eCommerce Business UK Tool Centre

UK Tool Centre has operated a large showroom of 10,000+ products for over 60 years, and recently launched their ecommerce channel. Like many fast growing b2c businesses, they struggled with a complex retail buying structure, and the ability to link their Warehouse Management System (WMS) across logistics, supply chain, and marketing functions.

Alteryx serves as the great glue between their website and core accounts systems, and departments such as marketing - who once struggled to get meaningful performance data from the WMS – can now glean insights every day.

Not to mention one of our Directors, Phil Balderson, single-handedly did the whole thing in Alteryx in under a week!

Read the full use case here.

Have a similar issue and wonder if we can help? drop us an email at

Alteryx User Group | Jersey


Come and join us at the newly refurbished Digital Jersey HUB on the 24th September. Numbers are limited to 50, so RSVP early using the button below.

12:00 | Free lunch (yes it's still free !)
12:30 | User Group
14:00 | Hands-On Advanced Analytics Workshop, ends 16:00

Once again, we will be delighted to host a number of the Alteryx team for the User Group, including the legendary Shaan Mistry who will show the new features in Alteryx 2019.3 in the User Group meeting, and will then lead the Hands-On Advanced Analytics Workshop in the afternoon.

The workshop is aimed at those of you who want to have a go at more advanced Analytics with support from Shaan and the Continuum team.

Kindly bring your Windows 64 bit laptops with Alteryx installed.

Current Local Opportunities with Alteryx Skills

Gartner predicts that today’s data analysts will be poised to become tomorrow’s Citizen Data Scientists and will be instrumental to organisations in delivering broader and a more sophisticated range of analytics capabilities.

Delivering high-value analytics is key to the future contributions of analysts. Analysts that embrace the evolution of becoming a Citizen Data Scientist will have a major competitive advantage, and will be the driving force in delivering transformation change within their organisations.

We are starting to come across more and more local job advertisements that list Alteryx as a key skill in their job description. Take a look at just a few that are currently open below:

Manager, Analytics and MI - States of Jersey

Informatics Analyst - Health & Social Care

Business Analyst - EFG Wealth Solutions

Crime Analyst – States of Jersey

As organisations look to enrich their approach to advanced analytics, employees company-wide are filling the skills gap. If you are looking to embark on your journey to a Citizen Data Scientist, dedicated to solving problems and building solutions with data, no matter what your background, for you to truly exceed, you need powerful, enabling technology and a framework to use it.

We have the tools and expertise so drop us an email or give us a call and we will show you the power of Alteryx. We also have qualified trainers within the team that can give you the help you need to be on your way to becoming a Citizen Data Scientist in no time.

Enterprise Finance - Standard Bank Automate Everything

So many corporate functions face the same problem – an overwhelming number of manual processes, which do not make good use of their employees’ skills.

This is one of the areas we at Continuum can help.

This blog is the first of an occasional series on how our clients are using Alteryx, in this case Standard Bank automated their manual processes.

Standard Bank is a large international brand operating in multiple business areas and jurisdictions. Their main strategy is to be an Africa-focused, client-centred and digitally-enabled financial services organisation. On their journey to automation, they saved thousands of hours per year using Alteryx workflows to collect, format, analyse and deploy data.

Katrin Erb is the Finance Automations Manager at Standard Bank and also a co-leader of the Channel Islands Alteryx user group, learn in this use case why Alteryx makes her feel confident to take on the toughest data challenges.

Read the full use case here.

Free Event: Integrating Salesforce with your Other Data Sources

Wed, July 17, 2019

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

at Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier

We will be joining Comnexa for a discussion on how businesses can find efficiencies through better use of data, throughout the business development process and client lifecycle.

We will be demonstrating how easy it is to integrate Salesforce with your other data sources using Alteryx to get a repeatable, accurate picture of your business.

Other guest speakers include:  KYC Global Technologies,  Puritas, and Salesforce.

Guests are welcome to join from midday for a snack lunch. The presentation will begin at 12.30.

