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Southern Company is a premier energy company in the southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. The company owns five electric utilities in four states, as well as a retail natural gas business and a fiber optics and wireless business. Recently, Southern Company undertook an initiative to bring about an enterprise GIS approach for all its five electric utilities. Recognizing the potential of an Enterprise GIS and the real benefits it could generate, the company kicked off its Enterprise GIS (E-GIS) strategy development project with the goal of exploring the benefits of an enterprise GIS and developing a plan to achieve those goals. This paper will highlight the challenges, findings, and lessons learned as Southern Company completed its detailed Business Case for E-GIS, identifying and quantifying the operational and financial considerations related to an enterprise approach to GIS.