Company Benefits From Licensing Agreement as It Rebrands and Expands Operations
NuStar Energy began operations in 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, after separating from parent company Valero Energy. Management was under pressure to rebrand operations while ensuring that customers experience continuous service. NuStar had to choose technology that would provide immediate operational efficiency and support long-term corporate goals. NuStar Energy also needed a licensing strategy that would deliver initial cost savings and long-term benefits. To achieve these goals, NuStar Energy acquired an integrated Microsoft solution through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that covers the latest Microsoft desktop software and server products, as well as ongoing maintenance benefits. NuStar Energy's IT infrastructure was operational in less than six months and now has the communication, collaboration, and IT management capabilities it needs to support a growing global organization.