The SAS problem is the CEO doesn't want to lay people off because it would tarnish his reputation as someone who has never had mass layoffs. Does SAS need to lay people off? Hell yes. There is so much dead weight it keeps them competing in many markets. Is not laying people off sustainable? Probably not. SAS sales are super low, they haven't figured out cloud, and they bend over backwards to create unsustainable, custom solutions for their customers that overtime cost more to support than they actually bring in.
Are you high?