511210: Software Publishers

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. These establishments may publish and distribute software remotely through subscriptions and downloads.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in–

  • Reselling packaged software–are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade, or Sector 44-45, Retail Trade;
  • Providing access for clients to software published by others from a central host site–are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services;
  • Designing software to meet the needs of specific users–are classified in U.S. Industry 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services; and
  • Mass duplication of software–are classified in U.S. Industry 334614, Software and Other Prerecorded Compact Disc, Tape, and Record Reproducing.
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Corresponding Index
Entries
511210 511210 511210 Applications development and publishing, except on a custom basis
511210 511210 511210 Applications software, computer, packaged
511210 511210 511210 Computer software publishers, packaged
511210 511210 511210 Computer software publishing and reproduction
511210 511210 511210 Games, computer software, publishing
511210 511210 511210 Operating systems software, computer, packaged
511210 511210 511210 Packaged computer software publishers
511210 511210 511210 Programming language and compiler software publishers, packaged
511210 511210 511210 Publishers, packaged computer software
511210 511210 511210 Software computer, packaged, publishers
511210 511210 511210 Software publishers
511210 511210 511210 Software publishers, packaged
511210 511210 511210 Utility software, computer, packaged