A brief history of ATLAS.ti

In 1993, Thomas Muhr released the first commercial version under the company name “Scientific Software Development,” now ATLAS.ti GmbH.

Mr. Muhr led the company for close to 20 years, seeing it grow continuously and garner an increasing share of the growing QDA software market.

Today, the program is sold and used around the world, with major organizations and corporate players among its enthusiastic users. The likes of Microsoft, the United Nations, the World Bank, Google, Boeing, and nearly every major university in the world rely on ATLAS.ti for their qualitative data analysis needs.

In 1999 Thomas Muhr brought the management consultant Jörg Hecker into the company. He took care of all business-relevant and strategic issues of the company, first as a consultant, later as COO.

In 2021, Jörg Hecker took over the management of ATLAS.ti as sole CEO.

Thomas Muhr continues to advise the company from then on as founder and shareholder with heart and soul.

Management Team

Jörg Hecker
Jörg Hecker – CEO
After 20 years of consulting and executing for one of his clients ATLAS.ti as external COO with his Berlin-based strategy consulting company heckerconsult, the move to ATLAS.ti as CEO came on March 1, 2021. Through his consulting background for well-known corporations such as Daimler Benz, Publicis, Standard and Poors, UBS and many more, as well as his leadership positions in various businesses, he has many years of experience in strategic planning, business and organizational development, finance and international product positioning. He holds a master degree in economics from the Technical University of Berlin.
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Thomas Muhr – Advisory Board
In 1993, Thomas Muhr released the first commercial version under the company name “Scientific Software Development,” now ATLAS.ti GmbH. Mr. Muhr led the company for close to 20 years, seeing it grow continuously and garner an increasing share of the growing QDA software market. Today, the program is sold and used around the world, with major organizations and corporate players among its enthusiastic users. The likes of Microsoft, the United Nations, the World Bank, Google, Boeing, and nearly every major university in the world rely on ATLAS.ti for their qualitative data analysis needs.

Expertly developed by researchers like you

In the years since our founding, we have remained true to our principles of innovation and uncompromising commitment to quality. Our developers work in close interaction with practitioners, designers, researchers and consultants worldwide. We have spent a lot of time trying to balance clean graphic, ease of use with highly complex functionality to achieve a very intuitive yet comprehensive analysis software.

To ensure that we continue to serve our users in the best possible way, we have continuously grown our team over the years and continue to develop cutting-edge technology for the benefit of our users. Today, hundreds of employees around the globe are working to provide ATLAS.ti users with a great product and outstanding service. The company, sales force, employees, dealer network, and user base are growing rapidly and steadily. And the rapidly growing number of users and the tremendous positive feedback we receive every day are indicators for us that we are on the right track.

  1. Headquarters
  2. Regional Offices

Headquarters

Home of ATLAS.ti: Deep in the Heart of Berlin

2016 saw the move to our new company headquarters in the heart of Berlin’s “City West:” With continuous growth in staff, sales, and ideas, we relocated to new premises. Still only a stone’s throw away from the Technical University, we are now located ever closer to what has been the center of old “West Berlin”–home of much of the city’s history, culture, commerce, and life for far more than 100 years.

We are optimistic to continue to thrive further in this stimulating environment.

ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH
Lietzenburger Str. 75
D-10719 Berlin
Germany

Regional Offices

North America
Dartmouth
B3A1N9
Nova Scotia, Canada

Europe
Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 112
28002
Madrid, Spain

Latin America
Los Olivos
Jaime Roldos Aguilera, 060106
Riobamba, Ecuador