About SAS

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 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 business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know.®

Mission

SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.

Values

Approachable

Customer-Driven

Swift & Agile

Innovative

Trustworthy

Company Facts & Financials

Customer

Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 139 countries.

Total Worldwide Customer Sites
Our software is installed at more than 75,000 business, government and university sites.

Fortune Global 500® Customers
93 of the top 100 companies on the 2014 Fortune Global 500® are SAS customers.

Employee

Worldwide Employees
13,716 total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 7,094
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,431
Canada: 326
Latin America: 468
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,595
Asia Pacific: 2,233

Financial

Worldwide Revenue
2014 Revenue: US$3.09 billion

Historical revenue data

SAS Annual Revenue 1976 - 2014

Reinvestment in R&D
2014 R&D investment: 23% of revenue

 Southern Africa Executives

Desan Naidoo

Desan
Naidoo
Managing Director

Dion Harvey

Dion
Harvey

Sales Director

Edward Sungura

Edward
Sungura

Regional Director - Sub Saharan Africa

Delani Higgins

Delani
Higgins

Finance Manager

Kevin Kemp

Kevin
Kemp

Sales Manager: Commercial Sector

Kroshlen Moodley

Kroshlen
Moodley

General Manager: Public Sector

Mariette Malan

Mariette
Malan

Legal Manager

Leon Nel

Leon
Nel

Business Advisory Manager

Ravi Pillay

Ravi
Pillay

General Manager: Professional Services

Murray de Villiers

Murray
de Villiers

General Manager: MEA Regional Academic Programme

History

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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