Making every penny count...

Written by Lawrence Groves

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On May 25, 2005 and retroactive back to January 1, 2005repparttar IRS has redefined section 415 Compensation to include post severance compensation if itís paid within 2-1/2 months after separation from service. But this is only for payments that would have been paid ifrepparttar 149331 participant had continued in employment or if they are for bona fide sick, vacation and other leave. The leave-related payments can be included only ifrepparttar 149332 employee could have usedrepparttar 149333 leave had employment continued. This new definition will still exclude severance payments due to severance of employment

Employers can now amend their 401 k or 403 b plans to accommodaterepparttar 149334 new definition but may find themselves making additional contributions for compensation paid inrepparttar 149335 next year. Employees can add more contributions to their accounts. Plan administrators may find thatrepparttar 149336 new definition of Section 415 compensation presents some administrative challenges in trackingrepparttar 149337 information, separating it from non eligible compensation and performing timely non discrimination testing.

About the Author: Lawrence Groves is the Small Business Retirement Services Director for The Retirement Group. He has helped thousands of small businesses set up retirement plans. Visit the site for more information

10 Reasons to Adopt Data Visualization

Written by Joe Miller

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6. Business Mapping

Sometimes data mapping involves visual diagrams of business departments. Data visualization helps with business mapping. One example of business mapping isrepparttar creation of a department map forrepparttar 149330 shipping department of a business. Real-time information is available for inventory management and location, including inbound and outbound shipping information. Everything going on inrepparttar 149331 warehouse is visualized on a computer screen.

7. Executive Dashboard

Though information can be compiled into state ofrepparttar 149332 art data visualization,repparttar 149333 information still needs to be managed somehow. Data visualization would be incomplete without an executive dashboard with which executives can customize and manage all data visualization displays and reports.

8. Flash Graphs

Using flash technology, information can also be displayed in a state ofrepparttar 149334 art format. Dashboards and data visualization displays are unencumbered by too much information all smattered onrepparttar 149335 charts and graphs. Flash chart, flash graphs, and flash maps display only what one needs when one needs it by responding to a mouse or cursor moving over it. Asrepparttar 149336 mouse finds its target, information and options are immediately displayed. Web site are presented in a tidy and manageable way.

9. .Net Technology

.Net technology, including .net graphs, .net charts, and .net maps is internet technology interfacing other pages onrepparttar 149337 internet with anchored text on a report or other data visualization display. In addition to .net, perl graphs, perl charts, and perl maps, as well as coldfusion charts, coldfusion graphs, and coldfusion maps, are useful tools employed as part of data visualization. These technologies can also be used in .net PDF attachments.

10. 508 Compliance

Data visualization has also made itself accessible to those with disabilities complying with section 508 which requires government and public information to be viewable by those with disabilities. Data visualization is still capable of catering torepparttar 149338 needs of its users.

Business, communities, and educational programs throughoutrepparttar 149339 country are adopting data visualization to serverepparttar 149340 need ofrepparttar 149341 Information Age. Information is now available at a new level of simplicity, even atrepparttar 149342 most detailed and complex levels.

Joe Miller is an author of informational articles and online advertisements on business software. More Data Visualization information is available at

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