# Getting Started with Integration Flow Design Guidelines - Timer-Initiated Scenario

- How to find existing out-of-the-box integration flow design guidelines for Cloud Integration, capability of SAP Integration Suite, and how to copy them into your tenant
- How to deploy and work with integration flow design guidelines with minimal effort

## Prerequisites

- You have an account with SAP Business Technology Platform as described in Set Up an SAP BTP Account for Tutorials.
- You have enabled Cloud Integration, capability of SAP Integration Suite, as described in Set Up Integration Suite Trial.

### Use Case

As an integration developer, you need to make sure that you design integration flows in a robust manner to safeguard your company’s mission-critical business processes. To do so, you can leverage ready-made integration content as templates. The integration flow design guidelines offer best practices and ready-made content for you to start with your integration scenario. The integration flows are designed to meet the following requirements:

- Each integration flow focuses on one dedicated guideline or pattern, giving you easy access to the topic at hand.
- Each integration flow can be deployed and executed with minimum effort. That way, you can test each guideline or pattern on your own.
- You can use each reference integration flow as a basis for creating more complex scenarios.

Currently, the following topics are covered by the integration flow design guidelines:

- Learn the Basics
- Run an Integration Flow Under Well-Defined Boundary Conditions
- Relax Dependencies to External Components
- Keep Readability in Mind
- Handle Errors Gracefully
- Apply the Highest Security Standards
- Use the Partner Directory Appropriately
- Use Scripting Appropriately
- Enterprise Integration Patterns

In this tutorial, you are going to download the easiest integration scenario currently offered by Cloud Integration: **Modeling Basics - Timer-Initiated Scenario**. This scenario will show you how you can leverage integration flow design guidelines in integration scenarios - quickly and efficiently.

**Congratulations! You’ve successfully copied and deployed a very simple timer-initiated integration flow which is part of the Learn the Basics integration flow guideline.**