30 JUN 2017 About the PROFITS Trend Tracker 0 The PROFITS Trend Tracker is a special retail Profit & Loss projecting tool developed by The Retail Owners Institute specifically for retailers and The Retailers PROFITS Center. All the formulas are built-in. No spreadsheets for you to have to set up. Available online, 24/7. Nothing to install! It just works! In just minutes, see whether your planned combination of sales, margins and expenses would produce a profit for your business. You enter the numbers you already know: what you expect Sales and Gross Margin percents to be each month. The Expenses go in very quickly, by "buckets", or major categories. (Use the SPEEDY Expense Analyzer to sort your numbers, if need be. It happens very quickly.) 5 minutes - maximum - for the inputs. Really! Plus, see "the Big Picture" of the year's expenses, including as a percent of sales. Makes comparisons to prior years much easier (what are the trends?) Readily identify trouble spots – and opportunities. more info about Profit Planning INPUTS more info about Expense "BUCKETS" more info about Profit Planning INPUTS more info about Expense "BUCKETS"