Hiveware® for Word is a COM Add-in for Microsoft Word 2007. It lets several people work on the same Word document simultaneously. While Amy is writing the Executive Summary, Bob can be writing the Technical portions and Chris can be refining the Management Plan. But they will not be working in isolation: Changes made by each author appear in all other author's copies of the document, so everyone can see the entire document at all times. Instead of having to merge files from several people after they are done the merging is automatic and continuous. This greatly simplifies document production and it lets Word manage automatic features like Table of Contents, cross references and figure numbering throughout the whole document, even while it is being written.
Hiveware® for Word does not use a server or file sharing. It simply updates everyone's copy of the document through peer-to-peer networking. So all you need is PCs that have Microsoft Word and a network connection. Adding new members to the team is as simple as sending them an email. New members can be assigned to write or edit particular portions, or they can be limited to read-only access if that is desired.