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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 analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
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SAS delivers proven solutions that drive innovation and improve performance.



We’re responsible, we do things right, and we exceed what’s expected.


We’re genuine, we’re transparent, and we lead with integrity.


We’re relentless problem solvers, unafraid to challenge assumptions by being creative and forward-thinking.


We’re committed to excellence in everything we do, and we thrive on meaningful work.


Why SAS Is the Analytics Leader

We’ve been applying analytics to the toughest business problems for decades. With SAS, you get solutions built on a powerful analytics platform – and millions of lessons learned.

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Company Facts & Financials


Number of Countries Installed
SAS has customers in 148 countries.

Total Worldwide Customer Sites
Our software is installed at more than 83,000 business, government and university sites.

Fortune Global 500® Customers
94 of the top 100 companies on the 2016 Fortune Global 500® are SAS customers.


Worldwide Employees
14,051 total employees

Breakdown by Geography
United States: 7,101
    World Headquarters (Cary, NC): 5,626
Canada: 340
Latin America: 451
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 3,613
Asia Pacific: 2,546


Worldwide Revenue
2016 Revenue: US$3.2 billion

Historical revenue data

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Reinvestment in R&D
2016 R&D investment: 26% of revenue


Navnet SAS var opprinnelig et akronym for ”statistical analysis system”, og ble startet ved North Carolina State University som et prosjekt for å analysere landbruksdata. Da etterspørselen etter denne typen programvare økte, ble SAS Institute grunnlagt i 1976 for å hjelpe alle typer kunder – fra farmasøytiske selskaper og banker til akademia og statlige etater.

SAS Institute – både programvaren og selskapet – blomstret de neste tiårene. Utviklingen av programvaren nådde nye høyder da den ble tilpasset et standard brukergrensesnitt på tvers av plattformer, fra stormaskiner til pc-plattformen. Selv om SAS nå har vokst til å bli et verdensomspennende selskap, har den positive og innovative bedriftskulturen forblitt den samme.

Fremdeles tilbakeføres 24% av omsetningen årlig tilbake til R&D.

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