SAS: Great Revenues in a Bad Economy

March 2, 2009
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Jim Goodnight, the CEO of SAS, is happy. Not only did Gartner rank his company as a leader in the Enterprise BI Platform category, he saw a 5% revenue increase over the previous year and 2600 new customers.

In their February 2009 press release, SAS reported $2.26 billion in 2008 revenues. Goodnight says,

We achieved our 33rd year of revenue growth in the worst economy most can remember. This growth is a direct result of being a stable privately held company, which allows us to invest in long-term relationships with employees and customers.

Unliked some other BI software vendors, SAS created new jobs. At the end of 2008, SAS employed over 11K individuals, an increase of 3.5% from 2007 (240 people joined the SAS ranks as part of the acquisitions of Teragram and IDeaS Revenue Optimization).

You can read the entire press release on SAS’s website.


Jim Goodnight, the CEO of SAS, is happy. Not only did Gartner rank his company as a leader in the Enterprise BI Platform category, he saw a 5% revenue increase over the previous year and 2600 new customers.

In their February 2009 press release, SAS reported $2.26 billion in 2008 revenues. Goodnight says,

We achieved our 33rd year of revenue growth in the worst economy most can remember. This growth is a direct result of being a stable privately held company, which allows us to invest in long-term relationships with employees and customers.

Unliked some other BI software vendors, SAS created new jobs. At the end of 2008, SAS employed over 11K individuals, an increase of 3.5% from 2007 (240 people joined the SAS ranks as part of the acquisitions of Teragram and IDeaS Revenue Optimization).

You can read the entire press release on SAS’s website.