Geert Van Peteghem
Founded in 1989, the SAS Belgium workforce and revenue have grown steadily and consistently year in and year out. We added a local Luxembourg office in 2000. In 2013 revenue reached more than € 42 million with a full complement of more then 130 staff.
The SAS philosophy has always been to attract and nurture the best individuals and then integrate them into an even better team. We have accomplished this by creating a workplace that fosters a healthy balance between real work and real life. It creates employees who define their personal success in terms of the contributions they make to the success of our customers.
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Some people see data as facts and figures. But it’s more than that. It’s the lifeblood of your business. It tells the history of your organization. And it’s trying to tell you something.
SAS helps you make sense of the message. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business. You can identify what’s working. Fix what isn’t. And discover new opportunities.
We help organizations turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use, and we do it better than anyone. It’s no wonder an overwhelming majority of customers continue to use SAS year after year. We believe it’s because we hire great people to create great software and services.
SAS is used at more than 70,000 sites in 135 countries, including 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500® list.
SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.
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Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 140 countries.
Total Worldwide Customer Sites
More than 70,000 business, government and university sites.
SAS Customers or their Affiliates Represent:
91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 FORTUNE Global 500® list
13,672 total employees
Breakdown by Geography
United States: 6,862
World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,232
Latin America: 465
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,814
Asia Pacific: 2,210
2013 Revenue: €42.4 million
Reinvestment in R&D
2013 R&D investment: 25% of revenue
SAS (pronounced "sass") once stood for "statistical analysis system," and began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. As demand for such software grew, SAS was founded in 1976 to help all sorts of customers – from pharmaceutical companies and banks to academic and governmental entities.
SAS – both the software and company – thrived throughout the next few decades. Development of the software attained new heights in the industry by being able to run across all platforms, using the multivendor architecture for which it is known today. While the scope of the company spread across the globe, the encouraging and innovative corporate culture remained the same.
Explore each era of company history through various photos and descriptions of how SAS came to be.
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