An explanation of why MRDCL may or may not be the right replacement for Quantum. Hundreds of software platforms now produce crosstabulations (sometimes called crosstabs, tables or tabulations). However, there is a massive difference between what Excel and top-end tabulation software products like Quantum, MRDCL, and Merlin can produce in terms of crosstabs.
If you want to produce crosstabs (or tables) from surveys, the software choices include QPSMR, Q-Research, Wincross, Tabx, mTab, SPSS, MarketSight, SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics and many more. This guide focuses on menu-driven/graphical user interface (GUI) products and evaluates what these nine products offer, exploring their focus and strengths.
Crosstabs, survey analyses, call them what you will, are available in a vast number of software products. If you are looking for a top of the range crosstab software package, there are few choices. Here’s a comparison.
For too long, research agencies have produced tables, counts and percentages from their survey data and then used different methods to put those figures into reports in the forms of tables, charts and other infographics.
If you are considering purchasing MRDCL, one of the questions you are likely to ask yourself is why is MRDCL more expensive than many other tabulation software packages and is it worth the expenditure?
Market research has adopted technology at varying speeds in its history, often at a different rate to other industries. Why is this? Is it important? CAPI, CAWI, CATI, tabulations, reporting and dashboarding all pose different wants and needs.
Evaluating any market research software package whether it is for CAPI, CATI, CAWI, crosstabs, reporting or any other task is not easy. Deciding what is best for your business will need to take into consideration functionality and, of course, pricing…
MRDCL is one of a small number of software products that allow data processing professionals to efficiently produce volumes of
crosstabulations, crosstabs, tabulations, tables or whatever you call them using a scripting language.
When it comes to choosing the right crosstab software, there are an enormous number of choices. Do you choose Quantum, MRDCL, Merlin, mTAB, Wincross , QPSMR, Snap, SPSS or one of 100 or more other solutions?
The need to replace Quantum as a tool for processing market research crosstabs has been gathering pace in recent years. It’s not its lack of power that is the problem, but its lack of support, development and its inoperability under modern Windows platforms makes it less than efficient. The alternatives are few: our own MRDCL product, Merlin and Uncle are the only real alternative scripting languages…
MRDC Software has been supplying software for market research since 1992. It is known around the world for its leading tabulation software, MRDCL, but has expanded its portfolio of products to have productivity-focused software for data collection, data analysis, reporting and dashboards.
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