Business process setup guide (BPMS)

[Wait for timer] intermediate event

The [Wait for timer] intermediate event (Fig. 1) is used to pause the process for a certain period of time.

Fig. 1 [Wait for timer] intermediate event


For example, a process can create a task for the user to check for invoice payment five days after the invoice had been issued.

[Wait for timer] event operation


After the element incoming flow is activated, it starts the countdown.


When the specified period of time expires, the [Wait for timer] element activates its outgoing flows.

[Wait for timer] event parameters

Start in (sec.)

Specify the process pause duration in seconds (e.g., specify “3600” for 1 hour). This field is populated using the parameter value window.

See also

Process parameters

[Wait for signal] intermediate event

[Wait for message] intermediate event

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