"SAS began with a statistical analysis program that I developed," begins Dr. Jim Goodnight, chairman and CEO of SAS. "Since that time," he continues, "we have introduced integrated software products to meet virtually any decision- support need in business, industry, government and academic computing. At SAS, we help our customers create value by providing solutions that present a holistic view of an organization ­ one that goes beyond just looking at key performance indicators and taking measurements – to determine where a company is, where it is going and whether it is in achieving its strategic goals. We also ensure that every employee understands the corporate strategy and his or her role in helping the organization reach those goals. What's more, we help companies create value on top of what they already have by leveraging the substantial investments they've made in existing operational infrastructures. We do that by providing an intelligent layer that transforms operational resources into knowledge they can act on. We infuse that knowledge into every facet of the enterprise – from the power to know customers and the power to know suppliers to the power to know one's organization. Serving as a foundation for these avenues of knowledge is our award-winning technological architecture – one that enables every aspect of an organization, across platforms and continents – to harness the power of data and use it in ways never before thought possible. SAS is the world leader in providing software and services that enable customers to transform data from all areas of their business into intelligence. SAS solutions help organizations make better, more informed decisions and maximize customer, supplier and organizational relationships. We're the leading software vendor in the business intelligence space per IDC."

It is not only the solutions that draw customers to SAS. Goodnight explains, "Customers also choose SAS because of our stability. We've been profitable every year since the founding of the company, including last. We've never lost money. It's our stability and size that assure customers – we're a billion-dollar revenue company."

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