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 contains your organization's history. 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 can help you turn large amounts of data into knowledge you 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 the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

Mission

SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.

Values

Approachable

Customer-Driven

Swift & Agile

Innovative

Trustworthy

Company Facts & Financials

Customer

Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 146 countries.

Total Worldwide Customer Sites
Our software is installed at more than 80,000 business, government and university sites.

Fortune Global 500® Customers
91 of the top 100 companies on the 2015 Fortune Global 500® are SAS customers.

Employee

Worldwide Employees
14,021 total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 7,065
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,354
    North Carolina employees 5,676
Canada: 333
Latin America: 433
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,805
Asia Pacific: 2,385

Financial

Worldwide Revenue
2015 Revenue: US$3.16 billion

Historical revenue data

2015-revenue-growth-graph

Reinvestment in R&D
2015 R&D investment: 25% of revenue

History

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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