Howard Loewen, President

MicroPilot

MicroPilot is the world’s leading manufacturer of autopilot electronic hardware, software, accessories, training and integration services for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and micro aerial vehicles (MAVs). The company currently services over 500 clients in 60 countries, including NASA and the Spanish Navy.

Problem

In spite of its cutting-edge, high-tech products and services, MicroPilot was paying bills the old fashioned way – by cheque and mail. It was challenging enough to have suppliers located across North America, but with clients scattered across 60 countries, accounting logistics were an enormous issue. Since the company’s president was always on the go, his schedule would grind to a halt every time he was required to return to the office to sign off on the piles of cheques that collected each month.

Solution

MicroPilot had built their success upon technology and efficiency so the Telpay system was an excellent fit, both operationally and philosophically. MicroPilot integrated the Telpay for Business system into their accounting department, thus avoiding the many issues that arise from cheques.

Results

The Telpay system began to pay efficiency dividends almost immediately. Tracking and paying vendors was greatly simplified with payments being transferred within seconds rather than days or weeks. The instant payment verification was a vast improvement over the old system of waiting for angry calls from unpaid vendors. The company’s president is no longer shackled to the office because he can now authorize payments from any location, freeing him up to pursue business development and client service. MicroPilot accountants love Telpay’s efficiency and controls, and vendors appreciate the convenient and timely bill payments.

 

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LOCATION:

Winnipeg

WHAT WE USE TELPAY FOR:

Accounting, Payments

WHY WE SWITCHED TO ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS:

 I’m not always in the office and it’s tough to sign a cheque when I’m away. With Telpay I can process payments from anywhere in the world.