Tickets are free, please register your interest by clicking ‘Book Now’ below.

Certification Evenings coming to Jersey

2019 Q2 Jersey User Group Recap

Thanks again for to all those who attended another busy Jersey User Group at the Hub. Great to see familiar faces and a few new ones.

We had a great line up of presenters again from Alteryx and the Community, and would love to have some of you demonstrate how you make your job easier and more fun - the simpler the better.

Certification Evening - Tuesday 16th July from 1730 !

We already have a great collection of Certified Alteryx users in Jersey (6 Advanced and counting!), but we’d love to get even more !
We will be hosting an after work evening at our new offices in Forum 4 where after a short presentation about the Core Exam we will set you off and the Continuum team will be there to help with technicalities (but not giving the answers !).
At the end we can enjoy a few drinks and pizzas, with a gift for all those who pass!

You can start your prep with the Alteryx Core prep guide.

Web Scraping

Phil gave a great demo of Web scraping to find a second-hand Tesla across all car sites (typical !), showing both the basic Web Scraping tool available in Alteryx and then using the more advanced Python Code Tool. Handy !

New Release 2019.2

James from Alteryx gave us all a run down of the new features in the next release, due in June. These included the awesomely cool Interactive Results grid which will aid quicker adoption by Excel users by creating the Alteryx tools representing the filter that you built.

For our growing Server use base the enhancements include admin dashboard and improved permission management and audit logging.

Server Demo and Favourite Macros

Finally, Ben gave a great presentation on a practical use case of Server, demonstrating just how easy it is to take Alteryx Designer workflows and publish them on your own private Gallery for general business consumption, as well as some of his favourite public gallery macros

Meeting Deck Link.

2019 Q2 Guernsey User Group Recap

Ben and the Alteryx team also took to Guernsey the following day to host our second Guernsey Alteryx User Group.

The day followed a similar agenda, and it was a pleasure to meet our Guernsey users with a good turnout at the Digital Greenhouse of existing and prospective users in attendance.

See you for 2019.3 !

Continuum launches new bus advertising campaign taking Alteryx to a wider audience in Jersey

Continuum launches new bus advertising campaign taking Alteryx to a wider audience in Jersey

Continuum is celebrating its new status as an Alteryx Premier Partner with a campaign to take Alteryx to a wider audience in Jersey, Channel Islands.

The bus advert campaign is Continuum’s first venture into advertising, cementing the firm’s status as one of Alteryx’s key providers of data analytics software not just in the Channel Islands but in the UK, Europe, and further afield.

Featuring the message ‘Hey, what’s keeping you?’ with a dog holding its lead, the advert focuses on how Alteryx helps save people’s time through automating until now complex data tasks.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “Whenever we speak to our new Alteryx clients they are always surprised at how much time it saves them. We work in an era where more and more data is created every day, and as we rely increasingly on data for business and regulatory processes, the only way we can use this data efficiently is through better tools.

“Alteryx is one of the easiest and most affordable ways for companies to automate their data tasks, freeing up staff time and allowing people to focus on parts of their roles where they can add more value.”

The advert will appear on one of the Liberty buses travelling on routes around the Island from April.

Premier Partner status is the highest status partner for Alteryx, and Continuum is one of just four firms in the UK with this status.

Dan said: “We had always focused on word-of-mouth as the best form of advertising, however, since becoming a Premier Partner we and Alteryx felt it was appropriate to celebrate by helping take the message about what Alteryx can do to a wider audience in the Island in a more fun way.”

Founded in 2014, Continuum offers data science consultancy to organisations of all sizes in the Channel Islands and UK, helping bridge the gap between business data and analytics.

Do you need to get your life back? Or simply want to get home from work on time? Get in touch with Continuum for more details about how Alteryx can help sort out your data analytics.

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Join the Team

Continuum have an extremely exciting opportunity available for a smart person looking to take their first steps into a career in data.

We wish we could have applied for this job when we were you!


Continuum is a local business founded by Dan in 2014 providing code-free, data-orientated solutions for the difficult or boring manual data tasks of our 30+ Blue Chip international clients.

