CDC Software recently announced the development of CDC Respond compliance management system - the SaaS application is the first developed using Microsoft's Windows Azure operating system. Citing the growth in the reliability and popularity of SaaS and other forms of cloud computing, the company plans to expand its SaaS product arsenal substantially.

Integration and partnerships have helped SaaS vendors create their products and expand customer bases. Working in conjunction with Microsoft enabled CDC to seamlessly create the application and automatically integrate it with other products to be designed for the Azure platform. The company has planned further relationships through acquisitions of SaaS vendor TradeBeam and investment in eBizNET.

"We are excited about developing this new product largely due to our successful partnership with Microsoft. Our CDC Respond cloud application is an excellent addition to our already strong SaaS product portfolio," Peter Yip, CEO of CDC Software, said.

More companies have expanded their development of SaaS applications just as they have become increasingly popular. Gartner reported earlier this month that 95 percent of companies that use SaaS applications plan to renew their contracts or pursue further relationships throughout 2010.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19808830-ADNFCR