Reliable MSA MULTICAT™ Reporting Software

MultiCat Reporting Module can be easily and quickly integrated into your existing financial or distribution software. This file format is used to report sales/inventory data to Management Science Associates Inc. (MSAi). As the name implies, MULTICAT™ enables the participant (distributor) to provide data across multiple categories.

Weekly ASCII are Crucial for Effective Business Operations

Electronic Sales Reporting for Manufacturers

Reports filed electronically by distributors to report sales and inventory floor count to brand manufacturers.

Accurate and Timely Transmission of Brand Data to Manufacturers

The MSAi reporting system passes the brands’ data to the manufacturers, ensuring accurate and timely data transmission.

Standardized Structure For Reporting

Our MSAi Software produces a MULTICAT™ file format with a standardized structure for reporting sales and inventory data. This standardization ensures that all distributors are reporting data in a consistent format, making it easier for MSAi to process and analyze the data.

Efficient and Accurate MSA Reporting

The use of a standardized file format makes the reporting process more efficient. Distributors can quickly and easily generate a MULTICAT™ file containing their sales and inventory data, which can be uploaded to MSAi’s system. This eliminates the need for manual data entry and reduces the likelihood of errors, which can make all the difference between keeping purchasing powers and losing them.

In-Depth Data Analysis

MSAi Software uses the data collected in MULTICAT™ files to perform an in-depth analysis of sales and inventory trends in the tobacco, candy, soft drink, and grocery business. This analysis can provide valuable insights into consumer behavior, product performance, and market trends. Distributors can use this information to make informed business decisions.

Regulatory Reporting

Many distributors are required to report sales and inventory data to regulatory agencies. Using the MULTICAT™ format ensures that distributors are providing accurate and complete data, which helps them remain compliant with regulatory requirements. For example, state revenue departments can obtain access to this data to compare it to their monthly filed tax returns data. Therefore, reporting accurate and consistent data to both manufacturers and the government is essential to avoid tax audits. 

Rebate and Trade-in Program Reporting

Tobacco manufacturers offer distributors rebates for reaching sales quotas. After reaching set sales quotas, manufacturers are able to analyze brand distribution quicker with MSAi MULTICAT™ software for tabacco, so the time for receiving rebates is faster. For distributors that report data to manufacturers, their retailers can enroll in trade programs to receive rebates after reaching sales quotas. Retailers that buy from non-reporting distributors will be unable to enroll in trade programs, costing them potential savings in rebates.

Save time and money for your organization.

Gain valuable insights into market trends and consumer behavior, improve inventory management practices, remain compliant with regulatory requirements, benchmark against industry standards, and improve forecasting accuracy with MULTICAT™ reporting.

    MSA Reporting FAQs

    MSA multicat reporting is a specialized software solution designed to help distribution businesses in Pharma, tobacco, candy and confectionary, and food and beverage industries efficiently manage and report on their multi-category product lines. It streamlines inventory management, sales reporting, and compliance tracking, leading to better decision-making and improved profitability.

    MSA multicat reporting software typically offers features like real-time inventory tracking, sales analytics, demand forecasting, compliance reporting, and customizable dashboards tailored to the needs of large distribution businesses.

    Yes, MSA multicat reporting software often includes compliance modules that help businesses adhere to industry-specific regulations, track product expiration dates, and manage product recalls effectively.

    MSA multicat reporting software utilizes historical sales data and advanced forecasting algorithms to help businesses accurately predict demand, optimize procurement, and reduce excess inventory.

    MSA multicat reporting can generate various reports, including sales reports, inventory reports, demand forecasting reports, compliance reports, and financial reports tailored to the specific needs of distribution businesses in these industries.

    Yes, MSA multicat reporting can often be integrated with existing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, streamlining data flow and providing a holistic view of business operations.

    Yes, MSA multicat reporting offers insights into operational inefficiencies, enabling businesses to identify cost-saving opportunities, reduce operational costs, and ultimately enhance profitability.