NEW! CenterPoint Data Importer- Available at NO additional charge

A data importing tool is now available for all CenterPoint Accounting and Payroll products. The CenterPoint Data Importer is an easy-to-use, free tool, included in CenterPoint, that can be used to import a wide variety of data from outside systems into CenterPoint. Data that can be imported using the CenterPoint Data Importer includes: customer records, accounts receivable transactions, general journal entries, employee records, and more. The data must come from a comma delimited (.CSV) file, and users map the fields accordingly. The CenterPoint Data Importer is installed as a custom option. Current customers can install the option by either following the instructions at this link, or by contacting support.

Virtual Classroom Training - March 2018

p>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 in the Virtual Classroom are presented live by one of our CenterPoint experts. The sessions will also be recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterwards.

CenterPoint Payroll – Processing Payroll
Thursday, March 15, 2018

CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture – Chart of Accounts and Fixed Assets
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Click here to register for these sessions.

Behind the Scenes - February 20

  • Mike (QA Manager) and his family visited the St. Paul Minnesota Winter Carnival Ice Castle.
  • Cori (QA Analyst) went to Chicago to see Hamilton with her mother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
  • Stephanie (Marketing) and her boyfriend, Glenn, won tickets to go ziplining at the Bold North Zipline, during the 2018 Big Event in Minneapolis.

Red Wing Software - Notes from the President Ken Hilton

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

At Red Wing Software, we know the importance of keeping payroll tax tables up-to-date. We make every effort possible to ensure you have the latest tax table information, in most cases even before they become effective. I read an article indicating one of the popular off-the-shelf payroll packages was touting that they would have the new federal withholding table available as early as mid-February. These tables were available in CenterPoint Payroll for our customers the very next day after they were published by the IRS. We also stay on top of the payroll tax changes in all states and territories, making sure our customers are using the most recent data.

While we keep the software updated, there are other things that need to be considered when it comes to proper withholding. Keep in mind that some employees may request additional withholding be taken each pay period based on their experience with previous years’ results. With the changes to the default tax tables, it may be important for them to recalculate the estimate of taxes they will owe for the year, and rethink the amount of extra withholding they have deducted. It’s a good idea to inform employees of this situation, and request they complete new W-4 forms if they would like to adjust their number of dependents or extra state or federal withholding.

New Web Site Navigation

You may have noticed some minor edits to the navigation wording at, as well as in the My Account page on the web site. Some of the wording has been greatly simplified, so customers can more easily find what they are looking for. Thanks to all the customers who took the time to provide feedback.