Employee Spotlight - Ryan Palmer

Hi, my name is Ryan Palmer. I have been a Graphic Designer at Red Wing Software for 17 years. My responsibilities range from designing postcards and trade show booths, editing and publishing videos, administering the website, and doing front-end web development. In other words, I wear a lot of hats. I have two kids, Liam (10) and Maggie (8), with my wife Cori, the QA Analyst at Red Wing Software. During the warmer months, I love camping and mountain biking as a family, volunteering with the local mountain bike club, and working in the yard. In the winter, I like to slow down, and I spend my time inside cooking, playing video games, and working on small projects around the house. I frequently take on overly ambitious home improvement projects with completely made-up timelines (My favorite one is, “This should only take a month”). Prime examples: taking two years to renovate a kitchen only to sell the house six months after finishing it or redoing all the floors and trim in the house we just moved into, which I hopefully will finish sometime before my kids graduate high school.

Upcoming Conferences/Trade Shows

Red Wing Software will have an exhibiting presence at the Louisiana Municipal Association 86th Annual Convention. CSA Software, a Red Wing Software partner, will be exhibiting at the event in Alexandria, Louisiana, at the Randolph Riverfront Center, August 3-5, 2023. Please stop and say hello and ask any questions you may have about CenterPoint and/or CSA!


Online Training

New CenterPoint online training sessions are now being offered. These 1-2 hour sessions provide in-depth information and explanations that allow you to learn more about CenterPoint from anywhere you can access the internet (high-speed internet connection recommended). One of our CenterPoint experts presents the session live while you view the presenter's computer screen. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. Afterward, a pre-recorded video on the topic will be available for reference.
You can view and register for all available sessions by clicking here or click the session link below.
How to Get the Most Out of CenterPoint Reports
  Wednesday, July 26, 2023
9:30 am – 11:45 am CDT
Cost: $69.00
CenterPoint Payroll H-2A Workflow
  Wednesday, August 2, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Cost: $59.00
Note: The session materials will be available one week prior to the session on 7/26/23.
Paperless Payroll with CenterPoint (Time Clock, Pay Advices, Employee Portal, Tax Reporting, etc.)
  Thursday, August 3, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Cost: $59.00
Advanced Inventory Module for CenterPoint Accounting/CenterPoint Accounting for Agriculture
  Wednesday, August 23, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Cost: $59.00
Budgeting Basics for CenterPoint Accounting/Fund Accounting
  Wednesday, September 13, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Cost: $59.00
Advanced Budgeting for CenterPoint Accounting/Fund Accounting
  Thursday, September 14, 2023
9:30 am – 11:30 am CDT
Cost: $59.00
CenterPoint Payroll – Vacation and Paid Time Off Leave Processing
  Thursday, September 28, 2023
9:30 am – 11:00 am CDT
Cost: $49.00
Red Wing Software offers pre-recorded On Demand Training Videos as well as live training sessions. The pre-recorded sessions can be purchased with 30-day access and viewed as many times as you like during the 30 days, giving you the flexibility to access training at any point from anywhere! You can view and purchase all available pre-recorded sessions by clicking here.

Notes from the President

Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

This may sound a little strange at first, but I choose not to celebrate the 4th of July. However, I do celebrate Independence Day, which happens to be on July 4th.
We tend to recognize, observe, and celebrate dates rather than the events that made the dates important to us. Remember the special events that happened on a date and recognize why that date is significant.
These thoughts can carry into your business management, as well. Every day, week, month, and year we run various financial reports to track how our business is operating. We look at a Balance Sheet and get a snapshot of the financial health of our business, but do we dig into it and determine what caused the changes on this report? We run an Income Statement, P&L, Statement of Farming Activities, or Statement of Revenue and Expenditures (depending on your type of organization), but do we take the time to drill down and determine why the business is heading in the direction it is?
Every country and business has events and reports that they recognize and review at certain times of the year. Let us make it a point to remember why we are running these reports and the reason we are celebrating these dates.
Independence Day is also a great time to remember everyone who keeps us free and safe, especially in challenging times.