Incorporated in 1976, SAS is the world's largest privately held software company with 10,000 employees in more than 400 offices spanning the globe.
SAS is the leader in business intelligence software and services. Customers at 40,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight into vast amounts of data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products. Only SAS offers leading data integration, intelligence storage, advanced analytics and traditional business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform.
In 2005, SAS continued its unbroken track record of revenue growth and profitability with overall revenue of $1.68 billion. SAS also invested 24 percent of revenues into research and development – significantly higher than the average investment of large software companies – to support new development initiatives.