The Agent Metrics Export report displays detailed statistics about interactions for one or more agents during a date and time range. The details of the report include:

  • Number of interactions per day
  • Average talk time, after call work, and handle time
  • Hold and transfer data

The report sorts the information by agent name, date of the interactions, and media type. 

Note: The .xls and .xlsx file formats of the Agents Metrics Export report do not have a page footer. The .pdf file format includes a footer for each page. The exclusion in the .xls and .xlsx formats make the data in the report easier to use in spreadsheet software.

Reports support multiple media types, such as chat and email, which can affect reports in several ways:

  • Fields that do not apply to the interaction type are marked "N/A." For example, emails cannot be placed on hold or abandoned. 
  • "Talk time" is the standard term for the time that the agent and customer are connected.
  • Reports show information for all of the media types that are listed in the report's custom parameters. For example, if a queue only handles voice, but you select chat as a report parameter, the report includes chat statistics. Because the queue does not handle chat interactions, the results are blank.

Run the report in order to use agent metric data in a more tabular form than Excel or to perform post-processing and analysis.

Run the report to determine whether:

  • An agent’s performance statistics remain within the acceptable range.
  • An agent deserves rewards for performance goals.
  • There is a larger issue that affects agent performance.
  • An agent needs more monitoring, coaching, or training.
  • Your observations are accurate over the long term. Daily variations do not always represent a longer trend.  

After you identify areas of concern, meet with the agent:

  • Review interactions in which an agent did not meet the goals or the agent’s performance varies significantly from the average. Learn the reason for long or short interactions or unnecessary transfers or holds. 
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Coach the agent on positive behaviors such as better call control. Do not focus on numerical results, which tend to encourage undesirable results. For example, do not tell the agent to reduce handle time because an agent might end calls before addressing customer needs. 

Agent Metrics Export report

Report column Description
User The user for the metrics in this row.
Date The date for the metrics in this row.
Media Type The media type of the interaction.

Whether an interaction is ACD or non-ACD. ACD are any interactions related to a queue. Non-ACD are all other interactions, such as personal calls.


The total number of interactions handled by the user.
Total Talk The total talk time for all interactions.
Avg Talk

The average number of seconds spent interacting on a media type.

Calculated by: Total Talk time / Count of interactions with Talk time

Hold The total number of holds. 
Total Hold The total hold time. 
Avg Hold

The average number of seconds that interactions were placed on hold.

Calculated by: Total Hold Time / Count of interactions with holds

Total ACW

The cumulative time spent in after-call work (ACW) on all interactions. After-call work is the work that an agent performs immediately following an interaction. Work may involve keying activity codes, updating customer databases, filling out forms, or initiating outbound contact. As a metric, it indicates the total time an agent takes to finish working on a call. If an agent must complete work before the agent can handle the next contact, then ACW is factored into the average handle time. 


The average amount of time agents spent completing after-call work.

Calculated by: Total ACW / Interactions with ACW

Total Handle

The total amount of time agents spend on an interaction including time spent contacting, time spent dialing, talk time, hold time, and after call work.

Avg Handle

The average amount of time agents spent handling interactions. This calculation includes talk time, hold time, and after-call work. For outbound calls it also includes dialing and contacting time.

Calculated by: (cumulative talk time + cumulative hold time + cumulative after-call work + cumulative dialing time + cumulative contacting time) / Number of interactions handled


A measurement of the number of interactions an agent answered in one queue and then transferred. A transfer counts for the queue in which an agent answers the interaction. This measurement is calculated by the number of interactions blind transferred or consult transferred. 

Transfer %

The number of transfers compared to the total number of interactions answered.

Calculated by: (# of transfers / Interactions Answered) * 100