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 support@merlinco.co.uk. 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:

  • CATI / CAPI
  • 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 support@merlinco.co.uk. Meanwhile, we wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and all the best for the New Year.

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.

Merlinco Client Party

Merlinco Client PartyOn Thursday 24th November, Merlinco held a client party at The Soho Space, near Cambridge Circus. It is some years since we last hosted an event like this, and it gave us an opportunity to meet a number of clients for the first time – as well as renew old acquaintances. We are sorry that quite a lot of our clients were unable to join us, but we have had very positive feedback from those who did, and some requests to hold a similar event next year.