SAS Celebrates 35 Years as an Analytic Innovator
By Chris Bongard
8th July 2011

From humble beginnings at North Carolina State University in 1976 to a 900-acre collegiate-style campus and more than 400 global offices, SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, turns 35 this month. Since its inception, SAS’ deep analytic expertise has helped its customers transform the world in unique ways:  protecting endangered species such as white rhinos, polar bears, whales and Bengal tigers; identifying potential bioterrorism threats; reducing poverty and hunger; speeding up pharmaceutical discoveries for illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis; increasing childhood cancer survival rates; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and reducing child mortality.

“Our first 100 customers are still our customers today – an indication of the strength of the relationships we have cultivated and the value our software provides,” said Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of SAS.  “Not only do we have a very strong and loyal customer base, but we have the lowest employee turnover in the industry – which further emphasizes the stability and longevity you can trust and expect from us.  For 35 years we have watched, listened and responded to how businesses are adjusting and adapting to changes in the market – and we have done it by continuing to deliver innovative and reliable analytics software that turns data into a powerful asset.  We have grown as the data has grown and we have provided the analytics that make that data valuable.”

Universities, government entities and businesses have benefited from the unique SAS® Business Analytics Framework.  Long ago SAS realized that making insightful, informed, accurate decisions was not just about gathering all data into one place and managing it so that companies could answer “what happened?”  The most crucial element to pulling true value from data comes from answering the “why, how and what happens next” questions so that decision makers can identify and seize new opportunities, and stay ahead of competitors.  SAS is the only company that has been dedicated and focused on delivering enterprise analytics to solve problems and identify opportunities for 35 continuous years.

Read more at the SAS News Page

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