- Customization is problematic.
- Re–engineering business processes to fit the ERP system may damage competitiveness and/or divert focus from other critical activities
- ERP can cost more than less integrated and/or less comprehensive solutions.
- High switching costs increase vendor negotiating power vis a vis support, maintenance and upgrade expenses.
- Overcoming resistance to sharing sensitive information between departments can divert management attention.
- Integration of truly independent businesses can create unnecessary dependencies.
- Extensive training requirements take resources from daily operations.
The limitations of ERP have been recognized sparking new trends in ERP application development, the four significant developments being made in ERP are, creating a more flexible ERP, Web-Enable ERP, Interenterprise ERP and e-Business Suites, each of which will potential address the fallbacks of the current ERP.