Software Giant Enters Agreement to Acquire Northern Irish Fintech Company, Lightyear

  • The Access Group, announces that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Lightyear, fuelling global ERP growth.

    The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software to mid-market organisations in the UK, Ireland, USA and Asia Pacific recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Lightyear, a leading provider of finance automation solutions, extending its offering in ERP software globally.

    Access ERP division serves small growing and medium to large businesses, with tailored solutions in a range of industry verticals, including Construction, Supply Chain, Waste Management, Professional Services and Facilities Management. The ERP software enables customers to streamline operations, allowing data to be shared seamlessly across different business operating systems.

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    The introduction of Lightyear means an end-to-end integrated solution for customers that solves their AP, purchasing and expense management requirements, with a focus on efficiency, control and visibility.

    Founded in 2017, Lightyear has rapidly grown across APAC, EMEA and North America. Lightyear’s all-in-one suite of finance automation solutions automates critical financial processes across accounts payable, purchasing and expenses for SMEs & mid-market businesses. By automating manual, time-consuming, and error-prone tasks, Lightyear helps finance teams gain control over their spend management and focus their time on more valuable initiatives.

    Claire Carter, Managing Director Access ERP commented: “Lightyear is a great fit for our business. The proven success and innovation from the Lightyear team excites us and shows huge potential for the future for this world-class product, in conjunction with the other solutions we provide today. We are delighted to welcome Lightyear into our Access ERP eco-system”

    Chris Gregg, Lightyear CEO commented: “Joining The Access Group is a tremendous milestone for our team and our customers. Together we can innovate faster and deliver more benefit to our mutual customers. I have been thoroughly impressed with their customer focus, ambition and culture. We are excited to be joining their mission”.

    Carter summarised, “This latest acquisition supports our growth strategy and focuses on delivering solutions that meet the needs of our expanding international customer base. We welcome Lightyear customers, partners and employees into The Access Group.”

    Source: Written from Press Release

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