As ERP consultants who support many Sage PFW ERP customers, we want to make sure everyone knows that Sage has announced the official retirement of Sage PFW ERP (formerly Platinum for Windows) on March 31, 2014. In our ERP software industry, we see that software is discontinued and for a variety of reasons. A few reasons a publisher like Sage may choose to discontinue ERP software like Sage PFW ERP is the lack of support by third party providers, technology that is out of date and a lack of functionality that is now found in today’s modern ERP software. In this case, Sage has clarified that it is the level of functionality provided by Sage PFW that has led to the decision to retire the solution. Since Sage PFW ERP was written with Microsoft Visual Basic programming language it has become increasingly difficult for Sage to support this outdated language. Sage has tried to support this platform for loyal Sage PFW ERP customers and now it is time to consider new options since Microsoft ended support for Visual Basic in 2008. Sage has seen a growing number of customers migrate to more functionality rich and modern solutions that provide a surplus to the benefits of Sage PFW ERP, the company decided that it is the right time to end Sage PFW ERP’s successful run.