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SAS achieves record revenue of $2.87 billion in 2012, up 5.4 percent over 2011
Big data analytics drives breakthrough results for customers
Tervuren, 12 February 2012
Business analytics leader SAS achieved record global revenue of US$2.87 billion in 2012. Dubbed big data analytics "powerhouse" by an independent research firm,1 SAS spent 2012 as it has the previous 36 profitable years: helping customers make precise, proactive, breakthrough decisions.
"In 2012, many companies began to rethink conventional ways of doing business when they realized big data analytics could deliver results almost instantaneously," said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. "When high-performance analytics can solve the world's toughest business problems thousands of times faster, there's no limit to what organizations can achieve."
Also in Belgium & Luxembourg SAS performed extremely well again. "The demand for big data solutions is still growing and we expect a further growth in 2013. Maybe more than ever, companies are searching for solutions to solve their business problems and to obtain business insight to increase sales, return on investments, and further strengthen their market position. With the introduction of SAS® Visual Analytics, a new big data analytics solution, we'll help them achieve this insight in a very attractive, quick, user-friendly and visual way...even on their mobile devices", explains Patrick Van Deven, country manager SAS BeLux.
SAS Belgium # 1 Best Company to Work For in 2012
2012 was also a banner year for workplace culture recognition. Great Place to Work® named SAS No. 1 on its World's Best Multinational Workplaces list, capping a year in which SAS Belgium and SAS Sweden were also No. 1 on their countries' Best Companies to Work For lists. SAS, which has been ranked as one of Fortune's Best Companies to Work For in the US every year since the list's 1998 inception, was a top workplace in 17 other countries. "The link is solid between SAS' financial performance and treating employees and customers well," Goodnight said. "When people feel trusted, the results are phenomenal. It's reflected in our commitment to innovation. It's deeply gratifying that we've created a great place to work, not just in the United States, but also worldwide." Altogether, SAS increased its workforce by 7 percent, ending 2012 with 13,442 employees worldwide.
SAS Visual Analytics quickly found traction after its worldwide launch and will remain a focus in 2013. The big data visualization tool was hailed by analysts as customers embraced the value of easy, self-service data exploration. In Belgium, Visual Analytics will be launched on 27 February.Another one is SAS High-Performance Analytics which combines the speed of large scale in-memory software with the industry's most trusted advanced predictive analytics, offering near-real-time data mining, optimization, text mining and other features. SAS will also continue to emphasize industry-specific solutions, which are built on SAS' strong foundation of analytics and information management technologies. They help organizations unlock value and make better, faster business decisions.
1 "Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions, Q1 2013."
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