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SAS, (pronounced “sass”) once stood for “Statistical Analysis System,”
But now it is only SAS.
SAS began at North Carolina State University as a project to analyze agricultural research. Founded in 1976 to help all sort of customers.
SAS is both software and company.
The world biggest private sector company.
SAS giving operations in various sectors like,
Health Care Providers
Hospitality & Entertainment
Oil & Gas
And giving solution lines as
Data Integration & ETL
Governance, Risk & Compliance
Human Capital Intelligence
On Demand Solutions
Supply Chain Intelligence
In 1966, there was no SAS.
But there was a need for a computerized statistics program to analyze vast amounts of agricultural data collected through
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants.
Then research started by University Statisticians Southern Experiment Stations, Eight land-grant universities that received the majority of their research funding from the USDA. And some schools came together under a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a general-purpose statistical software package to analyze all the agricultural data they were generating.
North Carolina State University, located in the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina became the leader in the consortium.
North Carolina State University faculty members
Jim Goodnight and Jim Barr
Emerged as the project leaders –
Barr creating the architecture and
Goodnight implementing the features
In 1972 NIH stopped to give funds to this team, then the consortium agreed to chip in $5,000 apiece each year to allow NCSU to continue developing and maintaining the system and supporting their statistical analysis needs.
During the coming years, SAS software was licensed by pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and banks, as well as by the academic community that had given birth to the project.
Jane Helwig, another Statistics Department employee at NCSU, Joined the project consortium as documentation writer
John Sall, a graduate student and programmer, rounded out the core team.
In 1976 Goodnight, Barr, Helwig and Sall left NCSU and formed
SAS Institute Inc. – a private company “devoted to the maintenance and further development of SAS.” They opened offices in a building #2806 Hillsborough Street, across from the university.
By 1980, the growing company building capacity is not sufficient in Hillsborough Street building, and then it’s moved to the site of its present headquarters offices just outside Raleigh in Cary, North Carolina. In that time employs were 20.
In this time SAS was growing, the entire computer hardware and software industry was changing, with new operating systems and platforms placing new demands on software developers one of the first steps for SAS was to adapt the software to operate on IBM’s Disk Operating System (DOS).
Now it is working on different operating systems like windows, Dos, Z/OS, UNIX and various UNIX flavors.
In 1990 SAS Company grow with employ force of 7000.
SAS celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2001,
Its turn out from various difficulties along with the millennium and the Y2K frenzy. And they created new logo and tagline presently which we are seeing Tagline is –
THE POWER TO KNOW®
SAS has been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since 1998 and no1 in 2010
SAS named the best company to work for in 2010 by FORTUNE.