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.

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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The Importance of Updating Your Software Systems

The software update: an often dreaded, but necessary task that we are all occasionally gifted with. How long does it take for you to actually hit the “Update Now” or “Install Update” button? Unfortunately, some of us wait too long or avoid updates because “we don’t...

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Digital Marketing Tips to Attract Customers Online

The digital space has become increasingly popular for customer acquisition and retention. According to AdWeek, 60% of consumers begin the sales process by using a search engine (ie. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) to find specific products they want, and 81% of shoppers...

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Team Building During an Office-Wide Software Conversion

Is your company preparing for the transition to a new back office software, or for any internal software conversion? Whether your business is in our HVAC, fuel oil, and propane delivery and service industries, or another industry that heavily relies on software for...

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Protect Your Yes

Whether you work in the fuel oil, propane, and HVAC industries, or an industry that is completely unrelated, work efficiency and productivity are highly valued. It’s important to know what your role pertains and how you can be the best version of yourself in the...

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The Year of Plinko!

  This year, Blue Cow Software hosted our 10th Annual User Group Meeting. Attendance included 60 companies and over 140+ attendees. The event was filled with excellent networking, strong new content and a sneak peek of what is to come. We always have a great time...

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Monitoring Your Key Performance Indicators

Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is an important managerial task for any business in any industry. In the Propane, Fuel Oil, and HVAC industries, this task often gets overlooked, probably because it is made overly complicated. Reporting on your company’s...

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