About SAS

We believe curiosity is at the heart of human progress.

Through innovative analytics and AI, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence.

SAS® Viya® Advantage

With our open, cloud-native AI, analytics and data management platform you can discover insights from your data and make sense of it all. Identify what’s working and fix what isn’t. Make more intelligent decisions. And drive relevant change.

Company Facts


Number of Countries Installed

SAS has customers in 150 countries.

Total Worldwide Customer Sites

Our software is installed at more than 80,800 business, government and university sites.

Fortune Global 500® Customers

88 of the Top 100 of the 2021 Fortune 500 list are SAS customers or their affiliates.


Worldwide Employees

11,764 total employees

Breakdown by Geography

United States: 5,533
World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 4,318
Canada: 245
Latin America: 505
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,122
Asia Pacific: 2,359

Our History

40+ years of analytics innovation

It all started with curious minds. Is there a better way to analyze data? How can we turn data into intelligence? Who will benefit from using our technology? With a passion for analytics, our founders saw lines of code as the key to something extraordinary. Fast forward more than four decades later, and SAS has thousands of employees and customers in locations worldwide, analyzing billions of rows of data every second that are changing how we live.