This class demonstrates how ÜZ Lülsfeld, a regional German electric utility, is using AutoCAD® Map 3D software (on an Oracle® database) to meet the challenges of Germany's energy turnaround for utilities. No longer is it appropriate to use GIS only for as-built maps. Today's requirements include a flexible database with an open architecture, a programming interface, and easy-to-use (spatial) database functions. A modern GIS must also provide asset information and management with comprehensive reporting and analysis functions. AutoCAD Map 3D meets all of these requirements. We show examples of FDO and other database connections as well as integration with other applications, such as a network calculation program. We demonstrate how to create online as-built maps for third-party enterprises and mobile GIS (online and offline) to manage operational and breakdown services.