US: Concur has acquired privately-held conTgo, a leading cloud-based mobile communications and messaging platform for the global travel industry. conTgo, based in the UK and Australia, provides its communication platform to corporate customers and TMCs.
conTgo adds comprehensive location-based services with advanced mobile communications and messaging capabilities to Concur’s offerings, extending the value of the Concur T&E Cloud for partners, suppliers and clients alike.
Concur expects to leverage conTgo’s market-leading technology to provide a range of new services designed to optimize the traveler experience.
“We continue to seek out game-changing technologies that enhance the business travel experience and advance our vision for the Perfect Trip,” said Michael Hilton, EVP of Product Strategy at Concur. “The conTgo team developed an award-winning solution for companies to track, locate and communicate with employees regardless of their location. Working together with the Concur ecosystem of application developers, customers, and suppliers, we plan to deliver a variety of new location-based applications that benefit companies and their travelers alike.”
“We are excited about this perfect fit of both technology and culture between our companies,” said conTgo founders Henrik Conradsen and Johnny Thorsen, who join Concur in new senior management roles. “We will continue to deliver duty of care offerings to our customers and partners and plan to use our award-winning technology for new services that support Concur’s vision of The Perfect Trip.”