About SAS

Giving you The Power to Know® since 1976

SAS in Belgium & Luxembourg

Founded in 1989, the SAS Belgium workforce and revenue have grown steadily and consistently year in and year out. We added a local Luxembourg office in 2000. In 2014 revenue reached more than € 42,3 million with a full complement of more than 130 staff.
The SAS philosophy has always been to attract and nurture the best individuals and then integrate them into an even better team. We have accomplished this by creating a workplace that fosters a healthy balance between real work and real life. It creates employees who define their personal success in terms of the contributions they make to the success of our customers.

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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 75,000 sites in 135 countries, including 93 of the top 100 companies on the 2014 Fortune Global 500® list.


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 148 countries.

Total Worldwide Customer Sites
Our software is installed at more than 83,000 business, government and university sites.

Fortune Global 500® Customers
94 of the top 100 companies on the 2016 Fortune Global 500® are SAS customers.


Worldwide Employees
14,063 total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 7,119
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,600
Canada: 335
Latin America: 436
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,720
Asia Pacific: 2,453



Worldwide Revenue
2016 Revenue: US$3.2 billion

Historical revenue data

Line graph of SAS Annual Revenue Report with SAS logo

BeLux Revenue

2014 Revenue: € 42,3 million


Reinvestment in R&D
2016 R&D investment: 26% 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.

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