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 135 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 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

Employee

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

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

 Southern Africa Executives

Desan Naidoo

Desan
Naidoo
Managing Director

Dion Harvey

Dion
Harvey

Sales Director

Millicent Sibeko

Millicent
Sibeko

Human Resources Director

Edward Sungura

Edward
Sungura

Regional Director - Sub Saharan Africa

Delani Higgins

Delani
Higgins

Finance Manager

Kevin Kemp

Kevin
Kemp

Sales Manager: Commercial Sector

Kroshlen Moodley

Kroshlen
Moodley

General Manager: Public Sector

Mariette Malan

Mariette
Malan

Legal Manager

Leon Nel

Leon
Nel

Business Advisory Manager

Ravi Pillay

Ravi
Pillay

General Manager: Professional Services

Hanli Wood

Hanli
Wood

Channel & Alliance Sales Manager

Murray de Villiers

Murray
de Villiers

General Manager: MEA Regional Academic Programme

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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