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.


New Website


We hope you like our new website! We apologise for the lack of news items while the site was being developed, but expect to be releasing regular items again from now on. We now have a separate website for software downloads (


GFK Emer buys MPE

GFK Emer

GfK Emer in Spain have bought 6 MPE licences for their data entry department. Merlinco software is now being used by GfK offices in the UK, Spain and India.

Major re-development of MPI-Palm


Merlinco have started a major re-development of MPI-Palm, to make this interviewing software available on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, and Windows phones. Other operating platforms may also can be added if there is sufficient demand. The new version is expected to be released by the middle of 2014.

Stansted Airport


Stansted Airport Ltd, which was sold to the Manchester Airport Group earlier this year, will continue using MPI-Palm, the MERLINPLUS palmtop interviewing module, which they used while they were part of BAA. This means that the three largest London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) have all chosen Merlinco’s software to interview passengers in their terminals.

Insight 2013

On Device Research

INSIGHT EXHIBITION. On June 26/27th, Merlinco had a stand at the Insight Exhibition at Olympia. Thanks to everyone who came to say ‘Hello’.


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.


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.