Time Machine testing is good - as long as licenses et al are in order. Someone sent out a bulk fax over the week end on a "new" offering that does time warpping on a production machine [ like a Mainframe LPAR] The claim is a date simulation & Testing Utility that features the ability to test on production systems dates/times out of the past the year 2000 without impactng production systems.... All for a few hundred dollars. No further information is known other than the PRESS RELEASE faxed. Happy Holiday Season Glenn ___________________________________________________ Glenn Ericson, Phoenix Consulting P O Box 701164 East Elmhurst NY 11370-3164 USA Ph. 718 898 9805 Fx. 718 446 1150 AS/400 & Year 2000- - Solutions Specialists © 1997copyright, all rights reserved ____________________________________________________ At 03:01 AM 11/24/97 +0000, you wrote: >>I was asked by a seminar attendee about a potential Y2K approach for which I >>would appreciate some feedback. The customer is currently running BPCS >>version 4.4 which is not Y2K enabled. The have written their own software >>which maniupulates data extraced from BPCS. They want to leave BPCS as is >>and address any Y2K problems in their own add on software. They do no >>forecasting in BPCS. They don't care about sort order of dates on reports. >>They will plug in due dates for invoices. They never select data across >>multiple years. >> >>To test this methodology, they plan to rent or purchase a new machine to >>which they will load a copy of their software. They will go through a 1999 >>year end close, process transactions in for several months in 2000 doing a >>month end close for each month, wrapping up with a year end close for 2000. >> >>For those of you who know BPCS, is this approach even possible? Again, the >>customer understands they will have to modify programs which they have >>written themselves to perform such date dependent functions as forecasting. >>The question is what will fail in BPCS, as opposed to not sort properly? >> >> >>Charlie Massoglia, Massoglia Technical Consulting, Inc. > > >Biggest problem I can see is that if it -doesn't- work, and if their test >takes too long, they won't have enough time to finish an alternative >method... > >--Paul E Musselman >PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com >+--- +--- | This is the BPCS Users Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "BPCS-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to BPCS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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