Difference between Asynchronous Plugin and Workflows in MSCRM

So many times I have been asked a question from my colleagues, 

What is the difference between Async Plugin and Workflow, Since both are Asynchronous But What is the actual difference between them and When should i use Workflow and When should I use Async Plugin ?
Answer :
My Answer is always \”Depends\”, the right approach is determined by the Characteristics of the task that you are trying to accomplish.
 Following Matrix show the difference between the same :
          Requirement
Use Plug-in
Use Workflow
Needs a synchronous action to happen before or after an event occurs
Or
Need to perform a task that has to completed within 2 Sec
Yes
              No
 The logic needs to be executed while offline
Yes
No
Needs elevation of privileges (impersonation)
Or
Perform data operations on behalf of another system user
Yes
No
Needs to execute on events other than assign, create, update, set state
Yes
No
The process/logic may take a long time to complete or will be a persistent process (multiple long running steps)
No
Yes
End users will need to modify the process logic
            No
Yes
                                         Child sub processes will be triggered
No
Yes

Published by arpitpowerguide

My name is Arpit Shrivastava, who is a Microsoft MVP in the Business Applications category. I am a Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform enthusiast person who is having a passion for researching and learning new things and acquiring immense knowledge. I am providing consistent help, support, and sharing my knowledge through various Social Media Channels along with my Personal Blog, Microsoft Community, conducting online training and attending various 365 Saturday Events worldwide and sharing the best Solutions to the readers helping them achieve their goals and objectives in Customer Relationship Space.

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