Ben was our first hire in June 2016, but we now have a highly qualified and growing team of 7 here in Jersey and 3 in London, but we already work in many countries and this will grow.

Our tools

One of the tools that our clients use is Alteryx, which is the World’s best data preparation, blend and analysis tool.

We are already in the top 20 Global Premium Partners of Alteryx, and with our other partner products DataRobot and UIPath it allows our clients to move into Automated Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Visualisation and Robotic Process Automation. The coolest business areas right now, and all without having to learn to code.

Our Clients

We have clients across Finance, Government, Regulation, Media, Insurance, Law Enforcement, Retail, e-Commerce...we are rapidly filling the gaps.

Our clients automate the repetitive and time-consuming parts of their roles and go back to doing the job that they love, were hired to do and still get home on time.

The Role

You will begin by supporting our team of data consultants with administration and organisation whilst developing your data expertise with the help of our friendly, qualified team.

Once you have qualified you will then gain experience on front line client projects under the supervision of a senior consultant.

We expect you to help recruit and oversee your replacement and then join the consultant team.

Core Responsibilities

We would expect you to make these as efficient as possible before handing them on!

  • Team Scheduling

  • Financial admin

  • Running and documenting meetings

  • Organise User Group and client events

  • Assist with Social Media, Marketing and updating the Website


Hopefully this describes you;

  • A smart, motivated, creative problem solver

  • Friendly, outgoing and approachable personality

  • Interested in technology and data

  • High levels of organisation and a history of personal development

  • Good numerical and linguistic skills

  • 3 years’ work experience, ideally including finance, technology, administrative or marketing responsibilities

  • Excel Ninjas welcome, but prepare to have your mind blown !

  • Must be registered as either 'Entitled' or 'Entitled for Work'

  • Looking for an entry level role with great opportunities


If after all this you think this is you, then please email us here with the following;

  • 1 page CV that tells us who you are, what you’ve done, and why you want to join the team

  • Thoughts about Continuum

  • How can data change your life

Speak soon !

Continuum becomes Premier Partner for global data analytic platform

Continuum, the Alteryx Partner for the Channel Islands and Crown Dependencies, has joined only three other UK firms as the highest status partner for the data analytics platform.

As a Premier Partner, Continuum gets access to internal Alteryx events and resources, helping bring the latest developments and training opportunities to Channel Island clients as soon as they are released.

The new status cements Continuum’s position as a provider of end-to-end data science and analytics software for Channel Island businesses.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “It’s a great achievement for our team and their continued success helping Channel Island and overseas firms transform their businesses though better data access and analysis. We have grown tremendously over the past couple of years as more organisations see the value of better data and the ease at which they can achieve this, either with our help or by themselves, through Alteryx.”

As a Premier Partner, Continuum was one of only 25 organisations worldwide invited to Alteryx’s Global Kick Off in Denver, Colorado, last week which was attended by all 900 Alteryx staff.

Dan said: “Being invited was a game changer for us as it puts us on the inside track to new developments in data analytics and the many innovative ways businesses around the world are using the platform. This puts us in a really strong position to ensure we’re delivering the most cutting-edge services for Channel Island clients, helping them make the most of their data to stay ahead of the competition.”

Dan set up Continuum in Jersey in 2014 to help businesses bridge the gap between business data and analytics. Since then the firm has helped over 30 clients across the Channel Islands, UK and Europe install data platforms and train staff to use these to improve everyday processes.

Alteryx combines data from multiple systems applying transparent rules to allow business analysts to provide a ‘single view’ for accurate reporting and informed decisions. By using the clean Alteryx data Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can automatically update source systems via the user interface, creating a more reliable, cost-effective process and freeing up staff time.

Steve Walden, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Alteryx, said: “Premier Partners serve as Alteryx ambassadors in their respective markets and greatly contribute to the global adoption of self-service data science and analytics across the globe. Together, we are working to ensure that our customers are making the most of their data assets by embracing a culture of analytics that encourages collaboration and bridges the gaps between data scientists and business experts. Our Premier Partners are an extension of Alteryx, ensuring a seamless experience across every touchpoint for their customers.”

