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.

Avoiding Disaster is No Laughing Matter

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software It has been a busy month for disasters. Television coverage of the devastating floods inundating the Carolinas can’t begin to tell the full story of the calamity that has befallen that region. At the same time, just a few miles from...

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Trends in Dispatch Management

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software Trucks on the road and technicians in the field, either making a fuel delivery or service call, are only assets when they are active and busy. Idle vehicles and people cost you money. Which is why the “art & science” practiced by...

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5 Lessons We Can Learn from Amazon

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software A century ago, virtually every home in America included at least one item purchased from Sears, Roebuck & Co., often ordered from the company’s iconic catalog. Today, Sears is teetering on the edge of insolvency, having been replaced...

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Data Security Steps You Need to Take

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software Do you remember how you felt the last time your mobile phone lost its signal as you passed through a “dead zone” in cell coverage? It was a lonely, lost sensation. Now transfer that to the specter of losing the “signal” to all of your...

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Oil and Gas Prices Heading in Different Directions?

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software Product pricing is never an easy task. Setting the right selling price for fuel oil or propane is dependent on multiple factors, ranging from supplier prices, to target margin, to competitive circumstances. In order to make longer...

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How Often Should You Contact Customers?

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software Keeping in touch with your customers is an important way to retain their loyalty and keep them engaged with your company. Demonstrating your interest in them by providing helpful and interesting information is a great way to solidify...

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Benefits of Integrated Accounting Software

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software You may be familiar with the term “SaaS,” which stands for Software as a Service. It is a cloud-based way for a business to access the latest software technologies without actually downloading a hard copy onto your own server. But...

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Why Your Customers Want Mobile Access

By Mark Nardone Blue Cow Software Are you mobile? Your customers certainly are. And if you want to keep up with them it is essential that your propane or fuel oil company invest in its own mobile phone app. If you think that mobile phone apps are solely...

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Two New Blue Cow Team Members!

Welcome Joaquin and Rick! Blue Cow Software has added two veteran software developers to our expanding team! Joaquin Pabon, a 17-year veteran of software development, has joined the company as a software development specialist. Joaquin will...

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