Looking to see if someone has done something similar to this and if so can provide some insight on how you went about doing it (did you use SP Designer, did you use a list, if so what kind, etc.).
The desired outcome: Create a workflow in SharePoint (likely using SP Designer) that is used to notify reviewers/approvers (possibly via an MS Outlook email) that documents have been saved to a network drive are ready for review. The reviewer/approver would review and either approve or reject (within the SP workflow) the documents (so there would have to be something within each workflow that identifies exactly which documents that workflow pertains to as this information needs to be maintained for audit purposes).
Ideally the workflow would have a hyperink to the network drive where the documents will be stored. SharePoint would basically be used for the notification and approval/rejection pieces (the documents cannot be routed and stored via/on SharePoint for various reasons pertaining to the content in the documents and per direction from IT).
Some options, insights (if you've completed a similar workflow), etc. would be appreciated.
I am site admin/have full control and also have SP Designer (2007).