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.

Preventative Care

We visit our doctor’s office once a year for our annual physical exams.  We go to the dentist every 6 months for a check-up on our teeth.  We have our cars serviced every ‘x’ months depending on usage.  But how often do you do a system check on your company data? An...

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Learning to Work Smarter

Back in the 1930s, Allan Morgenstern coined the expression to work smarter not harder.  We have always embraced this philosophy and looked for ways our customers can work smarter.  Over the years, we have created several smarter screens in Ignite.  First, we designed...

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When Is the Right Time to Change K Factor Seasons?

For the majority of our customers, the question is not IF you should change your K Factor Season but when.  But before we get into that, let me reminisce.  At last year’s User Group Meeting, I had a conversation with a customer from Virginia where he mentioned he did...

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Writing Off a Software Purchase

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software If you are thinking of making an investment in new management software in 2020 you may now be able to “write off” the cost on your taxes. Congress recently passed, and the President signed into law, the SECURE Act. SECURE is an...

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This is How You Integrate Mobile into Your Operation!

Blue Cow Software customer Caywood Propane has experienced great success integrating mobile communications and applications into their day-to-day operations, including customer communications and management. Owner Chris Caywood wrote this article for LP Gas Magazine...

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How Smart Dealers Use Technology

I have been around the retail energy marketing industry long enough to remember when daily rack prices were sent via fax, delivery routes were printed on paper maps, and “hedging” was landscaping around the home office. Is there anyone who longs to see those days...

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How Customers Use Technology

This morning I woke up to the sound of the alarm beeping on the cell phone next to my bed. Before arising I visited a weather app to determine how many layers of clothing I would need to be comfortable. I checked my email and scanned my daily calendar on my tablet,...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Fuel Dealers

By Nick Quaratiello Blue Cow Software Fuel oil and propane dealers do not always follow a traditional calendar. The industry’s “year” begins when the leaves fall and temperatures drop and runs through the spring thaw. Still, turning the page on 2019 presents the...

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State Line Propane & Oil: “A Recipe for Growth”

When Stateline Propane & Oil (Granby, CT) was searching for a new management software platform four years ago they knew what they were looking for. When, after a competitive evaluation, they chose Blue Cow Software they were pleasantly surprised by what they got....

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