MTS is pleased to announce the release of a new software product, which ensures
automatically that all clients' corporate data is Year 2000 compliant. The program is
referred to as the "Millennium Year Application Software System" (MYASS).
Next Monday at 9:00am 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, we 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 she had her nose buried in MYASS.
I have noticed that some Elektra personnel are somewhat afraid of MYASS. 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
OH&atedS and EEO audits. After requesting certain historical data the agency
representatives were amazed at how quickly we provided the information. When asked how the
numbers could be retrieved so rapidly the Manager proudly stated "Simple... I just
pulled them out of MYASS."