When to use workflow engine?
Many times software engineers get stuck into situation where they ask themselves is it a right usecase for workflow engine? I say it is if it satisfy following criteria
- If your flow takes more than a day to complete
- If your flow involves steps that are external actions like receiving emails, sms, form submissions, human approval or integration with external systems like LDAP, CRM etc
- If your workflow needs to be design by non-tech user
- If you have to manage atleast 10 much flows
If above criteria is not satisfied then most likely you need a simple batch executor.