Gary Mallet Liam McNamara Jack Thiel Ami O'Connell

Automating AP Operations

A Talk by Jack Thiel , Liam McNamara , Ami O'Connell and Gary Mallet

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About this Talk

Have you been wondering how you can scale your Accounts Payable processes with Xero, instead of having to migrate to an ERP system? We've got the webinar for you.

Part of our series, Building an Enterprise-Level System with Xero. You might think you're outgrowing Xero. But this series proves that if you know what’s available, Xero and its app ecosystem can prevent the need to install a complex and expensive ERP system.

In this webinar with our AP partner, Lightyear, we discussed how to level up your AP game and successfully scale your business with Xero.

What to expect:

  • Exploring the pains AP manifests for larger Xero users.
  • Real-world experiences from a finance leader who has grappled with these issues themselves.
  • Solutions from a Xero app ecosystem expert, Ami O'Connell.
  • Plus actionable insights from Gary Mallet from Lightyear.

About Lightyear

Lightyear combines line item invoice data extraction with automated approval workflows for faster, more reliable accounts payable processing. Eliminate time spent on manual data entry, coding and reconciliation across multiple entities and create a streamlined process!

List of pain points Lightyear solves:

  • Consolidated approvals across entities in one place
  • Systems that can handle multi entity structures for automation
  • Universal process across the group to be implemented- streamlined processes etc
  • One consolidated price for all entities
  • One log-in to all entities they are part of
  • Managing users from one central place
  • App that caters for in-office staff and staff on the go
  • Cross-company communication / Unified communications
  • Audit record of invoices across the group- full audit trail
  • Transfer of invoices across multiple accounts
  • App stack containing everything from POs > Invoicing > Matching
  • Advanced, multi-tiered approval on invoice
  • 24 hour real person customer support

About CFO Techstack

This webinar series is being run by CFO Techstack, the weekly newsletter for forward-thinking finance leaders, especially those who leverage Xero and its ecosystem. It's your go-to guide for transforming the finance function into a strategic powerhouse. Sign up at or on LinkedIn.

18 April 2024, 03:00 AM

03:00 AM - 03:45 AM

About The Speakers

Jack Thiel

Jack Thiel


Liam McNamara

Liam McNamara

Project Alfred

Ami O'Connell

Ami O'Connell


Gary Mallet

Gary Mallet



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