Merant (NASDAQ: MRNT) (LSE: MRN), a leading provider of software and services that deliver flexible control of code, content and other business-critical assets, today announced the availability of Merant Meritage, an innovative new tool for development organizations that want to more effectively manage documents within Microsoft Office. Now cross-functional application development teams and other groups can collaborate through every stage of the design, development and delivery cycle with the confidence that all associated Microsoft documents are under the protection of Merant's powerful configuration management technology. "The collective intellectual property of cross-functional teams is often encapsulated in Microsoft Office documents, making them an incredibly important and valuable corporate asset," noted James Rogers, vice president of product marketing at Merant. "With Merant Meritage, development teams can now more effectively manage collaboration and archiving across project documentation, which allows them to control costs, mitigate risks and protect these critical assets." Merant Meritage brings the myriad business benefits of comprehensive change management to the world of cross-functional project documentation. By enabling version control, parallel review, change rollback and other critical document management capabilities from directly within the familiar and cost-effective environment of Microsoft Word 2003, Excel 2003 and PowerPoint 2003, Merant Meritage dramatically improves productivity, collaboration and communication across any project team. Read.