Herald uses a very granular set of industry descriptions in order to map our standard industry taxonomy to the variety of taxonomies that our carrier partners use. In particular we use the “Index Entries” from the NAICS
classification system, which offer industry descriptions at one level deeper than the 6-digit NAICS code.
Until recently, every Herald industry description in our taxonomy mapped cleanly to no more than one code for each of our carrier partners. In other words, every input had only one output.
This release we encountered our first scenario where our industry descriptions mapped to more than one industry code in a carrier partner’s taxonomy. As a result, we built conditional questions that helped refine our industry selection to accommodate the needs of this carrier partner.