Xero's most advanced suite of tools for Purchasing & Accounts Payables with line-item data extraction, approvals and collaboration.


    The bigger the business, the more complex their Purchasing & Accounts Payable needs.

    Lightyear caters for those businesses that want to combine their data extraction from supplier bills and approvals workflow into one platform.

    • Advanced Procurement & PO Approvals
    • Direct to Supplier ordering
    • Goods Received matching
    • Automated 3-way matching
    • Import your POs into Lightyear to complete your 3-Way Matching
    • Instant data extraction with up to 100% accuracy
    • Approve bills on the go via our mobile app, in-browser or via email
    • Automated bookkeeping on every line item
    • Multi-currency
    • Automatic Bank details check
    • Automated Supplier Statement Reconciliation
    • Instant messaging and notifications centre
    • Integrations with leading inventory software providers
    • Detailed reporting on all your purchases including COGS
    • Archive with full audit trail

    Discover more than 50 features in Lightyear today.

    Lightyear is a cloud-based Purchasing and Accounts Payable platform. We automate data entry and approvals to streamline the traditional Purchasing and Accounts Payable process, saving business both time and money. Lightyear has two optional product modules for you to choose from; Purchasing & Accounts Payables.


    Leverage the latest technology to automate and streamline your purchasing processes including Automated 3-Way Matching on the line-item level. Lightyear can auto-import Purchase Orders (POs) from Xero allowing you to complete your Automated 3-Way Matching or you can easily create POs in Lightyear from a computer, tablet or mobile. Decrease approval time, ensure spend control and prevent fraud across your teams with our approvals matrix. Receive goods against POs and allow Lightyear to do the heavy lifting with our Automated line item 3-Way Matching.

    Accounts Payable

    Lightyear delivers a paperless office, ideal for remote AP team working. Lightyear extracts line-item data in real-time and fully automated bookkeeping on a line by line level. Bills and Credits are then approved through a customisable approvals workflow, after which the approved data is automatically synced with Xero (and Xero Inventory / Point of Sale Systems if required). Bills are then stored online for 8 years, enabling a truly connected and paperless organisation in the Lightyear Cloud.

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    Lightyear + Xero

    With 1 click you can export your accounts payable data to Xero. Supplier cards, categories, tax codes, GL's are all transmitted on a line by line basis into Xero. Once your data is in Xero your accountant can then pay for the approved bills.

    You can also sync stock data with Xero Inventory in 1 click.

    Still unsure if Lightyear is the solution for you? Our team is ready to speak to you today to show you the power of Lightyear. Book a demo with 1 of our consultants today

    Reviews & ratings

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    Dean Simpson
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic AP solution
    Marguerita Bakarich
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    Great AP Software greatly recommend

    Has made my work so much earlier and so much less time consuming Will greatly recommend
    Monique Anderson
    5 out of 5 stars

    Best AP Solution

    We found this app suited all of our needs and the implementation was excellent. Chris was very helpful and always willing to assist.
    Additional info

    Shared data

    Accountsshared from Xero to Lightyear
    Tracking Categoriesshared from Xero to Lightyear
    Tax Ratesshared from Xero to Lightyear
    Invoicesshared from Lightyear to Xero
    Credit Notesshared from Lightyear to Xero
    Contactsshared from Xero to Lightyear and from Lightyear to Xero

    App details

    Added in 2018


    Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States




    Setup walkthroughContact supportsupport@teamlightyear.cloud


    +61 2 9134 8585


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