100 Sas Campus Dr
Cary, NC, 27513 United States
#170 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (December 2013)
Don't talk back to this company about business intelligence. SAS (pronounced "sass") specializes in software used for business analytics, data warehousing, and data mining activities employed by corporations to gather, manage, and analyze enormous amounts of data. Clients, mainly financial services firms, government agencies, and telecom carriers, use its applications to find patterns in customer data, manage resources, and target new business. SAS also offers software and support packages for other segments such as leisure, manufacturing, and retail. It has 400-plus offices in some 55 countries. Founder and CEO James Goodnight owns about two-thirds of the company; co-founder and EVP John Sall owns the rest.