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The Imperative of Cloud-Based Data Security

Cloud-based solutions offer greater security, scalability, and access than traditional data management.
Cloud-based solutions offer greater security, scalability, and access than traditional data management In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of energy distribution, heating oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/imperative-cloud-based-data-security/

There is No Off-Season

Spring and summer seasons of growth are nurtured with data
Spring and summer seasons of growth are nurtured with data Historically, the spring and summer were the “off season” for the liquid heating fuels industry. This was the period of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/there-no-season/

Upgrade Your Payment Processing, Increase Your Profits, Part 2

A two-part series on new opportunities with integrated processing
A two-part series on new opportunities with integrated processing In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the ways Qualpay’s integrated payment processing could lower energy… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/upgrade-your-payment-processing-increase-your-profits-part-2/

Data, Data Everywhere

Managing, using and optimizing your company’s data
Managing, using and optimizing your company’s data You may think of your business as a liquid heating fuels retailer or wholesaler, an equipment manufacturer, a transport or… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/data-data-everywhere/

Data Management: Go Beyond Simple Reporting

Top 5 Benefits of Business Intelligence Reporting
Top 5 Benefits of Business Intelligence Reporting We are in the Data Age. It’s no longer enough to make business decisions based on intuition; management needs to look at their… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/data-management-go-beyond-simple-reporting/

The Importance of Understanding Your Customers

Leaders of successful businesses in the propane and fuel oil industry fully understand and appreciate the importance of really understanding their customer relationships
“I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.” – Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Like the late Steve Jobs, leaders of successful… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/importance-understanding-your-customers/

Getting Smarter about Propane Logistics

Using technology to reduce errors and increase profits
Using technology to reduce errors and increase profits Look up the definition of the word ‘logistics,’ and Merriam-Webster provides a simplistic “the handling of the details of… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/getting-smarter-about-propane-logistics/

Measuring Operational Efficiency

Five key performance indicators for optimizing daily business activities
We have long been proponents of “measuring to manage,” the process of monitoring performance of business operations by capturing and measuring metrics through financial and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/measuring-operational-efficiency/

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Energy Marketers

The 4 most common computer hacks and 5 key defenses
The 4 most common computer hacks and 5 key defenses With news reports of cyberattacks shutting down everything from fuel pipelines to food distribution, it is not unthinkable… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/cybersecurity-best-practices-energy-marketers/

Six Steps to a More Resilient Organization

Strategic planning provides direction in turbulent times
Strategic planning provides direction in turbulent times It has never been easy to run a successful energy company. But the array of obstacles lining up to impede the path to a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/six-steps-more-resilient-organization/

Why You Need a WISP

Securing private data is no longer an option — it’s an absolute necessity
Securing private data is no longer an option — it’s an absolute necessity Our most recent survey of the energy industry revealed that only 14% of the companies that responded… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/why-you-need-wisp/

When Is a Customer Not a Customer?

Tips for maintaining an updated account list
Tips for maintaining an updated account list Every fuel oil and propane dealer loses customers, and each for a different reason. Maybe the customer sold their home and moved out… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/when-customer-not-customer/

Gray, Gray & Gray Launches 30th Annual Energy Industry Survey

Survey will collect data from fuel oil and propane marketers spanning April 2020 through March 2021
Survey will collect data from fuel oil and propane marketers spanning April 2020 through March 2021 Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, a consulting and accounting firm serving the fuel oil… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gray-gray-gray-launches-30th-annual-energy-industry-survey/

Talking Data

Data management and digital deliverables
Data management and digital deliverables You have a wealth of data about your customers, but are you putting it to its best use? As data management is on this month’s editorial… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/talking-data/

The Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

It might already be glaring at you from your computer screen
It might already be glaring at you from your computer screen Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. The targets of these attacks are not necessarily billion… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/weakest-link-cybersecurity/

How Data Saved the Day

Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands
Fuel marketers use data management to better meet and predict customers’ fluctuating demands What are you doing with the data you have? Well, it’s likely you could do more. In… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/how-data-saved-day/

Your Data Can Be Your Advantage

How to collect, maintain and leverage it effectively
From the moment a client calls you, visits your website, talks with your driver or service tech, or just walks into your office, you have a chance to better understand them. Each… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/your-data-can-be-your-advantage/

Now in the Data Pipeline: Pipeline Data

EIA’s new database tracks more than 200 pipeline projects, including eight ending in East Coast states
Last May, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched a new liquid pipeline projects database that tracks more than 200 crude oil, hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL), and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/now-data-pipeline-pipeline-data/

Don’t Miss the Forest OR the Trees

If there were such a thing as a fuel dealer dictionary, irony might be defined as a grossly inefficient delivery drop, one in which a tanker burns more gallons to reach a customer’s home than it actually delivers to the customer’s tank.
If there were such a thing as a fuel dealer dictionary, irony might be defined as a grossly inefficient delivery drop, one in which a tanker burns more gallons to reach a… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/dont-miss-forest-or-trees/

The Data Speaks for Itself

The deciding factor in data entry and data management has always been the people in the driver seats and office chairs. That remains true today.
“Data” has been something of a buzzword in both the energy and technology sectors for at least several years now. The term means different things to different people. For some,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/data-speaks-itself/

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