2017 ANNUAL REPORT

Transform a world of data
into a world of intelligence

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SAS creates for one reason – so you can turn today’s most critical challenges into tomorrow’s great decisions.

Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS

100% of Fortune 500 companies in these industries rely on SAS®

Commercial Banking

Health Insurance

Retail Banking

Hotels

Pharmaceuticals

Medical Devices

Aerospace Manufacturing

Food Services

E-Commerce

Computer Services

What We Stand For

SAS commits time and resources to areas we believe will make a lasting, positive impact in the world.

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INNOVATION

INNOVATION

When people are empowered with knowledge, no challenge is impossible. So we invest nearly twice the percentage of annual revenue in R&D as most major tech companies.

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Our commitment to education is a natural extension of where we came from and what we do. SAS supports global education initiatives that promote learning for all and build a global community of innovators.

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DATA FOR GOOD

DATA FOR GOOD

From helping resolve critical humanitarian issues and our dedication to green building and conservation initiatives, to changing conversations around behavioral health and protecting at-risk children, we believe data and analytics make lives better.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At SAS, diversity is more than just gender or race. Our culture blends different backgrounds and experiences from 58 countries globally. We want everyone to feel confident in expressing their ideas, and know that they will be respected for their unique contributions and abilities.

Closing the Analytics Skills Gap

Read about how SAS is committed to closing the skills gap through the availability of free analytics software, training resources and online communities. 

Successfully innovating new technology and ways to help our customers is why we continue to be the company people turn to for unrivaled analytics expertise and business solutions.

Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS

Analysts rank SAS as a leader in:

Analytics

Data Science Platforms

Data Quality

Risk Management

Streaming Analytics

Machine Learning

Real-Time Marketing

Fraud Detection

Big Data

Data Integration

Retail Analytics

In 2017, analysts ranked SAS a leader or leader equivalent in more than 30 reports.

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Cloud Revenue Growth

2017 SAS software revenue percentages by industry

28%
Banking

16%
Government

12%
Services

9%
Insurance

6%
Life Sciences

6%
Communications

6%
Manufacturing

5%
Health Care

4%
Retail

3%
Energy & Utilities

3%
Capital Markets

2%
Education

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SAS partnering efforts influenced 36% of new sales in 2017.

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SAS partnering had high-value impact on nearly 50% of SAS' largest deals in 2017.

Great Place to Work 20 Years Legends

SAS has been ranked on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US since the list was introduced in 1997. SAS is also recognized globally as a company dedicated to employee well-being.

2017 Workplace Culture Awards

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
China
Europe
France
Germany
Greece
India
Ireland

Hong Kong
Italy
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Portugal
Russia
Spain
Switzerland
UK
US

2017 Great Places to Work Multinational Award

Great Place to Work World's Best Workplaces 2017

SAS ranks
No. 3
among the world’s best
multinational workplaces.

SAS is continually recognized for providing an enriching work environment that ignites employees’ creativity and gives them the opportunity to change the world.

SAS is considered a best place to work globally among our diverse employee population, including:
Women :: Gender Equity :: IT Professionals :: Millennials :: Working Parents :: Recent Grads :: Diversity & Inclusion

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