Steve Lynch, Head of Alteryx Partnership for Northern Europe, said: “Continuum has risen above and beyond what Alteryx expect from our partners and has driven great success for both Continuum and Alteryx within EMEA, particularly in Financial Services. Our Relationship has continued to grow over the last three years and with great drive and passion from Dan and his team, and ourselves at Alteryx, we look forward to growing this great relationship into 2019 and beyond.”


Winner of global data analytics prize to address Jersey Alteryx User Group

A Jersey accountant who scooped a global data analytics award less than a year after starting to use the software is to show Alteryx users her winning technique at the Jersey User Group this week.

Katrin Erb, Finance Automation and Product Manager, Standard Bank, won the Alteryx Grand Prix competition at the Inspire Europe 2018 Conference, becoming one of the top 500 Alteryx users in the world. She was partnered in the finals by Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum.

The Grand Prix final required competitors to analyse past Grand Prix qualifying and finishing times and work out how many turns there are in the Houston Grand Prix circuit to predict a finishing position – something Katrin and Dan managed in just 16 minutes.

Over 1,500 people attended the Inspire conference last month, including finance professionals from Jersey. The annual conference is designed to celebrate successes in disruptive technologies, bringing together people from across the business community to learn more about the latest advances in data analytics.

As well as highlights from Inspire, the Alteryx User Group will feature an overview of Alteryx by Stu Wilson, Head of Alteryx EMEA, and a session by Shaan Mistry, Solutions Architect Alteryx on advanced features of 2018.4.

Alteryx is the Channel Island’s leading self-service data platform and is used by a growing number of businesses. Current User Group members include professionals from across finance, management, the public sector, and many other industries.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “More and more organisations are recognising the importance of good data for their operations, and Alteryx is proving to be a very popular way for organisations to get transformative benefits in a quick, cost-effective way.

“Our last User Group was standing room only and with Stu, Katrin, and Shaan presenting at this event we expect it to be very popular.”

The next Alteryx User Group event takes place Thursday 15 November, from 12pm- 1.45pm at Digital Jersey Hub. Contact Continuum for details.

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Event Agenda 15 November:

12:00 to 12:30: Lunch and Networking

12:30 to 12:45: Inspire Europe Highlights video
                                Weekly Challenges
                                Alteryx for Good

12:45 to 12:55 : Katrin Erb on winning the Grand Prix

12:55 to 13:05 : Stu Wilson (VP EMEA, Alteryx) Roadmap overview

13:05 to 13:45 : Shaan Mistry (Solutions Architect, Alteryx) on 2018.4 features
                                Advanced topic demonstration

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Continuum Shortlisted for Digital Growth Business of the Year

Continuum has been shortlisted for Digital Growth Business of the Year in the first Digital Jersey TechAwards.

The awards are designed to showcase the achievements of the best in Jersey’s Tech industry and will conclude Jersey’s first TechWeek – a series of seminars by local and global experts in the Internet of Things, Digital Health, and Fintech.

Continuum has seen rapid growth over the past year as businesses increasingly see the value of data and recognise the need for better reporting and analysis.

Founded in 2014 by Dan Hare, Continuum offers organisations a fast-track to accurate data and accessible data analysis, through tools such as Alteryx which can be used by anyone within a business without the need for coding or data science expertise.

Dan said: “It’s a huge honour for Continuum to be shortlisted. We have had one of our busiest years yet and I expect 2019 to be the same. We’ve welcomed two new consultants to the team this year and we’re still looking for new talent.

“Tool such as Alteryx have really changed the playing field for data analysis, taking it out of the exclusive domain of data scientists and IT experts, putting it in the hands of the people in organisations who need it – effectively democratising data analytics.

“Over the past couple of years organisations have massively altered the way they think about data – it’s no longer considered dull and possibly just there for basic functions but is now something extremely valuable that can determine major decisions a business might take, and lead to the business doing things very differently.”

