My company is currently planning to setup Sharepoint 2010 and I have been tasked with converting old forms (e.g. Vacation Request Form) into workflows in Sharepoint.
Historically, the forms have been printed out, filled out, and manually walked to a supervisor's office. We would like to use Sharepoint workflows to automate this task.
I am VERY new to Sharepoint and am wondering:
Does it make sense to convert the whole process into workflow steps? It seems to me that creating a workflow for data in something like an Expense Report doesn't make much sense. Instead, the data should be in an Excel Spreadsheet hooked to a content type with a workflow built around it. Am I thinking about it right? There may be other benefits to having it all in a workflow that I am not seeing. Does anyone have any recommended tutorials?