Red Wing Software - Notes from the President Ken Hilton

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

Mark, our New Business Development Manager, was talking to me the other day about a customer that had stopped using our software in favor of another company’s software. It seems this customer was in need of some new functionality, so he started looking for software that had those capabilities. He found new software, made the switch, and proceeded to set up and re-enter a lot of the data that had already been entered into the Red Wing Software product.

As you can imagine, starting over with new software is a very large task. Once he got started, he discovered he was missing much of the functionality he was taking advantage of in the Red Wing Software product previously used. So, he called Mark and wondered what it would take to move back to Red Wing Software, and mentioned the reason for the original switch. Mark explained that the functionality he was looking for was actually already available in the Red Wing Software product, and could have easily been implemented with a quick call to our staff.

This is just one example of a case when it is a good idea to talk to your current supplier when you are looking for something that is related to a product you are using and already comfortable with. This happens to be a software example, but it could apply to almost any product or service. Keep in mind you have been working with this supplier for some time, likely trust their opinion, and if what you are looking for is not available, your current supplier might be able to help you find a solution.

- Ken Hilton, President

Behind the Scenes - April 2016

  • Stephanie (Marketing) has been helping teach a class of high school students how to build and market an app. Mark’s (Support Technician) son Caleb (second in from the left) and Stephanie’s son Luke (second in from the right) were a part of the group. The group competed against teams of seasoned app builders, at the Red Wing Ignite Cup, an app building competition, and came in a close 2nd and have been encouraged to apply for the Minnesota Cup competition.
  • Roxie (Administration) and her husband enjoyed a vacation to California, visiting relatives, beaches and just taking time to smell the roses!
  • Jayme (Support Technician) and friends had a relaxing vacation in Ixtapa, Mexico.
  • Jada’s (Support Technician) son, Lane, attended the AMA National Champion Banquet in Ohio. He received two awards - 1st Place in the 50 Class and 3rd Place in the 85 Class for Youth Motorcycle Hillclimbing.


Red Wing Software Customers in the News

Tullando Farm, of Orford, New Hampshire, was featured in the story, “Why I Chose Robots: Tullando Farm” in the April 1, 2016 issue of Progressive Dairyman. Check out the story to see how this Red Wing Software customer is using technology to keep moving forward!