Helene Abrams – Founder & CEO of eprentise
Helene Abrams is chairperson and CEO of eprentise. She founded the company in 2006 with a vision to provide software that accelerates business change for enterprises by providing Correct, Complete, and Consistent information. eprentise software is disruptive software that replaces traditional data migration technology and allows its customers to accelerate business change in a short timeframe and at a low cost. Abrams is regarded as an innovator who has enabled customers of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) to change their EBS footprint to realign it with business changes such as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, the need to comply with new statutory and regulatory requirements, enter new global markets, operate a shared services center, or to update obsolete configurations that the organization has outgrown.
Under Abrams’ direction, eprentise has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a multi-million dollar company that is the recognized leader in Oracle E-Business Suite transformation tools. Throughout her career, Abrams has been committed to using information technology to produce significant results for each of her client companies at a low cost. Abrams recently received a patent for a Method for Database Consolidation and Database Separation (United States Patent 8,103,704). eprentise was also chosen as a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Master Data Management (MDM), 2011 report by Gartner, Inc.[i]
Helene has the depth of knowledge, the technical expertise, the business acumen, and a range of experience in companies from start-ups to the Fortune 50. After executive positions at Oracle Corporation, Deloitte & Touche, and Ernst & Young, she has founded several companies on her own, participated as a Board member, executive vice president, interim CEO, and CTO of several companies, completed turn-arounds, and provided strategic advisory services to hundreds of companies. As Oracle’s first Applications consultant in 1988, Helene also has the technical and functional knowledge of how to align Oracle E-Business Suite with business strategies. Her forte is driving results through strong people skills and a focus on quality. Helene has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.
[i]  Cool Vendors in MDM, 2011. Gartner Research ID Number: G00211385.White, Andrew, John Radcliffe, Ted Friedman. 21 April 2011. About the Gartner Cool Vendor Selection Process:
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Each year, Gartner identifies a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: innovative—enabling users to do things they couldn’t do before; impactful—have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); and intriguing—have caught our interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.