40th Anniversary Customer Stories

Customer: Jack Kaschmitter, Paynesville, Minnesota
My story goes back to about 1983 with the name of Red Wing Business Systems. I have lived on and now taken over the dairy farm I am on. At the time of computers being introduced to the ag and farm world, Red Wing Software was the only software for use on a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer. It is only now that I remember the name of John Chandwick, who was my go-to man for answers. Thinking of it, I have been doing my personal books back then, and now operating this farm for over 35 years and still using the GL and AP modules. I certainly enjoy the ease of check writing.
Congratulations to Red Wing Software on 40 years.

Red Wing Software 2020 Classroom Training Sessions

Please click on a link to view more details and to register for a session. A brochure with this and additional training options will be sent out to you in the coming months. Visit www.redwingsoftware.com to view other training options as well.
March, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: March 2, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture: March 3-5, 2020, Fort Wayne, IN
May, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: May 12, 2020, Red Wing, MN
CenterPoint Accounting: May 13-14, 2020, Red Wing, MN
July, 2020
CenterPoint Payroll: July 20, 2020, Red Wing, MN
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture: July 21-23, 2020, Red Wing, MN

Behind the Scenes - October 2019

Carole (Staff Accountant) competed in an obstacle competition hosted by the St. Croix Mounted Sheriff’s Posse with her Arabian horse RTR Thunder Lord (AKA Blackie). He placed 10th out of 60 exhibitors! In the pictured obstacle the barrels were stacked tall and they had to “bowl” them all over and then walk through the downed barrels.
Matt's (Sales) daughter, Lena, performed with the Rosemount High School Marching Band where they were crowned 2019 Youth in Music Grand Champions and MN State Champions.
Julie (Sales Engineer) enjoyed the wedding of her son, Joey, and new daughter-in-law, Somer.
Katrina's (Customer Service Representative) daughter, Kyla, and Carrie (Administrative Assistant) packed shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child at Roxie’s (Administrative Assistant) 59.9th Birthday Packing Party.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

How do you know if you’re doing something the best way, if you’ve only tried one way to do it? Look at any important process in your organization and think about a way to change it. You might be surprised to find out the way you’ve been performing that process isn’t the best way.
You may ask someone to be more efficient, at a lower cost, or with fewer errors, but is the system they are working in allowing them to accomplish any of these results? Trying one or more alternatives to a given process might produce the results you’re looking for, or even better results than expected.
At Red Wing Software, we never assume that there is only one way to accomplish a task. We constantly challenge our staff and debate new ways to improve, move new requests for changes through the process faster, or make our software faster, easier to use, with fewer errors, etc. Sometimes we need to think outside the box and try some ideas that feel a little strange at first. Quite often this exercise yields a result that wouldn’t have been considered without a group of us throwing out ideas and hammering through to a conclusion.
Try it. You might be surprised. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but a wise customer told me once, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you already are.”

Virtual Classroom Sessions - November 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 training sessions are presented live by one of our CenterPoint experts while you view the presenter's computer screen. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The sessions are recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterward. The Virtual classroom offers the following training sessions:
CenterPoint Electronic Banking
Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Budgeting Basics for CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Budgeting Basics for CenterPoint Accounting & CenterPoint Fund Accounting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture – Understanding & Using Products
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
9:30 am – 11:30 am Central Time
Price: $59.00
Click the link above or 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 website at www.redwingsoftware.com.

If logged into the website, 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 website page, select Virtual Classroom Training, and then select the Recorded tab.