3 Effective Ways to Get More Out Of Your Accounting and Payroll Software

Managing the accounting and payroll system is an important job. Use these three tips to make your job easier, and get better results.

Use the universal help key.

Did you know there is a function key that can help you find the answers you are looking for, right within the accounting system? Most programs, not just accounting programs, offer help that is specific to their program.

This help can be accessed by using the F1 function key. F1 is a shortcut key that brings up a help screen, so you can find the answers you are looking for. Within Red Wing Software accounting programs, the help is specific to the area of the program you are working in. While some people may find this obvious, those who were unaware can gain a lot by starting to use this handy function. Using the F1 key can save you considerable time by providing the answers you need immediately. It can also help you learn new ways of performing tasks that you may not have considered.

Invest in training.

Some of us are really good at learning how to use a new software program. Others of us, not so much. Either way though, attending training for your accounting software is an excellent idea. It will likely make your job easier. Getting training by the company who developed the software, or a close partner, will provide you with tips and tricks you may not have thought of on your own. You simply don′t know what you don′t know, and training will show you what you don′t know. What′s more, you can ask questions during training, to get your specific questions answered. Attending training is a crucial investment for those using the accounting system. It can simplify and improve processes for years to come.

Create your own reports.

Not all businesses are created equal. Well, in fact no two businesses are the same. Don′t get stuck with reports that do not meet the needs of your business, or the needs of those requesting information from you. Whether it′s you, your management team, or others requesting information, use report customization to generate the information that is needed by creating your own reports.

Red Wing Software Releases New Versions of All CenterPoint Products

Red Wing Software has released new versions of all of the CenterPoint products. Red Wing Software regularly develops new versions of our software to incorporate suggestions received from customers like you and to take advantage of improvements in computer technology. One of the many advantages of a Customer Care Membership is regularly receiving the latest enhancements.

We encourage you to download and install the latest versions.

CenterPoint Payroll and the Affordable Care Act

ACA Requirements

Red Wing Software will implement the requirements for reporting applicable to employer-sponsored coverage for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the first half of 2015. CenterPoint Payroll will allow you to track all the information you need to complete the 1095-C and 1094-C forms for your organization, as well as the reporting requirements for the employee W-2 form.