Interview with publisher Manuel Herder

Verleger Manuel Herder im Interview



ID.on has published the following requirements applicable to the server environment and clients.

Pondus server

  • Linux
  • Java
  • Tomcat
  • MySQL

(all open source and available for free, no expensive licenses needed)

Client / workstations

  • Windows
  • Mac OSX
  • Linux
  • Firefox 12+
  • Chrome 18+
  • Safari 5+

Smartphone & Tablets

  • Android 4+
  • iOS 5+
  • Windows Phone 7+

Pondus also runs on mobiles

Access everything with ease from any computer, smartphone or tablet – of course PONDUS is optimized for mobile devices as well!

PONDUS emphasizes open standards

PONDUS is a web-based information system for publishing houses developed on the basis of the latest Internet technologies. The program’s modular structure makes PONDUS especially flexible, allowing it to be customized to the processes in place at the given publishing house.

Publishing software
for the digital age

PONDUS is completely web-based and is easy to use. The program networks internal and external databases and systems, makes them available to all departments, thereby optimizing workflows within the publishing house.

The future at a glance

e-books, apps, HTML5 – and tomorrow?
Digitalization constantly poses new challenges. PONDUS was designed especially with this dynamic environment in mind – so that publishers can always gear their work toward the latest technologies and trends.

Individual and flexible

Every publishing house has unique requirements for its software. PONDUS was developed precisely in order to reflect this need for individuality. It offers its customers customized solutions – not a one-size-fits-all solution.


Easy to use

PONDUS emerged from a close collaboration with publishing houses, i.e. from a user perspective. PONDUS is clearly structured and easy to use. Its design and usability are state of the art; all “locations” in the system can be reached with just a few clicks – saving time and money.


Central and networked

PONDUS is the publishing house’s central source of information, networking employees, suppliers and customers. The software ensures transparency and up-to-dateness in document management: countless versions of Excel spreadsheets and duplicate data maintenance are a thing of the past. Binding, up-to-date information accessible at all times: that’s PONDUS.