Blue Flower

Industry Groups

5417 Scientific Research and Development Services

This industry group comprises establishments engaged in conducting original investigation undertaken on a systematic basis to gain new knowledge (research) and/or the application of research findings or other scientific knowledge for the creation of new or significantly improved products or processes (experimental development). Techniques may include modeling and simulation. The industries within this industry group are defined on the basis of the domain of research; that is, on the scientific expertise of the establishment.

54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  5417   Scientific Research and Development Services
    541713     Research and Development in Nanotechnology
    541714     Research and Development in Biotechnology (except Nanotechnology)
    541715     Research and Development in Physical, Engineering, and Lab Sciences (except Nanotechnology)
    541720     Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities

 

 

5416 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on management, environmental, scientific, and technical issues.

 

54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  5416   Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
    541611     Administration Management and General Management Consulting Services
    541612     Human Resources Consulting Services
    541613     Marketing Consulting Services
    541614     Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    541618     Other Management Consulting Services
    541620     Environmental Consulting Services
    541690     Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

 

 

5414 Specialized Design Services

This industry group comprises establishments providing specialized design services (except architectural, engineering, and computer systems design).

 

54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  5414   Specialized Design Services
    541410     Interior Design Services
    541420     Industrial Design Services
    541430     Graphic Design Services
    541490     Other Specialized Design Services

 

 

54151 Computer Systems Design and Related Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies through one or more of the following activities: (1) writing, modifying, testing, and supporting software to meet the needs of a particular customer; (2) planning and designing computer systems that integrate computer hardware, software, and communication technologies; (3) on-site management and operation of clients' computer systems and/or data processing facilities; and (4) other professional and technical computer related advice and services.

Illustrative Examples:

Computer facilities management services
Custom computer programming services
Computer hardware or software consulting services
Software installation services
Computer systems integration design services

Cross-References.

Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Selling computer hardware or software products from retail-like locations and providing supporting services, such as customized assembly of personal computers--are classified in Industry 44314, Electronics and Appliance Stores;
  • Merchant wholesaling computer hardware or software products and providing supporting services, such as customized assembly of personal computers--are classified in Industry 42343, Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Software design, development, and publishing, or software publishing only--are classified in Industry 51121, Software Publishers; and
  • Providing computer data processing services at their own facility for others--are classified in Industry 51821, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  5415   Computer Systems Design and Related Services
    541511     Custom Computer Programming Services
    541512     Computer Systems Design Services
    541513     Computer Facilities Management Services
    541519     Other Computer Related Services

 

 

5413 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in architectural, engineering, and related services, such as drafting services, building inspection services, geophysical surveying and mapping services, surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services, and testing services.

54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  5413   Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
    541310     Architectural Services
    541320     Landscape Architectural Services
    541330     Engineering Services
    541340     Drafting Services
    541350     Building Inspection Services
    541360     Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services
    541370     Surveying and Mapping Services (except Geophysical
    541380     Testing Laboratories