NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51121

Industry 51121

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51121 – Software Publishers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51121: See industry description for NAICS 511210 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 511210: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in computer software publishing or publishing and reproduction. Establishments in this industry carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation, and providing support services to software purchasers. These establishments may design, develop, and publish, or publish only.

Cross-References for Industry 51121

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51121. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Reselling packaged software–are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade or Sector 44-45, Retail Trade;
  • Providing access to software for clients from a central host site–are classified in Industry NAICS 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services;
  • Designing software to meet the needs of specific users–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services; and
  • Mass duplication of software–are classified in U.S. Industry NAICS 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51121

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51121. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Applications software, computer, packaged
  • Computer software publishers, packaged
  • Computer software publishing and reproduction
  • Games, computer software, publishing
  • Operating systems software, computer, packaged
  • Packaged computer software publishers
  • Programming language and compiler software publishers, packaged
  • Publishers, packaged computer software
  • Software computer, packaged, publishers
  • Software publishers
  • Software publishers, packaged
  • Utility software, computer, packaged

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 511: Publishing Industries (except Internet)
      • Industry Group 5112: Software Publishers
        • Industry 51121: Software Publishers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 511210: Software Publishers

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