The Institute's BUYING PLAN Forecaster is one-of-a-kind. 

  • Online, in-the-cloud. Nothing to download or install.
  • The formulas are all built in
  • Sophisticated, accurate, and fast. 
  • Easy for retailers to use! 

Now, develop an inventory buying budget, wherever and whenever you need it!

Inputs go in very quickly
Planned Sales, Gross Margin %, Beginning Inventory @Cost, Targeted Turnover rate
(LY Sales are optional entry, for reference if you wish)

Immediately! Monthly Buying Plan!
Plus, each month's Targeted Ending Inventory @Cost is highlighted. It even projects the GMROI for this plan! How sweet is that?!?

Available on-demand, 24/7. Only from The ROI.
Nothing like it anywhere else.

Just 3 quick inputs, using the numbers you already know:
  1. Planned Sales and Gross Margin % by month
  2. Beginning Inventory @Cost 
  3. Targeted Inventory Turns (choose from the drop-down menu)

Immediately! See your monthly buying plan! Know your Open-to-Buy for each month. And, see your Ending Inventory levels for each month.

Now the fun begins for the merchant in you!

Start to play "What if...?"

  1. That monthly ending inventory number doesn't look quite right? Okay, change turns. What difference would that make?
  2. Having second thoughts about reaching those sales numbers in some months? No problem; change expected sales in whatever months you want.
  3. Gross Margins can be changed each month as well. Need to open up some Open-to-Buy dollars? Which months do you want some special promotions?

It's Dynamic!

See the cause-effect results immediately, each time you change an input. 

Plus, for every plan you generate, the SPEEDY Online OTB also projects GMROI. (That's the #1 measure of inventory productivity.)

Now, any retailer, anywhere, can know your Open-to-Buy in minutes, on demand. Automagically!


eLearning Portal

Want to learn more about using the BUYING PLAN Forecaster? 

Get the Open-to-Buy BASICS eLearning Kit

Includes an entire online training course on Projecting Inventory Buying ("Open-to-Buy") plans. Explanatory how-to content, lively case studies, and yes, even a final quiz! Our promise: "Now, everyone 'gets it'!"

Plus, how to use the BUYING PLAN Forecaster to "automate" the number-crunching of Open-to-Buy plans.

Learn it. Do it. Profit from it!  More info here 

Since 1999, empowering retailers and store owners to "Turn on your financial headlights!"