Companion Input facilities

The Companion Input for Windows and Android programs are licence free and you can use them to enter data from paper or during a CAPI interview.

Licence free

Easy to use, fully controlled data collection

Includes checking, randomisation, and filtering

For paper surveys and CAPI using keyboard or mouse

Use in-house or by outworkers/data entry companies

You can enter data using the questionnaire produced with any Companion licence. For further information on the facilities in the latest release, please see our recent posts.

In addition, you can operate CATI input with licenced QPSMR Telin program that you can request from your dealer.

Furthermore, Companion programs install with a help file and context help is accessible via the F1 key.  The manual can also be viewed here (see below), please do not copy the manual without permission from the authors.

Companion Input

Companion Input can be used for paper and CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviews).

Windows version

Furthermore, Companion Input can handle any number of users accessing the same file. It has locking mechanisms to prevent more than one user trying to change the same serial number.

In addition, Companion Input has full facilities for data entry, verifying, updating, deleting, and changing serial numbers.

Companion Input Windows download page

Link to the Companion on-line manual


Android version

Companion Input for devices running OS version 6 or above.

Furthermore, operators only use the Android input program for entering data. Also, the Companion Input (Android) will automatically upload collected records to an FTP site.

Companion Input (Android) download page

Link to the Companion on-line manual


Classic version

Companion Input has replaced QPSMR Input.

In addition, for telephone interviewing (CATI – Computer Assisted Telephone Input) you will require a QPSMR Telin licence. Please see the following to download QPSMR Input:

Download page