SEDAR® SUBSCRIBER UPDATE
November 27, 1998
SEDAR Year 2000 Readiness
This update is in response to a number of inquiries received by CDS INC. regarding the Year 2000 readiness of the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval, known as the SEDAR system, and provides an update to our previous letter issued in the SEDAR Subscriber Update on July 14, 1998 (9806). CDS INC. will reply to all requests in this manner, rather than to respond to each inquiry individually. As a result, any statements in an inquiry letter that attempt to unilaterally impose or imply an agreement or obligation on CDS INC. will not be effective. The intent of this update is to summarize the current SEDAR Year 2000 status and to discuss the progress towards Year 2000 readiness. You may wish to pass a copy of this update to the person at your business who is responsible for the Year 2000 project.
CDS INC. is undertaking a major effort to ensure that the SEDAR system, which consists of the SEDAR client/server application and its operating environment, will continue to function properly on January 1, 2000 and beyond. We have committed significant resources to our Year 2000 Readiness Project, including extensive testing of our computer systems to ensure that our services will continue without interruption in the Year 2000. SEDAR management also makes regular status reports on its Year 2000 Readiness Project to its' Senior Executive Group at each of their meetings.
It is our intention that the SEDAR system operated by CDS INC. will be ready for the Year 2000 by the end of December 1998.
Any new SEDAR development or software upgrade in 1999 will be re-tested to ensure Year 2000 readiness. We will freeze the SEDAR client/server application code and environment as of July 31, 1999.
Year 2000 Readiness Project Summary
CDS is currently preparing a list of Year 2000 sensitive dates which are recommended for testing. These dates, along with others requested by the SEDAR user community, will be used to determine the contents and length of the full date change cycle. CDS intends to publish the suggested dates that will be used and the schedule for the test cycle in December 1998.
CDS will not provide support for the creation, execution, or verification of user test plans or test cases. Also, support for user's test environments (except for the SEDAR client application) is the responsibility of the user. As always, CDS will try to assist users in resolving non-SEDAR problems whenever possible on a best-effort basis.
This letter is provided for informational purposes only and reflects CDS INC.'s current understanding of and intentions with respect to the matters outlined and does not constitute a certification and warranty of any kind. Since Year 2000 readiness is an on-going effort and information on Year 2000 is rapidly changing, the information provided in this letter is also subject to change. Further updates on the status of our SEDAR Year 2000 Readiness Project will be available on our web site at www.sedar.com.
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