DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - EMS Software™, the leading meeting and room scheduling software provider, today announced its next product release, available June 30. The EMS June 2016 release includes a new mobile app, enhanced Microsoft® Outlook capabilities, and an updated web app interface.
"As organizations look to deliver the right space for their employees or students, one of the challenges is minimizing the obstacles to finding that space," said PG Bartlett, vice president of product for EMS Software. "When it can take people up to 15 minutes to find a place to work, meet, practice, or focus, it's a drain on productivity. Our June release is focused on enabling these users to get the right space, faster." Read more about the June release from Bartlett in his blog post, Introducing the EMS June 2016 Release: Empowering the Everyday User.
The EMS June 2016 release is focused on everyday users, delivering solutions for them to find and book a place to get things done independently or collaboratively. This release enables organizations to support dynamic hoteling initiatives, helps employees quickly find places to meet, gives students the right place to study or work with others on a project, and delivers greater insight into space utilization and occupancy rates.
Highlights of the EMS June 2016 release include:
- New mobile application: Available for Apple and Android smartphones, the EMS Mobile App enables everyday users to securely schedule meetings, rooms, and workspaces and invite attendees while on-the-go from their mobile devices. The app also helps users find and check in to a space with a quick swipe or QR code.
- Enhancements to EMS for Outlook: Clean, intuitive design enhancements for EMS for Outlook help reduce the time it takes a user to find and book a space -- all within the familiar environment of Outlook. One key enhancement is the ability to easily book multiple rooms if no single room is available for all occurrences of a recurring meeting. This enables the user to create one recurring meeting across multiple spaces from one reservation.
- Updated Web application: The updated EMS Web App delivers a faster and easier way for everyday users to schedule via a sleek, easy user interface. In a single view, users can see all of their bookings and can check in, edit, cancel, or create additional bookings in real-time.
"At GSK we frequently survey employees on which services they use most often and how satisfied they are with those services, including how easy the service is to complete the task. This provides us with a Customer Effort Score (CES) indicating where we need to improve. Scheduling should be near effortless and intuitive. The app's user interface and customer journey needs to be simple and streamlined," said Christopher Higgins, Commercial Analytics Director for Worldwide Real Estate and Facilities at GSK. "Our EMS system takes over 1.6 million bookings a year. We expect this latest release to make it faster, easier, and nearly effortless for our employees to book rooms, video conferences, and services."
With the EMS June 2016 release, users can work within familiar tools, such as mobile devices and Outlook, to streamline how they find places to work, meet, and learn -- improving overall productivity and efficiency. At the same time, organizations can gather data via check-in capabilities to manage inventory, optimize utilization, and plan for the future -- all key to managing the bottom line.
For more information about the EMS June 2016 release, please visit our What's New page.
Attendees at EMS Live!, the company's annual conference held in Phoenix on September 12-14, will receive detailed overviews and hands-on access to the feature-rich EMS June 2016 release. To learn more about EMS Live! visit https://www.emssoftware.com/emslive.
About EMS Software
EMS Software™ helps millions of people create great meetings. AIG, Yale University, Accenture, and thousands of others rely on EMS Software to increase productivity, attract and retain people, reduce costs, and differentiate their brand. EMS Software offers the greatest depth and breadth of functionality, the fastest and easiest way to schedule a meeting, and an exceptional customer experience. For more information, please visit emssoftware.com.