As every process journey starts with tasks, workflows start even earlier, by a trigger. The trigger function allows you to decide how your process begins. Such a trigger could be a form or email that once they are sent out, your process will begin. Or another trigger could be when a new hire signs the employment contract, your process will begin.
The trigger function allows you to decide how your process begins. Let's look at an easy example of hiring a new employee. In the following animation, we start creating a new process and end up in the screen to set a trigger.
Let's have a closer look at how a workflow can be triggered.
Which Trigger is Required?
Information can be provided in different ways to trigger a workflow. A person can provide information by filling a form in order to submit a request. In other cases, a system sends out an automated notification (for example, when a new order has arrived) to inform other people about the details. However, all information is important and workflows can react in different ways to it, depending on how the trigger has been defined.