Red Wing Windows Payroll Support Ends January 31, 2021

NOTE: This notification is for the Red Wing Software legacy product, which is called Red Wing Payroll (or Red Wing Windows Payroll). This notification is NOT in reference to CenterPoint Payroll, which is the current payroll system offered by Red Wing Software.
Red Wing Software will be discontinuing support services and product upgrades for the Red Wing Payroll Software on January 31, 2021. If you are still using the Red Wing Payroll Software for your business, it is important that you work with our staff to start the transition process to our flagship payroll product, CenterPoint® Payroll. There will be no upgrades, including 2021 tax table updates, or telephone support for Red Wing Payroll once support ends.
While Red Wing Payroll has been a solid and capable product for over 20 years, the underlying technology is out-of-date, and we cannot promise it will continue to run as operating systems change. There are also some new W-4 requirements that cannot be handled by Red Wing Payroll, so it is imperative that we transition our customers to newer software. (See the following article for URGENT information about the W-4 form changes.)
A Red Wing Software consultant will help you through the transition process. Call us to get up and running on CenterPoint Payroll!
To speak with a consultant, please call 800-732-9464.
Thank you for being a long-time customer of Red Wing Software. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with you and your business!

Behind the Scenes - January 2020

Mike (Quality Assurance) and his family attended the Rose Bowl Parade and football game.
Ashley's (Technical Support Specialist) daughter, Paytin #68, played JO Volleyball.
Tim (Technical Support Manager) and Nicole welcomed their first grandchild, Daniel.

Five Ways to Learn!

Red Wing Software offers five ways to learn! Now everyone on your team has a way to learn that fits their time schedule and learning style. Check out these versatile training options and pick the right one for you.
Help – Includes step-by-step documents and training videos that cover specific tasks in CenterPoint. Help can be accessed from any screen in CenterPoint by pressing the F1 key or from the Help section for your product at
Online Training – Scheduled sessions provide you with in-depth, topic-specific information and explanations that allow you to learn more about CenterPoint from any location where you can access the internet. The scheduled sessions are presented live by one of our CenterPoint experts. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The sessions are recorded and sent to you so you can refer to the information afterward. Sessions are added each month throughout the year. To view the current schedule, visit
On Demand Training – Recorded videos of the Online Training sessions that are offered for purchase after the live sessions. 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. (If you attend a live Online Training session, you receive the 30-day access free.) Visit to purchase and view online.
Classroom Training – Travel to a physical location to learn in a classroom environment with other Red Wing Software users. The classroom is set up seminar style and presented by an experienced Red Wing Software instructor. Classroom Training is the most comprehensive way to learn how to use CenterPoint products. To view Classroom Training seminar details, visit
Implementation Services – For those who prefer a more personalized option, Implementation Services are also available and can be provided over the internet or in person. Please contact the Red Wing Software Sales department for a quote.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

I am a firm believer in the value of continuing education. I’m not necessarily saying everyone should go back to school and get an advanced degree. What I am talking about is getting little snippets of knowledge from a wide variety of sources.
It might be a few minutes in an internal meeting where someone in your organization can share something they recently learned that helped them be more efficient in their job. It could be an hour-long webinar from an industry expert, many times offered at little or no cost. Maybe it’s spending time reading a book about your area of expertise. Or, you might spend a day or two, perhaps even an entire week at an advanced classroom training learning about the latest advances in your industry. My personal goal is to get 40 hours of continuing education every year using a variety of sources.
I know you’re thinking, “I don’t have time to waste away from my regular job duties.” I would almost guarantee, in a short amount of time, you will learn something that saves you more time in your day than you spent on the continuing education exercise. Whenever someone tells me they don’t have time to do something, my response is always, “Everyone has the same number of minutes in a day; it’s all about how you choose to spend them.”