Back to the top
Frequently Asked Questions
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Units of Issue
Simplix and the Year 2000
Many computer systems, especially those created when storage space
was expensive, store dates using a 2-digit year. When the year 1999 turns
into 2000, these 2-digit years will roll from 99 to 00. For systems trying
to do comparisons between dates, this presents a problem.
Simplix is vigilant and prepared for the Year 2000.
Simplix has designed it systems with an eye toward minimizing the
impact of the 1999-2000 rollover. Our internal systems do not rely on
2-digit years; we do not expect any problems in these systems.
Simplix processes data from other, possibly non-compliant sources.
Most of the data we receive conforms to ANSI X12.3010 and
X12.3050 standards, which do not allow for the use of a 4-digit year.
This may cause difficulties for other systems which receive this data.
Do Not Be
Simplix is working to minimize the effects of non-compliant data.
In order to minimize the effects of non-compliant data, we have
been analyzing the programs which deal with dates containing 2-digit years.
These programs are being reviewed and updated to correctly interpret such
dates. We are continually monitoring our systems to make sure that dates
are properly handled.