We’re a quarter of the way through the year already, and with it, we have six new software features to show you.
All are live on the software, meaning you can start using them now if you haven't already.
What are Oxford Abstracts' new software features?
- Event admins can now lock timezones, and attendees can automatically update their own timezones.
- Attendees can now download a session schedule.
- Attendees can now bookmark event sessions they wish to attend and have the ability to bookmark specific symposiums of interest.
- Conference Announcements
- Post-Event Analytics Report
- PayPal as a New Payment Provider for Delegate Registration
We're incredibly grateful for our client feedback, and once again, our wonderful clients have requested all of these new features.
So if you feel there is something that would benefit you that we aren't already doing or you think something could be altered, then please let us know.
After all, we want to provide you with the software you need to help make your life easier and more organised.
This is a pretty big new feature and one that will help reduce any confusion for attendees when attending your conference, no matter where they are in the world.
Event administrators can now lock the time zone of their event, helping to reduce any chance of accidental changes to the timetable.
When attendees change their timezone (i.e. when they travel), the next time they login into their Oxford Abstracts account, they will be asked if they want to switch to their current timezone automatically. They can also do this manually if they wish to.
This means the event timetable will now calibrate to the attendee's current local time, and they shouldn't miss any sessions.
For example, your conference runs from 9 am-5 pm, and the first session is scheduled for 9 am GMT.
The attendee has flown to South Africa, and their local time is now GMT+2, so the first session will start at 11 am for the attendee, and the event will run from 11 am-7 pm for them, which is reflected on the attendees' timetable.
Want to know more? Check out our Knowledge Base for further instructions.
A short and sweet new feature, but one that will help attendees when at an event
They can now download an events session schedule to a desktop or mobile to follow when sessions are offline.
A minor feature but one with a significant impact - find out more here.
Attendees can now bookmark the sessions they wish to attend or are interested in on the conference timetable so they can find them quickly.
They can also bookmark symposiums they want to learn more about at the conference.
They can find their bookmarked sessions and symposiums in their bookmark tab on the session schedule rather than spending time trawling through the entire timetable.
Admins can now create and schedule announcements and determine how long they will be shown to attendees.
It's a great way to communicate with attendees, for example, any last-minute changes to a session schedule.
It ensures all are kept in the loop of essential messages and of any changes to an event.
Admins will also be able to see how many times the announcement has been viewed, and if a link is included within the message, they'll be able to see how many times it has been clicked.
Find out how to set up announcements here.
If you use our Virtual Conference, you'll now have access to your events analytics when it has finished.
What this means is that you can see:
- The exact number of attendees
- What the popular sessions were
- Total number of submission views ad comments
- Total poster views and comments
- Exhibitor information such as the number of clicks to exhibitor links, total number of conversations with exhibitors and much more.
It’s a complimentary report we provide to help event admins with their after-analysis of their event.
As you know, we launched our new and improved Delegate Registration system in January, and it has taken off better than we could have imagined.
Well, we are pleased to share we have added PayPal as a payment provider for you.
This means there are now five methods for you to choose how your event can collect payment from delegates.
Providing our clients with a choice of five different payment options helps to give the flexibility to suit all conferences and event organiser's needs.
To find out how to select and add a payment provider to your event, please take a look at our Knowledge Base article.
And that’s a wrap for the new features for the first quarter of 2023.