In this section, we will learn about process instantiation using the timer events (the timer start pattern). This pattern enables process instantiation using Timer Events. Timer Events are used extensively in BPM, and Oracle BPM offers rich Timer Event configurations. You can use timers to incorporate a delay before initiating an activity, configure a deadline for an activity/process, trigger activities after a certain amount of time has elapsed, periodically trigger a process, and start a process. This section is dedicated to showcasing how Timer Events can be used to start/initiate BPM processes or to periodically schedule BPM processes.
The following table lists the details around the Timer Start pattern: