October 28, 2013

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. Positioned in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (President: Katsumi Komaguchi), a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, announces that it has been named a "Challenger" in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide* for the second consecutive year.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) is published annually and evaluates companies on their completeness of vision and ability to execute Managed Print Services. KYOCERA has been developing and strengthening its Managed Document Services (MDS) business for many years, and meets all of the inclusion criteria.

* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Sharon Mcnee, Elizabeth Kim, October 21, 2013

MDS is superior to MPS, because where MPS only focuses on output, MDS optimizes the customer's entire document output process - from capturing to archiving, workflows to security and environmental impact.

KYOCERA has focused on building a sound framework to ensure that the needs and business challenges of customers can be comprehensively evaluated and addressed through a total document solutions approach. With this foundation, KYOCERA has shown that it can meet the needs of businesses from medium sized companies to multi-national corporations. KYOCERA is able to demonstrate the flexibility of its solutions across many business sectors, offering multi vendor support and stands out because of its ability to address some key requirements. The KYOCERA MDS model is a five step ADIMO approach (Assess, Design, Implement, Manage and Optimize), these phases offer the customer individual support at every stage.

"We believe this recognition validates that Kyocera's approach to resolving an organization's challenges by uncovering critical business issues with documents; and designing the right solution to resolve that business challenges based on overall product and service offerings is extremely effective," said Ryuzo Morita, director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and senior general manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We believe all of this is what it means to be a provider which can offer a truly unique Total Document Solution to its customers."

KYOCERA has built its total solution business expertise for almost ten years and will continue to invest in its worldwide infrastructure, with a focus on appropriate customized applications, reliable document imaging devices, and personalized service solutions. KYOCERA's aim is to support companies all over the world in the optimization of their business processes and reduction of their costs.

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About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

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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, 2013, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).

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