The Cary-based software analytics firm nabbed the No. 91 spot out of 100 companies, and is the only firm based out of North Carolina to be listed.
It also earned the “Innovative Team of the Year” award — an honor only shared with nine other companies from the best workplace list.
“Our technology and our culture are built on innovation so we can continue to help organizations transform and do more with AI and analytics. We provide an environment that encourages and values the creation of new approaches to existing challenges,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, in a statement. “Recognition by Fast Company for not one but two innovation honors validates our companywide commitment to our innovative culture and is a testament to our talented, creative employees.”
The Fast Company’s Best Workplace for Innovators list reviewed an organization’s investments, initiatives, programs and diversity efforts and how they play a part in bringing forth new products and innovative opportunities.
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, Google and John Hopkins University earned the top three spots, respectively.
“As much of the world recovers from health, economic, and social crises, we need innovation more than ever,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief at Fast Company. “This new list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators celebrates organizations that have fostered innovative thinking by investing in technology, research and development, and their employees.”