Q&A with Bas Kamphuis: Empowering SAP Businesses to Unlock the Value of Enterprise Data

SAPinsider, the largest and fastest growing SAP membership group worldwide, recently featured Magnitude’s Bas Kamphuis, General Manager of the Productivity Business Unit, in an exclusive Q&A to discuss his role in helping companies unlock the value of their enterprise data.

Bas shared his perspective that “many companies today are data-rich but insight-blind — that is, they generate data in abundance but lack the tools to efficiently transform the information into business insights in a fully automated way.” 

To help customers get the most from their SAP data, Bas offered the following advice:

Q & A Bas

“Organizations are more successful — particularly in transformational business initiatives — when they have figured out how to turn data into a competitive advantage. The purpose and the power behind the tools we offer is ultimately in unlocking data to be more democratic — getting the right information into the hands of the people making business decisions.”

Access the complete article on for insights on what it takes for a truly digital enterprise to become a data-driven enterprise and Magnitude’s role in helping companies achieve that state.

Or view the PDF preview of the digital magazine article here.


The Essentials for Supply Chain Management Success for SAP Businesses

New SAPinsider Report: Modernizing Supply Chain Planning and Operations

2020 has been marked by the need to adjust to massive disruptions in supply chains with rapidly changing data, production limitations and providers unable to keep up with demand. As a result of this volatility, SAP Platform managers are increasingly turning to automated data management and self-service analytics to adapt and succeed in today’s market.

These are just two of the findings from the SAPinsider Q3 2020 Benchmark ReportModernizing Supply Chain Planning and Operations. This in-depth research examined the business drivers, planned actions and technologies used or planned to address go-forward supply chain planning and operations strategies. The report surveyed 298 members of the global SAP community to uncover the business needs in supply chain planning and operations.

Among the other key discoveries:

  • 87% reported that a Deep Integration between Supply Chain Planning and Operational Execution, with closer collaboration based on common data sets, being a key driver to deal with rapid fluctuations in demand.
  • 85% ranked Cleansed and Harmonized Operational Data across systems as critical, with a commitment to optimize processes and integrations to maintain quality data across systems and interfaces.
  • 81 % ranked Data-Driven Demand forecasts as important or very important, with a need to constantly test and combine parameters and data sources in different ways to identify the right data to drive forecasts.
  • 69% ranked an Automated Data Management Solution of strategic importance, with organizations using or planning to invest in automated data management to get the right data to the right people at the right time.

Every Angle delivers self-service analytics, providing end-to-end insight, understanding, and transparency across your SAP value chain; enriching organizations with actionable insight to understand, control and improve the performance of SAP. Every Angle allows teams to detect bottlenecks, identify root causes of issues and provides end users with action lists to take appropriate and responsive actions throughout the entire supply chain.

Process Runner is the most advanced SAP and Excel automated data management tool in the world. It’s automation software that allows users to upload and download data between SAP and Excel – without writing a single line of code and it works out of the box, without needing any changes to your SAP system.

But don’t take our word for it! Review the research findings, insights, and recommendations in the 2020 SAPinsider Benchmark Report – Modernizing Supply Chain Planning and Operation for free.

And reach out to us to learn more. We are happy to show you just how Every Angle and Process Runner Solutions from Magnitude help SAP users thrive amid today’s business challenges.

Resource Guide for Empowering the SAP-Run Enterprise

Resource Guide for Empowering the SAP-Run Enterprise

This year, we’ve had to rewrite the playbook for many job functions and adapt to new ways of working for the virtual environment. Amid the uncertainty, what’s clear is the need for data-driven insights to respond to changing market conditions and to support our business goals.

We’ve seen this play out with many of our own customers that have accelerated their digital transformation efforts. This begins with investing in their data capabilities and it’s the core of Magnitude’s business — to help customers simplify their journey to become data-driven enterprises.

Specifically, for the SAP community, we’ve introduced many innovations that empower SAP users to drive more value from their ERP data through automation, interoperability and insights. With that in mind, I offer up an end-of-summer reading list that dives into some valuable content for SAP-run businesses.

Here are highlights of our recent insights and resources for your reading and viewing:

Supporting Faster, Better, and More Cost-Effective SAP Central Finance Implementations:

SAP Global Solutions Owner, Carsten Hilker explains how Magnitude was chosen to be a SAP Solution Extension Partner, a highly selective SAP group, and the benefits of Magnitude’s Transaction Replication solution for Central Finance users. Read his blog.

The Smarter Path for Improving Efficiencies and Achieving Agile Finance Operations: Does your company need to capture financial data from multiple SAP and non-SAP ERP systems for centralized reporting and processing? Then watch this video to learn how you can speed the integration of financial data.

Building the Data-Driven Enterprise for a Resilient Future:  While organizations might be tempted to put technology projects on pause, our Bas Kamphuis predicts that companies investing in their digital capabilities now will emerge stronger as data-driven enterprises.

Read his piece on Dataversity.

Enable Intelligent Data Integration for SAP Central Finance: Recently released Magnitude SourceConnect 3.0 provides finance organizations with complete visibility of data and traceability for audit and control reporting across source systems. Read the news.

Supply Chain Spotlight: Gain Control in a Turbulent World: In a world of exponential complexity and constant change, the need for control is greater than ever. A supply chain control tower should not only provide the required visibility to survive and thrive, but also be able to discern real-time KPIs populated by data from across the entire extended supply chain.

Read the white paper.

Become a Financial Superhero with Excel: Remove stress from the close process by streamlining everyday processes and improving productivity using Excel as your sidekick – eliminating the need for IT involvement. Watch the webcast.

Mastering Master Data Maintenance in SAP: Learn how office furniture leader, Kimball International, accelerated SAP data management while boosting efficiencies and time to market—all through smart automation. Read the case study.

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