Many companies overlook the role data connectivity plays in successful digital transformation. This is especially true in the energy sector where engineering and industrial manufacturing must work together against a backdrop of complex requirements, one-off deliverables, and regulatory scrutiny. Caltex Oil Tools is an innovative leader in the oil and gas industry and has tackled these challenges with Aras Innovator. In addition to leveraging Aras’ core PLM capabilities to streamline product configurations, they’ve extended the digital thread with a Microsoft Dynamics 365, Business Central (D365) connector. This PLM and ERP connectivity has set the stage for further initiatives addressing MRO (manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and operations) capabilities with the implementation of a digital twin solution.