Will this save my plans?
The 3-in-1 Calculator works "in the browser.” That means your entries will be retained indefinitely in the browser you used for input (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Edge), subject to your settings for clearing its history. No more worries if you are interrupted while working with it.
When you resume, just use the same browser and device, and your plans will be there!
Once you have developed a plan you like, the best way to “save” it is to just print out a hard copy for reference. Do that by using the “PRINT ALL“ button. In fact, depending on your computer and/or browser, you may be able to simply email a pdf copy of the plan.
Then, as you receive the monthly results from your accounting package and POS system, you can easily compare these "actuals" to your plan.
What about "updating" your plans?
The ROI's calculators are for projecting, not accounting.
For many retailers, preparing a plan once per quarter that looks ahead to the next 12 months is a good schedule. (Of course, if business conditions change dramatically, or an appealing opportunity arises, those situations would warrant some new "what if...?" thinking.)
To develop an updated plan, reset the starting month, and then simply enter your current best estimates for sales, margins, expenses, etc, for the next 12 months.
And that's it! The 3-in-1 Calculator immediately generates a new integrated plan for the next 12 months. Of course, you can consider various tweaks and adjustments to that plan; it is called the "What if...?" Calculator for a reason!