Access Group enhances software offering with latest acquisition

The Access Group's HQ in Loughborough

The Access Group, the Loughborough provider of business management software, has acquired Lightyear, a finance automation firm.

Lightyear, founded in 2017, offers finance automation solutions for SMEs and mid-market businesses, automating financial processes and helping customers reduce costs.

The acquisition will expand the group’s offering in ERP software and help transform the purchasing and AP customer experience.

With the integration of Lightyear, Access Group customers will have access to a solution addressing spending needs, focusing on efficiency, control, and visibility.

Claire Carter, managing director of Access ERP, said: “Lightyear is a great fit for our business. The proven success and innovation of the Lightyear team excite us and show huge potential for the future of this world-class product in conjunction with the other solutions we provide today.  Following completion of regulatory reviews, we will be delighted to welcome Lightyear into our Access ERP eco-system.”

Chris Gregg, Lightyear CEO, said: “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”.