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 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 helps you transform your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business. You can identify what’s working. Fix what isn’t. Discover new opportunities. That’s what we help organizations do: turn large amounts of data into knowledge they can use. And we do it better than anyone.
SAS is used at more than 70,000 sites in 139 countries, including 91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 Fortune Global 500® list. An overwhelming majority of customers choose to continue using SAS every year. CEO Jim Goodnight says it’s because great employees create great software and services.
Mission & Values
SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.
Swift and Agile
Company Facts & Financials
Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 139 countries.
Total Worldwide Customer Sites
More than 70,000 business, government and university sites.
SAS Customers or their Affiliates Represent:
91 of the top 100 companies on the 2013 FORTUNE Global 500® list
13,739 total employees
Breakdown by Geography
United States: 6,809
World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,181
Latin America: 459
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,924
Asia Pacific: 2,243
Reinvestment in R&D
2013 R&D investment: 25% 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.