Belfast fintech firm Lightyear links up with GB software group Sage

Lightyear staff mark its new partnership with Sage

BELFAST fintech company Lightyear has announced a new strategic partnership with British software group Sage.

Based in Newcastle, Sage is synonymous with business accounting and payroll systems.

Lightyear's new deal will see it join forces with the GB software group to provide what it said will be “a unique end-to-end solution for accounts payable”.

Set up in 2017 by brothers Chris and Roger Gregg, Lightyear specialises in purchasing and accounts payable automation software for large SMEs and mid-market businesses who want to move to a digital process.

Last month Lightyear announced plans to double its workforce to 60 by the end of 2022. It followed a “transformational” 2021 in which it doubled its revenues and extended its global reach.

Kenny Galloway, the Belfast fintech firm's head of strategic partnerships, described the Sage partnership as an important move for its growth plans.

“We operate in the same verticals and have similar plans in terms of growth across the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and North America.

“We have developed our integrations with Sage Intacct and Sage Business Cloud Accounting to bring combined benefits that strengthen the value our mutual customers will get through using our products together.”

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