24 March 2016

Osaka, Japan — March 23, 2016 — KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced that it has been recognized as a "Major Player" in a report by "IDC MarketScape: Managed Workflow Services 2015"* in the United States, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.

Managed Workflow Services (MWS) represents the most mature level of Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS), as defined by IDC. This IDC MarketScape report focuses on the capabilities of target companies to provide clients with a roadmap to higher-value workflow automation and optimisation services, and then to effectively deliver those services.

With the theme "No One Solution Fits All," KYOCERA Document Solutions has been developing a global operating structure to provide flexible customisation according to clients' individual business conditions and has been also working on document workflow improvements in order to enhance customers' business performance.

"We take being positioned in this report as a major player in three regions as proof that many companies appreciate our document solutions capabilities which work across various industries beyond languages and regions," said Ryuzo Morita, Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. and Senior General Manager of its Corporate Strategy Planning Division. "We will continue to listen to our customers’ needs and address their requests attentively. Furthermore, we continue to strengthen our activities by offering total document solutions to our customers."

*IDC MarketScape U.S. Managed Workflow Services Hardcopy 2015 Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (November 2015, IDC #US40586715); IDC MarketScape Western Europe Managed Workflow Services 2015 Hardcopy Vendor Assessment — Building on MPDS (December 2015, IDC #EMEA40662015); IDC MarketScape Asia/Pacific Managed Workflow Services 2015 Vendor Assessment (January 2016, IDC #AP40437716)

About IDC MarketScape

IDC 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

KYOCERA Document Solutions headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour 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 and 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, 2015, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totalled 1.52 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). For more information and press-ready photos, visit