Business analytics software and services company SAS, is creating 150 new jobs in Ireland.
The global leader in analytics is opening a new Sales and Customer Contact Centre in Dublin. SAS are investing approximately €40 million in the new centre, which will initially be located at NexusUCD, University College Dublin’s industry partnership centre.
The move will see the workforce increase six-fold and significantly reinforce SAS’ presence in the region.
The centre will support sales of data analytics software into markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Roles will include multi-lingual business development and sales specialists, customer engagement specialists, data scientists and software engineers. Employees will work with customers to demonstrate how analytics will add value in their business and support them as they deploy and implement these solutions.
Making the announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: “I have discussed investment opportunities with SAS executives at several occasions in recent years and I’m delighted to see this investment decision come to fruition. Through the Action Plan for Jobs, the Government will continue to support the technology sector by investing in the right education & research programmes to ensure Ireland’s ongoing success as a technology hub in Europe.”
“As a global company with offices all over the world, we wanted to expand in a city as vibrant as Dublin which has such a thriving technology ecosystem,” said Carl Farrell, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, SAS. “We are now experiencing a ‘democratisation of analytics’, where more and more organisations – including small to medium sized enterprises – are investing in analytical software and services that don’t require a significant up-front investment.
“Our new centre will provide the extra capacity needed to support customers as they embark on this data analytics journey. Organisations in the region will now have access to knowledge, advice and powerful analytics to enable them to make more informed decisions and improve their business operations.”