Intelligent Accounts Payable Software

Lightyear automates data entry and streamlines the Accounts Payable process for businesses and groups of all sizes. 

Accounting data is automatically synced with accountancy, inventory and ERP systems. 

Bills are stored online for 7 years, enabling a truly connected and paperless office in the Lightyear Cloud.


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Get your time back

Save hours with instant automated line by line data extraction. Product codes, quantities and costs sync with your Accounting, Inventory & ERP systems. 100% accuracy from electronic bills.

Save money

Automated price-checking, GST/VAT verification and other analytics - all designed to assist in cost control, and to allow you to make smart business decisions in your supply chain.


Increase collaboration & speed across your team and with your accountant and bookkeeper, thanks to our intuitive online approvals workflow.  Stay up to date with real time visibility on your purchases.

Who is it for?

Lightyear is the AP solution for any business seeking to transition to a paperless office.
With line by line data extraction, product information and a robust approvals workflow, Lightyear provides costs and time savings to businesses, Accountants and Bookkeepers who service them.

Some of our most popular industry sectors include retail, hospitality, franchises, accommodation, education, healthcare, construction and manufacturing.

The Features that Power Lightyear

Line by Line Data Extraction

Immediate, accurate and detailed data extracted from supplier bills & expenses. 

Intelligent Rules Automation

Automatically assigns line items with GL codes, tax rates, categories, classes, departments and more. 

Robust Approvals Workflow

Customisable and intuitive - route bills to the relevant approvers automatically and immediately.

Statement Reconciliation

Reconcile and store supplier statements in your Lightyear filing cabinet.

Tax office Compliant Storage

Document image and a full audit trail stored for your regulatory period.

Accounting Integrations

API's to Xero, QuickBooks Online, MYOB, NetSuite and Sage + leading desktop software integrations.

Inventory Integrations

Export data to leading Inventory solutions.

Price Checker

Automatically price check every product purchased against agreed supplier pricing.

Multi Currency

Automatically extract and detect international currencies from your bills.

How it Works


Your bills are emailed in LIghtyear using you company’s unique LIghtyear email address (e.g. Bills can also be manually uploaded.

Data Extraction

Line-item detail is extracted from the bill with 100% accuracy and in real-time. Product names, product codes, product descriptions and quantities are all extracted from the bill. Lightyear applies GL codes and tax codes, categories, classes departments and more to each line item. Lightyear’s machine learning and AI will remember your selections so you can set and forget your settings. Lightyear will also price check each line item and validate the tax has been applied correctly. All in the blink of an eye!!

Approvals Workflow

Spend less time chasing approvals on your bills. Your bill enters an approvals workflow creating an auditable record of the bill. The bill is electronically sent to the correct person at each stage of your approvals chain. The approvals workflow can be customised to suit businesses of any size.


100% accurate data from your bill is then exported to your accounting, inventory & ERP software, ensuring all systems are up to date.


All your bills are stored in the Lightyear cloud for your regulatory period and can be found in seconds using the search facilities. You can give your auditor read only access at audit time.

Making Tax Digital

We've put together this handy guide to explain how Lightyear impacts HMRC's Making Tax Digital initiative. (UK government initiative)

Partner Program

Lightyear is the perfect platform to connect accountants with their client's team's.

The Lightyear partner program is designed to engage with each of our partners on a personal level, and collaborate on the best strategy to ensure mutual success for you and your clients. 

Accountancy Software Integrations

+ many more via export/import widget

Inventory Software Partners

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