Three new MERLIN clients


2015 got off to a great start, with three new clients buying MERLIN. Two of them took MERLIN training in January:

ComRes is a consultancy specialising in using opinion research to inform organisations’ corporate reputation, public policy and communications strategies. ComRes will be using MERLIN for in house data production and analysis.

Data Liberation

Data Liberation is a specialist technology consultancy with a suite of products and services designed to make life easier for Market Research agencies and their customers. They will be using MERLIN to help with the backend processing of their largest and most complex project. Merlinco, who pride themselves on developing the software in response to customer demand, have made several enhancements to MERLIN to meet Data Liberation’s needs.


MERLIN Seminar Re-run?


We received very positive feedback from those attending the MERLIN seminar on 15th May but, unfortunately, a number of our clients were unable to attend on that day. We are therefore thinking of staging a re-run later in the year … so do let us know if you would be interested.


New LinkedIn Group for Merlin Users


Steve Taylor of We Work With Data Ltd has started a LinkedIn Group for MERLIN Users. Although this isn’t run by Merlinco, and isn’t intended as a replacement for our Support service, we are pleased to see MERLIN users talking to each other, and we do encourage others to join! Click here to join.



On Thursday 15th May we are holding a half-day seminar on NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MERLIN. New features and enhancements are continuously added to MERLIN (and announced on the MERLIN page of our website), so this is a chance to learn more about them, and how to get the most out of our software. The seminar is primarily aimed at MERLIN users (who should already have details), but may also be of interest to prospects wanting to know more about what MERLIN can do. Email John Tebboth for more details.


On Device Research (ODR) buys MPE

On Device Research

On Device Research (ODR) are our newest MERLIN users. ODR provide high quality mobile research panels, giving access to over 2 million consumers in developed and emerging markets. ODR has also developed its own self-service mobile survey tool, which puts the researcher in control, and they are now using MERLIN to analyse the data collected. ODR provides bespoke solutions to suit the researcher’s specific requirements..


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.


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.

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.”

Version 9.3 Released

VERSION 9.3VERSION 9.3 of our software has been released. All our software modules are under continual development, and new builds are released to users via our website. New versions, however, represent major changes across all products – and at v9.3, the maximum length of variable names has been increased to 64. We have also introduced a direct export of tables to Adobe Acrobat “pdf” files, which is available in MTWA (MERLIN to Word and Acrobat). The new export runs much faster than the export to Word, produces smaller files, and does not require the user to have Adobe Professional.