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.

New Year’s Resolutions for Fuel Company Managers

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software We work in an unusual industry. Although the calendar tells us it is a new year, our season began long before the leaves fell from the trees several months ago. Still, the turn of the calendar page does give an owner or manager of...

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Winthrop Fuel: Growing with Blue Cow Software

We recently had a conversation with Bennett Guerette of Winthrop Fuel in Winthrop Maine, a family-owned and operated fuel delivery and heating services company. Bennett talked about the company’s success in utilizing Blue Cow Software’s Ignite® Mobile solution, which...

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Grading Your Customers

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software Have you ever heard of the Ulmer Scale? Created by an entertainment journalist, the Ulmer Scale is a rating system for celebrities, which created the phenomenon of “A-list” stars all the way down to “D-list” has-beens. It is one...

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How to Use Analytics to Move Your Business Forward

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software “You can’t tell where you are going unless you know where you have been.” The source of this quote has been lost to time, but the advice remains as appropriate as ever. In order to create a workable plan for the future of your...

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Making Better Business Decisions

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” is a phrase whose origin is lost in history. But statistics are very much applicable in today’s modern business world. With success or failure riding on making the best choices on a range of...

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Going Paperless

Reducing the amount of paper used in your office is an environmentally responsible step to take. But moving toward a truly paperless office environment has benefits for your business as well as for Mother Nature.

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Survey Says…

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software For the past 26 years, the accounting firm of Gray, Gray & Gray has conducted an annual survey of the energy industry. Every year the results provide a look into the “best practices” of fuel oil and propane companies, as well...

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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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