Portfolio Strategy

Synergies with Diversification

AUS pursues a balanced market exposure throughout different industries, with an emphasis on data-driven operations and consulting services. We optimize profitability by sharing robust technological investments, specialized corporate services and cohesive long-term planning. AUS’ operating companies embody our portfolio strategy, benefiting from our synergies and diversified exposure.

Synergies among the AUS companies allow them to focus on their specific industry segments and gain access to a much larger pool of resources, when compared to competitors of equivalent size. In addition, exposure to other industries provides AUS business units maneuvering zones during market downturns and reinvestment periods.

Market Research

For more than 30 years, AUS has held control positions in Market Research companies. Today our Market Research companies are divided into two groups: Market Research and Data Management systems.

Intellectual Property

For more than 30 years AUS, Inc. invested in bringing valuable services to the IP management industry. Our units provide consulting services, proprietary databases and industry publications.

Utility Consulting

Since 1967, AUS companies advised regulated and unregulated Utilities on several strategic disciplines. Our businesses are also responsible for key specialized publications consumed by C-level executives, Utility Commissioners and other experts.

Social Science Research Solutions

SSRS is a full-service market and survey research firm managed by a core of dedicated professionals with advanced degrees in the social sciences. It designs and implements solutions to complex strategic, tactical, public opinion, and policy issues in the U.S. and in more than 40 countries worldwide.

The SSRS team specializes in creative problem-solving and informed analysis to meet its clients’ research goals. SSRS provides the complete set of analytical, administrative and management capabilities needed for successful project execution.

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Centris

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Its team of renowned economists has a unique approach to data integration, used to focus on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets on both a national and local level. Centris serves the cable, broadcast telecomm, satellite, entertainment, OEM, marketing and wireless industries with a sharp focus on helping clients understand their market share, consumer shifts, and economic impacts.

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Marketing Systems Group

Marketing Systems Group (MSG) was co-founded in the fall of 1987 by survey research professionals Dale Kulp and Gerard Holzbaur. The vision was to provide innovative products, services and information solutions designed specifically for the survey research community. That same vision is shared by the over 50 dedicated professionals employed today.

From the introduction of the Genesys RDD (Random Digit Dialer) sample design and generation system in 1988, the PRO-T-S research predictive dialing system in 1996, the ARCS panel management system in 2003, and the Virtual Genesys system in use to today, MSG expand their products, services, and solutions in anticipation of the needs of the research community.

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Survey Technology & Research Center

Survey Technology & Research (STR) is a full service data collection firm. It provides a full range of data collection services, including inbound/outbound phone, web, IVR, mailing/scanning, and digital recordings of interviews. STR opened in July 2008, with a clear and focused goal to develop and exploit state of the art data collection technologies and study designs. Within the framework of a working data collection center, it tests, develops and showcases advanced data collection capabilities aimed at improving survey response rates, expanding sample coverage, increasing productivity, and lowering overall survey cost.

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AUS Consultants

AUS Consultants has been delivering unsurpassed consulting services to the utility industry for decades. Our expert professionals support clients on virtually all federal and state regulatory agency involved in rate proceedings, as well as in court proceedings and special tribunals assessing the value of utility assets. Their combined experience translates into a strong understanding of the key strategic issues faced by today’ utility professionals in both vertically integrated utilities and utilities operating in the restructured industry.

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RoyaltySource

RoyaltySource offers a suite of proprietary tools, services and publications to professionals focused on intellectual property valuation, licensing negotiation and infringement damage litigation. This enables professionals to benchmark royalty rates (using a market of comparables database), gain competitive intelligence for licensing negotiation, review industry-specific license structure and language, gain insight to joint-venture activity, gather insights from industry professionals, review infringement damage litigation, and estimate the market value of technology.

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