The table below shows a typical example of how Panorama X might be used for a year. The year starts with a $100 purchase, so the starting balance is 12 months. Panorama is used to complete a project from January to May, using 5 months. Panorama isn't used for the next 2 months, so the balance doesn't change.
At the end of the year Panorama was used for 8 months, so there is still a remaining balance of 4 more months. (Note: This table assumes that Panorama is only used on one computer at a time. If you have an organization that needs to use Panorama simultaneously on multiple computers, see Do I need multiple accounts to use Panorama on multiple computers?.)
If you are using Panorama for personal use, you can log on and use Panorama on multiple computers at no extra charge, as long as you are only using one computer at a time. You don't have to log off or even quit Panorama when you are not using it on a computer, Panorama only counts actual usage.
If a Panorama account is being actively used on multiple computers at the same time (for example in a company), charges will be accrued for each computer used during the month for more than one hour. You don't have to keep track of serial numbers (there aren't any), and you can use more or less computers each month as needed. Essentially, a Panorama account is a form of site license, except that instead of paying in a lump sum, payments are made based on usage.
The table below shows typical usage for a company with three employees. During most months, all three employees are using Panorama, but if someone takes a month off, Panorama automatically reduces the charges for that month.
During this year the company used Panorama X for a total of 30 active months spread across three computers, for a total cost of $150. At this rate this company won't need to purchase any additional credits for another year.