The Access Group swoops for automation provider

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The Access Group, a Loughborough-based provider of business management software to mid-market organisations in the UK, Ireland, the US and Asia Pacific, has entered into an agreement to acquire Lightyear, a provider of finance automation solutions.

This latest acquisition will extend the Group’s offering in ERP software globally and transform the purchasing and AP customer experience. Founded in 2017, Lightyear has grown rapidly across APAC, EMEA and North America.

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.”

Claire Carter summarised: “This latest acquisition supports our growth strategy and focuses on delivering solutions

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