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.
PO Box 1065, Okemos, MI 48854, USA
517-676-9700  Fax: 517-676-1006  EMAIL: cmassoglia@voyager.net

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