Preventative Care

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...
Learning to Work Smarter

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...
When Is the Right Time to Change K Factor Seasons?

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...
Writing Off a Software Purchase

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...
How Smart Dealers Use Technology

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...