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.

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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Fuel Oil and Propane Business Acquisitions

Fuel oil and propane business management teams are occasionally met with the prospect of an acquisition. Your business may be considering acquiring another branch or you may be considering selling your business. Regardless of which side of the picture you are on, a...

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Why You Need an Automated Fuel Management Software System

If your fuel management or propane management software system is DOS based (do you often see a blue screen with code before getting to your destination?), it’s time to consider upgrading your software to an automated system. Automation is today and it is the future....

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