Red Wing Software 2020 Classroom Training Sessions

Please click on a link to view more details and to register for a session. A brochure with this and additional training options will be sent out to you in the coming months. Visit to view other training options as well.
March, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: March 2, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture: March 3-5, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN
May, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: May 12, 2020, Red Wing, MN
CenterPoint Accounting: May 13-14, 2020, Red Wing, MN
July, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: July 20, 2020, Red Wing, MN
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture: July 21-23, 2020, Red Wing, MN

Behind the Scenes - October 2019

Carole (Staff Accountant) competed in an obstacle competition hosted by the St. Croix Mounted Sheriff’s Posse with her Arabian horse RTR Thunder Lord (AKA Blackie). He placed 10th out of 60 exhibitors! In the pictured obstacle the barrels were stacked tall and they had to “bowl” them all over and then walk through the downed barrels.
Matt's (Sales) daughter, Lena, performed with the Rosemount High School Marching Band where they were crowned 2019 Youth in Music Grand Champions and MN State Champions.
Julie (Sales Engineer) enjoyed the wedding of her son, Joey, and new daughter-in-law, Somer.
Katrina's (Customer Service Representative) daughter, Kyla, and Carrie (Administrative Assistant) packed shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child at Roxie’s (Administrative Assistant) 59.9th Birthday Packing Party.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

How do you know if you’re doing something the best way, if you’ve only tried one way to do it? Look at any important process in your organization and think about a way to change it. You might be surprised to find out the way you’ve been performing that process isn’t the best way.
You may ask someone to be more efficient, at a lower cost, or with fewer errors, but is the system they are working in allowing them to accomplish any of these results? Trying one or more alternatives to a given process might produce the results you’re looking for, or even better results than expected.
At Red Wing Software, we never assume that there is only one way to accomplish a task. We constantly challenge our staff and debate new ways to improve, move new requests for changes through the process faster, or make our software faster, easier to use, with fewer errors, etc. Sometimes we need to think outside the box and try some ideas that feel a little strange at first. Quite often this exercise yields a result that wouldn’t have been considered without a group of us throwing out ideas and hammering through to a conclusion.
Try it. You might be surprised. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but a wise customer told me once, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you already are.”

Virtual Classroom Sessions - November 2019

The online Virtual Classroom provides you with in-depth information and explanations that allow you to learn more about CenterPoint from any location where you can access the internet (high-speed internet connection recommended). The training sessions are presented live by one of our CenterPoint experts while you view the presenter's computer screen. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The sessions are recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterward. The Virtual classroom offers the following training sessions:
CenterPoint Electronic Banking
Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Budgeting Basics for CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Budgeting Basics for CenterPoint Accounting & CenterPoint Fund Accounting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture – Understanding & Using Products
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Click the link above or click here to register for these sessions.
The Virtual Classroom offers pre-recorded training sessions as well as live training sessions. This gives you the flexibility to access the training at any point after the original live session was offered. The pre-recorded sessions can be purchased with 30-day access and can be viewed as many times as you like during the 30 days.

You can view and purchase pre-recorded sessions from our website at

If logged into the website, go to the My Member Account page (from the Welcome menu, select My Account Home), select the Training tab, and then select the Recorded tab.
Select Menu > Virtual Classroom Training (under ‘Services’ on the right-hand side of the menu), and then select the Recorded tab.
Select the Training button on the Main website page, select Virtual Classroom Training, and then select the Recorded tab.

40th Anniversary Customer Stories

Customer: Lakness Land & Cattle, Hayti, South Dakota
Centerpoint Accounting for Agriculture has fit our farming operation very well. We are diversified into many entities. CenterPoint keeps all the entities separate but can be combined in reports when needed. We are able to track income and expenses down to the acre. Many reports are available and can be adapted to fit our needs. The ability to export out reports is really great, especially when sending to our accountant. This saves dollars!
The CenterPoint support staff is readily available and knowledgeable. Being able to access my computer has sure helped find solutions quicker. CenterPoint Payroll is efficient and keeps updated when taxes change. There is so much depth to what can be done within CenterPoint. You can get as detailed as you want. The addition of Virtual Classroom Training Classes has been helpful.
I especially appreciate how Red Wing Software listens to its customers with constant upgrades. So many quick shortcuts have been added over the years.
Marietta Lakness
Lakness Land & Cattle