There are several types of licensing arrangements available for START V2, reflecting the wide diversity of user requirements. The most commonly requested license is for a single-event, i.e., for one year's meeting of a conference or workshop. The price for this type of license is very reasonable, considering the usefulness of the software (and the service provided). Our users always mention this fact: that START V2 is a bargain.
Multiple-use licenses are also available. For example, you may want to use START for several meetings of the same conference. Or, you may want to use START for several different conferences, over some finite period of time. The marginal per-use price gets progressively discounted, as the number of contracted events grows. In other words, for a multi-use license, START V2 becomes even a bigger bargain.
Any order of START V2 will include free support and free upgrades, over the period of the license.
Then, you can make your decision about using START V2. When you decide to order the system, you'll get it immediately. In the case of a hosted server, it will be activated instantly - as soon as you request to have it activated. If you want a "download license", you will receive a download link (with username/password), along with instructions for installation. Then, a bill will follow later on, payable within 60 days of the invoice.
START V2 will make your life a lot easier - that much is guaranteed.