Cisco Unified Intelligent Contact Management Enterprise

Average Speed of Answer (ASA) Report Calculation Options

Document ID: 91541

Updated: Apr 25, 2007



This document describes the Average Speed of Answer (ASA) Report Calculation and details the different options that are now available in order to define the ASA value in the Cisco Unified Contact Center and Cisco Unified Intelligent Contact Management (ICM) Enterprise and Hosted environments.



Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Cisco Unified Contact Center

  • Cisco Unified ICM

  • Regedt32

Components Used

The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:

  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and Hosted Editions 7.x and later

  • Cisco Unified ICM Enterprise and Hosted Editions 7.x and later

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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Background Information

The ASA is defined as a calculation of:


Traditionally, in versions earlier than 7.x of the product, AnswerWaitTime is defined as a value that consists of four individual counts:

  • DelayTime

  • RingTime

  • LocalQTime

  • NetQTime

These four values are fields in the Termination Call Detail table.


The default setting that determines the method in which ASA is calculated is different in 7.x and later, therefore the value for ASA can appear different than expected if you upgrade from an earlier version. With ICM 7.x and later, the registry value that determines the method used in order to calculate the ASA, DeliveredEventsResetASACalculation, is now set to disabled, by default. In earlier versions, it is set to enabled.

When this value is set to disabled, the calculation of AnswerWaitTime changes such that the four counts cited in Background Information are not used for AnswerWaitTime. In their place, a value named SkillGroupDelayQTime is used in order to populate the AnswerWaitTime that subsequently is used within the ASA calculation.

The value tracked by SkillGroupDelayQTime calculates from the start of the call treatment and is not reset from each delivered event, which results in ASA values that can appear to be different or larger than expected if you upgrade and previously used the prior default setting.

SkillGroupDelayQTime is not a database value in the Termination Call Detail table but is defined by the Call Router and can be found in the ICM CallRouter log within the DeviceTargetPreCalIInd and ICCallPreRouteInd events. This is an example of an event. The function of this value is controlled in the registry:

09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: DeviceTargetPreCallInd_V9: PeripheralID=5000 RouteID=5259 NetworkTargetID=6874 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: SkillGroupSkillTargetID=5144 AgentSkillTargetID=8564 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: DN=9000 ANI=4803912951 CED=, customerDBProvidedDigits= 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: CRSCallID_Date=148247 CRSCallID_ID=2941, RouterCallKeySequenceNumber=1 DelayQTime=16 DelayRouterTime=17 SkillGroupDelayQTime =16 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: InvokeID=1209440 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: PV1=0 PV2= PV3= PV4=016308940 PV5=07/11/1945 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: PV6=AZ PV8=0 PV8=4803912951 PV9=PClaims PV10=20061121852831720011 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: NIC_CalledPartyNumber=71112 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: nXferEnabled, NIC_CallID{PhysCtrlrID=5005 RCID=5005 RemotePhysCtrlrID=0 RemoteRCID=0 DialogID=137225 XferNicCapability=0 XferRouterAllowed=1 RouterPrivateData=0 RemoteDlgID=0} 
09:48:57 ra-rtr Trace: Dialog (56021 x 0 : 0 0) RouteComplete: 


The default disabled (0) value for the DeliveredEventsResetASACalculation registry value causes SkillGroupDelayQTime to be used for the AnswerWaitTime. When this registry value is enabled (1), the values for DelayTime, NetQTime, LocalQTime and RingTime are used for AnswerWaitTime, as documented in the WebView online help.

This is the full path of the registry value:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Cisco Systems, Inc.\icm\<cust_inst>\pg<#X>\pg\currentversion\opc\callcontrol\pim<#> 

This is the value:

DeliveredEvetnsResetASACalculation:REG_DWORD: [Default Value is 0 = Disabled] 

Related Information

Updated: Apr 25, 2007
Document ID: 91541