SAS named Triangle’s Most Innovative Corporation

SAS recognized for innovative technology and culture with WRAL Voters’ Choice Award

SAS, the leader in analytics, has been named the Most Innovative Local Corporation in the WRAL Voters’ Choice Awards for 2020. SAS, well-known as a world-class workplace for its supportive culture and thoughtful work/life integration, was celebrated among other local favorite businesses and services in North Carolina during the sixth annual awards ceremony on Jan. 14.

“Throughout more than 40 years of analytics innovation, SAS has helped organizations around the world and across industries transform data into intelligence to solve their toughest business challenges,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Each year, with the same spirit of curiosity that we’ve held since our inception, we continue to advance our capabilities and create exciting new ways to drive innovation for our customers.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, SAS has remained committed to providing groundbreaking analytic solutions, helping hospitals, governments and organizations around the world respond and adapt, while supporting its employees and communities throughout this difficult time. In 2020, SAS was recognized for these COVID-19 response efforts as one of People magazine’s Companies That Care and on Inc.’s Best in Business list.

Goodnight was also honored during the ceremony with the Local Philanthropist award. For decades, SAS has supported education initiatives as its primary philanthropic focus in North Carolina and across the globe, aiming to shrink the analytics skills gap and help students from all backgrounds reach their full potential as future leaders and innovators. Goodnight, a champion of education reform and an active participant of the Business Roundtable, has continually advocated for improved early learning opportunities for children. His efforts with fellow business leaders have contributed to increases in funding that allow more eligible children to enter North Carolina’s high-quality pre-kindergarten program.

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