Today’s announcement by TRX on the acquisition of Hi-Mark marks a significant step in the area of corporate travel data management. Over the last 6-7 years Hi-Mark has successfully marketed their data management solution to many large corporate buyers. Despite this success, Hi-Mark’s position in the market is strongest with second tier TMCs and corporate buyers. By acquiring Hi-Mark, TRX expands their reach to the mid to lower part of the market. TRX’s DATATRAX is an extremely robust platform with a price tag only affordable to the high end of the market. With this acquisition TRX not only expands its reach, but eliminates a major competitor. It is clear that corporate travel data management is still a wide open market, particularly as procurement takes a more active role in travel management.