All posts by Kristin Macaulay, Marketing Coordinator

Telpay for Business – The Payment Essentials

june webinarSo you’ve signed up for Telpay for Business, now what? It’s time to master the payment essentials of Telpay’s software to help put your business on the path to cheque freedom. Every month, we provide a variety of free training webinars.  Topics include: software setup, making your first payroll and paying your vendors or consultants.  In this new blog series, we’ll outline the different types of webinars available to you.

There is no better place to start than our Welcome Webinar!  Learn how to download, install and set up Telpay for Business.  We’ll demonstrate setting up users and their privileges, passwords, signing officer passwords for remote approval as well as bank account details.  Plus, we’ll explain how to fund your payments on time.

You can register for our Welcome Webinar to help you set up your essential information, here.  Remember, all our webinars are scheduled in Central Time!

Don’t have time to for a Welcome Webinar?  Here are some resources for you:

Watch our training video:  “How to Customize/Set Up Telpay Software

Read our Guides:

Buckle Up, We Are on the Road Again!


Trade show season has arrive and we are looking forward to attending our regular trade shows as well as a few new ones that we have added to our schedule!

Over the next few months, we will be travelling coast to coast from Vancouver, for the Adagio Opportunity Conference, to Quebec,  for the Canadian Payroll Association Trade show. 

Find out when we are in a city near you and make sure to stop by and say hi!

Helpful Tips for Attending a Webinar

webinarBy now, many of you know that Telpay offers a variety of payment training webinars.  Knowing that we offer these webinars is one thing but, have you actually attended one? What is holding you back?

We have heard a number of re occurring questions from first time webinar attendees and we want to share them with you.  Knowing what to expect from our webinars will help you in many ways.

Here are some tips to consider:

  1. Know Your Time Zone! The Telpay office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba; therefore, we  schedule our webinars in Central Time.  Whether you are on the West Coast or the East Coast, make sure to apply the webinar start time to your own time zone.
  2. Audio Options.  When you log into the webinar, there will be two options for audio on the Webinar.
    • Call in on your phone: audio phone number provided to you so you can hear what the webinar presenter is saying
    • Computer Speakers: select this audio option and turn on your computer speaker
  3. Attendees are on Mute.  Out of respect for all those trying to hear and learn on our webinars are muted for attendees.  We ask that you type in your questions in the question box and we will thoroughly answer every question asked at the end of the webinar.

  4. Don’t worry! If you have to log in late or leave early, we are happy to follow up with any of the information you miss. We also offer a variety of demo videos that supplement the content covered in our training webinars

Now that you are more prepared to attend a webinar, you can register for any of our upcoming training topics here. And remember, all our webinars are scheduled in Central Time!

Get More with Less- Go Paperless


In today’s business world, it’s all about more.  More time, more money and my personal favorite, more holidays!  But, when it comes to paper, we can all agree that we want to use less.  In a perfect world, we could get all the “more” that we want and still use less paper. I don’t want to go as far as saying our world is perfect but there is an ideal solution available right at your fingertips…electronic payments!

Electronic payments save you time by streamlining your payments process (you’ll have more time), they are cheaper than the price of a stamp (more money) and they allow you to email payments for approval while away from the office (more holiday time).  And the best part is electronic payments are paperless – eliminating paper cheques and envelopes (more green!).

Find out more by joining a webinar on Telpay’s electronic payments solution.

Find a webinar time that’s right for you and register here

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.

Meet the Real Life Hamburglar

Telpay Customer, John Bergeron, owns six McDonald’s locations in the Ottawa Valley area and is a huge Ottawa Senators fan and supporter.  After Ottawa’s victory on Sunday, John is now supporting Senators’ goalie, Andrew (The Hamburglar) Hammond, for life by providing him with a lifetime McDonald’s Card.

“I Guess at the end of the day at least I know I’ll never end up starving.  If hockey doesn’t’ work out, I have a meal plan” says Hammond.

Read the full story published in the Ottawa Sun, here. 

Keep Tidy with Telpay


Much like your closet needing that yearly de-clutter, your desk most likely needs the same attention—and what better time than spring!  Telpay’s electronic payments offer an easy way to keep tidy by eliminating paper, envelopes, and stamps form your desk drawers.  As well, our built in reporting system eliminates reports from cluttering your desk space.  With Telpay you can access all reports payroll and payment electronically at any time.  Attend at Telpay March webinar for some great “spring cleaning” tips designed to help you make the switch to electronic payments.

Find a webinar time that’s right for you and register here

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.

Will You Be Our Valentine?

feb webinars

Nothing says romance like a Telpay Welcome Webinar!  Well, we can probably think of a few things that are a little more romantic; however, the Telpay Welcome Webinars are personal, educational and interactive!  The best part is, no one has to pay for dinner!  All the Welcome Webinars are FREE for our Telpay Customers.   If you are looking for a way to get to know Telpay, consider being our Valentine’s Date.  For the month of February, welcome webinars are scheduled every Thursday.

Find a webinar time that’s right for you and register here

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.

30 Years In 30 Minutes


Telpay is celebrating 30 years of electronic payments in 2015!  Get to know Telpay’s milestone achievements by attending a webinar.

Here’s a quick 30 second Telpay history lesson:  For 30 years, Telpay has delivered innovative, cost effective and secure electronic payment solutions that are an alternative to writing cheques.  In 1985, Telpay was founded as a R&D division of Comcheq Services, a payroll company started by W.H. Loewen. From there, we pioneered the first telephone bill payment service. Moving from telephones to computer and the Internet, Telpay has been constantly committed to improvement, and has grown to be one of Canada’s most trusted and largest independent electronic payment companies.

Join us for a 30 minute webinar and learn more about Telpay’s 30 years of providing an all in on electronic payment solution to Canadian businesses.

Join a webinar with your choice of a QuickBooks or Sage 50 Demo

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.

On Set with Telpay

Back in October, Telpay was honoured to be nominated for a MBiz Awards in the Long Term Achievement Business category.  Impact Studios LTD. created nomination videos for the event and did a great job at capturing Telpay’s values, goals and employee culture.  Featured in the video are a few of Telpay’s employees, our founder and of course, our weekly Bake Day celebration.  Check out the video for an insider’s view of our office, staff, and Bake Day snacks.

Congrats again to the winner of the Long Term Achieve Business category, Arctic Co-operative Limited.

Ho Ho Holiday Webinars


The holiday season is here and now is the time to ensure you are on top of your payroll and payables game!  Looking for payment training before the holiday season starts?  We guarantee our webinars will be more convenient than holiday shopping at the mall.

Attend one of our training webinars to get started with direct deposit payments and make more room for spending time with your family and friends this holiday season.

Find a webinar that’s right for you and register here

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.

A Day to Remember


On November 11th, Canada honours the sacrifices of both members of armed forces and civilians during times of war throughout our country’s history. As we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we pause in silence to honour them on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month across the country as tribute.  Lest we forget.

Telpay will be closed on Remembrance Day.

Flexible Training For Everyone, Even Your Cat


Telpay for Business helps companies and accounting professionals save time and money every day.  The robust features and functionalities built into Telpay for Business empowers our customers to process and approve payments from their office, their home and even on the road.  Powerful software requires flexible training options.  So, whether you’re at home relaxing with your cat, working in a busy office or stopping at a pit stop on the road, you can join a Telpay training webinar to learn how to get started processing payments. 

All Telpay webinars are free for you, your clients and your cats to join.

Register for a webinar that’s right for you!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEBINARS ARE SCHEDULED IN CENTRAL TIME. Please adjust the webinar start times according to your time zone.