Lightyear & Xero 
Beautiful, Intelligent Accounts Payables

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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 Partner with Lightyear

Line-Item Data Extraction

Lightyear extracts line item detail from your electronic bills. Product codes, product descriptions, quantities and unit price are all extracted from the bill. 

100% Accurate Results In Real-Time

Lightyear extracts data from your electronic bills with 100% accuracy and in real-time. No more waiting around for data extraction.

Approvals Workflow

Our in-built approvals workflow routes bills to the correct people in your approval chain. The workflow creates an auditable record against each bill. 

Price Checker

Upload your agreed on supplier price lists and Lightyear will verify that you have been charged the correct price for each of your purchases.

Statement Reconciliation

Lightyear will automatically reconcile your supplier statements against your supplier bills. 

The Features that Power Lightyear

Intelligent Rules Automation

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

Inventory Integrations

Export data to leading inventory solutions

Parent/Child Structure

Create parent and child structures for each of your businesses and locations

Create Notes

Collaborate with your internal and external finance teams with notes attached to each bill.

Duplicate Bill Flagging

Automatic flagging of duplicate bills

Send Tasks

Create tasks for each bill and send to people with or without a Lightyear account


Set up departments to see spend per department or different business locations

Multi Currency

Automatic currency handling and export

Tax Office Compliant Storage

Document image and full audit trial stored for  your regulatory period

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Who is Lightyear 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.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Xero App Partner of the Month

Xero awarded Lightyear App Partner of the Month for April 2019!

Find out why

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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

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 data we send to Xero is:

  • Products
  • Product codes
  • GL codes
  • Tax codes
  • Link to the bill image in Lightyear

For our step-by-step setup instructions, please click here

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