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Lightyear

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Intelligent Purchasing & AP Automation Platform

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Lightyear FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Lightyear offer?

Lightyear has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $99.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of Lightyear?

Lightyear has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Lightyear support?

Lightyear supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Lightyear support mobile devices?

Lightyear supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does Lightyear offer an API?

Yes, Lightyear has an API available for use.

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Q. What other apps does Lightyear integrate with?

Lightyear integrates with the following applications:
MYOB Advanced Business, NetSuite, Sage 50cloud Accounting, VIA, Quickbooks Online, Xero

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Q. What level of support does Lightyear offer?

Lightyear offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Chat, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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Lightyear product overview

Price starts from

99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Lightyear?

Designed for SMEs to large businesses, Lightyear is an intelligent purchasing & accounts payables automation solution that assist finance teams with automating approvals across different workflows using advanced data extraction, rule-based automation, customizable workflows, and built-in collaboration tools. Any business can save up to 80% of time by streamlining approval processing, increasing collaboration and automating workflows.

Key benefits of using Lightyear

Lightyear extracts data in under 2 minutes from any document, has a built-in multi-tiered approvals process, supplier statement reconciliation, instant messaging, notification centre and tax office compliant storage all in 1 suite of tools.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Chat
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Webinars
Videos

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Lightyear pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

131

Starting from

99

Per month

Flat Rate

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Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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Lightyear features

Functionality

4.8

/5

131

Total features

57

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
API
Third Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
Data Import/Export
Alerts/Notifications
Compliance Management

Lightyear users reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

/5

131

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.75/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
It's made each head of department responsible for their own invoices and the processing of them which is great.
The Lightyear software is very affordable, user friendly and easy to implement. It does have many functionalities and the integration to NetSuite ERP system is very robust.
Cost effective and over all this is great tool that helping organisation to minimize cost with less effort and good record keeping tracker and processing.
Cons
Hard code description against suppliers when it is always the same description that needs to be entered.
Using Lightyear eliminates the overhead of a staff member and risk of manual data entry errors.
Cannot delete Gl codes or Suppliers from the system that were imported incorrectly.
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Yasmin M.

Workflow and Operations Manager

Accounting, 51-200 employees

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Great AP Software

Reviewed a year ago

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Aidan O.

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Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Accounts Payable made easy

Reviewed 2 years ago

Just Fantastic....great product...great team :-)

Pros

Coming from the paper world of Accounting to Lightyear has transformed the business and the happiness of the staff in the accounting team. The ability for invoices to be automatically coded, digitally stored and approved through an online platform is truly excellent. The implementation team at Lightyear were fantastic, leaving no stone unturned and a special shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] who was instrumental in the process from start to finish. Well done Lightyear team

Cons

There is not much to dislike about this product. When implementing, there was no Purchase Order function however this is now a new feature on Lightyear so very impressed with the speed to get this up and running with more to come :-)

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Jane S.

Accounting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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This software took away our headaches with accounts payable

Reviewed 3 years ago

We love using Lightyear. It provides a fast, smooth process for auto processing and two-step approval. This saves us time and gives us the control process we need with administration staff checking mapping and accounts along with Directors approving the bill for payment; all before getting exported to Xero. Customer support is helpful and timely , especially during the set-up process.

Pros

Integrates seamlessly and easily with Xero - our accounting software The option for single, double or exec approval process within Lightyear - meaning bills can be directly exported to the payment tab in Xero rather than draft. Ability to file statements within the software - very handy with suppliers that send multiple dkts then ask you to pay on a statement

Cons

Minor wish list item:The archive tab for completed bills would be handier to search if located on the horizontal tab area where reviews, approvals are shown - rather than only accessible from the left-hand menu bar.

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Steven H.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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UEA Big Boss Lightyear experience

Reviewed 6 months ago

Value for money solution

Pros

Ease of use and reduction in time approving invoices

Cons

Lack of interaction with purchase orders

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Brett M.

Mining & Metals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lightyear has been a game changer!!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Excellent! We have had a wonderful experience and are very thankful to the team for the assistance

Pros

Lightyear has been a critical and very beneficial piece of software for our business. The ease of use combined with the outstanding customer service has meant we were able to build and launch lightyear very quickly and start using it to assist our growing business.

Cons

Hard to pick something we dont like. If anything, search capability can be improved within purchase orders but the team are constantly working and upgrading the software.

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Andy F.

Hospitality, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to implement and works very well

Reviewed 2 years ago

Has helped modernize the way our company processes and stores invoices, hard to envisage the company going back to the way it was before.

Pros

Easy to use and has vastly improved the time to process our payments while providing significantly more oversight for our executive team.

Cons

Integration with existing procedures was very easy but would require the company's accounts/purchasing team to be hands on during the process.

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