NOW Solutions Announces HRMS Solutions for DB2

Fort Worth, Texas June 7, 2005/VNEWS/ -NOW Solutions, Inc. (NOW Solutions-News), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (VCSY.PK), today announced that the company's premier Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and payroll solution suite emPath® is now available for the IBM DB2 Universal Database.

emPath® for DB2, consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite including: 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.

NOW Solutions' HRMS suite offers a unique and powerful formula builder capability optimizing ease of use and flexibility for organizations that need to handle complex payroll and benefits without the need for costly modifications.

emPath® can now be enabled with DB2 on IBM eServer systems running Windows, Linux or Unix. Support for DB2 Connect to use DB2 databases running OS/400 on IBM's eServer iSeries systems is also available.

NOW's emPath® with its proven and highly flexible solution set, can help streamline HRMS operations for DB2 users, leading to a reduction in costs, increased productivity, and improved employee satisfaction.

"According to leading market research firms, one third of the current marketplace uses DB2," says Kent Orgain, Vice President of Development. "We believe our emPath® HRMS solution offers a tremendous value add to this segment in a fully web-based HRMS offering, particularly where you have complex payroll calculations involved for benefits."

New updates to emPath® for DB2 Connect to support DB2 databases running on the IBM eServer zSeries systems (and Z/OS operating system), are currently in development.

NOW Solutions Inc is an authorized member of IBM PartnerWorld.

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. 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 and Toronto to serve its customers. Information on NOW Solutions and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (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 6.3, 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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