4/1 Represents Fiscal Yr 1999, NOT 2000 for Canada, NY, Japan

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WAIT A SECOND! I think maybe some people are on the wrong track here. Before you start flaming me, I am a GI of a looong time. But isn't April 1 the day Canada, Japan and New York roll over into fiscal year 1999?????? I know where I work we just rolled over into fiscal year 1999 on March 26.


-- Preparing (Preparing@home.com), April 01, 1999


April 1 is the beginning of fiscal year 1999 for Japan, but it is the beginning of fiscal year 2000 for Canada and New York state. When an organization starts a new fiscal year, it generally moves the calendars in its databases to encompass the 12 months of the new year. (Some organizations project 13 or even 14 months into the future.) Whether it is Japan, Canada, or New York, there will need to be calendars in their databases that go out until the end of March 2000. This is where the "Joann Effect" can start causing problems.

-- Incredulous (ytt000@aol.com), April 01, 1999.

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