Ben Howard



Ben has over 25 years of consultancy experience implementing IT solutions to solve business problems across all sectors, including ERP, EPM and other LOB solutions. During this time Ben has worked for several key industry organisations including Microsoft and Dell.  Ben has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the last 13 years and has published over 15 courses with Pluralsight ( on Project and PowerBI.  His client facing work focuses around using Project & Power BI to enable organisations to better manage their resources and projects, or just to visualise data. He blogs semi-frequently on the use Power BI at and at



Power BI isn’t just for reporting, you can build interactive apps out of it too!

This session is based upon a customer engagement where the customer need to replace a manual process of looking up data in three different excel sheets to work out the min, max and mean salaries based upon the grade and location of the job on offer.   We then hosted the “app” in SharePoint, and navigated to it via Teams.  It’s a real life solution working for a customer with 40k employees.  I will not be using the actual customer data nor their name.

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