We all want to look forward to the next big development (more of that coming soon). However, every now and then it pays to take a look back. Here at Oxford Abstracts we have been helping our customers with abstract submission since 2001 and over the years we have learnt a huge amount about the complexities of abstract management. We have also learnt that building good abstract management software is not as easy as some people like to think and we have seen competitors come and go.

This was brought home to us last week with “can you help” email from a long standing client. They had picked up a conference that had been using a company that decided that abstract management was too hard so they had thrown in the towel. We were able to step in at very short notice and put the conference back on track. So when you are deciding who to use for your abstract management, make sure you choose a name you can trust.