Using the Outcomes Star under licence

Find the type of licence you need to use the Star in your service

Full resources for every version of the Star are available for organisations with Star training and Star licences for all members of staff using the Star. Here you’ll find information about the various types of licence offered by Triangle and how your service can become a Licensed Star User.

More information about the types of Star licence available

There are three types of Star licences available – these are explained in more detail below:

  1. Star Online system licences
  2. Basic licences
  3. Licences to use the Star with other approved IT and software systems

All types of licence are annual and renewable each year. Please note that we are required to add VAT to all UK invoices. To purchase licences, contact us specifying which type and how many you need. We will get back to you to discuss implementing the Star and send you a quote to review.

1. Star Online system licences

These licences give you:

  • Access to the full length-documentation for all relevant Stars via the Star Online’s web portal, including Star Charts and action plans, User or Worker Guides, Organisation Guides, Quizzes or Scales and additional resources such as flashcards
  • Access to Licensed Star User resources including a certificate and logo for display
  • Ability to complete Stars on screen in an engaging and interactive way with service users, using a computer, tablet or mobile phone
  • Access to easy-to-use outcomes and distance-travelled reporting options, including comparing Star readings on a Star visual for individual service users as well as aggregating data for caseloads, services and overall organisations
  • Permission to integrate Star intellectual property into your own documents as long as full copyright details are given and neither the Star nor the Scales are amended in any way

To try the Star Online out for yourself, visit www.staronline.org.uk to sign up for a free 30 day demo.

Costs in the UK start with an annual account fee of £660, which is inclusive of up to 16 licences. Additional licences can be added for £33 per licence per year. There is also a one-off set up fee of £75.

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2. Basic licences

These licences give you:

  • Access to the full length-documentation for all relevant Stars via the Star Online’s web portal, including Star Charts and action plans, User or Worker Guides, Organisation Guides, Quizzes or Scales and additional resources such as flashcards
  • Access to Licensed Star User resources including licence-stamped Star materials and a certificate and logo for display
  • Permission to complete the Star on paper with service users and to enter Star data into a spreadsheet – please note, if you plan to record Star data in a software or IT system, it must be approved by Triangle and you will need Licence Type 3
  • Permission to integrate Star intellectual property into your own documents as long as full copyright details are given and neither the Star nor the Scales are amended in any way

Costs in the UK start with an annual account fee of £330, which is inclusive of up to 16 licences. Additional licences can be added for £16.50 per licence per year. There is no one-off set up fee for these licences.

Also available is a smaller implementation account fee of £170, which is inclusive of up to 4 licences.

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3. Licences to use the Star with other approved IT or software systems

Triangle work with other software system providers so that Star functionality can be incorporated in systems that our clients may already be using to record service user and outcomes information. For more information and a full list of Approved Software System Providers, click here.

Costs for licences linked to Approved Software System Providers vary depending on the level of Star functionality built into the system. The two options available are set out below.

3a. Licences to use the Star in IT systems with full functionality

Licences for full functionality give you:

  • Access to all resources and permission to use Star intellectual property, as per Basic licences (Type 1)
  • Ability to complete Stars on screen with service users in your own software system, including the ability to show all ladders, long scales or quizzes, and the ability to record and analyse the data

Costs in the UK start with an annual account fee of £660 which is inclusive of up to 16 licences. Additional licences can be added for £33 per licence per year.

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3b. Licences to use the Star in IT systems with minimum functionality

Licences for minimum functionality give you:

  • Access to all resources and permission to use Star intellectual property, as per Basic licences (Type 1)
  • Ability to record and analyse Star data in your own software system – ie to input readings against the outcome areas of the Star

Costs in the UK start with an annual account fee of £330 which is inclusive of up to 16 licences. Additional licences can be added for £16.50 per licence per year.

Also available is a smaller implementation account fee of £170, which is inclusive of up to 4 licences.

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Looking for prices outside of the UK?

Information and prices for other countries can be found in our International section.

Exceptions to the Star licence – Homelessness Star

For the Homelessness Star (the original version of the Outcomes Star), organisations in the UK wishing to use only the Homelessness Star on paper can do so without a licence, as long as they have had training for members of staff using the Star. However, for organisations outside of the UK, organisations wishing to use other versions of the Star as well as the Homelessness Star, or organisations using the Star via our web application (www.staronline.org.uk) or another IT system, licences for all members of staff using the Star must be purchased.

Enquiries and further information

If you would like to discuss which licence type would work best for you or if you have any other queries, please contact us.