Here's why. Most requests like this refuse to install an office server to serve up such a system. And the software from opensource places like http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=open+source+document+management+software and many others are out there but time and time again I find the business unwilling to put up a server or call it unfriendly because the USER can't administrate such.

I think the USER is covered. Let's talk about the admin a little.
Bob