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.

Making Deliveries More Efficient

By Mike Procopio Blue Cow Software Getting fuel oil or propane to a customer’s home is not a simple process, especially if you want to make money while doing it. Customer demands, driver shortages, and increasing traffic congestion make deliveries more challenging...

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Marketing in an “On the Go” World

Promoting mobile phone app use among customers By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software America has always been a mobile society. So it is no surprise that the number of mobile device users has surpassed those who stay connected via a desktop or laptop computer....

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Use Data to Price Service Plans Correctly

By Mike Procopio Blue Cow Software How much do you charge customers for an annual service contract? Is it enough? Many fuel oil and propane companies set a service plan price and hope they hit the mark. But without analyzing the data behind their service costs, they...

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Where Will You Find Your Next “Best Customer”?

Using heat mapping technology to zero in on business growth opportunities By Mike Procopio Blue Cow Software Speaking with a difficult customer after resolving his latest complaint, a business owner said, “I wish I had 100 customers like you!”  The surprised customer...

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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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