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Business Forms

This report on the market for business forms assesses growth opportunities in niche product categories, forms management and services, and forms software. Covers market sectors segmented by specialty products such as label and form combinations. Includes business forms purchases for 7 key sectors of the U.S. economy and 37 end-user industries. Provides market share for the top eight U.S. manufacturers and compiled sales and profit trends for 16 companies. Also includes competitive intelligence and market strategies for 33 business forms and forms software competitors, including Moore, Standard Register, Uarco, and Wallace Computer Services.


Section 1: U.S. Business Forms Market Trends

  • Executive Summary
  • Scope and Methodology

    Section 2: U.S. Business Forms Shipments

  • Summary of Major Findings

    Section 3: Business Forms Purchases By End-Use Market

  • Summary of Major Findings

    Section 4: Cost Structure of U.S. and Canadian Business Forms Plants

  • Summary of Major Findings

    Section 5: Competitive Environment

  • Summary of Major Findings

    Section 6: Company Profiles and Recent Developments

  • Summary of Major Findings
  • Consolidation Through Acquisitions and Plant Closings
  • Growth Through Niche Product Introductions
  • Importance of Forms Management Systems and Services
  • Role of Forms Software Competitors
  • Opportunities from Distribution Agreements
  • Methodology, Sources, and Objectives
  • Adare Printing Group Plc
  • American Business Products, Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Caere Corp.
  • Champion Industries, Inc.
  • CSS Industries, Inc.
  • CST Office Products, Inc.
  • Data Documents, Inc.
  • Deluxe Corp.
  • Ennis Business Forms, Inc.
  • F3 Software Corp.
  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • General Business Forms, Inc.
  • John H. Harland Co.
  • International Microcomputer Software, Inc.
  • JetForm Corp.
  • Moore Corp. Ltd.
  • National Computer Systems, Inc.
  • National Fiberstok Corp.
  • NetGenesis
  • New England Business Service, Inc.
  • Northstar Computer Forms, Inc.
  • Novell, Inc.
  • On Technology Corp.
  • Paris Business Forms, Inc.
  • The Reynolds and Reynolds Co.
  • Sage Group Plc
  • Scanforms, Inc.
  • The Standard Register Co.
  • Standex International Corp.
  • Symantec Corp.
  • Uarco, Inc.
  • Wallace Computer Services, Inc.
  • Willamette Industries, Inc.

