NAICS Code 511210

NAICS 511210

NAICS Code 511210 – Software Publishers

Definition 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.

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Cross Reference Guide for Code 511210

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. 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 511210

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 this classification. 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

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 511210

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 8810NAICS 511210
  • CA WC: 8859
  • DE WC: 953
  • PA WC: 953
  • MI WC: 8810
  • NJ WC: 8810
  • NY WC: 8810
  • WY WC: 511210
  • GL: 51942
  • SIC: 7372

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The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 511210 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code 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, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). 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.

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NAICS Code 511210