Electronic Meeting System - EMS

AAA

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. Investing Basics

    The Flow Of Company Information

  2. Professionals

    Conference Call Basics

  3. Markets

    When did earnings conference calls become ...

  4. Fundamental Analysis

    Conference Calls: Press 1 For Investment ...

Hot Definitions
  1. Capitulation

    When investors give up any previous gains in stock price by selling equities in an effort to get out of the market and into ...
  2. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  3. Conduit Issuer

    An organization, usually a government agency, that issues municipal securities to raise capital for revenue-generating projects ...
  4. Financing Entity

    The party in a financing arrangement that provides money, property, or another asset to an intermediate entity or financed ...
  5. Hyperinflation

    Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is ...
  6. 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 ...
Trading Center