Lightyear & Xero 
‚ÄčBeautiful, Intelligent Accounts Payables

Intelligent Accounts Payable Integration

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

We provide a robust approvals workflow to manage the approval process before the bills are sent to Xero for payment.

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

Supplier Cards, Categories, Tax Codes, GL's are all transmitted on a line by line basis

Invoice file and Invoice URL are also sent for ease of reference between the 2 systems

Why Choose Lightyear

Get your time back

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

Save Money

Automated price checking, tax verification and analytics all designed to ensure cost control and allow you to make smart business decisions with your supply chain

Collaborate

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

The Features that Power Lightyear

Xero Integration

Seemless integration for sharing data between Lightyear and Xero in milliseconds

Line by Line Data Extraction

Real time, accurate, detailed data extracted from supplier bills and expenses

Intelligent Rules Automation

Supplier and product rules for tax, GL's, categories

Intuitive Approvals Workflow

Customisable, intuitive, robust: Route bills to relevant approvers quickly

Price Checker

Automatically price check every product purchased against agreed supplier pricing

Statement Reconciliation

Reconcile and store supplier statements against bills and expenses in Lightyear

Inventory Integrations

Export data to leading inventory solutions

Tax Office Compliant Storage

Document image and full audit trial stored for  your regulatory period

Multi Currency

Automatic currency handling and export

Try Xero for free today

Xero is world-leading online accounting software built for small business.


  • Get a real-time view of your cash flow. Log in anytime, anywhere on your Mac, PC, tablet or phone to get a real-time view of your cash flow. It's small business accounting software that's simple, smart and occasionally magical
  • Run your business on the go. Use our mobile app to reconcile, send invoices, or create expense claims - from anywhere
  • Get paid faster with online invoicing. Send online invoices to your customer - and get updated when they're opened. 
  • Reconcile in seconds. Xero imports and categories your latest bank transactions. Just click ok to reconcile

Setup Lightyear & Xero

Because Xero and Lightyear are both cloud-based, set-up between the systems is seamless. After that its a 1 click process to export your data to Xero.


Lightyear exports line item detail on each bill back into Xero giving you more data and better accuracy in your Xero account.


The diagram opposite shows the data flow between Lightyear and Xero.