Software as a Service (SaaS) is a pay-for-use or subscription based software platform delivered through a web-based application. It is commonly referred to software in running in the cloud.
The biggest benefit of SaaS for nonprofits is lower cost of entry. With SaaS, you pay for what you need, without having to buy hardware to host your new applications. You pay as you go so to speak. You will always have a clear idea of costs involved. There are no IT expenses. The SaaS vendor is responsible for upgrades, uptime and security. With SaaS, you can work anywhere. Since the software is hosted in the cloud, it is accessible over the interest and users can access from mobile devices and Mac and PC desktop computers.
SaaS is the most affordable, accessible and secure solution on the market today. With it's low cost of entry, SaaS makes sense for nonprofits of all sizes.