Senior executives at utilities face unprecedented challenges in an industry that has traditionally been slow to adopt changes. This means they must re-evaluate their current enterprise systems to ensure they’re future ready and capable of providing reliable, timely information. Geographic information systems (GIS) have served as one of the key foundation platforms to manage their assets as part of an operating network. Newer GIS platforms have evolved into true enterprise network modeling, or ENM, systems. Making the leap from GIS to ENM provides the foundation utilities need to thrive in a quickly changing environment.