QPSMR Companion is a Windows program for Market Research that uses the .Net Framework for speedy and reliable results. In addition, there is an extended version with some specialised facilities, at a small extra cost. There is also a CATI version for managed telephone projects.
The Companion programs and documentation are property of NetMR Scotland Limited. Furthermore, the documentation should not be copied without permission from the Authors.
You may install the program to use the free modules, and study the documentation without charge. In addition, you will need a licence from a Dealer or the authors to use most of the main Companion program.
Companion Reflect (end user analysis) and Companion Input (data entry) are both free to install and use.
Windows will install the relevant .NET Framework on your computer if you haven’t already installed it.
Furthermore, there are two major new releases a year of all the programs.
The ClickOnce versions the install should complete automatically. Also, you can update these to the latest release using [Help] [Check for Updates] from the main menu, or [Update] in Input.
In addition, you can access Context help from any area of the program by using the F1 function key.
For improvements in the following versions, please see the Companion on-line manual, release details section:
You do not need a new licence to use new releases. You only need a new licence if you require facilities not in your previous licence.
The installs are the same for the free, standard, extended, and CATI versions. Companion controls the facilities available to the user by a separate small licence file.
Companion version 22.1
To install the latest ClickOnce for 64 bit Windows (recommended), please use the following link:
We recommend that you uninstall all earlier MSI versions of Companion.
In order to download MSI versions of the software including 32 bit versions, please visit our Companion other versions page.
See below for other Companion product installs: Companion Reflect and Companion Input.
Companion Reflect version 22.2
If you already have the full Companion installed, this includes all the Reflect facilities and you do not need to install Companion Reflect.
Companion Reflect is intended for end users to quickly produce analysis from a Reflect database from Companion, QPSMR Insight, QPSMR CATI, QPSMR CL or MRDCL.
To install the latest ClickOnce Reflect for 64 bit Windows (recommended), please use the following link:
We recommend that you uninstall all earlier MSI versions of Companion Reflect and the classic QPSMR Reflect.
In order to download MSI versions of the software including 32 bit versions, please visit Companion Reflect other versions page.
Companion Input version 22.2
If you already have the full Companion installed, this includes all the Input facilities and you do not need to install Companion Input.
Companion Input is used for data entry for paper or CAPI projects using an input file produced from Companion.
To install the latest ClickOnce Input for 64 bit Windows (recommended), please use the following link:
We recommend that you uninstall all earlier MSI versions of Companion Input and the classic QPSMR Input.
In order to download MSI versions of the software including 32 bit versions, visit our Companion Input other versions for Windows page.
The Android Input download is shown later on this page.
Other useful information:
You can use these skeleton project files (QDF) as the basis for new projects. You will also need to add the questions that you will ask to the skeleton.
Also, you can alter and use these XSLT files when printing a questionnaire draft
In addition, you can alter and use this XSLT file when printing a summary report.
Other program installs
For CATI systems that collect audio information, the following program can be used to download the audio whilst viewing the data for the record.