Gong Zhongbao, general manager of the China SAS, says his company is aiming at grabbing 30% of the Chinese business software market this year.

At present, SAS holds more than 20% of market share in China. Its major clients include China Mobile and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

Shanghai General Motors Company has taken a big step forward by improving the efficiency of its warranty analysis cycle. After implementing SAS's Warranty Analysis, Shanghai GM, a US$1.5 billion joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC) says it can determine the causes of warranty issues and solve them much more quickly.

SAS will continue to work with companies like Shanghai GM and investigate new growth sectors in China to reach its target of 30% of the sector this year.

IDC predicts that the business software market in the Asia Pacific region is growing at 23% annually; the growth volume will reach US$3.3 billion this year; and China is one of the markets in the area that develops most rapidly.

Incorporated in 1976, SAS is the world's largest privately held software company with nearly 10,000 employees in more than 400 offices spanning the globe.

In 2005, SAS continued its unbroken track record of revenue growth and profitability with overall revenue of US$1.68 billion. SAS also invested 24% of revenues into research and development to support new development initiatives.

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