When using the STS, a planner sends his data for approval, and the status changes from 'New' or 'In process' to ''For approval' . Subsequently the superior user either approves, or sets 'back to revision' . And so on up the organisation hierarchy.
In our case 'sending for approval' generates 'released' versions using a copy function.
We have some instances of users approving nodes, without first sending for approval (typically they are not input nodes); this results in data missing in a 'released version' .
Is there a simple way to prevent a node being set to 'approved' without first being 'sent for approval'? (it does not show 'red' in the monitor)
Also are any reports available on STS statuses?