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By Lightyear
4.99 out of 5 stars
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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Most recent reviews

Jennifer Chipuco
Posted 6 Sep 2023
5 out of 5 stars


This is amazing, it is so quick and easy to use, it has really streamlined our process, I will definitely be recommending it to others.
Gillian Benjamin
Posted 30 Aug 2023
5 out of 5 stars


Lightyear has helped us steamline our AP process. Better visibility on certain costs, automatic price checking and seamless integration with Xero have been the best features for our companies. Implementation was a painless process with great communication with the Sales Executive and Onboarding lead throughout the process. Any subsequent support required has also been fantastic with quick response times.
Andrew Clifford
Posted 25 Aug 2023
5 out of 5 stars

Excellent AP authorisation software

Lightyear has helped us automate our purchase authorisation and processing procedures and in doing so has saved us time and money. It is intuitive to use and the support has been excellent throughout.

Additional info

Shared data

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

App details

By Lightyear
Added in 2018


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




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+61 2 9134 8585


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