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Management Science Associates’ Pittsburgh Data Centers achieve SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) owns and operates Western PA’s only pair of fully regionally redundant data centers. These highly secure facilities are among the best data centers in the region. These outstanding facilities are at the core of MSA’s entire suite of solutions, from colocation to cloud services, and from DR to managed services, …

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MSA featured in TEQ and PghTechFuse

MSA is this month’s featured business in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TEQ magazine and PghTechFuse website. To read the article, and learn more about MSA’s rich history, click here.  #innovation #technology #Pghdatacenters  

MSA Presents Tobacco Category Trends at TPE 2019

Senior Vice President, Don Burke, presented Tobacco Market Trends for 2018 during an education session hosted by the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) at the Tobacco Plus Expo in February 2019.  Speaking to about 200 conference attendees, Don gave an overview of total US nicotine trends, growth and decline of nicotine categories, trade channel …

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MSA and Spectrum Gaming Group Introduce US Sports Betting Revenue Analysis to Spectrumetrix™ Suite of Premium Data Reports

HORSHAM & PITTSBURGH, PA – (March 5, 2019) In response to the rapid expansion of sports betting across the United States, the Spectrumetrix™ premium data service now offers a vital new report: the US Betting Revenue Analysis. Spectrumetrix, a joint service of Spectrum Gaming Group and Management Science Associates, has evolved into North America’s leading …

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MSA Named in CGT Readers’ Choice Awards

MSA is honored to be named in Consumer Goods Technology’s (CGT) 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards in four categories. MSA is among the Top Ten providers in Consumer Experience Management, Demand Data Analytics, Outsourcing/IT Infrastructure and Trade Program Management. In addition, MSA was highlighted as a “Noteworthy” provider of Demand Data, with multiple glowing comments from …

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MSA Presents Tobacco Category Trends to CDA Members

Senior Vice President, Don Burke, presented the webinar Trends & Insights in the Nicotine Delivery Category to Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) members in November 2018.  The webinar highlights total nicotine trends, growth & decline of nicotine categories, trade channel differences, key regulatory issues that impact the category, and a wholesale distribution summary.

Beware of Inaccurate Unit Counts – They Can Lead to Costly Trade Program Overpayments

Trade programs can be highly effective in driving incremental revenue for CPG companies whose trade marketing spend is typically the single largest line item on their income sheets. However, to deliver on an incentive program’s purpose profitably, payouts should be based on what distributors or retailers actually earn rather than estimations, assumptions or outright guesses …

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Sr. VP Stephen Gongaware featured in CDC Gaming Reports

MSA’s Sr. VP of Business Development, Stephen Gongaware, spoke recently at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.  Speaking on insights into digital marketing, and whether or not it works for casinos, he shed light on some very valuable information, including traditional mailers.  The article, written by Buck Wargo of CDC Gaming Reports, can be …

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Boost Business Insights with the CDA Infometrics® Program – It’s Free to Join!

MSA is pleased and excited to be working with the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) and their members currently participating in the CDA InfoMetrics® program. With 55+ distributors participating, the CDA InfoMetrics Program has been a success since its inception in 2009. As the title states, there is no cost for distributors to join, and InfoMetrics …

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Get to Know the MSA Support Center Better!

Day in and day out, the MSA Support Center team looks forward to interactions with their Distributor and Retailer contacts, otherwise known as our customers’ customers! Regular exchanges typically take a couple forms. Distributors/Retailers send weekly data files that are processed and then matched to manufacturer clients’ data files. Some may also receive occasional notifications …

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