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Building Long-Running Workflow Processes
A long-running workflow process is a persistent workflow that can last for hours, days, or months. An example of a long-running workflow process is an approval process that sends an order to an external system such as SAP, and then waits for a response. For more information, see About Long-Running Workflow Processes.
NOTE: When building long-running workflow processes, use user events and not run-time events to trigger processes and resume instances.
For more information, see Assigning Subprocesses to End Users to Create Collaborative Long-Running Workflows