Q: Is SAS an acronym? What does it stand for?
A: Back in 1976, when SAS was founded, SAS was an acronym for statistical analysis system. But a lot has changed since 1976--particularly the range of decision support applications offered by SAS. While we still offer statistical applications, we also offer solutions for data warehousing, data mining, OLAP, data visualization, applications development, and much, much more. That is why today's SAS (rhymes with lass) is no longer an acronym for any particular application. Rather, it is a brand name... a promise to our customers of reliable software backed by service and support.