About Longterm Solutions
Solutions was founded in 1986 by programmer and studio musician
As a professional pianist and synthesist, Bob traveled with different
recording artists, most notably The Everly Brothers, Crystal Gayle,
Jerry Reed, and Ray Price. He has played on thousands of recording
sessions, including albums by Alabama, Sawyer Brown, Mel Tillis,
Jerry Reed, Pam Tillis, Crystal Gayle, and many others.
Bob has played for 4 Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, and has traveled worldwide as a touring musician.
The list of artists for whom he has played includes almost every big name in country music, and many from other
genres as well. He has played concerts on 4 continents and continues
to tour infrequently.
a programmer and computer consultant, Bob has built Longterm Solutions from a one-man startup to a thriving company offering
a variety of computer-related services.
Bob Patin is a FileMaker 12, 11, 10 and 9 Certified Developer, and member of FileMaker Business Alliance and FileMaker TechNet.
Bob has written many commercially-available applications which are sold nationwide and used by musicians and music professionals all over the U.S. and in Europe. Longterm Solutions has designed and hosts more than 250 web sites, web database sites, and almost 400 FileMaker
Longterm Solutions Servers
Longterm Solutions' server room is protected by a state of the art security system, which is monitored 24 hours a day.
Our network uses all Apple Mac servers, which are a combination of Xserves and G5 towers.
Our connection to the Internet backbone is provided by a bonded pair of T1 lines, which provides 3.0kbps of consistent connectivity.
Our servers are supported by a natural-gas generator, which starts automatically in the event of a power failure. Several UPS systems provide battery power during the 30-45 seconds during which the backup generator is starting.
All databases are backed up hourly; in addition, databases are backed up to DVD-R every 6 days, and stored in a fire vault. Approximately once per month, a copy of the database backups is moved to a safe-deposit box at a local bank.
FileMaker Database Solutions
Longterm Solutions uses the FileMaker Pro database application to develop cross-platform solutions for clients. These solutions can be easily ported to the web, providing worldwide access to any client or customer with a web browser. Longterm Solutions provides complete web database hosting services on its servers, which are located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Databases can
also be hosted on one of several FileMaker Server machines, for
access by clients who travel or who are located in multiple cities.
Web Site Development
Longterm Solutions develops and hosts web sites for clients; if you are interested
in having a site developed for your personal or business needs, contact us for pricing and additional information.
Custom application and database development has been a mainstay for Longterm Solutions in the 90s and into this century. For references, please contact us and we'll be glad to provide you with the names of clients who would be glad
to speak with you.
Solutions is an Associate Member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, a group of professional FileMaker developers dedicated to bringing world-class solutions to the business world.