Chief Executive Officer
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.
SAS in Iceland
As a result of increased interest in SAS solutions in Iceland, we increased local presence with SAS competencies dedicated solely for this market. Our focus on the Icelandic market means stability, intensive customer relationships and quality for our customers. Our solutions are currently used in banking, insurance, telecommunication, and other industries.
SAS in Iceland is part of SAS Instute A/S in Denmark, which works closely with SAS in Norway, Sweden and Finland. SAS Denmark has approximately 700 customers and 300 employees, including a large SAS consulting division.
Award-winning customer support
SAS customers receive a full suite of support services at no extra charge, including skilled telephone technical support and unlimited, around-the-clock online technical support. Our online customer support center provides always-on access to a wealth of technical support, reference information, educational resources and communities. Knowledge-sharing is continuously available through regular seminars, webinars and an expansive selection of training courses.
SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.
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Company Facts & Financials
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
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.