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In addition to BPMN, Zeebe provides a YAML format to define workflows. Creating a YAML workflow can be done with a regular text editor and does not require a graphical modelling tool. It is inspired by imperative programming concepts and aims to be easily understandable by programmers. Internally, Zeebe transforms a deployed YAML file to BPMN.

name: order-process

- id: collect-money
type: payment-service

- id: fetch-items
type: inventory-service

- id: ship-parcel
type: shipment-service

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