Import Sage 50 payroll into Telpay

1. To begin making your payroll direct deposits with Simply/Sage 50, set up your direct deposit for your employees on the employee profile. Enter the bank account information for your employees on their profile and check the direct deposit box.

2.You will need to create a new bank account called “Telpay Clearing”.  This is the new account you will be making your cheques payable to.

3. Create your pay cheques as you normally do and make cheques payable to your “Telpay Clearing” account. Select ‘Direct Deposit’. Enter the first Direct Deposit No. as DD01. Once complete, select ‘Process’.

4. Launch your Telpay for Business software. Log in and select 'Payroll Files' under 'Importing or Creating'.

5. Click on the 'Options' button; ensure that you have the appropriate version of Simply Accounting/Sage 50 selected.

6.  Once the correct version selected, select 'OK'.

7. Click on the 'Auto Import' in the middle of the File Processing window

8. Select the cheque date of the payroll you created in Sage 50 and click 'OK'.

9. Enter the date of deposits to the accounts and select 'Next'.

10. You have the option to remit your payroll deductions along with your payroll or use the bill pay functionality of Telpay for Business. Please refer to our government remittance/source deduction processing instructionsor contact our Customer Service Team for information.  Select 'Submit for Transmission'.

11. A payroll summary will be printed for your records and you will be brought to the confirmation screen. Here you simply need to confirm the payroll file contents and select 'Next'.

12. This is the 'Review/Transmit Payments' screen. At this point you will need to enter yourapproval code or email your signing officers for approval.  Once done, click 'Select Payment Option'.

13. Choose your preferred funding time option and select 'Send Payments'.
Payroll funding times options: 
  1. Send the funds to Telpay from your financial institution’s online bill payment service, or;
  2. Instruct Telpay to debit your bank account*

*Advanced Debits funding option is only available to existing Telpay for Business desktop users.


14. Once your system has successfully connected to Telpay, you will receive a Transmission Report which you can print or continue. This report will be stored in the history of your Telpay for Business software.

15. You will then be required to back up your system. Select a network drive or an external drive. Then select 'Backup'.

16. If you are using a Clearing Bank Account, a journal entry will be created that you can import back into Simply Accounting/Sage 50 which will debit your Clearing Account to zero it out and credit your operating bank account for the lump sum amount of the net deposits.  To import the journal entry:
  • Go to File
  • Select Import/Export
  • Select Import Transactions
  • Click “Next”
  • Browse to the drive where your Telpay resides
  • Select “Billpay”
  • Select “Telpay”
  • Select your access number folder
  • Select “TGLEXP”
  • Double click on your “Simpl.TXT” File
  • If you check your “Chart of Accounts” you will notice that your Clearing Account is now at zero

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful

Articles in this section

Contact Us
Call 1-800-665-0302 or email