A Bridge Solution... "bridging the gap between your business and technology"

A Bridge Solution - Cerified Developers


At A Bridge Solution, we specialize in Filemaker custom application developement on Mac, Windows and iOS devices.

Our services include consultation, maintenance on existing systems or the design, development, and deployment of entirely new Filemaker systems.

We also have many pre-built function specific modules or complete multi-module solutions that can serve as the core of a new system or can be re-purposed to add functionality to your existing Filemaker system. MORE

some OF Our SKILLS


  What do WE do

Filemaker System Analysis & Design

What this REALLY means, is that we will assist you in determining your needs and help you find a total solution.

At A Bridge Solution, we believe in incremental database development as a means of controlling costs, learning from the experience of use, and minimizing the risk of failure.

We can assist in any or all phases of the project life cycle. This includes helping you to determine your needs and recommending resolutions. And we have experienced programmers, network personnel, web designers and business professionals available, so you can work with one company, instead of several, to make your system a reality...  


FileMaker Database Development

A Bridge Solution provides customized database development services for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Our core competency is building solutions in the FileMaker platform, where we hold FileMaker's highest certifications. With a team of 4 staff, we are capable of deploying both small and large solutions for a wide variety of customers. We service all modern versions of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Go (for the iPad and iPhone). We also deploy FileMaker databases to the web.

FileMaker Server Support

A Bridge Solution provides technical support for installation and configuration of FileMaker Server. This process is frequently performed incorrectly by IT staff untrained in the nuances of FileMaker Server and its needs for stringent backups. A Bridge Solution can provide support for configuring FileMaker to use PHP, ODBC Data Sources, Document Management Servers, etc. Support includes both Windows and Mac servers.

FileMaker on iPad and iPhone

A Bridge Solution has extensive experience with FileMaker Go, the database client for the iPhone and iPad devices. Deploying successful solutions to the iPad and iPhone takes insight and experience to craft a mobile application with an effective user interface. We have been involved with this product since very early on, and have spoken at FileMaker's Developers Conference on this very topic.

Case Studies

work order system

Howard County Public School System of Baltimore, MD came to us in 2001 in need of a Work Order System that would joint 4 service groups and 81 schools ... more

conference registration & attendance

Middle Tennessee State University came to us in 2013 in need of a system that would allow their conference registrants to register via the web and ... more

charitable gifting and cms

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum had an adhoc FileMaker System that was used to track their patrols, events, donations ... more

Patient operation and OR tracking system

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Dermotology has an aged FileMaker System that was used to document patient surgeries. They asked us to ... more


 Why we love what we do.... some of our many clients!

Corporate & Small Business

  • Ideal Clamp company
  • Hunt Brothers Pizza
  • Britt Hunt Company
  • Cooperstown Time
  • Green & Hagstrom
  • Nashville Golf & Athletic Club
  • The Lost Boys of the Sudan
  • Apple Valley Home Owner's Assn.
  • Euro Kitchen & Bath


  • U of Tennessee Alumni Assn.
  • Vanderbilt U Medical MOHS
  • Middle Tennessee State U
  • MTSU - CTE
  • Belmont University
  • New York University
  • John Abbott College
  • Howard Count Public Schools
  • TN School Board Association

Entertainment Industry

  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • American Idol
  • O'Neil Hagaman
  • The Progressive Global Agency
  • U of Maryland Video Press
  • 19 Entertainment
  • Clair Brothers
  • Maryland Sound
  • LTC Consultants


  • Mariah Carey
  • Bette Midler.
  • Seal
  • Toni Braxton
  • R Kelly
  • Natalie Cole
  • Steve Perry
  • Daryl Hall
  • Tracy Chapman

  Client Comments

“Robert takes great pride in his work and great care of his clients. He is an expert in database design and similar technologies and is one of the best in the business. He is very detail oriented and delivers success in a timely and cost effective manner!”

Alan Lincourt

Cooperstown Timepiece

“Robert’s extensive knowledge of work flow, project management, relational databases, FileMaker Pro and other related subjects enable him to do detailed evaluations of client requirements and determine the most effective technical solutions to the many challenges of business.”

Doug Sanford

Hunts Brothers Pizza

“If you need a database solution (and who doesn't in today’s world of business), you need FileMaker Nashville/A Bridge Solution. Robert and his team know what it takes to create custom database/software solutions that exceed expectations. I highly recommend them!” “Robert has the unique ability to maintain the big picture while focusing on the details throughout the project.”

Chris McKissack


“I have known Robert for a number of years. He is an accomplished professional in the world of database solutions and a formidable business talent who communicates effectively with his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a complex database solution for their business.”

Jeffrey Wetzel

Howard County Public School System