Millennia Year Application Software System
|DATE :|| 1st April, 1998||
|TO :|| All Staff||
This memo is to announce the development of a new software system. We
are currently building a data center that will contain all firm data
that is Year 2000 compliant. The program is referred to as the
"Millennia Year Application Software System" (MYASS).
Next Monday at 9:00 there will be a meeting in which I will show
MYASS to everyone. We will continue to hold demonstrations throughout
the month so that all employees will have an opportunity to get a
good look at MYASS. As for the status of the implementation of the
program, I have not addressed the networking aspects so currently
only one person at a time can use MYASS. This restriction will be
removed after MYASS expands.
Several people are using the program already and have come to depend
on it. Just this morning I walked into a subordinate's office and
was not surprised to find that he had his nose buried in MYASS. I've
noticed that some of the less technical personnel are somewhat afraid
Just last week, when asked to enter some information into the
program, I had a secretary say to me "I'm a little nervous, I've
never put anything in MYASS before." I volunteered to help her
through her first time and when we were through she admitted that it
was relatively painless and she was actually looking forward to doing
it again. She went so far as to say that after using SAP and Oracle,
she was ready to kiss MYASS.
I know there are concerns over the virus that was found in MYASS upon
initial installation, but I am pleased to say the virus has been
eliminated and we were able to save MYASS.
In the future, however, protection will be required prior to entering
MYASS. We planned this database to encompass all information
associated with the business.
So as you begin using the program, feel free to put anything you want
into MYASS. As MYASS grows larger, we envision a time when it will
be commonplace to walk by an office and see a manager hand a paper to
an employee and say "Here, stick this in MYASS." This program has
already demonstrated great benefit to the company during recent OSH
and ISO audits. After requesting certain historical data the agency
representatives were amazed at how quickly we provided the
When asked how the numbers could be retrieved so rapidly our
Environmental Manager proudly stated "Simple, I just pulled them out
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