New Software Releases

MERLIN and MERLINPLUS V9.4 ReleaseWe are pleased to announce the release of v9.4 of our software which, amongst other things, includes a much requested statistical feature in both MERLIN and MERLINPLUS. Also starting at v9.4, new versions of our software can be downloaded from the client area of our website, and anyone wishing to trial our software will be given temporary access to this area in order to download their copy.


Product Perceptions buys MPE

Product PerceptionsProduct Perceptions have bought MPE, our fully-featured data entry and editing package, for use in their Field and Tab department. Product Perceptions is a specialist market research agency conducting consumer and sensory research in the UK and internationally, working with FMCG manufacturers and retailers on food and drink, personal care and household products, helping them optimise their concepts, products, range, price, packaging and positioning.

Christmas Holidays

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYSCHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. Merlinco’s offices will close for Christmas at close of business on Friday 21st December, and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. Email will be checked periodically, so clients requiring software support during this period may email Meanwhile, we wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best for the New Year.

Merlinco and Voxco

VoxcoWe are excited to announce that Merlinco are now the agents for Voxco software in the UK and Eire. Voxco have a modern, easy to use, and powerful suite of software covering all data collection methodologies:

  • Predictive dialler system
  • Online surveys
  • Mobile phones, on and off-line
  • Support for multiple languages

All projects can be controlled from one central platform, so mixed-mode surveys are easy to implement and manage – and a Triple-S export makes it easy to link to Merlinco software for analysis. In addition, Voxco have a very new package for Social Media Monitoring, enabling clients to select which channels should be monitored, with rapid feedback and advanced analysis. Click here for more information on all Voxco products.

Merlinco’s bolsters presence in India

FDS InfotechMerlinco’s presence in IndiaMerlinco’s presence in India has been extended by FDS Infotech’s purchase of MERLIN.

FDS Infotech, based in Pune, Maharashtra, were established in 1985, primarily as a software development company. They are now entering the field of market research survey analysis and have chosen MERLIN as their main data processing tool.

Insight Exhibition

Insight ExhibitionOn June 27/28th, Merlinco had a stand at the Insight Exhibition at Olympia. It was busier than recent years and, as usual, we were pleased to see many of our clients who came to say ‘hello’. We have already booked our stand for next year, so we hope to see you next year!

50% Off MERLIN Training!

50% off Merlin TrainingMerlinco are offering 50% off advanced MERLIN training in May and June 2012. Training can be held in client offices or at Merlinco, and we can tailor courses to your needs. Several companies have already taken advantage of this offer so May is fully booked, but call now to arrange training in June.

We Work With Data Ltd Adds Licence

W3dLWe Work With Data Ltd (w3dL)  have added an unlimited FASTAB Database Creation licence to their existing Merlinco software.

W3dL Managing Director Steve Taylor said “The relationship between w3dL and Merlinco is a really important one. For us, MERLIN is still the heavyweight champion when it comes to analysis of Market Research data. The flexibility that the variable-driven, scripting language MERLIN gives us makes it the automatic choice in most of our projects. Merlinco’s frequent, regular updates, backwards compatibility and the overall reliability of the software should make it a compelling choice for data analysis professionals.”

MERLINCO Software Used for Book

Using talk effectively in the primary classroomMERLINCO’s software has been used in the preparation of a book called “Using talk effectively in the primary classroom”, co-authored by Dr.Richard Eke of the University of the West of England who have, for many years, used MERLINPLUS to analyse data collected in educational studies. The following paragraph appears on the book’s Acknowledgements page.

‘We have been fortunate in our analysis of classroom data, both here and in other places, to have been able to exploit the flexibility of the software ‘Merlin’ and have appreciated dialogue with Keith Hughes on its usage.’

Christmas Holidays

Merlinco’s offices will close for Christmas at lunchtime on Friday 23rd December, and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. Email will be checked periodically, so clients requiring software support during this period may email Meanwhile, we wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best for the New Year.