Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Moves Their emPath Suite Over to NOW’s Hosted Model

Fort Worth, TX, January 10, 2007 – NOW Solutions, Inc. (Now Solutions) announced today that it has signed an agreement whereby its existing client, Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office, purchased the Hosting Services for Now Solutions’ emPath HRMS software suite.

The Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office has been a client of Now Solutions since 1996. They decided to take advantage of the hosted service solution with Now Solutions in order to ensure their HRIS and Payroll information is protected, off-site, and available in a state-of-the-art facility. With a hosted solution, the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office will be afforded added protection in the event of disaster, such as Hurricane Katrina.

The HRMS market is moving toward a software-as-a-service model. To meet that demand NOW Solutions is utilizing MCI/Verizon, one of the preeminent data centers in the country to support its delivery of a comprehensive HRMS/payroll functionality, cutting edge technology, and the Internet without a requirement for in-house IT support.

JPSO estimates they will realize the following benefits by moving their emPath application to Now Solutions’ hosted model:

    • Reduce the support and maintenance required for an in-house solution.
    • Eliminate internal concerns over “off-site” back-up in the event of disaster.
    • Reduce costs required for Hardware, including immediate savings for hardware replacement needs.
    • Immediate access to upgrades and new features which are included in the hosted service.

In making this decision, the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office pointed to their great long term service relationship with Now Solutions as a key factor in entrusting us to become their IT arm with regards to HR. Their experience last year with Hurricane Katrina only highlighted the need to protect their data and to enable them to pay their staff on time under any circumstances.

“We are thrilled to continue our great relationship with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, stated Now Solution's Vice President of Operations, Laurent Tetard. “We look forward to looking after their solution for them, and ensuring they have access to the latest technology, superior service and above all, a solid and reliable solution to meet their needs in any weather.”

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. With the exception of historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

About NOW Solutions, Inc.

NOW Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., is a Human Resources Management System (HRMS) software and business solutions provider. A pioneer in HRMS solutions, NOW Solutions provides the capabilities companies need to manage their ever-changing workplace in the face of today's complex requirements through its main product, emPath®, which consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite as well as a hosted solution. Recruiting, position control, benefits, absence and attendance tracking, employee reviews, career planning, payroll, employee/manager self-service and a powerful full featured workflow engine to reduce or eliminate paper, are among the many features of emPath®. NOW Solutions is a respected business partner serving customers throughout the United States and Canada. NOW Solutions' presence can be found in industries including education, for-profit services, healthcare, high technology and communications, insurance, manufacturing, natural resources, not-for-profit, public sector, retail, transportation, and utilities. NOW Solutions has offices in Fort Worth, Toronto and Brazil to serve its customers. Information on NOW Solutions and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network. VCSY's main administrative software product is emPath®, which is developed and distributed by NOW Solutions, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary. VCSY's primary Internet core technologies include SiteFlash, ResponseFlash, NewsFlash, and the Emily XML Scripting Language, which can be used to build web services. VCSY also markets three security products that make up its security suite (ImmuneApp, StatePointPlus® and CKM®). Information on VCSY and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

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