Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. and Now Solutions Hire a New Controller

Fort Worth, TX, April 20, 2006 - Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) announced today that it has hired Reginald Denny to act as the Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. and Now Solutions.

Mr. Denny brings with him over 30 years of accounting and financing experience. His former employment includes a diverse group of companies in manufacturing, oil and gas, services and retail. Prior to joining VCSY and Now Solutions, Mr. Denny was the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Tesmec USA, Inc. a manufacturing company. Mr. Denny received a BBA in Accounting with a Minor in Finance at the University of Houston in Texas and is a certified public accountant.

"Vertical and Now Solutions are pleased to have found a new and qualified controller", said Richard Wade, President and CEO of VCSY. "Reggie has solid credentials and a wealth of experience which should allow him to quickly get up to speed and facilitate maintaining continuity in our financial and accounting department."

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(r), which consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite. 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(r), 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. Information on Vertical and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
(817) 348-8717

NOW Solutions, Inc.
(817) 348-8714
(817) 335-7667 fax