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SAS Business Management Presentation

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Ethics in Business photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli SAS
Business Analysis Company Background 1966 In 1966, the United States Department of Health (USDA) found a specific need for data analysis. In 1966 1976 1980
North Carolina State University faculty members
Jim Goodnight and Jim Barr emerged as the project leaders -

Barr - the architecture
Goodnight- expanded the system's capabilities. In 1966 in 1976, computers filled the size of rooms and data was stored on punch cards.

300,000 lines of code

Produced about 150 boxes of cards Late 1976 Every job was everyone's job-

They all packed and shipped user manuals.

The founders continued to write code, as the company began to grow in staff. The beginnings of a Company The company had grown to 21 employees and 600 SAS Customer sites. 1978 There was a shift towards a focus on customer service, as they issued the first formal information for suggestions from customers.

Databank of New Zealand. 1979/1980 Pizza trips for every addition of 100 customers, as well as breakfast goodies and constant M&M's. Corporate Culture Huge headquarters

From 50 employees in 1 building to
1,500 employees in 18 buildings including a training center, publications warehouse and video studio. Growth of the Company One of the first corporate day-cares

Recreation and fitness centers

Cafe serving gourmet meals

"Greatest, and Healthiest Companies to work for"-Health and Living Magazine Late 1980's Over 7000 employees around the world

Employees on every continent

Began to have focus groups for geographic territories 1990 1990 The Internet brought SAS to:
An emphasis on education

An SAS Curriculum Pathways, focused on online interactive resources 1992 Awards from:


Data Warehousing World

Software Magazine


Business Week

FDA recognized integrity of SAS technology for new drug applications Late 1990's Recognition 2001 Celebrated 25th anniversary

New Tagline:

Wanted to increase global visibility 2000's Information Evolution Model

how well a company manages and utilizes information

companies can gain a better insight into better strategies and identify critical relationships.

4 Key Company dimensions:
Infrastructure 2005-Present Company Joined the Web 2.0 revolution
Employees have been blogging since 2005

by 2008, SAS had more than 300 internal bloggers

400 Offices in 51 countries Industry Position and History Industrial
Growth •Revenue: 2725.00 M
-2430.00 M (2010),
-2310.00M (2009)
•Revenue Growth (1 year): 12.10%
•Employees: 12,710
•Employee Growth (1 year): 5.80% Company Profile 2011 Rankings:
•United States:
Ranked 3rd (previously 1st) on the list of "100 Best Companies to Work For"
Ranked 14th on the list of "The Best Places to Work in
Information Technology (IT)"
Ranked 180th in "Forbes Largest Private Companies " (2011)
Ranked 77th on "Global RepTrak 100" list
Ranked on the top 100 companies in: Europe, Canada and Latin America SWOT analysis Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats - Prominent Market Position
-Diversified Revenue Base
-Strong Client Base and Relationship with Major Brands - Lack of Scale -Positive Outlook for Cloud Computing Provides New Revenue Opportunity
-Growth Through Acquisitions, Alliances and Agreements
-Positive Outlook for IT Services -Global Economic Slowdown
-Intense Competition
-Increasing Regulation for Government Contractors •Main Competitors:
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Oracle Corporation, and SAP AG
•Industries where SAS Institute Inc. Competes:
-Business Intelligence Software
-Computer Software
-Database and File Management Software Management
Practices Employees first Helping Workers to Be Great Going Above and Beyond
Low Employee Turnover Ratio
3.3% vs. 22%
Employee Longevity
40% 10+ years 3 subsidized cafeterias
Foot services
UPS, car detailing, dry cleaners
Book exchange
Care-giving assistance
College assistance Access to all campus services
Educational courses
Fidelity Retirement Plan (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr Denise Crosson, Development Tester, SAS Institute Products and Performance Private company
35 hour work week, no specific "business hours"
Comprehensive health insurance plans "SAS Institute: Providing companies with the Power to Know since 1976" What does SAS do? Work Life Advanced analytics software for businesses
Performs and reports numerical analyses even on very large amounts of data
Create various solution lines
Business, Customer and Financial Intelligence
Information Management
Performance and Risk Management
OnDemand Solutions Screenshot of a SAS Analysis Aid companies in industries including:

Communications Travel and Transportation
Manufacturing Education
Media Financial Services
and many others! Who does SAS work for? On-the-job challenge
intrinsic motivation
Updated tools and training SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services
Largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market
SAS customers and their affiliates represent 90 of the top 100 companies on the 2012 Fortune 500 List Performance Revenue over Time Retirement Benefits Aids analytics professionals with decision-making processes

can process huge amounts of data at once, very accurately
analyzes data and gives reports very quickly
detects changes in volatile markets and makes recommendations accordingly
allows testing of multiple scenarios at once, to find all alternative business solutions How are SAS products useful to businesses?
Responding to what the employees want
#1 rating work-life balance 2012 (Fortune)
Belief that traditional work style is outdated
Campus Support Equality Stimulate their minds. Everyone gets the same benefits.
Bosses are not better.
do same work as employees
open-door policy Minimize Hassles. Keep the customer happy. Great customer service
Solicit feedback annually
Feedback from Fortune 500 Employee Loyalty True Work-Life Balance More than just a number. Campus Life Philosophy "If you treat employees as if they make a difference to the company, they will make a difference." Social Responsibility
And Sustainability Contributing to
the Future Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier Diversity Policy
Improve business opportunities
Business Continuity
Crisis avoidance/preparation
Backup Strategies Mailing list connects employees with volunteer activities
Education fair

Three Areas of Focus:
Education Initiatives
Community Engagement
Charitable Donations Social Responsibility Increasing interest in STEM areas
Sustainable programs to help teens graduate high school Education-Related Initiatives In 2009, U.S. SAS employees = 14,900 volunteer hours
EVF: SAS provides cash contributions to nonprofits
Over 400 employees volunteer with 40 organizations

2011: $19,218,163 Volunteerism SAS Executive Sustainability Council
SAS EcoAdvocates Volunteer Program
Reduce CO2 emissions, water usage, create more eco-friendly buildings Environmentally Friendly 10,000+ solar panels
3.6 million kilowatt hours of clean renewable energy each year
Reduces CO2 emissions by more than 3,500 tons annually
(like 367,000 gallons of gasoline) Reduce CO2 Emissions:
SAS Solar Farms Rainwater harvesting and low flow plumbing (saves 19 million gallons of water annually)
820 out of 900 acres of SAS headquarters property are natural
Recycling programs Reduce Water Usage and Waste Solar-thermal water heating
Regenerative drive elevators
Low energy lighting
Green roofs
Energy management systems
Not just at headquarters New LEED Approved Buildings Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative

Predict failure of oil rig parts before they happen

CDC: analyze and report about HIV prevention in Uganda SAS Software Promotes Social Responsibility Too! - Emphasis on employee culture with SAS Code of Business Ethics
- Counsel for enforcement
- Yearly Report
“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” Subsidized Childcare
#2 rating (Fortune)
Health Center
56 people on staff
Fitness Center
Financial and legal assistance
Weekly Seminars "95 percent of my assets drive out the gate every evening. It's my job to maintain a work environment that keeps those people coming back every morning. " -Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS Institute
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