About SAS

Giving you The Power to Know® since 1976

About SAS Adriatic Region

SAS Adriatic Region covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia was established in 1992 as a part of the global network of 400 SAS offices in 56 countries.

SAS Adriatic Region was founded on SAS vision to transform the way organizations work, giving people THE POWER TO KNOW®, and with the mission to deliver proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.

From the first day SAS Adriatic Region has been dedicated to clients' success whilst creating measurable business value for our customers. Our dedication to help clients succeed resulted in more than 90 customers in the region, and each year 97% of them decide to renew their licenses.

Because we see our clients as our partners we have been able to do business while listening to their needs and finding the best, mutually beneficial solution.
Dare Klavzar

Dare Klavzar
General Manager
SAS Adriatic Region

About the company

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 139 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.




Swift & Agile



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


Worldwide Employees
13,672  total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 6,862
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,232
Canada: 321
Latin America: 465
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,814
Asia Pacific: 2,210


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


Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer

Jim Goodnight

Chief Executive Officer

John Sall

John Sall

Co-founder and Executive Vice President

John Boswell

John Boswell

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Keith Collins

Keith Collins

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Carl Farrell

Carl Farrell

Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Donald Parker

Don Parker

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Armistead Sapp

Armistead Sapp

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer


SAS (pronounced "sass") once stood for "statistical analysis system." It began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. Demand for such software capabilities began to grow, and SAS was founded in 1976 to help customers in all sorts of industries – from pharmaceutical companies and banks to academic and governmental entities.

SAS – both the software and the company – thrived throughout the next few decades. Development of the software attained new heights in the industry because it could run across all platforms, using the multivendor architecture for which it is known today. While the scope of the company has spread across the globe, the encouraging and innovative corporate culture has remained the same.

Explore each era of our company history through various photos and descriptions of how SAS came to be.

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