Major Chemical Producer chooses NOW Solutions' emPath® Human Resources Solution

Fort Worth, TX, May 25, 2006 - NOW Solutions, Inc. announced today the addition of another new client. LANXESS Inc. of Sarnia Ontario just signed to license the Now Solutions' emPath® HRMS suite to manage their HR and Payroll needs. LANXESS Inc. is a subsidiary of the German LANXESS group. With its extensive product portfolio of polymers and basic, specialty and fine chemicals and its some 17,200 employees, LANXESS is one of the leading suppliers of chemicals and polymers in Europe.

"emPath® offered the most robust HRIS and Payroll solution, in an integrated suite with critical Workflow capabilities to reduce paper and automate our processes," said Randy Whiteway, Head of Human Resources. "We needed absolute confidence in our partner vendor and NOW offered numerous references showing lasting and ongoing confidence in the company, application, staff and overall support of emPath®."

emPath® is a Web-based HRMS solution leveraging Microsoft® .NET technology that provides comprehensive administrative and workflow capabilities, as well as employee empowerment via employee and manager self-service, all delivered with zero client administration.

"NOW Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of LANXESS to its valued customer list", says Now Solution's President and CEO, Marianne Franklin. "We look forward to having LANXESS as another highly satisfied customer for many years to come.

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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

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