SAS named a Best Workplace for Innovators by Fast Company
Fast Company has named analytics leader SAS as a Best Workplace for Innovators. A longstanding investment in cultivating a culture of innovation has positioned SAS as a leader in the analytics industry for more than 40 years.
Judged on a wide range of criteria such as educational programs, new products brought to market and demonstrated support from leadership, honorees on Fast Company’s Best Workplace for Innovators list provide unique opportunities for employees to think outside the box. The Best Workplaces for Innovators must demonstrate a commitment to innovation from incubation to delivery of tangible results, and SAS’ visionary products and cutting-edge processes set the company apart.
“Innovation is at the heart of what we do at SAS. From R&D and IT to sales, marketing and professional services, we’ve created a culture that fosters, values and rewards new approaches to existing challenges,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Being recognized by Fast Company for our companywide commitment to innovation is an affirmation of the creativity and initiative of the talented people who work here.”
SAS’ continued dedication to an innovative culture is clear through R&D reinvestment of 26% – roughly twice the rate of the average technology company – which is evident through the ever-growing use of SAS® Analytics to help tackle a wide range of real-world problems. SAS customers and partners are constantly innovating with SAS software, furthering SAS’ mission to turn a world of data into a world of intelligence.
Specifically, internal initiatives such as the Big Ideas series – where SAS employees have the opportunity to present thought leadership and creativity in front of their peers – as well as corporate social responsibility programs like GatherIQ™, Curriculum Pathways® and Data for Good – have distinguished SAS as a Best Workplace for Innovators. In addition, SAS’ award-winning workplace culture is recognized not only as an incubator for innovation in product, but as an innovative approach to work/life integration as well.
“Other titles catalog perquisites and benefits. Fast Company seeks to highlight workplaces that attract and retain the best talent by creating environments where employees are empowered to put forth bold ideas, engage in radical experiments, and even fail, in the name of innovation,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.
Learn more about SAS’ commitment to innovation.
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"Being recognized by Fast Company for our companywide commitment to innovation is an affirmation of the creativity and initiative of the talented people who work here.” -SAS CEO Jim Goodnight