Use Timer Events to determine the maximum time allowed for processing a task.


Purpose

Timer events are used to specify the upper time limit for processing a task. It can be used as a start event, intermediate event or boundary event. When a timer attached task goes over time, it allows the process to perform some action.

For Example, let's say a process is submitted to a Human Node Task, which is being monitored by Timer event. If the task is not taken care of or completed as per scheduled, then Timer event can be used to send an email to Manager/ Responsible Work Party head of such halted human node.


Properties

Timer Configuration panel has only one tab to define properties:

  1. Timer


Property

Mandatory

Default

Description

Time Duration

Y

0

To specify the maximum time duration for a task.

Time Unit

Y


Type of time unit.

Terminate

N

Uncheck

Select checkbox if you want that task to terminate on exceeding time.