Kyocera was included in the Leading Industry Analyst Firm´s Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide

05 November 2012

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. announces its inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide*. The Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services is published annually and evaluates companies on their completeness of vision and ability to execute Managed Print Services. Kyocera has been building up the Managed Document Services (MDS) business for the last few years and now meets all of the inclusion criteria.

MDS stands for Managed Document Services. It is superior to Managed Print Services (MPS) because where MPS only focuses on output, MDS optimises your 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 of customers can be comprehensively addressed. With this foundation Kyocera has shown that it can meet the needs of businesses from small and medium sized companies to multi- national corporations. Kyocera was also able to demonstrate the flexibility of its solutions across many business sectors, it offers 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 (Asses, Design, Implement, Manage and Optimize), these phases offers the customer individual support at every stage.

In April, the company changed its name to Kyocera Document Solutions to reflect this new strategic direction. “These are exciting times for Kyocera Document Solutions, we are well on our way, to achieve our goal of being a global player in the field of document services. We believe the inclusion in the Magic Quadrant confirms that our strategic alignment as a provider of holistic document management solutions is right.” said Ryuzo Morita, Director and Senior General Manager, Corporate Strategy Planning Division at Kyocera Document Solutions.

Kyocera has built the solution business expertise over 7 years and will continue to invest in its worldwide infrastructure, with a focus on appropriate software, hardware and service solutions. Kyocera´s aim is to support companies all over the world in the optimisation of their processes and reduction of their costs.

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* Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, October 24, 2012

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About Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions is one of the world´s leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes Ecosys printers, reliable multifunctional systems, high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). Kyocera Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. Its solutions portfolio and Managed Document Services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes.

Kyocera Corporation´s consolidated net revenues exceeded $15 billion. Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 604 on Forbes magazine´s 2011 "Global 2000" listing of the world´s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera's long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.