NOW Solutions Enhances HRMS Software Solutions Through Strategic Alliance With Emerald Software Group

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 27 /CNW/ -- NOW Solutions, Inc. (NOW Solutions)
announced today its strategic alliance with Emerald Software Group (Emerald)
whereby NOW Solutions will offer Emerald's AllegroHR products with NOW
Solutions' emPath(R) Payroll/HRMS software solution.  AllegroHR consists of
onboarding and offboarding software solutions as well as staff service request
and personnel action notices applications.  Under the terms of the agreement,
NOW Solutions may also distribute AllegroHR under a private label arrangement.

    emPath(R) is a Web-based HRMS solution leveraging Microsoft(R) .NET
technology that provides functional efficiency for the entire enterprise
coupled with remarkable performance gains. Tightly integrating the
organization's human resources functions, emPath(R) provides comprehensive
administrative and workflow capabilities, as well as employee empowerment via
employee and manager self-service, all delivered with zero client

    "NOW Solutions is very pleased to offer the Emerald Software solution to
its existing customer base as well as to incorporate the Emerald solution in
its new sales opportunities," stated Laurent Tetard, Vice-President of
Operations for NOW Solutions.  "The Emerald software suite complements
emPath(R), NOW Solutions' HRMS and payroll product, and will make for a
compelling offering when private labeled and combined with emPath(R) in its
Software-as-a-Service solution."

    "To be aligned with NOW Solutions is a cornerstone of our strategy:
partnering with the best products and technology ecosystems in the human
capital management market," commented Chuck Ros, President of Emerald Software
Group. "The NOW-Emerald Software partnership brings our joint customers an
unparalleled suite of products and services."

    NOW Solutions' continued success can be attributed to the robust,
Web-based features and flexibility of its products.  emPath(R) is an
integrated HR payroll solution that provides a low total cost of ownership and
a high return on investment while enabling users to improve decision-making

    Forward looking statements disclosure: 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, which
represent the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events. When
used in this release, the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates,"
"indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "may," "will,"
"should," "seeks," "targets" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. Similarly, statements that describe the Company's
objectives, plans or goals are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking
statements in this release are based upon information available to the Company
on the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise. 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. is a pioneer among Human Resources Management System
(HRMS) and payroll software and business solutions providers.  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 as
well as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) 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(R). With the emPath(R) SaaS HRMS and payroll solution, clients can
expect significant additional benefits--quicker provisioning, hardware and
software setup and support, disaster recovery, increased scalability,
reliability, security, and a smaller IT footprint for a company's
enterprise--all for a simple monthly fee. 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, financial, manufacturing, natural resources, not-for-profit, public
sector, retail, transportation, and utilities. NOW Solutions has offices in
Fort Worth, Texas, Toronto, Canada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to serve its
customers. Information on NOW Solutions and its products can be obtained on
the World Wide Web at


    NOW Solutions, Inc.

    About Emerald Software Group

    Emerald Software Group, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a pioneer in
applying true business process management technology to real business
challenges, particularly those in workforce management. The company's
AllegroHR Suite includes functions for paperless new employee onboarding, the
industry's only employee lifecycle based materials requisitioning, personnel
action notices, and a full suite of employment verification services.  The
company's website is


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