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Timer Start Event now available!

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Some processes need to be triggered periodically or at a specific time/date. What happens if the person in charge of triggering the process forgets? Or if he/she is not available? Wouldn’t it be better to schedule the process? Well, now in Flokzu you can do that with a Timer Start Event.


Timer Start Events can be used instead of the traditional Start Event to set a specific date or cycle (e.g. every Monday at 9 a.m.) that will trigger the start of the process automatically.


Setting up a Timer Start Event

The Timer Start Event is configured in the Process Workflow. It’s one of the BPMN elements that can be included when modeling the diagram. Note: This feature is only available for organizations subscribed to a Standard or Premium plan.

A Timer Start Event is visualized as a circle with clock inner icon. This is how you can include the Timer Start Event in your diagram:

Timer Start Event


Once you place the Timer Start Event in the diagram, double-click it to define its settings. The following configuration will display:

Timer Start Event Settings



The name field is optional. You can use it to add a name below the element on the diagram. Monday9am



Then select how often the process should be started. The options are: daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.












The final step is to select the start time (as 24-hour). Please enter the start time in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Always consider that converting your local time into UTC might affect the date as well. For example 23:00 PDT Tuesday translates to 06:00 UTC Wednesday.


A Timer Start Event is scheduled as soon as the process is deployed. The created documents will have all its fields empty, so you should place a User Task after the Timer Start Event to fill in all the necessary information in the process form. 

Each process can have one Timer Start Event at the most. Even if the process starts automatically, you can also initiate it manually whenever you want.

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