About SAS

Giving you The Power to Know® since 1976

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 136 countries, including 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500® list.

Mission

SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.

Values

Approachable

Customer-Driven

Swift and Agile

Innovative

Trustworthy

Company Facts & Financials

Customer

Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 136 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

Employee

Worldwide Employees
13,714  total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 6,933
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,308
Canada: 321
Latin America: 473
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,790
Asia Pacific: 2,197

Financial

Worldwide Revenue
2013 Revenue: US$3.02 billion

Historical revenue data

sas revenue chart 2013

 

Reinvestment in R&D
2013 R&D investment: 25% of revenue

Executives

Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer

Jim Goodnight

Chief Executive Officer

John Sall

John Sall

Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Armistead Sapp

Armistead Sapp

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Keith Collins

Keith Collins

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mikael Hagstrom

Mikael Hagstrom

Executive Vice President, SAS EMEA & AP

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Carl Farrell

Carl Farrell

Executive Vice President, SAS Americas

John Boswell

John Boswell

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann

Vice President, Human Resources

Donald Parker

Don Parker

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

History

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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