Corey #104... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread


-- lurker (, December 10, 1998


yeah, "Kevin" is famous!!!

Mike =====================================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, December 11, 1998. 15 seconds of fame! 8-)

I have a serious question here, though. PNG suggested recently that the fiscal year rollover issue is over-rated. I can see that. Problems with accounting and bookkeeping software might have no direct effect on a company's ability to sell goods or services to the public.

What I'm asking, I guess, is which would be more noticeable to the public--fiscal year rollovers of Canada, New York state and Britian in April 1999, or, non-fiscal year look-ahead programs with a six- month window in July 1999? (Ignoring for a moment the fact that over 40 states will enter their fiscal year 2000 in July 1999).

What would failure of software or systems using fiscal years mean to a business? What would a six-month look-ahead failure mean to a business?

BTW, if you don't have the link, here's where you can find the list of the 28 Fortune 500 companies that enter their fiscal year 2000 on February 1, 1999:

The answer to the fiscal year vs. look-ahead problem is important to public Y2K awareness and/or panic in 1999. Comments please from someone who knows more about this than I do.

-- Kevin (, December 13, 1998.

Doesn't Japan have a new fiscal year in the Spring too?

-- lurking (, December 13, 1998.

Kevin, I'm still catching up on all of the reading since returning from vacation. I'm glad you had a few minutes of "fame". You deserve it for all of your hard work!

-- Gayla Dunbar (, December 17, 1998.

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