Technical Information

Please read the system requirements carefully and make sure that your computer is adequately equipped to run ATLAS.ti. – Also, detailed installation instructions are provided below.

System Requirements

Windows

Supported operating systems:  Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.0, 8.1 or Windows 10

 

Minimum* Recommended**
RAM 4 GB 8 GB
Disk Space 100 MB 1GB and up, depending on project sizes
* Minimum configuration means just that: You will be able to install and run the program. You will be able to perform all basic functions and work with text and multimedia files. But please do not expect to work with larger or a great number of multimedia files or to run auxiliary applications in parallel. ** The more available resources (especially RAM and processor power) your system has, the more comfortably and smoothly will you be able to work with ATLAS.ti. For work with multimedia material, embedded content, or for running auxiliary applications we strongly recommend PC systems of a solid mid- to upper-level capacity.

Mac OS X

ATLAS.ti Mac runs on any Mac with OS version 10.8 ‘Mountain Lion’ or higher.


Installation – Windows

Installing ATLAS.ti could not be easier and works without a problem in the vast majority of all cases.

Individual Installation

If you already have a a trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 on your computer, you can simply “activate” it by entering your license key. Go to File | Options | License and enter your key.

You will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

If you are making a clean installation, start the installation by double-clicking the .exe file you have downloaded and saved to your computer.

This installs, if needed:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft .Net 4.6
  • ATLAS.ti Prerequisites (3rd party component)
  • ATLAS.ti Core (the EXE, DLL and other files)

Enter the license key when asked.

Updates are performed by the ATLAS.ti updater.

Make sure to keep the installation file and your license key secure for future use (e.g., if you need to re-install the program).

Note: The end-user installer does not have .Net embedded to reduce download size. Hence, if your computer does do not have this version of .Net installed, the installer will download .Net during the installation. This requires an internet connection, and can make the installation slow. To speed this up or to avoid the need for an active internet connection, you can manually install .Net 4.6 prior running the ATLAS.ti installer.

Important: For the end-user installer to work properly, your OS must be updated to the latest available version. Otherwise, .Net 4.6 will fail to install. Therefore, you should run “Check for Windows Updates.” .Net 4.6 fails to install at least on Windows 8.x if it is not patched and updated, and the ATLAS.ti installer consequently fails with the non-descriptive message “Failed.” – Also, in some cases the ATLAS.ti installer may take a long time to complete if a Windows Update is running simultaneously. A simple way to get around this is to ensure the Windows Update has completed and your computer has freshly restarted before starting the ATLAS.ti installation.

Information for System Administrators

Installing ATLAS.ti for multiple users is also unproblematic.

If you are the license/system administrator and your users already have the trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 on their computers, they can simply “activate” it by entering the license key of your multi-user license: Go to File | Options | License, and enter your key.

Users will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

Installation on Individual’s PC

Please proceed as described above under “Individual Installation”
Installation on multiple PCs

As the system administrator, you can download atlasti_8.0.msi and

atlastiPrerequisites_8.0.msi.

You can then integrate the MSI packages into your preferred software deployment solution. This task is dependent on what product your institution/company uses. The following tasks must be performed:

  1. Ensure Internet Explorer 11 is installed
  2. Ensure Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 is installed
  3. Install atlastiPrerequisites_8.0.msi
  4. Install atlasti_8.0.msi .

Both ATLAS.ti .msi packages are standard packages and support standard .msi commands and properties. The ATLAS.ti license key can be fed in using the PIDKEY property. Example:

msiexec /i c:\path\to\Atlasti_8_0_25.msi PIDKEY=12345-67890-ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO

To update ATLAS.ti, install the most current versions of both .msi packages.

Download detailed installation instructions

Team Work / Collaborative Work

All teamwork tools are available independent of your license type or installation, i.e., every installation of ATLAS.ti is always teamwork-enabled, regardless of technical infrastructure. No “server installation” or the like is necessary–teamwork is possible with standalone installations.


Installation – Mac

Individual Installation

If you already have a trial version of ATLAS.ti Mac on your computer, you can simply “activate” it by entering your license key. Go to ATLAS.ti | License | Change license, and enter your key.

You will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

If you are making a clean installation, start the installation by double-clicking the .dmg file you have downloaded and saved to your computer. Enter the license key when asked. That’s all.

Multi-User Installations

Installing ATLAS.ti Mac for multiple users is also unproblematic.

If you are the license/system administrator and your users already have the trial version of ATLAS.ti Mac on their computers, they can simply activate it by entering the license key of your multi-user license: Go to ATLAS.ti | License | Change license, and enter your key.

Users will be able to continue using projects created with the trial version; no special steps are required.

To deploy ATLAS.ti Mac on multiple computers under a multi-user license, you can utilize the silent installation option. ATLAS.ti Mac allows for unattended installations via the command line. Please see this document for details.


Universal Data Export

ATLAS.ti Is Not An Island

ATLAS.ti understands the necessity of re-using research results for processing and publication in other applications. It therefore sports the widest range of export and reporting facilities of any QDA package.

Export Your Complete Project to Virtually ANY Application or Software

SPSS, Excel, and HTML are standard export formats for your projects. But they by no means exhaust the possibilities for integration with your IT demands.

Through its native XML output and assisted by an extensive number of XSLT-filters that come included in the package, ATLAS.ti can export your complete data to virtually ANY application.

The official XML schema is available here:
atlasti_hu_2.2

Dozens of High-Class Export and Reporting Filters Prepackaged

By supporting the open data standard XML, ATLAS.ti was the first QDA tool to create a platform for the universal exchange, storage, and processing of QDA data.

Formats that can be supported by implementing this standard are as manifold as their intended purposes. Elegant reporting on- and offline, professional pre-print, conversion into diverse application formats, and many more.

ATLAS.ti comes with several dozens filters for reporting, exchanging data between users, and export to application formats. All of these can be modified and adapted by users to suit their specific purposes.

Custom Programming services are also available for specialized projects.

ATLAS.ti and XML – enjoy your freedom!

CAQDAS Data Compatibility and Universal Data Exchange

ATLAS.ti is the only QDA software that offers universal data export and supports open data formats. So your project data remain “free,” permanently accessible, and reusable in a myriad of other applications, including long-term archives.

In fact, ATLAS.ti is also the only QDA software to actively support the initiative for universal CAQDAS compatibility/CAQDAS data exchange.

Unlike other QDA software manufacturers who lock users into their product with proprietary formats, ATLAS.ti supports an open, universal data format and publishes its data structure.