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    Kyocera Document Solutions Recognised for the First Time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms

    Sydney, Australia – 21 December 2020: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. today announced that it has been recognised as a Player in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (CSP)*1 (Gartner subscription required for access). This is Kyocera's first time to be recognised in this report.

    Published by Gartner, "A Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors"*2. It evaluates vendors based on their "Completeness of Vision" and "Ability to Execute." This Magic Quadrant report was published on November 16th and recognises Kyocera as a Niche Player.

    "Gartner defines a Content Services Platform (CSP) as the foundational component in an organisation for the management and utilisation of content. CSPs provide a way for employees to retrieve and work with content in a modern, seamless way across devices and organisational boundaries*1." CSPs enable organisations to leverage various types of content (invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders, proof of payments, bank accounts, emails, images, audio files etc.) through features such as document capturing, central archiving, automated workflows, collaboration and records management.

    In order to support customers in digital transformation and achieving a smarter workplace, Kyocera is strengthening its portfolio of content service platforms including Enterprise Content Management*3. As part of this strategy, Ceyoniq Technology GmbH, DataBank IMX, LLC, Alos GmbH, Ever Team Software SAS, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH have joined the Kyocera family in recent years, bringing leading technologies together to meet diverse needs.

    "By broadening our portfolio and maximising synergies, we aim to make content services more accessible to customers of all sizes and industries. We are excited to be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms and will continue to make efforts to expand our solutions, in order to help our customers put knowledge to work," said Keisuke Koyama, Senior General Manager of the Corporate Marketing Division at Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

    Kyocera believes that being recognised as a Niche Player by Gartner in this Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms paves the way for further business expansion in the market. As changes in the workplace continue to take place at a rapid pace, the company remains committed to offering solutions which help digitise the workplace and enhance business productivity.

    *1 Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Michael Woodbridge et al., 16 November 2020

    *2 Source: Gartner Research Methodologies, Magic Quadrant  https://www.gartner.com/en/research/methodologies/magic-quadrants-research

    *3: Enterprise content management refers to a company's data integration, efficient management, and workflow automation solutions.

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    About Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

    Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company's portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

    Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2020, the company's consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.6 trillion yen (approx. US$14.7 billion). Kyocera is ranked #549 on Forbes magazine's 2020 "Global 2000" list of the world's largest publicly traded companies.