Saasabi Names David Merchant CEO 

Saasabi names new senior executive as it grows solution portfolio and adds partners around the globe

Sydney, Australia – July 1, 2015 – Saasabi today announces the appointment of David Merchant as Chief Executive Officer. Bill Trestrail, a co-founder of the company who previously served as interim CEO, will take a new role as Executive Chairman of Saasabi.

Saasabi delivers powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud analytics solutions for Microsoft Azure. All Saasabi solutions are delivered as software as a service for ease of implementation and lower total cost of ownership.

Bill Trestrail says, “David Merchant brings decades of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing and operations to the role of CEO at Saasabi. David believes in collaborating with partners to deliver a solution that is tailored to their needs and the needs of their customers. With David at the helm, Saasabi will expand our roster of global partnerships and continue to deliver solutions that make business intelligence accessible to all organisations, including those who previously thought BI solutions were out of reach.”

David Merchant adds, “I am delighted to take on this leadership role at Saasabi. It is an exciting time for the company as we grow our portfolio of solutions and add partners around the globe. Our goal is to enable organisations to harness their data, whether that data is in the cloud or within on-premises legacy systems, to monitor and grow their businesses. As businesses move more of their systems and applications to the cloud, we want to make it as easy and as possible for them to take powerful analytics with them.”

Today, Saasabi solutions include:

  • SaasabiPro is a full-functioned version of our MOLAP engine for building complete and integrated BI systems.
  • SaasabiNow is a self-service offering that enables automated building of cubes from any number of spreadsheets plus Excel PivotTable access for reporting and analysis.
  • Saasabi for Power BI provides a back-end analytics engine that combines with Power BI to deliver an even more compelling data analysis solution.
  • Saasabi for VSO provides a single or multi-tenanted, out-of-the-box set of cubes for analysis and reporting against Visual Studio Online.

For more information on Saasabi’s business intelligence solutions, go to

About Saasabi
Saasabi delivers cloud-based analytics solutions that enable organisations to make better, data-driven decisions. Our goal is to reduce the cost and complexity of business intelligence to make it accessible to the broadest possible audience. Our enterprise-grade analytics engine enables us to deliver cost-effective BI solutions that address the needs of all customers – from small businesses to large enterprises. Saasabi’s solutions are deployed globally and delivered as software as a service for maximum flexibility. To learn more, follow @saasabi on Twitter or visit us at or on LinkedIn.

Media contact:

Mary Bentley Houk
CMO, Saasabi Pty Ltd
+1 917 856-5854