Now Solutions Begins Rollout of New Hosted Solution for emPath® Software Suite

Fort Worth, TX - December 15, 2006 - Now Solutions Inc. (Now Solutions), a leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and benefit administration solutions, today announced the rollout of a new hosted solution of its emPath® HRMS software suite.

Today's changing business environment and technology advancements have created the opportunity to create a new HRMS solution offering. "The HRMS space is moving toward a software-as-a-service model. To benefit our customers, we believe it is critical that Now Solutions take the lead in defining this space," commented Marianne Franklin, President and CEO of Now Solutions. "We have made the investments in emPath® and the underlying infrastructure to support it. These investments provide an effective and secure environment for emPath® hosting, becoming the critical piece to effective solution delivery of our software suite."

Now Solutions' hosted environment utilizes the very latest in infrastructure and technology. The primary North American data center site is a state-of-the-art Verizon Business data center in Richardson, Texas. The facility provides:

    • Web-based delivery, multi-tenant architecture, 24x7x365 availability
    • Redundant power supplies and network connections
    • World-class physical and data security
    • Advanced administrative control and monitoring processes

"We believe these company investments represent a major step forward, and provide our customers with a highly reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure for their hosted solution," said Laurent Tetard, Vice-President of Operations for Now Solutions.

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

To see a demonstration of emPath® HRMS software suite, Now Solutions will be holding a free Webinar on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 2:00 pm EST. Interested parties may sign up here. The number of participants to this Webinar is limited, so please register early to ensure a space. Now Solutions will schedule additional Webinars to accommodate any excess demand as necessary.

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®, which consists of a fully secure web based HRMS suite as well as a hosted solution. 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®, 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. VCSY also markets three security products that make up its security suite (ImmuneApp, StatePointPlus® and CKM®). Information on VCSY and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at

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

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

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