Over the past 3 months, we've heard more than ever how critical Lightyear has been to enable you to continue business operations whilst working remotely.
Today, we are announcing the release of one of our most requested features - Instant messaging-style collaboration and your own personal notifications feed.
Grab a coffee and watch our Head of Customer Success, Candice Lim, explain it all in the release video above, or read further on ...
Instant Messaging (kind of ... )
Lightyear has always connected finance teams, internal approvers, bookkeepers, accountants and suppliers, all within one cloud platform accessible from a desktop, tablet or mobile app.
Now we’re taking collaboration to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL with our instant messaging feature. You can now @tag other Lightyear users in the notes section and have a collaborative conversation relating to a document with as many people as you wish. The tagged users will receive a mention in their Notifications Bar and via the mobile app, enabling live collaboration on a document level. Mmmm, a Notification Bar you say? Read on.....
Introducing your Notifications Feed
We have introduced a user-specific notifications feed to immediately flag to you when your attention is required. You will be notified when another user @tags you, or when a document is assigned to you for approval via the 'Send Bill Task' function, a function that you can now automate. (More on that later).
From the Notifications Feed you can perform quick actions such as view, reply or approve a bill, respond to notes, and tag other users.
Get more information on how the instant messaging and notification centre works on our knowledge base.
And there's more....
- The ability to assign bookkeeping rules, based on keywords and descriptions
- Dynamic notifications to the mobile app
- Enhancements bringing greater flexibility to the Approvals workflow, allowing bills to be routed by value, default GL-Codes, keywords etc
- Optional Multi-Factor Authentication
- Purchase Orders (Phase One - Beta) *Please contact support if you would like to be part of the beta-trial