KYOCERA becomes a gold level member of the SAP® Printer Vendor Program

20 September 2009

KYOCERA has signed up for the SAP® Printer Vendor Program in order to offer companies optimal SAP print support and tailored solutions. Print volumes are invariably high in an SAP environment. Therefore, economical printer systems and optimal SAP print support are crucial to companies. As a gold level member of the SAP® Printer Vendor Program, KYOCERA offers optimal support for its printer and multifunctional systems in SAP environments.

Flexible Barcode / Unicode
This cooperation gives customers the assurance that SAP device types are developed by KYOCERA itself and tested in an SAP environment. Therefore, the printers and MFPs can be integrated smoothly within all standard SAP business applications. Documents and forms can be printed out directly from the SAP ERP system. Users have unlimited access to functions such as duplex printing and document finishing. Furthermore, as part of the SAP® Printer Vendor Program, KYOCERA is able to access special SAP development environments and develop customised adaptations for customers. KYOCERA has its own SAP team for this purpose providing an expert service and developing solutions.

Moreover, KYOCERA printers are equipped with durable ECOSYS technology for which toner is the only consumable. This ensures minimal printing costs even with high print volumes.

“Our claim is that we supply companies with unlimited printing functionalities in the most commonly-used business environments” says Berthold Hurtz, product manager at KYOCERA MITA Europe. “This is particularly important for SAP, which is one of the most widely-used business solutions. For this reason, we have now extended our collaboration with SAP and our services for SAP users.”

Flexible barcode and Unicode printing

KYOCERA devices already support barcode printing as standard. The KYOCERA application KYOmulticode and PCL Barcode Flash 3.0 with their extended range of barcode symbols and characters are useful tools for companies operating on an international level or firms with a high throughput of goods. The software is easy to install with Plug & Play. KYOCERA systems can therefore be integrated within the SAP system even in existing hybrid print environments without any additional programming. Besides all the features of PCL Barcode Flash 3.0, KYOmulticode offers more than 90,000 representable characters from the Standard UNICODE character set. Companies can therefore use a standard and internationally-recognised character set when drawing up forms and documents. Considerably less programming is therefore required. Asian characters have also been implemented, which is particularly useful for international trading.

About KYOCERA MITA Europe B.V.

Kyocera MITA is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range consists of printers, multifunctional systems, wide format devices, parts, supplies and efficient office output solutions. Kyocera MITA provides innovative products with superior printer controllers, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer its customers low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. For further information, visit:
Kyocera MITA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Ranked no. 418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera Corporation’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.