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Industry Codes for Infotech Products January 21, 2018  
North American Industry Classification System for Computer-Related Services (518210/541511/541512/541513/541519/611420 to SIC 7371/7373/7376/7379/7389/8243)

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NAICS CLASSIFICATION CODES USED IN THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE COMPUTER SERVICES-RELATED SECTORS

Industry Definition

The U.S. computer-related services industry (NAICS 518210, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, 611420) consists of establishments engaged in computer programming, systems design, training, data processing/hosting, and other related services. (NOTE: Computer software publising is classified in NAICS 334611 and 511210. See this page.)


NAICS and SIC Codes and Descriptions*
NAICS
SIC
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
7374; 7379;7389
Computer Processing and Data Preparation and Processing Services; Computer Related Services, NEC; Business Services, NEC
Custom Computer Programming Services
7371
Computer Programming Services
Computer Systems Design Services
7373; 7379
Computer Integrated Systems Design; Computer Related Services, NEC
Computer Facilities Management Services
7376
Computer Facilities Management Services
Other Computer Related Services
7379
Computer Related Services, NEC
Computer Training
8243
Data Processing Schools
Source: North American Industry Classification System, United States, 2002
http://www.census.gov./epcd/www/naics.html

* The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was adopted in 1997 to replace the 1987 U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system that classified establishments by type of activity for purposes of statistical data collection, analysis, and presentation. Information on the NAICs system is here.

Details of computer-related services NAICS codes

518210 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services. These establishments may provide specialized hosting activities, such as web hosting, streaming services or application hosting, provide application service provisioning, or may provide general time-share mainframe facilities to clients. Data processing establishments provide complete processing and specialized reports from data supplied by clients or provide automated data processing and data entry services.

Illustrative Examples:Web hosting
Application hostingComputer time leasing
Application Service Proviers (ASPs)Optical scanning services


541511 Custom Computer Programming Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
. Publishing packaged software--are classified in Industry 511210, Software Publishers;
and
. Planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software,
and communication technologies, even though such establishments may provide
custom software as an integral part of their services,--are classified in U.S. Industry
54512, Computer Systems Design Services.


541512 Computer Systems Design Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies. The hardware and software components of the system may be provided by this establishment or company as part of integrated services or may be provided by third parties or vendors. These establishments often install the system and train support users of the system.

Illustrative Examples:
Computer systems integration design consulting services
Local area network (LAN) computer systems integration design services
Information management
Computer systemsintegration design services
Office automation computer systems
Integration design services


541513 Computer Facilities Management Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing on-site management and operation of clients' computer systems and/or data processing facilities. Establishments providing computer systems or data processing facilities support services are included in this industry.

Cross-References.
. Establishments primarily engaged in providing computer data processing services at
their own facility for others are classified in Industry 514210, Data Processing Services.


541519 Other Computer Related Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing computer related services (except custom programming, systems integration design, and facilities management services). Establishments providing computer disaster recovery services or software installation services are included in this industry.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
. Providing custom computer programming services--are classified in U.S. Industry
541511, Custom Computer Programming Services;
. Providing computer systems integration design services--are classified in U.S. Industry
541512, Computer Systems Design Services; and
. Providing computer systems and/or data processing facilities management services--
are classified in U.S. Industry 541513, Computer Facilities Management Services.


611420 Computer Training

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting computer training (except computer repair), such as computer programming, software packages, computerized business systems, computer electronics technology, computer operations, and local area network management. Instruction may be provided at the establishment's facilities or at an off-site location, including the client's own facilities.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
. Offering training in the maintenance and repair of computers--are classified in Industry
61151, Technical and Trade Schools; and
. Computer retailing, wholesaling, or computer system designing that may also provide
computer training--are classified in their appropriate industries.

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