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SAS

“Revenue $2.87 B As of December 2013

At a Glance

  • Industry: IT Software & Services
  • Founded: 1976
  • Country: United States
  • CEO: Jim Goodnight
  • CFO: Donald Parker
  • Website: www.sas.com
  • Employees: 13,777
  • Fiscal Year End: Dec 31, 2013
  • Sales: $2.87 B
  • Headquarters: Cary, NC

Forbes Lists

#170 America’s Largest Private Companies

Profile

SAS is a leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Formed in 1976, SAS develops and markets software systems that allow companies to gather, store, access and analyze corporate data to aid in decision-making. The firm has customers at more than 55,000 sites, which span business, government and higher education.”

“SAS History

SAS (pronounced “sass”) once stood for “statistical analysis system,” and began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. As demand for such software grew, SAS was founded in 1976 to help all sorts of customers –  from pharmaceutical companies and banks to academic and governmental entities.

SAS – both the software and company – thrived throughout the next few decades. Development of the software attained new heights in the industry by being able to run across all platforms, using the multivendor architecture for which it is known today. While the scope of the company spread across the globe, the encouraging and innovative corporate culture remained the same.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Sas.com

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