Behind the Scenes - July 2018

Ashley, (Support Technician) Derrick, and Paytin went on a trip to Buffalo, New York, and visited Niagara Falls and attended her Uncle Jimmy’s 70th birthday party.
Ryan and Cori (Graphic Designer and QA Analyst) took a family vacation to South Dakota.
Stephanie (Marketing) and Glenn have been taking dance lessons for a year, and they recently performed in their first dance showcase in St. Paul, MN.
Katrina (Administrative Assistant) and husband, Josh, enjoyed a concert VIP style.

Customers in the News

West Ridge LLC, of Bellingham, Minnesota, was featured in the July 14, 2018 issue of Dairy Star magazine. In the story entitled, “Sand Bedding, Activity Monitors, 3x Milking Make More Milk for West Ridge,” the Barthel family describes the steps that led to success in dairy farming.

Reinford Farms featured in Progressive Dairyman magazine.

Reinford Farms, of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, told the story of their sustainability success, in the June 12, 2018 issue of Progressive Dairyman, in the story, “Reinford Farms’ Award-winning Sustainability Efforts are the Total Package.”

Red Wing Software - Notes from the President Ken Hilton

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

In July, a few staff members from Red Wing Software participated in two different conferences discussing current accounting and technology issues. The first event was a meeting of Certified Public Accountants that takes place every other year. I was fortunate enough to be a presenter on two different panels during this conference, talking about current technologies specifically related to accounting. The other conference was a meeting of professionals dealing with standards for gathering and reporting financial data for specific vertical markets. Dick Moore, Development Manager, and Julie Strain, Sales Engineer, presented information on management accounting implementation and challenges.

At both meetings, one of the major topics of discussion was the effects and consequences of the new tax laws on businesses. These discussions ranged from new depreciation rules, to the issues on the effect of taxes owed by a C Corporation, S Corporation, and Sole Proprietor. It was clear that there are still many questions about some of these new rules, and how they will be interpreted. We are still waiting for some guidelines from the IRS on how some of these changes should be handled.

I’m no tax expert, but one thing is clear: it will be more important than ever to be working with people that are experts on the subject. The best thing that each of us can do in our business is to keep the most accurate records possible, so when we work with our accountants and consultants to calculate taxes owed at year-end, we can provide the level of detail these experts need to accurately help us complete our tax forms.

Virtual Classroom Training - August 2018

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.)

Direct Deposit Processing for CenterPoint Payroll
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am CDT
Price: $39.00

Customizing CenterPoint Reports
Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm CDT
Price: $59.00

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 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.