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September 24, 2014

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Named a "Major Player" in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services

KYOCERA's global MDS approach ensures customers are staying ahead of business challenges, providing ongoing business improvement and complete customer satisfaction

Osaka, Japan – September 24, 2014 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced it has been positioned as a "Major Player", according to IDC's MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Managed Document Services 2014 Vendor Assessment – Focus on Managed Workflow Services (September 2014, Source: #250631).

As the document management environment within the business world is currently undergoing vast change, KYOCERA has been expanding its provision of "total document solutions" by continuously supporting its customers through the combination of reliable document imaging technology, customizable business applications and by assessing and implementing the optimum document management environment.

"Every customer's document management environment is unique. We offer KYOCERA Managed Document Services with an extensive lineup of printers, MFPs and software customization which address a customer's business pain points," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We are pleased that our direction is in line with IDC's MDS expectation of a major player in the MDS market."

IDC's Holly Muscolino, Research Vice President for Document Solutions, said "We are impressed by KYOCERA's strategic evolution. Compared with larger competitors, the company's approach is narrower and more focused. Its channel positioning provides an intriguing option for large systems integrators looking for document solutions partners in managed document services without potential competitive conflict."

About IDC MarketScape

IDC's MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. KYOCERA's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.

The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2014, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. USD14.1 billion).

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