Files shareing olution to edit multiple files simultaneously

hello I need to create a collaborative solution. I have heard that google docs/drive is great for multi doc editing.

I simply need for clients to edit the same file simultaneously. Any suggestions aside from google docs? i know office 365 is more powerful, but i am wondering if this handles multi users editing the same file where at the end the data merges into this one file.

Thanks for your input. it would be nice to have a solution on premises as opposed to only the "cloud" but more importantly be able to share/edit docs as well as edit simultaneously.

thx
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KimputerCommented:
Sorry to tell you Google Docs is indeed still the most reliable way to share and edit docs at the same time.
Even Microsoft's own Excel sharing over the network was quite terrible (big files, frequent corruptions).
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tobe1424Author Commented:
Thx for the feedback.

Do you know of any limitations using googi docs for multi file editing?
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
SharePoint has allowed for real-time simultaneous editing for 2 versions now, I havent had any problems with it. You can give it a try at least:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/document-collaboration-and-co-authoring-HA102772333.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff718249.aspx
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KimputerCommented:
For a small work group I have not yet seen any limitations during multi-editing. Conflicts don't really happen, as you see your colleagues operations in real time. If something goes wrong, it's probably not a tech glitch, it would be more of an communication glitch between the colleagues.
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tobe1424Author Commented:
kimputer,

are you talking about docs or 365/sharepoint?

$$ is also a factory. my clients is not looking into buying anything they dont need.
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KimputerCommented:
I left out 365/Sharepoint in my comments (only referenced MS Excel), because Google Docs is free and Office 365/Sharepoint is not.
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