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.

2019 User Group Meeting Recap

Our Largest User Group Meeting Ever!Thank you to all of our Blue Cow Software users who came out to Gillette Stadium this week and made this year's User Group Meeting the largest in the 15 year history of our company! It was so great to see everyone and to...

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Palmer Gas & Oil: Big on Blue

Kevin Whittier, Business Analyst and Project Manager at Palmer Gas & Oil in Atkinson, New Hampshire, is a Blue Cow Software fan. So much so that Kevin has volunteered to sit with other fuel dealers to personally demonstrate how his company uses our Ignite®...

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Avoiding Parts Inventory Creep

By Nick QuaratielloBlue Cow SoftwareAmong the most challenging tasks for managers of a fuel oil and propane company’s service and installation department is keeping track of parts. Having the right parts, in the right place, at the right time is essential...

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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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