Some systems require that previous states of a Condition are preserved for some time. A common use case is the acknowledgement process. In certain environments, it is required to acknowledge both the transition into Active state and the transition into an inactive state. Systems with strict safety rules sometimes require that every transition into Active state has to be acknowledged. In situations where state changes occur in short succession there can be multiple unacknowledged states and the Server maintains ConditionBranches for all previous unacknowledged states. These branches will be deleted after they have been acknowledged or if they reached their final state.

Multiple ConditionBranches can also be used for other use cases where snapshots of previous states of a Condition require additional actions.