• Subject: SSA Millennium software - retransmission
  • From: "Joe Teff" <jteff19@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 20:07:39 -0500

My earlier message seemed to have lost part of the text, so I'm resending it in 
it's entirety.

The client that I'm at is considering this tool for doing their Y2K work. They 
use BPCS at several sites and I would assume this tool would be very effective 
for that since they are both SSA products. A couple of sites are running a much 
older package that is not BPCS. It was primarily written using RPG2 and early 
RPG3. There is still programs that contain internal file specs (even some with 
internally defined display files). The design is primarily "batch transaction" 
with data propagated from file to file during the batch update/reporting 
processes. Some of these "transition" files are flat files (no external field 
definitions). It also uses many FMTDTA steps to sort/select data for reports. 
It also uses data areas to store parameters from the interactive prompt program 
to the batch processes. There are also approximately 125 programs that have 
been generated using the ProGen case tool. It is quite common that a date field 
contains special values (i.e.. 999999 means that the record is soft-deleted). 
New software has been suggested, but that does not appear to be an option right 
now. Has anyone heard of the SSA Millennium software (this may be a product 
description and not a product name)? Will the tool be effective for the 
non-BPCS systems? Can it handle all of the programs, dataareas, etc.? Any 
insights here will be greatly appreciated.

Joe Teff
QDS
Bloomington, MN
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