Even though EndNote consists of filters of import available for every database within a few universities, there are certain difficulties that the user might in this context (Fourie 2011). The user will not be able to find a filter that seems to match the certain databases that have been chosen for the purpose of importing references from. Also, at times it has been seen that the filter will not be able to work (Fourie 2011). This results in reducing the users of EndNote as packages of software are chosen as per the functions required to be done.
Also, it has been seen that at times, there is a possibility that the references will not be able to get imported in an accurate way. Several errors and mistakes can be found within the data imported. Apart from that, information is also found to be in the wrong field. At such point of time, the user will have to editing the references manually for ensuring that filling of all important fields has been done in a significant and correct way.
EndNote also performs the function of exporting database to format of Bibtex. However, if this function is initiated, it has been seen that the guidelines for styling the references are not conformed to appropriately (Giglia 2010). This is due to the fact that representing the reference metadata with the help of an EndNote does not seem to be corresponding with the format of Bibtex in a clean and appropriate way. Even though the results or outcomes seem to be nice in the case of EndNote, it can be considered that it does not seem to be living up to the expectations of professionals who require this package. There are a number of serious errors that this package initiates that are not acceptable by the professionals using it. The biggest disadvantage related to the package of EndNote is that it involves a standard amount of cash for availing the benefits (Fourie 2011). The cost has been fixed at $ 300 and in addition to this cost; it also requires upgrade of payment on regular basis for majority of the users.