Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. Retains WaveBend Solutions, L.L.C., WaveBend to finalize marketing strategy for launch of Emily XML Enabler Agent

October 24, 2000 -- Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VCSY) today announced that it has retained the services of WaveBend Solutions, L.L.C. to finalize its marketing strategy for its Emily XML Enabler Agent to be launched on November 17, 2000. The Emily XML Enabler Agent is a leading software solution that will enable Web developers to rapidly and easily build and deliver XML-based Web services.

WaveBend Solutions, L.L.C. will deliver a supplementary strategic analysis of the target market space, competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, market opportunities, pricing schemes, and target pricing for Emily products. Practicing the concept of "collaboration" among its three main services (E-Business Strategy, Customer Relationship Management, and Supply Chain Management), WaveBend’s goal is to deliver a practical business review that can help meet the specific needs of VCSY for marketing Emily products.

"Retaining WaveBend is a major step towards defining and strengthening the go-to-market e-business strategy of VCSY. As an emerging technology company, we are ready to implement an aggressive marketing plan to introduce our innovative products and applications supported by Emily’s cutting-edge technology. Also, we invite web users and investors alike to visit our Emily website at for the most updated technology, products and services information," stated Richard Wade, president of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

About Vertical Computer Systems

Vertical Computer Systems Inc. is a leading multi-lingual gateway provider, software developer and e-commerce solutions company based in the United States. VCSY's products and services, technology and distribution channels complement each other and are supported by its e-commerce business model, the Home Country Gateway (HCG).Utilizing its growing global network of online HCGs, the company offers B2B, B2G and B2C solutions through its wide range of accessible resources that specifically cater to the needs and desires of targeted communities around the world. At present, VCSY has three HCGs in operation;,,, and anticipates other HCG partnerships to be completed.

VCSY also acquired -- a complete online travel information center, The company is also developing the Emily(TM) Framework (, a programming language that enables the creation of Web sites that use the XML standard and intercommunicate via XML and HTTP. Also, VCSY offers a free, easy and personalized e-mail service for all Web users ( For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About WaveBend Solutions, L.L.C.

WaveBend Solutions, L.L.C. is a single-source e-solutions company that emphasizes the importance of closing the gap between a client’s business strategy and the dynamic e-business infrastructure. Headquartered in Los Angeles, WaveBend, formerly the Business and Technology Solutions practice of BDO Seidman, LLP, has 11 offices serving North America. WaveBend clients include, among others, Barnes and Noble, Brooklyn Union Gas, Northrop Grumman, and DaimlerChrysler. In order to provide fully integrated e-solutions for growing organizations, WaveBend has developed strategic business alliances with market leaders such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, as well as other leading technology companies. For additional information please visit WaveBend’s website at

This release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, competition from other portals, the company's ability to integrate information from other countries, new product acceptance and those described in the Company's filings with the SEC.