About Us

Longterm Solutions was founded in 1986 by programmer and studio musician Bob Patin.

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 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.

As 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.





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.

New website design is accomplished using the latest web technologies, including HTML 5, JQuery and Bootstrap. We use responsive web design for all of our new projects, including this site.

Custom application and database development has been a mainstay for Longterm Solutions in the for the past 15 years. 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.

Longterm 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.


Commercial Applications

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 databases.

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.

Our Tier 3 Data Center uses redundant connections to the Internet backbone, providing 100Mbps connectivity at all times. The data center is protected by biometric security and implements diesel backup generators for uniterruptible power.

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.



Bob Patin is a FileMaker 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 Certified Developer, and member of FileMaker Business Alliance and FileMaker TechNet.

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.