I would like to build a workflow. But deciding to use out of the box or SPD.
Content editors would add an item that should go to drafting status (pending) and they would like to probably start the workflow manaully. This should alert the managers by email and editors should be able to enter the email addresses. The manager will then approve or reject. If any of these is done the author should receive an email.
Can this be achieved Out of the box or would I have to use Sharepoint Designer?
I tried using the OTB content approval template but I got the error about the State Service.