Presentations are a highly visible and widely used part of the corporate collateral system. Consistent and correct use of corporate presentations and presentation templates reflects the SAS brand as much as any other part of the collateral system. An extensive library of presentations categorized by industry, technology and solution is available. A collection of graphics created especially for SAS PowerPoint presentations also fosters brand consistency and quality.
NOTE: SAS employees can find all PowerPoint templates and finished presentations ready for use on Mercury (Resource available only to those with a valid SAS User ID.)
When creating a PowerPoint that includes third-party content, please reference our copyright FAQ page.
You can reference the Marketing & Customer Engagement Tips and Tools For Dynamic Presentations for tips and tricks for working with PowerPoint.
How to Download Presentation Templates
The current corporate presentation templates should already be installed on your computer. If they are not installed, use below the instructions to manually install the templates. Or contact the Employee Services Desk for assistance.
Tips and Tools for Dynamic Presentations
Want some innovative ways to deploy your SAS narrative utilizing a striking, engaging, professional design? Watch this e-learning about PowerPoint and access to cool tools, ample examples of good design, and a color chart that shares recommended color combinations.
Note: To learn about converting your presentations to the new template, see The Basics section, under PowerPoint Fundamentals.
MARS Image Library
Use the Marketing Asset Repository System (MARS) to find brand-compliant photos for your presentation. Note: If you have a sales and marketing role, but are unable to access MARS, please contact email@example.com.
2. In the left navigation, expand the list of Filters.
3. In the left navigation, expand the list of Filters.
4. To download a single image for use in your presentation, click the download icon.
5. To download multiple images, click the collection basket icon for each image.
6. When you begin downloading, select Download as low-res. This will help keep your file size smaller.
Free Stock Photography Sites
Stock photography available for commercial use IN PRESENTATIONS ONLY. Review guidelines for best practices and tips in choosing images.
Finding great stock imagery is not easy, especially finding great free stock imagery. And you have to proceed with caution.
Tips for choosing images: The more generic the better. No identifying trademarks, logos or brands. Use people who are far away, not facing the camera or obscured so they aren't recognizable.
We've identified a few good sites, but please read the sites' licenses carefully. While most images from these sites can be used without issue, it is your personal responsibility to make sure the image content does not infringe on any rights.
What if I want to use something not listed above?
When looking for images (or content in general), it is safe to assume everything is copyrighted, even on sites offering images for free. In short, if it wasn't created, written, drawn, painted, photographed, recorded or photographed by a SAS employee, then it's copyrighted by someone else, and you need permission to reuse it. Please read the Copyright FAQs for more information.
In general, you may not use a company's logo unless you have received express permission for your specific use. If you would like to use a logo, please contact your local customer reference manager for more information.