Atlas Programming Management is a business solutions consultancy specializing in Microsoft Excel. Atlas designs, develops, programs, installs and supports customized, automated programs to save our clients time and money, and minimize errors. Atlas’ projects range from monthly financial reporting programs for small businesses to large-scale income, expense, and analysis reports for multinational corporations.

For a free, no obligation consultation, email us at or give us a call at +1 (925) 310-4170.

Training and Testing

Atlas founder and CEO Tom Urtis is a respected Excel trainer with over 35 years of business management experience. Combining a prodigious professional knowledge and an easygoing teaching style, Tom has trained hundreds of individuals, large groups, seasoned professionals and nervous beginners on Excel. Students of Tom’s seminars leave with a measurably greater understanding of and efficiency at Excel to increase their company’s bottom line.

In addition to lessons, Tom offers his innovative Excel Aptitude Test (XAT®). The XAT® will allow employers and individuals to measure the Excel knowledge of their candidates and employees, to decide whom to hire, while identifying areas of strength and improvement. The XAT® creates a customized training curriculum individually suited to the test-taker to maximize training time and cost.

To inquire about rates and availability and to see if Atlas is right for your business, email us at or give us a call at (925) 310-4170.


Atlas’ satisfied clients include:

  • Fortune 500 electronics and technology corporations.
  • National property management and development companies.
  • Independent financial planners and retirement income advisors.
  • International sales compensation and incentive solution providers.
  • The largest electronic equity securities trading market in the U.S.



Atlas founder and CEO Tom Urtis is a Microsoft Office developer and programmer with 35 years of business management experience. Tom has earned an outstanding reputation for his customer service, industry knowledge and ability to work with a diverse, international clientele. Microsoft has recognized Tom with the coveted Most Valuable Professional award every year since 2008.

In 2000, Tom founded Atlas Programming, a San Francisco-based business solutions company specializing in Excel, VBA, and API. Tom also authored the Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer books and their 4 dozen instructional videos. Tom also co-authored “Don’t Fear the Spreadsheet” and “Holy Macro! It’s 2,500 Excel VBA Examples!”. Tom is a technical editor and consultant for Excel books and training materials. Tom is an Excel instructor and active contributor to forums in the Excel community.

A native of New York, Tom graduated from Michigan State University and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tom is an avid sports fan, a collector of rare sports memorabilia, and enjoys the Bay Area’s rich diversity of outdoor and cultural opportunities.


Office: +1 (925) 310-4170

Tom Urtis
Atlas Programming
San Francisco, California