Continuum is the only firm in the Channel Islands specialising in helping organisations use AI tools to improve the way they collect, manage, and interpret the data their organisation generates and holds. Clients come from across finance, legal, professional services, government, media, retail, and many other areas which are vital to Jersey’s economy.

Dan said: “The better these firms can do; the better the Island will do. We give local firms global expertise, and access to a level of tech which would otherwise be out of reach for organisations on this scale. In addition, we work with community organisations on a pro-bono basis helping charities such as Macmillan improve their data systems, so they can offer a better service for cancer patients and their families. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business and something we can only now do thanks to the rapid growth we have achieved over recent years.”

Continuum is up against Switch Digital and JT International. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday.

For a full list of finalists see:


Meet Continuum at Skills Jersey this Friday

Wonder what the hottest career of the next decade may be? Think you need code to be able to succeed? Ready for a career change, or just curious about job opportunities after school or university?

Data is the currency of the 21st century, and organisations that capitalise on capturing and interpreting data are bounding ahead of the competition, creating new products and services, for customers of today and of tomorrow.

Continuum is helping organisations transform the way they manage and analyse data, so they can improve their businesses, free up staff time, and offer customers a better service.

Based in Jersey, Continuum is a consultancy firm, with experts who speak to organisations about their requirements and issues they are having with data and help them find the best solution.

One solution is Alteryx, a software programme that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse data and turn facts and figures into information that people in an organisation can use. Alteryx enables people to interpret data quickly and cost-effectively without the need for code.

“Data is going to provide the foundation for many businesses of the future, and with it, help form many careers. Organisations are realising the importance of good data analysis as part of their digital transformation and we are proud to be able to help people improve their businesses in this way. We are always open to talking to people about in a career in this fast-growing area and look forward to meeting some of Jersey’s talent of the future this week.” - Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum

As a global partner of Alteryx, Continuum is ideally placed to explain how the software works so you can see how AI is becoming integrated into a wide range of roles across Finance, Government, Media, Telecomms … and many more sectors.

If you’re interested in a career where you can develop your expertise in data analysis, learn how to manage projects, and help businesses, then come meet Continuum Founder Dan Hare and the team at Skills Jersey this Friday.

Continuum is exhibiting at the Jersey Skills Show, at Fort Regent, Friday 19 October from 10 am to 6.30pm.

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Leveraging your investment in RPA

How to make the most of Robotic Process Automation

Business professionals from across Britain joined Alteryx at The Shard, London, last month for an insight into leveraging your investment in RPA.

Led by Dan Hare, Continuum, Tom Hardcastle, Alteryx, and Jake Willis, BETA Solutions, the seminar showcased a range of uses for Alteryx that would help businesses find new ways to make the most of the software.

Participants learnt how Alteryx can work for businesses, combining data from multiple sources to give analysts a ‘single view’ to improve accuracy and reporting.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) automatically updates source systems through the user interface, without requiring a team member. This can save an organisation time and money, and the improved data and transparency can help improve the client experience.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “It was great to meet so many people from major organisations around Britain who are already using Alteryx, and after seeing what it can do, wish to use the tools in more advanced ways in their businesses.

“Data is part of the future for every business and we are seeing more and more organisations recognise the importance of embracing the tools available to improve the data they have, and the way they use it.”

Is your RPA process stalling? Do you want to find new ways to use Alteryx to meet regulatory requirements? Check out the webinar for the latest thinking.

The seminar includes an overview of RPA, an introduction to Alteryx Workflows, a solution overview, and a Q&A session with Dan helping participants address questions about how Alteryx is working in their own organisations. Watch it online here:

Continuum expands data analytics team with new consultant

Continuum expands data analytics team with new consultant

Continuum is growing its team of consultants to look after its Channel Island, UK and Europe clients transforming their business through AI data analytics. Aniksha (“Nikki”) Panchmatia joins Continuum as a consultant, managing projects for Continuum as the firm expands its data analytics services in Jersey.