Electronic Meeting System - EMS

DEFINITION of 'Electronic Meeting System - EMS'

A computer-based system that stimulates problem-solving and decision-making within a group. Standard features of electronic meeting systems include electronic brainstorming (generally in anonymous format), parallel processing, discussion tools and voting. The unique features of EMS systems overcome the limitations of traditional face-to-face meetings such as lack of participation, criticism and domination of the proceedings by a few members.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Electronic Meeting System - EMS'

EMS systems are distinct from web conferencing systems, although both have some features in common and complement each other in the modern workplace. EMS systems confer many advantages on users, such as reduction in travel costs, increased participation through anonymity and better participant availability. These advantages more than offset the major drawback of such systems, which is a lack of personal contact.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Earnings Call

    A conference call between the management of a public company, ...
  2. Video Conferencing

    A technology that allows users in different locations to hold ...
  3. E-Meeting

    A meeting that takes place over an electronic medium rather than ...
  4. Annual General Meeting - AGM

    A mandatory, public yearly gathering of a publicly traded company's ...
  5. Conference Call

    An event during which investors can call in to hear a company's ...
  6. Plant Patent

    An intellectual property right that protects a new and unique ...
Related Articles
  1. The Flow Of Company Information
    Investing Basics

    The Flow Of Company Information

  2. Conference Call Basics
    Professionals

    Conference Call Basics

  3. When did earnings conference calls become ...
    Markets

    When did earnings conference calls become ...

  4. Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment ...
    Fundamental Analysis

    Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment ...

Hot Definitions
  1. Gross Rate Of Return

    The total rate of return on an investment before the deduction of any fees or expenses. The gross rate of return is quoted ...
  2. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option ...
  3. Leading Indicator

    A measurable economic factor that changes before the economy starts to follow a particular pattern or trend. Leading indicators ...
  4. Wage-Price Spiral

    A macroeconomic theory to explain the cause-and-effect relationship between rising wages and rising prices, or inflation. ...
  5. Accelerated Depreciation

    Any method of depreciation used for accounting or income tax purposes that allows greater deductions in the earlier years ...
  6. Call Risk

    The risk, faced by a holder of a callable bond, that a bond issuer will take advantage of the callable bond feature and redeem ...