Customers in the News

Red Wing Software Customer and Consultant to Farms and Agribusinesses: Wittman Consulting, Dick Wittman, Culdesac, Idaho
Story: Legacy Project: Smart Skills for Next-Gen Leaders
What the story is about: The importance of adopting key farm management proficiencies.
Red Wing Software Customer: Valley Springs Farm, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Story: They Added Revenue, Not Cows (Hoard's Dairyman)
What the story is about: Farms choosing to add additional income through unique business opportunities.
Red Wing Software Customer: Homestead Dairy, Plymouth, Indiana
Story: How Do 36 Robots Compare to a Double-25 Parallel? (Hoard's Dairyman)
What the story is about: Analysis about robotic milking and its viability for big dairies.
Red Wing Software Customer: Freeport State Bank, Freeport, Minnesota
Story: From Our Side of the Fence: Lenders: How are you working with your dairy clients? (Hoard's Dairyman)
What the story is about: Interviews with various lenders about trends in agriculture and banking.

Red Wing Software Celebrates 40 Years in Business

40 years of Service

Red Wing Software is currently celebrating 40 years in business! What is the secret to being in business for 40 years? How does a company do that? We’d like to think that over the years, our programs have helped customers run their businesses smoothly, budget properly, maintain accurate records, increase profitability, and run all the reports for all the people who need them. After all, that’s what we’ve been doing since 1979. Many things have to be right, in order to stay in business for 40 years. Quality products are key, of course, and the service behind the products is no less important. Red Wing Software could have neither of those attributes if it were not for the excellent staff we’ve been fortunate to have over the years. The staff has been the star of the show at Red Wing Software. And because of the staff, we’ve had a loyal customer base for 40 years.

Just think about how much technology has changed since 1979! In 1979, personal computers were new, and not too many people had them. In fact, computers and computer programs revolutionized the ability for businesses to do accounting in a much more efficient manner. Red Wing Software (then Red Wing Business Systems) started as an accounting software specifically for farmers. Back then, when we went to trade shows, farmers lined up with their credit cards to get the program that could transform their farm’s financial management from a shoe box or a pencil and paper to an automated, organized and computerized method.

There was a high demand for accounting and payroll software back in the 1980s, and Red Wing Software found that agribusinesses weren’t the only ones in need. So, we began developing an accounting program for businesses. Soon there was a growing network of partners who sold accounting and payroll software for businesses and farms throughout the United States.

And speaking of history, many Red Wing Software customers know that what is currently Red Wing Software is made up of several businesses that merged together in 2001. Champion Business Systems, FMS Harvest, Inc., and Red Wing Business Systems came together to become what is now Red Wing Software.

Red Wing Software has grown so much since then! We’ve added fund accounting for nonprofits and for municipals. There’s standalone depreciation as well as a standalone tax forms program. We are also offering our programs in the cloud now, as well as locally installed. And we’ve been working all along the way to provide our customers with new technology to make their job of managing accounting and payroll easier and more comprehensive, with things like EFT transfers, a data importer, publish pay advices, and much more.

It’s true that many competing products have popped up over the years, and they continue to do so. There are more accounting and payroll products than ever to choose from. As for us, we continue to serve up the new technology needed by our customers and Red Wing Software continues, now more than ever, to focus on what made our company great at the start: an amazing staff, quality products and a dedication to excellent service. With the help of our amazing customer, we plan on continuing to thrive well into the future. We are grateful to all Red Wing Software staff, business partners, and customers for 40 years in business!

Customers in the News

Red Wing Software Customer: Son-Bow Farms, Spring Valley, Wisconsin
Story: Son-Bow Farms Cuts Cost of Production with ‘New Way’ of Manure Handling
What the story is about: A unique process, used by Son-Bow Farms, that results in other useful products.
Red Wing Software Customer: Drake Dairy, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Story: Leadership Paves Way to Partnership at Drake Dairy
What the story is about: Jim Drake and Omar Guerrero worked together over the years to help Omar achieve excellence in farming, and the American dream.
Red Wing Software Customer: United Dreams Dairy, North Freedom, Wisconsin
Story: Large or Small, These Herds Make Quality Milk
What the story is about: United Dreams Dairy was able to keep their excellent milk quality, even while doubling in size.
Red Wing Software Customer: Compeer Financial, Baldwin, Wisconsin
Story: Evaluate your Operation’s Profitability
What the story is about: Tim Swenson of Compeer Financial describes the “three-legged stool”: expenses, revenue streams, and enhancing milk revenues, as a key to your operation’s profitability.

Red Wing Online Services – Add or Replace your Payment Card Online

For customers who are enrolled in any Red Wing Software online services, credit card information can now be added or replaced online. Customers can add a credit card or edit existing credit card information for each service individually. (Editing bank information or EFT will still need to be done over the phone.)
Online Services include:
Publish Pay Advices
Red Wing Cloud Service
CenterPoint Time Clock
Red Wing Tax Forms
To add or replace your card on file, please log in to, go to My Account, and you will see your list of available services.

Virtual Classroom Sessions - March 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 Virtual Classroom offers the following live training sessions (the live sessions will also be recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterwards.)
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture – Loan Processing
Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:30 am – 11:00 am Central Time
Price: $49.00
CenterPoint Accounting and CenterPoint Fund Accounting – Loan Processing
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
9:30 am – 10:30 am Central Time
Price: $39.00
CenterPoint Payroll – Time Clock
Thursday, March 14, 2019
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Central Time
Price: $39.00
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 web site at

If logged into the web site, 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 web site page, select Virtual Classroom, and then select the Recorded tab.