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MSA is an incubator of ideas — an accelerator for new solutions, a collection of emerging businesses, built on a foundation of growing divisions.

We love putting data to work, and the data-based processes of discovery, development, delivery, and occasionally, disruptive innovation. In a world of best practices, we are deliberately different.

And it leads us to unique solutions. Sometimes our solutions are so compelling, they have scaled across an entire industry – and launched a division within our company.

Our Post Buy™ analysis system is one great example. We developed this game-changing solution for one of the original major cable TV networks as a custom project, reconciling advertiser’s contracts for their cable network commercials with audience viewing data. Our system hit the mark so successfully that as the number of cable TV networks increased, they also turned to MSA, and today we provide Post Buy™ services to over one hundred cable and broadcast clients.

All from one innovative solution for one customer.

Check out our businesses below to learn more about some of the products and solutions incubating in our Corporate Business Development Group, and a sampling of our solutions that have scaled in our divisions.

Our Businesses

Information Management Solutions (IMS)


In the competitive industry of consumer packaged goods, we provide an all-important edge to the manufacturer, wholesale distributor and retailer partners in the consumer goods demand chain. We provide a range of informatics solutions targeted at helping customers discover incremental growth and drive efficiency.



The media industry is changing dramatically. MSA is helping customers around the world understand their changing viewers, automate their internal ad sales operations, and steward and audit their contracts with their customers.

Business Analysis


Our custom, advanced analytic solutions help companies grow by optimizing distribution of their products and price promotion strategies, and maximizing ROI of their marketing investments

Life Sciences

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Every day, prominent businesses in the life sciences industry rely on health care data management and clinical workflow solutions from our technology experts. We de-identify data and deliver secure, anonymous databases for research and analytics. And, our clinical workflow applications help solid organ and blood and marrow (BMT) transplant centers deliver more birthdays.

Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS)


Information technology systems that run without a hitch are every company’s dream. With MSA’s IT Managed Services, we can offer you greater stability, higher efficiency, and fewer headaches. Our data centers provide you with the ability to host your infrastructure at our secure locations, or we can manage and support your move to a private, public or hybrid cloud with our Cloud Services.  You receive top level support and service, and we do so at a surprisingly reasonable cost.

Pittsburgh Data Centers


MSA owns and operates two of the best and most secure data centers in Western PA and is the only colocation provider in the Pittsburgh area with two fully Regional Redundant Tier III data centers. In addition to colocation and cloud solutions, our data centers offer security, protection, flexibility, compliance, best in class technology skills and round-the-clock monitoring and support.  We have the right experts available for your IT needs so you can spend your time focusing on your business needs.  Enhance and empower your IT department with our state of the art facilities and technology.

Metals and Advanced Manufacturing


We help steel producers, recycling companies, environmental companies, and foundries acquire the data and systems they need to run operations that are safer, competitive, and profitable.



The casino gaming industry is comprised of casino operators and equipment manufacturers. Each face the challenge of increasing the odds in their favor by optimizing their products and services to ensure the next big hit.  Let us help you up the odds.

Government Services


MSA’s Government Services provides federal, state and local government entities with a variety of communication and analytic solutions that enable more efficient operations and better communications with residents.



When drug companies want to launch a new product, it can be a painful process. Often, they don’t know the size of the market, the share of competitive products, or how to optimize their sales force. Plus, per HIPAA law, they can only work with de-identified patient data.