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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. 

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 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 software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.



We’re responsible, we do things right, and we exceed what’s expected.


We’re genuine, we’re transparent, and we lead with integrity.


We’re relentless problem solvers, unafraid to challenge assumptions by being creative and forward-thinking.


We’re committed to excellence in everything we do, and we thrive on meaningful work.


Why SAS Is the Analytics Leader

We’ve been applying analytics to the toughest business problems for decades. With SAS, you get solutions built on a powerful analytics platform – and millions of lessons learned.

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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
96 of the top 100 companies on the 2017 Fortune Global 500® are SAS customers.


Worldwide Employees
14,261 total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 7,140
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,632
Canada: 328
Latin America: 482
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,696
Asia Pacific: 2,615


Worldwide Revenue
2017 Revenue: US$3.24 billion

Historical revenue data

2017 SAS revenue graphic


Reinvestment in R&D
2017 R&D investment: 26% of revenue


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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