faster payables processing
of bills processed in 2020
customer satisfaction rating
users in 10 + countries
hours saved annually
trees saved annually
GSA Startup Of The Year 2019
telephone & live-chat support
Introducing Lightyear ...
Watch our short (1 min) clip 'Introducing Lightyear' to get a quick overview of what we do.
Get up to 80% of your team's time back with real-time automated bookkeeping.
Accurate data extraction and automatic price-checking eliminates laborious manual tasks.
Connect your teams
Collaborate with approvers, finance teams and suppliers with email and instant messaging.
The features that power Lightyear
Instant and accurate data extraction
Immediate, accurate, and detailed data extraction from bills, credit notes, statements and receipts.
Intelligent rules automation
Multi-tiered Approvals workflow
Automated Statement Reconciliation
Collaboration & Discussion
Collaborate with your suppliers, approvers and finance teams on one mobile-friendly platform.
Group, franchise & international
Collaboration & Approvals in our free Lightyear mobile app
Lightyear's iOS and Android mobile app allows you to collaborate with your colleagues and clients wherever and whenever.
Complete your approvals and tasks, dispute bills, add notes, receive notifications and upload images of receipts/bills on the go.
How it works
EMAIL OR UPLOAD
Suppliers simply email in their standard bills, credit notes and statements to your Lightyear account. Bills & receipts can also be uploaded with the mobile app.
DATA EXTRACTION & AUTO - CODING
In real-time, line item data is extracted with incredible accuracy. Product codes, quantities, unit prices ... line-by-line. Lightyear's AI engine automates coding, right down to the line item level.
ONE - CLICK APPROVALS, ANYWHERE
Bills are presented to individual approvers at the start of a customisable approvals workflow. Inbuilt instant messaging, task management, notes and audit trails make approving bills a breeze.
AUTO - SYNCING OF DATA
Approved data can be sent to multiple systems if required ... accounting data to ERP and stock data to Point of Sale or Job Management systems. Your data - you decide.
ARCHIVE & DOCUMENT STORAGE
Bills, credit notes and associated documents are stored for 7 years. Find any document in seconds, then view notes and audit history. Run custom reports. Give your auditors access.
Trusted by leading Accountants and Businesses everywhere
"Hundreds of our McDonalds clients are using Lightyear - It's great for speeding up the entry of bills and supporting separate bill authorisation."
Max Telford, CEO
“With more than one million bills processed, Lightyear continues to be an invaluable addition to Abcom’s suite of business applications."
Jim Hawkins, CEO Abcom Software
"Lightyear has an easy to use interface, eliminating data-entry and facilitating better business processes around the accounts payable function."
Mitch Stone, PartnerPKF Sydney
"The software itself it very user friendly, making our processes much more efficient and eliminating our need for paper in the accounts payable process"
Pearse Mulvenna, Financial Controller
"I love that all my actions can be done in one place - Lightyear stores/archives all information received and makes searching it a breeze."
Sharon Batty, Accountant
"The beauty of Lightyear is that everything happens before it reaches our accounting software which makes the process much more flexible and accurate."
Glenda McKechnie, Accounts Payable
Stone & Wood
"Since we started using Lightyear, I have saved at least 4 hours a week in wages. We run two entities and I was able to create a sister company at no extra cost."
Tamara Miller, Accounts
Border Inn Hotel
"Simplicity - easy for non-finance users to navigate, a clear audit trail on all interactions with our docs and it is very cost-efficient."
Merran Brookman, Financial Controller
"Lightyear tells you what bills are missing and allows you to contact the supplier to request missing bills directly from the software. Amazing!!!"
Christine So, Bookkeeper
The MBA Partnership
"Saves so much time. It is so easy to use, and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. It was very easy to train our farm managers to use. We love it!"
Nicole McLean, Assistant Accountant
"Lightyear allows us to easily manage the accounts payable process across our entire client base. The parent dashboard gives great visibility across them all."
Daniel Hardy, Director
"I've been using Lightyear for a few years for larger clients and have just recently transitioned my smaller clients across. Regardless of the size of business, Lightyear provides great efficiencies."
"Lightyear delivers, and then some. I have found the accuracy of the data extraction and multi-level approval rules have significantly reduced manual processing costs."
"The Lightyear team are fantastic to deal with - knowledgable and patient. They are more than a supplier. They are an invaluable and trusted business partner, who have the best interest of our businesses to heart."
Justin N, GM
"We reviewed a number of AP apps, and Lightyear was by far and away the best. Their sign-off functionality for managers is unique to all the apps we surveyed. Love it!"
Joy Mulrey, Director
Inventory / Point of Sale integrations
We integrate with the leading accounting and inventory platforms to make getting your data into these systems a simple process.