I would like to know some statistics regarding the usage of Indico but I am not sure where I can find it.
We are evaluating several different systems for conference registration, payment and abstract handling for an event next year. We have already installed Indico and set up an event website.
While I like Indico so far, it is not known to the local community and so there are a lot of doubts, even when I pointed out the successful systems in CERN and elsewhere. In fact, there are currently ongoing discussions about a move to a completely different conference management system such as SciSerTec or event management by one of the societies or XING events, as they thought it would be more stable and secure.
Can the community point me to some events managed by Indico which have 700 or more attendees, and share what infrastructure and personnel were in place for these comparable events?
What is the maximum number of simultaneous registrations/abstract submissions on the system?
Moreover, is it possible for people to share whether they had any problems with using PayPal to process all the payments, as I have heard that they can sometimes withhold funds for long periods?
Many thanks in advance for any experience you can provide.