Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Enter Into License and Marketing Agreements With Basix1, Inc.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vertical Computer
 Systems, Inc. (Vertical) (OTC: VCSY) announced today that Vertical has
 licensed the forums and calendar applications of its proprietary SiteFlash
 technology for use in the enterprise knowledge gateway software developed and
 distributed by Basix1, Inc. (Basix1).  In addition, two of its subsidiaries,
 Now Solutions, Inc. (Now Solutions) and Government Internet Systems, Inc.
 (Government Internet Systems), have entered into marketing agreements with
 Basix1.  Vertical shall receive a royalty fee for all sales of Basix1's
 products utilizing the forums and calendar applications.  In connection with
 the marketing agreements, Government Internet Systems shall market Basix1's
 enterprise knowledge gateway to the Federal government sector.  Pursuant to a
 co-marketing agreement, Now Solutions and Basix1 shall market each other's
 products to existing and potential customers in each company's respective
 market.  Each company will receive a fee for sales it generates of the other
 party's products under these marketing agreements.
     Richard Wade, the President and CEO of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
 stated: "We are very excited to announce the licensing of SiteFlash
 applications to Basix1.  In addition, we are pleased for Government Internet
 Systems and Now Solutions to have the opportunity to generate sales of
 Basix1's products.  The added functionality of Basix1 will now further enable
 Now Solutions to leverage seamless application integration of its
 best-of-breed emPath HR/Payroll into a wider range of large enterprise
 environments.  I am also pleased to announce that Chuck Kensicki is a new
 director of Now Solutions."
     Basix1's President, Chuck Kensicki, commented: "This agreement is a part
 of Basix1's continuous efforts to reach a diverse market.  The customers and
 products of Basix1 and Vertical Computer Systems and its subsidiaries provide
 additional marketing channels for both companies.  We look forward to a close
 working relationship with Vertical and its subsidiaries."
     Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (OTC: VCSY) is a multinational 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 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 VCSY and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at
     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 serves 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.  For
 information on Now Solutions and its products, visit
     Government Internet Solutions, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of VCSY,
 has licensed web-based proprietary technology from VCSY for use by federal,
 state, and local governments of the United States.  Government Internet
 Solutions, Inc is currently marketing ResponseFlash(TM), an emergency
 communications management product to government entities in the United States.
     About BASIX1, INC.
     Basix1, Inc. has developed an enterprise knowledge gateway software
 product that presents a single, unified view to all applications and does so
 within the work-context of the business process, regardless of how many
 "un-related" applications the user must access.  Information about Basix1,
 Inc. or its products may be found at in English.
     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.
     For more information about Vertical, visit the company's Web site at
      CONTACT: Equitilink, LLC, +1-877-788-1940, for Vertical Computer Systems,
      Web site:
      Web site:
      For more information on Now Solutions, please visit the company's Web
 site at or contact Now Solutions' Public Relations at:
     For more information about Basix1, please visit the company's Web site at in English or contact:
      Tel: (714) 273 4973

SOURCE Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.

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