I've been trying to get workflow working and I think I'm almost there. I can create a new hirarchy and start the process, and the flow is working fine. But every doc and web page I've read abaout workflow says that after starting a process, the state should be "1st Pass", and that's not my case.
When I start the process it goes directly to "Under Review". Why is this happening?
It's OK. As you've set up promotion path and first owner the planning block gets Under review status.
If you don't do this but start budget process, planning doesn't know who is the first owner and sets status to 1st Pass
By the way in new 188.8.131.52 version you can set not only user but group as owner and aprovers