About vjoon

Passionate about efficiency

Sophisticated software with high quality is our DNA. Since our founding in 1990, we have pursued the goal of providing our customers with solutions that noticeably improve their content management. We are privately owned and our hierarchies are flat. With our headquarters in Europe/Germany and our office in the USA, we are close to the pulse of our most important markets. This enables us to be flexible, recognize market changes quickly, and act accordingly.

A steadily growing workforce of highly qualified employees develops our products K4 publishing system and seven DAM at our headquarters in the greater metropolitan region of Hamburg. This is the home base from which we also coordinate our global partner network.

About vjoon

Experience & Expertise

Together with our global partner network, we look back on 30+ years of experience in content management solutions. Originally founded 1990 as a start-up for software localization, plug-in development and integration of publishing software, we were the first provider to develop a professional workflow solution based on Adobe InDesign in 1999. In 2010, we were (again) one of the first in the field of magazine apps for Adobe DPS (see our entire history below). vjoon has grown in recent years to become one of the largest providers of software solutions for smart content management. Customers of all sizes around the globe are already leveraging the power of vjoon solutions to improve their content supply chain and achieving incredible results.


founded in Germany, privately owned


global partners


customers from XS to XXL


concurrend seats worldwide

Smart solutions

With our two highly integrated solutions, enterprises, creative agencies, associations, and publishers worldwide streamline their content management.

seven DAM is your central content hub and single source of truth. Its smart use of metadata lets your assets become valuable parts of your brand. K4 publishing system manages any content and serves all media. It’s powerful workflows streamline editorial collaboration, save time and lead to stunning results.

Staying ahead

vjoon immediately integrates technological innovations into its solutions and develops them consistently to meet market needs. With vjoon K4 publishing system and vjoon seven DAM, we offer two powerful multi-industry solutions. Both solutions are uniquely integrated with one another.

And we still have many ideas on how to simplify, automate, and integrate collaboration – In other words: revolutionize it. 

Enduring partnerships

In order to ensure local system integration and support for our customers, we cooperate with a worldwide network of more than 30 qualified business partners. They implement our solutions in America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa and support our systems locally at media houses, associations as well as agencies and brands worldwide. They are specially selected for the respective markets, know their particularities and have the highest level of IT competence.

We are vjoon!

vjoon is more than just a workplace. With more than nine nationalities coming together in our organization, vjoon represents a diverse mix of skills, backgrounds and personalities. We collaborate, inspire and support each other, and of course we have fun. With our ideas, we lead the company to further growth, access new markets and attract new customers.

We are vjoon!

Meet our management team

Company success always relies on the passion and performance of many. And even if we do not introduce everyone here, we would like to introduce you to our leaders. Committed managers with years of experience in the software industry.

Andreas Schrader, CEO

Andreas Schrader

Managing Director, CEO & Founder

Marion Schrader, CFO

Marion Schrader

Managing Director, CFO & Co-Founder

Angela Braun, Director of Support

Angela Braun

Director of Support

Dr. Andreas Baudry, Director of R&D

Dr. Andreas Baudry

Director of Research & Development

Carsten Althaber, Director of Marketing

Carsten Althaber

Director of Marketing

Holger Kraemer

Director of Business Development

Milestones through the years

In over three decades of our company history, there have always been exceptional moments with innovative highlights and business success. There have been smaller and larger ones, and some of them represent significant milestones for us and the industry. To give you a first impression, we have listed some of them here.


vjoon was founded (at that time: “SoftCare Software-Service GmbH“) 


Strong expertise in software localization, plug-in development and integration of publishing software.


Introducing “K4 Publishing System”; first publishing system for magazines based on Adobe InDesign.

In the following years, K4 becomes one of the leading InDesign-based publishing systems worldwide and wins numerous customers in Europe and the USA. These include major clients such as Hubert Burda Media and Condé Nast USA.


With version 3, K4 is the first publishing system to integrate Adobe InCopy harmonized with InDesign. The separation of text and layout significantly optimizes collaboration in professional editorial environments.

K4 Publishing System is voted Seybold Editors’ Hot Pick at Seybold SF 2001 conference, making it one of the most important new products of the year.


K4 version 4 is presented at the IFRA Expo in Barcelona.


First “K4 User Conference”; Customers from all over the world gathered in Hamburg (Germany) to get first-hand information about K4 and to share experiences with vjoon and each other.

K4 version 5 is one of the first publishing systems to integrate Adobe InDesign Server to streamline standardized processes such as creating page previews for production monitoring.

Introduction of a new editor client, to edit multi-component articles and write to fit in a Web browser.


Re-branding into “vjoon” to reflect the tremendous evolution of the company and its products.

Introducing K4 version 6, including re-design of workflow concept, architecture and technologies.


Alliance between vjoon and Adobe in tablet publishing.

K4 is the first publishing system integrated with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), supporting “Wired” (USA) and “bulletin” (Switzerland) as the first magazines produced for the iPad.

vjoon is the first global reseller for Adobe DPS.

vjoon is “Software vendor of the year” at kress Awards.


vjoon and its partners are the leading Adobe DPS resellers worldwide.


Global roll-out of K4 at Condé Nast to unify content management within the entire group. With the existing installation in the USA, the roll-out will ultimately cover all 11 Condé Nast markets, including China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Taiwan and UK. Germany will also be switching to K4 at a later date.

Starting to integrate DAM-functionality into K4.


vjoon brings its popular user conference “vjoonity” to the USA, which has become the largest market for K4.

Siemens AG’s annual report, created with K4, wins FOX Special award for workflow efficiency.


Introduction of vjoon Storage Engine for agile data management.


Celebrating our 30th company anniversary as well as 20 years of InDesign & K4.

Founding of vjoon Inc. to further strengthen our business in the USA.


Launch of all new vjoon seven, the next-gen DAM platform, highly integrated with vjoon K4. 

Introducing Content Stories for working with articles in Content Editor to better support content first workflows as well as out-of-the-box integration with WordPress (parts of K4 version 10).


Introduction of K4 Updater to enable automated updating of K4 clients for Adobe InDesign and inCopy via K4 Server.

Release of seven version 5 with support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2024, Improvements in handling of metadata and suitable renditions for any purpose.

Join the team!

Interested in working at vjoon? Check out our current openings and find your next career with us.

Any questions?

Feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.

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