Ask Kodiak Platform Plan

tldr; We're dealing. Ask Kodiak customers don't need to do anything. Assuming you have not unsubscribed to platform notifications, you'll be notified once the Ask Kodiak platform has been upgraded to support the new NAICS edition. It is not required that you modify your products on Ask Kodiak unless you want to in order to take advantage of the new model as described here.

The following plan pertains to Ask Kodiak customers only and describes how the conversion from the 2017 to 2022 NAICS editions will be handled.

Executive Summary

Customer content, including products, rules, classification taxonomies, etc will be converted from NAICS 2017 to NAICS 2022 automatically. Conversion will follow the conventions described below.

We will notify customers once Ask Kodiak has been updated to reflect 2022 NAICS. Customers are not required to make any changes based on this update. However, customers may want to revisit their products at that time to optimize appetite for the new business types introduced by the 2022 update.

Product Appetite

If a NAICS group at any level in the hierarchy (2 digit sector through 6 digit national industry code) has all HD Codes selected in the 2017 edition, it will have all children selected in the 2022 edition.

As an example, if a product has indicated appetite for all of the HD codes for 2017 national industry 928110 National Security all 2022 edition HD codes, including the newly introduced Space Force will now be selected. Simply put, if everything was selected before, everything will still be selected after the conversion.

On the other hand, if a National-industry had been partially selected and appetite indicated affirmatively for only selected business descriptions within it previously, it will remain partially selected after the conversion. If one of the selected business descriptions has been impacted by an HD Code change it will be mapped to it's 2022 equivalent.

Custom Classification Taxonomies

Classification taxonomies mapped to 2017 HD Codes will be updated to their direct 2022 equivalents.

Product Rules

If conditional rules have been created targeting either a) HD Codes or b) 2-6 Digit Groups which have been removed or modified between 2017 and 2022 editions the rule will be updated with the 2022 equivalent value(s).

Classification Suggestions

The Ask Kodiak search index will be updated at the same time the product conversion takes place. When this occurs, new (and modified) descriptions will appear as search suggestions.

Spreadsheet Import

Spreadsheet import routines will be updated to accept valid values from NAICS editions 2012-2022. In the case that someone had been working offline on an older version of codes and attempts to upload it, those values will be accepted and mapped to their 2022 counterparts on import.


The Ask Kodiak API will be updated at the time of conversion to include the 2022 NAICS edition. Method signatures will not change but the superset of valid group numbers and hashes will to include 2022. If for any reason your implementation has cached codes (hashes) or group numbers from our API, those caches should be refreshed using the same API NAICS interface from which they were originally obtained. All valid values from any edition will continue to be accepted by the API and converted at runtime to their 2022 equivalents as needed.

The Search Suggestions interface will be updated to deliver 2022 hashes in its response.