Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects have often been found to be complex and risky to implement in business enterprises. Thus, an understanding of the risk factors inherent in implementing ERP projects can help to reduce the incidence of failure. The results not only revealed which planning & control risk factors are associated with ERP project implementation, but also showed that management must be aware of the critical risk factors and their impact on ERP project success. Based on this study's findings, management must mitigate or eliminate significant risk factors such as schedule overrun, budget overrun, unclear goals, and ineffective communication. This intervention would increase the success rate of an ERP project.