What happened to the system roll over dates of Canada, Japan, New York State, etc?

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Were there systems that had problems, in regard to the "significant dates" published on Michael Hyatt's site? This would be in regard to the Fiscal Year 2000 beginning for some governments

-- Steve Vaughn (vonathills@aol.com), August 18, 1999


More then 57 "Problems" came and went with no problems showing. YOU tell me!! They must have been embarassing to him as they are now deleted from his site.

-- Graduate of watsamatta U (stillwaiting@watching.com), August 18, 1999.

Silly person. You forgot one of the doom rules. If you stop talking about the predictions, then the predictions were never made.

-- MrWayCool (Dontforgetthe@rules.com), August 18, 1999.

Before February 1st, I didn't know one way or another if the Jo Anne Effect was going to cause noticeable problems that would end up being reported. After February 1st, when Wal-Mart and some other companies entered their fiscal year 2000 with no reported problems, I realized that what PNG had been saying was true...that problems in accounting software aren't nearly as noticeable to outsiders as problems in manufacturing or distribution would be.

We won't hear that much about Y2K-related manufacturing or distribution problems until January 2000. It was clear to me in February that we weren't going to hear much about fiscal year rollover problems in accounting software on April 1st and July 1st. Most people on this forum weren't expecting "show-stoppers" on April 1st and July 1st either, and yet the issue of few reported problems has been repeatedly thrown in our faces.

Anyone who honestly wants to learn more about the significance and non-significance of fiscal year rollovers in accounting software, as well as find examples problems that have occured so far can find quite a few relevant links on the following thread:


"Significance of States Fiscal Start"

Almost all non-accounting software problems, PC BIOS chip and PC operating system problems, and embedded system/process control system problems are still ahead of us. Those are the ones with the potential of being "show-stoppers."

-- Linkmeister (link@librarian.edu), August 18, 1999.

Plus, my friend's sister and bro-in-law work for NY State which started its fiscal year 7/1. However, they have been working like crazy on payroll remediation that is scheduled to roll over 12/31-- and they have to work over New Year's. So, how does that jibe with states' rollover? I don't think everything rolled.

-- Mara Wayne (MaraWayne@aol.com), August 19, 1999.

There have been disruptions, but you can deny them out of existance if you choose to.

-- KoFE (your@town.USA), August 19, 1999.

ah, I don't think anyone predicted TEOTWAWKI by August 1999, only disruptions.

-- (@ .), August 19, 1999.

Mr Koskinian has stated recently (early August) that there were "many" problems reported to their office from the states, but very few "major."

I'm not working for him, and don't have access to the actual reports, so I'm guessing that there were problems, but that the states were able to work their way through the issues without either publicizing them, or that the problems (symptoms) were able to be limited to internal (state agency-state agency) problems.

Either way, obviously there were fewer problems than perhaps Yourdon (and others) expected in July and August. Good news that they small enough to be able to be "self-contained" by the government - of course, it's bad news that the government decided it felt it was neccessary to "contain the news itself.

After all, the China treason episode was also "self-contained" by this administration.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), August 19, 1999.

I don't know for sure, but one thing I have seen is that some institutions simply add on more months to the old fiscal year as a temporary work around. Ie., the first month of the 2000 fiscal year is registered as the 13th month of the 99 fiscal year.

-- coprolith (coprolith@rocketship.com), August 19, 1999.

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