    List of Tables

  • Table 1-1 Value of U.S. Business forms Shipments, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Shipments and Share of Gross Domestic Product
  • Table 1-2 Real U.S. Business Forms Shipments, 1977-2001 (Dollars) Table 1-3 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends for Business Forms, 1977-2001 (Index)
  • Table 1-4 U.S. Monthly Wholesale Business Forms Price Trends, 1994-1996 (Index)
  • Table 1-5 U.S. Share of Stock and Custom Forms Shipments, 1977-2001 (Percent)
  • Table 1-6 Comparison of Gross Profit Margins for U.S. Business Forms Plants and the U.S. Manufacturing Average, 1977-1996 (Percent)
  • Table 2-1 Value of U.S. Business Forms Shipments by Major Product Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Unit Set Forms, Sale and Other Manifold Books, Custom Continuous Forms, and Stock Continuous Forms
  • Table 2-2 Distribution of U.S. Business Forms Shipments by Major Product Type, 1977-2001 (Percent): Unit Set Forms, Sale and Other Manifold Books, Custom Continuous Forms, and Stock Continuous Forms
  • Table 2-3 Real U.S. Business Forms Shipments by Major Product Type, 1984-2001 (Dollars): Unit Set Forms, Sales and Other Manifold Books, Custom Continuous Forms, and Stock Continuous Forms
  • Table 2-4 U.S. Shipments of Unit Set Forms by Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Stock, Custom, Tabulating Cards, and Label/Forms Combinations
  • Table 2-5 U.S. Shipments of Stock and Custom-Printed Unit Set Forms by Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): One-Time Carbon and Custom-Printed
  • Table 2-6 U.S. Shipments of Sales and Other Manifold Books by Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): Pegboard Accounting Systems, Stock, and Custom
  • Table 2-7 U.S. Shipments of Custom Continuous Forms by Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): One-Part, Multiple-Part, Self-Mailer Forms, Label/Form Combinations, and Jumbo Roll-Feed Forms
  • Table 2-8 U.S. Shipments of Multiple-Part Custom Continuous Forms by Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): One-Time Carbon and Carbonless
  • Table 2-9 U.S. Shipments of Stock Continuous Forms by Type, 1977-2001 (Dollars): One-Part, Multiple-Part, Label/Form Combinations, and Jumbo Roll-Feed Forms
  • Table 2-10 U.S. Shipments of Multiple Part Stock Continuous Forms by Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): One-Time Carbon Forms and Carbonless Forms
  • Table 2-11 U.S. Shipments of Label/Form Combinations by Type, 1992-2001 (Dollars): Unit Set Forms, Custom Continuous Forms, Stock Continuous Forms, and Total Shipments
  • Table 2-12 Shipments of Business Forms by U.S. Commercial Printers by Type and Printing Process, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Bank and Other Forms, and Letterpress and Lithographic Printers
  • Table 2-13 U.S. Shipments of Preprinted Cutsheet, 1992-2000 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-14 U.S. Electronic Forms Shipments, 1995-2000 (Dollars)
  • Table 2-15 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends by Product Line, 1987-1996 (Index): Unit Set Forms by Type, Manifold Books, Custom Continuous Forms by Type, Stock Continuous Forms by Type, and Business Forms Printed by Commercial Printers
  • Table 3-1 U.S. Business Forms Purchases by Major Sectors of the Economy, 1982-2001 (Dollars): Finance and Insurance, Medical Services, Computer Services, Educational Services, Other State and Local Government Agencies, Federal Government, and Commercial and Industrial Markets
  • Table 3-2 U.S. Business Forms Purchases for Thirty-Seven End-Use Markets, 1977-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 3-3 Distribution of U.S. Business Forms Purchases for Thirty-Seven End-Use Markets, 1977-1996 (Percent)
  • Table 3-4 U.S. Employment Trends for Fifteen Key End-Use Markets, 1982-1996 (Number)
  • Table 3-5 Business Forms Purchases Per Employee for Fifteen Key U.S. End-Use Markets, 1982-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 3-6 U.S. Exports of Business Forms by Major Country of Destination, 1992-1996 (Pounds and Value)
  • Table 4-1 U.S. Business Forms Plant Operating Ratios and Profit Margins, 1977-1996 (Percent): Payroll, Other Labor Costs, Material Costs, and Gross Profit Margins
  • Table 4-2 U.S. Business Forms Plant and Industry Diversification Trends, 1982-1996 (Dollars and Percent)
  • Table 4-3 U.S. Business Forms Plant Material Purchases by Type, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Coated Paper, Uncoated Paper, Carbonless Paper, Carbonizing Tissue Stock, One-Time Carbon Paper, Printing Ink, Pressure-Sensitive Base Stock, and Paperboard Containers
  • Table 4-4 U.S. Shipments of Form Bond Paper, 1977-1996 (Tons)
  • Table 4-5 U.S. Wholesale Price Trends for Major Material Inputs, 1987-1996 (Index): Uncoated Groundwood, Coated Printing and Converting Paper, Form Bond Paper in Rolls, Printing Ink, and Carbon and Stencil Paper
  • Table 4-6 U.S. Business Forms Plant Labor Situation, 1977-1996 (Number and Dollars): Number of Employees; and Production Workers Percent Total Employees, Average Hourly Wages, and Average Weekly Hours
  • Table 4-7 U.S. Business Forms Plant Labor Productivity Indicator, 1977-1996 (Dollars): Shipments Per Employee in Current and Real Dollars
  • Table 4-8 U.S. Business Forms Plant New Capital Expenditures, 1977-1995 (Dollars and Percent): Total New Capital Expenditures, Five-Year Moving Average, and Percent New Buildings and Machinery
  • Table 4-9 U.S. Business Forms Industry Inventory Analysis, 1977-1994 (Ratio and Percent): Inventory/Shipment Ratio; and Percent Finished Products, Work-In- Process, and Materials and Supplies
  • Table 4-10 U.S. Business Forms Plant Shipments by Region, 1977-1994 (Dollars)
  • Table 4-11 U.S. Business Forms Plants by Region and Average Shipments Per Plant, 1977-1994 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 4-12 Number of U.S. Business Forms Plants, Revenues, and Operating Ratios for Seventeen Major Producing States, 1994 (Number, Dollars, and Percent)
  • Table 4-13 Number of U.S. Business forms Plants by State and by Number of Employees, 1993 (Number): 1-19, 20-49, 50-99, and 100 or More Employees
  • Table 4-14 Canadian Business Forms Industry Cost Structure, 1989-1993 (Number and Dollars): Number of Plants, Plant Revenues, Payroll and Material Costs Percent Shipments, Employees, Production Workers, and Nonproduction Workers
  • Table 4-15 Canadian Business Forms Plants and Manufacturing Revenues by Province, 1990 and 1993 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 5-1 Number of U.S. Companies, Industry Plants and Facility Revenues, 1977-1996 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 5-2 Share of U.S. Business Forms Plant Shipments by Company Group Category, 1977-1995 (Percent): 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Companies
  • Table 5-3 Share of U.S. Business Forms Industry Plant Shipments by the Top Eight Manufacturers, 1987-1995 (Percent)
  • Table 5-4 Number of U.S. Manufacturers by Form Type and Average Shipments Per Manufacturer, 1992 (Number and Dollars)
  • Table 5-5 Distribution of U.S. Business Forms Plants, Shipments, and Operating Ratios by Number of Employee, 1987-1994 (Number, Dollars, and Percent)
  • Table 5-6 Sales Trends for Sixteen Publicly-Listed Business Forms and Forms Software Companies, 1992-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 5-7 Profit Margin Trends for Fifteen Publicly-Listed Business Forms and Forms Software Companies, 1992-1996 (Percent)
  • Table 5-8 Operating Ratios for Nine Publicly-Listed Business Forms and Forms Software Companies, 1992-1996 (Dollars): Cost of Sales and Selling, General, Administrative Expenses
  • Table 5-9 Capital Expenditure Trends for Fifteen Publicly-Listed Business Forms and Forms Software Companies, 1992-1996 (Dollars)
  • Table 5-10 Moore Corporation's Sales and Operating Margins by World Area, 1993-1995 (Dollars and Percent): Canada, United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific
  • Table 5-11 Sales and Profit Trends for Paris Business Forms by Product Sector, 1992-1996 (Dollars and Percent): Stock Forms, Custom Forms, Office and Computer Products
  • Table 5-12 Willamette Industries Business Forms and Cutsheets Production Capacity by Plant Location and Utilization Rates, 1995 (Tons and Percent)
  • Table 5-13 JetForm Revenues by Source and Region, 1994-1996 (Canadian Dollars): Reseller and OEM, End-User, and Moore; U.S. and Canada, Europe, Pacific Rim, and Latin America

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