NOW Solutions Celebrates the Success of Their Second International Users Conference - 'The Power is NOW!'

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building upon 32 years of leadership in the HRMS marketplace, NOW Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: VCSY - News), celebrated their second international users conference, April 18-22, 2004, in Niagara Falls.

NOW Solutions Users Conference 2004 was a grand success and another milestone for NOW Solutions and their users community. Over 120 conference attendees throughout North America retreated from daily workplace demands to strategize future product direction, learn new technology and functionality, and preview the latest vendor solutions. Three generous corporate sponsors were showcased at this year's conference.

The conference program featured over 40 general and educational sessions, as well as discussion forums dealing with a variety of topics such as human resources, payroll, and information technology. The conference was generously packed with five days of emPath® education, professional development, quality user experiences, and some down time to network and enjoy the splendour of Niagara Falls and the region. At the conclusion of the conference, delegates returned home with new ideas and an expanded network of contacts sharing one common theme -- "The Power is NOW!"

Very evident at this year's users conference, the continued support and growth of NOW Solutions' users community is definitive proof that NOW Solutions remains the undisputed leader in the HRMS marketplace. Feedback from the delegates was overwhelmingly positive. One delegate expressed, "We found that it was exceptionally organized and it was really valuable having all NOW Solutions staff available for questions and discussion. Talking with other clients is such a benefit as well. We came away from the conference, feeling like we are well positioned to expand our use of emPath® and prepare for future efficiencies and enhancements." Another delegate shared, "This was my first conference. It was extremely well organized, there was something for everyone. The experience exceeded my expectations. The quality of the speakers, the sessions, the education courses were excellent. It was worth the trip."

Marianne Franklin, President & CEO of NOW Solutions praised the efforts of this year's Conference Planning Committee and the support of all the delegates, staff, speakers and sponsors. Franklin also shared that "We're excited and proud to continue making an investment into a users conference, because this event is all about our valued customers."

About NOW Solutions Inc.

NOW Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc., is a best-of-breed HRMS and payroll 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. NOW Solutions is a respected business partner serving hundreds of 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, San Francisco Bay Area, and Toronto to serve its customers. Information on NOW Solutions and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

About Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a multinational provider of Web services, underpinning Web technologies, and administrative software services through its Global Partners System, a worldwide distribution network. Vertical provides Web applications and services targeted at specific market needs in business and government organizations, such as emergency response, news media, procurement, education, ecommerce, and human resources. Vertical also provides underpinning Web and Internet technologies that can be leveraged across all of its target markets. Vertical's software products include the Emily(TM) XML Enabler Agent, ResponseFlash(TM), SiteFlash(TM), UniversityFlash(TM), Newsflash(TM), and the Focal Point Search Engine(TM). For more information on Vertical Computer Systems, visit the company's Web site at

For more information on NOW Solutions,
please contact: Marianne Franklin
President & Chief Executive Officer
NOW Solutions Inc.
(905) 671-9888