Frequently Asked Questions by SDN End Users

What do you see as the key advantages of the platform for end-user companies?

There are tons of technologies entering the market each day, some are relevant to the sector but most are not. Searching the internet for these relevant technologies companies need would give them thousands of search results, while attending exhibitions to keep abreast of new innovations and connect directly with suppliers would require significant time and money. 

This platform offers the best of both worlds. All the technologies on the platform are deemed relevant to health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) in the (petro) chemical industry and service partners. Browsing within the platform is made easy with filters that will narrow down your search. You can compare technologies according to factors that we know, based on experience, are relevant to your decision-making. You can also contact the suppliers straight from the platform through the contact form. If you are registered, you can even have access to more information such as reviews and deployment history, if available.

What’s the cost of accessing this platform?

All users can browse the platform for free. We encourage our end-user companies to register for free to enjoy all the dynamic features of the platform including access to reviews and deployment history of technologies as well as the ability to “favourite” and/or compare technologies. 

In the future, you can also get optional notifications from us when there are new technologies coming in that are under the categories or themes you are interested in.

Do I have to pay when reaching out to the supplier of a technology on the platform that I am interested in?

No. Using the contact form on the platform is FREE and even encouraged.

Can Safety Delta Nederland also help me select appropriate technologies for my business?

Yes, definitely. Aside from the platform that provides an overview of available technologies in the sector, we also offer support with technology screenings. As the platform partner TechnologyCatalogue.com has been working on technology deployment for many years and been involved in ~600 deployments, we can quickly advise what technologies will likely work for your company, based on analogue assets and projects.

I struggle to get technology deployed in my organisation after I have identified it. How can you support my business to overcome that challenge?

There are various ways we can offer support. For instance, TechnologyCatalogue.com conducts a Technology Positioning Program, which helps to identify the (non-technical) pain points in deploying technologies. Here, they conduct careful assessment of your organisation’s profile, processes and other factors, and juxtapose these with technology’s features and deployment requirements. Another way is through a Technology Deployment Health Check, which can help to assess the overall effectiveness of technology deployment delivery in your organisation. If it’s a technical challenge, they typically connect you to one of the experts in their network.

If I encourage my employees to use the platform for technology sourcing, can we share information (i.e. favourites list, notes on technologies) within the platform?

This is currently not possible in the free version of the platform. However, we can develop a ring-fenced area of the global platform for your company that is only accessible to your employees. You can customise the contents, themes and other elements according to your company’s preference. The platform can also contain insights that are key to your business and features that will facilitate knowledge-sharing within your organisation. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need this type of service.

Do you share user details with suppliers?

We only do this if users explicitly agree. However, we are obviously keen to see that contact between supplier and end-user is established, hence we help where we can within the limits of GDPR legislation (dependent on the subscription type that the supplier chooses, see related FAQ’s).

Can I also write reviews on technologies that we have previously users or are currently using in our company?

Yes. In fact, we encourage our customers who have previous experience with the technologies on our platform to make objective reviews. However, we do not allow anonymous reviews, so end-users are required to indicate their name and affiliation when writing reviews on technologies.