I'm starting on a project to convert our out-of-date paper Purchase Requisition system to an electronic one. Our MRP system doesn't include support for it, so would like to start simply by using Sharepoint.
We have only WSS 3.0 in house and an upgrade to MOSS2007+ isn't on the cards right now so I can't take full advantage of the Infopath features which I think would be the easiest option and due to the amount of users that would need to be part of the workflow, upgrading Office licences to Pro just for Infopath isn't viable.
Please take a look at our current req in the image.
I need to get this into some kind of workable document, such as Excel or even PDF but I don't want to go off creating something that might not be workable down the line. I don't believe I can use forms for this.
My idea is for the user to fill out the form and start a workflow manually, entering specific information about the document, including who needs to authorise the req, when the workflow is initiated. This owuld then route the docment off to the various other steps which I will develop further when I come to them.
What I'm asking for is some guidance and advice on what I am doing, whether it is is the right way to go, or if there is another way to do this.