The Blue Cow Software Blog is dedicated to educating and sharing concepts pertaining to fuel oil, propane, and HVAC business management with industry professionals. Posts may include but are not limited to latest news, trends, and recommendations. Stay tuned as the blog posts are updated frequently.

Adjusting Fuel Assistance Funds

This is the time of year when state energy assistance programs are giving out additional funding. Why do they do this? If the temperatures have significantly deviated from what was expected, additional funding will be provided to help cover the costs of extra fuel oil...

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Mid-Season Budget Recalculation

The time of the year is here to perform Mid-Season Budget Recalculation for your customers who are on budget plans. Why do you need to recalculate your customers’ budgets mid-season? If the weather is much warmer or colder than expected, or if the price of fuel...

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Promotional Ideas for the New Year

With the new year a little less than two weeks away, you may be thinking of promotional ideas to help your business increase sales. Here are three of our favorite New Year’s Promotion ideas: Refer a Friend– Referrals may seem ancient, but word-of-mouth is still one of...

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Business Efficiency in the Winter Months

Thinking of the upcoming winter months often makes fuel oil and propane business owners question how they can increase operational efficiency. Snow storms and below freezing temperatures lead to road closures and while this poses problems for delivery and service...

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Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving Day here, we have much to be thankful for. Since Blue Cow Software’s founding over 14 years ago, the company has been steadily growing. We work with fuel oil marketers and propane marketers of all sizes – the mom and pop shops with two or three...

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Web Based vs. Desktop Applications

We’ve been hearing, “my application is web based and therefore it’s superior,” a lot lately. If you’re leaning towards this mind-set, or worse, you’ve fallen into the trap, we pose the following questions to you: Have you used Microsoft Office Online as well as the...

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Case Studies

If you follow Blue Cow Software on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn you may have seen that we published our first case study this week. Between our blog posts and our case studies, we are working to make as much content available to you. Why? Our goal at Blue Cow...

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Managing Customer Data

Managing customer data can be a grueling and stressful task especially for businesses in the fuel oil and propane industries who could have thousands of customers with multiple locations for each one. How do you manage your customers? Do you find yourself pulling...

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Win Customer Loyalty Before the Busy Season Begins

September means the busy season for fuel oil and propane businesses is right around the corner. As homeowners and local shops begin researching and selecting their fuel oil and propane delivery and service providers, what is your sales team doing to make sure it...

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