJUG members and regional groups of the DOAG. Work with young people is also an integral part of this community's range of tasks.

Next Generation

The next generation unites young IT professionals, students, and trainees under 35 years and contributes to the association with its own events and media.

Data Analytics

The data analytics community addresses all relevant subjects around business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DWH), data integration, BI reports, advanced analytics, big data, and BI specialist applications.

Business Solutions

The business solutions community pools user activities around Oracle business applications such as Fusion Applications Cloud, Primavera, E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Siebel and Hyperion.

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Competence Center

Licensing

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Be it questions regarding licensing of the technical Oracle products and business solutions, used licenses, or the notorious audits: our experts support you with all things around licensing.

Support

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We give you tips and hints to prevent support problems and advise you in case of difficulties with Oracle support. By giving regular feedback, we also ensure a continuous improvement of support quality.

Security

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Our experts are available to answer your questions regarding security: data protection in the database, in import and export scenarios, and in consolidation processes. Furthermore, we give you advice on legal questions and in case of urgent problems.

Localization

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We clarify and raise awareness regarding the subject of localization of Oracle business applications and implementation of legal and local requirements. We also bundle user requests and submit them to Oracle.

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Structure and Bodies

A general meeting of members can be convened for a compelling reason by the meeting of delegates or on demand of 5% of the members entitled to vote. Furthermore, interests of the members are exercised by the meeting of delegates. The board is obligated by the statute to report to the members. For this purpose, an annual report is sent yearly to all members.

History of the General Meeting of Members
Until the decision of the new version of the statute by the general meeting of members 2012, the meeting was held yearly. The minutes of the general meeting of members are available in the online archive.

The meeting of delegates represents the members of the DOAG and their interests.

It consists of delegates from the members and communities, and from regional representatives, elected for a period of three years.

The meeting of delegates is held regularly once a year. Additionally, extraordinary meetings of delegates may be convened. Agenda and results of the meeting of delegates are reported to all members.

The meeting of delegates is responsible for the following:

  • Definition of the strategic direction and objectives of the association activity
  • Election of the board
  • Establishment of communities
  • Receipt of the annual activity and finance report of the board
  • Receipt of the report of the cash auditor
  • Discharge of the board
  • Decision on the budget pan
  • Decision on changes to the statute
  • Decision on the election rules
  • Decision on the membership fee regulation
  • Decision on organization of the communities and regional groups Decision on further organizations
  • Decision on honorary memberships

The board manages the association operatively and is responsible for all matters of the association, provided no other organs are assigned with these matters. It also ensures that all relevant subjects are covered in the DOAG and assigned to the communities.

The board consists of the chairperson, the vice chairperson with the range of tasks finance, the vice chairperson with the range of tasks cross-disciplinary groups, the leaders of the communities, and the board with the range of tasks office/operational tasks.

The association is supported by a large number of active members who have taken responsibility in one or several segments such as communities, competence centers, or regional groups. These members support the board in leading the association.

The statute of the DOAG Deutsche ORACLE-Anwendergruppe e.V. and its regulations are available online.

We're here for you

The office of the DOAG is located at the site of the association in Berlin. Our team is available for all matters of members and interested persons from Monday to Friday at regular office hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

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