Creating a Purchase Order system with Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) 3.0

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Is it possible to use WSS 3.0  to create a PO that can do the following:

Users can go to a page and fil out a PO form. Once the form is complete, the user can submit the form for approval.

Certain users need approval from certain managers so the PO form will have to go to the correct manager for approval.

Once submitted, the form should appear in the correct manager's site and he/she will need to approve or reject as well as be able to add a comment if need be.
    If approved, the form gets sent to the person who completes the process (prints a hardcopy and file it away just in case. Also, the person who created the form will be notified that the PO was approved.
   If not approved, the user who submitted the form will be notified that it was not approved and a record of the rejected PO will also be recorded.

I should say a record of all POs should be recorded.

If this is possible, please guide me in the right direction since I am fairly new to this.


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Senior Software Developer
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Yes it's a lot of work.  Microsoft has a bunch of templates that if you dig deep enough you can learn about how to configure Sharepoint.

This one is related to what you are looking for: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AA0CBE99-06B8-4A8D-93FD-A48E66410544&displaylang=en
Top Expert 2010
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you can start with the template, and modify it using Sharepoint Designer.  you can add / modify workflows to implement the logic you've described.

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Thanks, but I'm pressed on time so I was hoping there was a step by step how to. I'm having a lot of trouble modifying the template and the workflow to do what I want (mainly because I'm learning on the go). I guess I have to learn the hard way...from trail and error.
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Ted BouskillSenior Software Developer
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
There is no simple step by step.

Top Expert 2010

Commented:
yeah, unfortunately, those templates are meant to be basic starting points.

i have spent several months modifying the Absence and Vacation template to suit my company's requirements for a Time Off Request system.  i started with the template, but have significantly modified it.  i will eventually post my experience to my blog...  in case it gives any one some help / direction.

but...  you're in a similar situation.  unless you can find a blog out there where someone has done exactly what you need, you're going to have to spend some time & effort developing it yourself.

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Yeah a little learning doesn't hurt anyone, but I have to think of an alternate route until I get this up and going due to time constraints. I have no problem figuring this out, but I just wanted to see if there was anything already done that I can slightly modify.

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Was lead in the right direction, but there really isn't a direct solution other than working with the product and figuring out how to make it meet all the requirements

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IronMan05 this is what I need.. Did you ever get it done?

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