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Analytics is all about driving better strategic and operational decisions. This means conferencing administrators will want to share insights from VQ Conference Manager with colleagues in the organization, or combine conferencing data with other information.

Data from VQ Conference Manager’s Analytics platform can be exported, either in its raw form as a CSV or PDF file, or a PDF of any of the visualizations.
It can also be linked directly to other business intelligence tools, either via the Elastic API, or using the optional SQL connector.*
* Optional Elastic Enterprise Stack Subscription license

Elasticsearch and Kibana analytics platform

Enterprise-grade services demand enterprise-grade analytics tools. VQ Conference Manager’s Analytics is built on the Elastic stack, and optimized to run fast, even with very large unified communications datasets.

Elastic spends huge amounts on research and development every year – in FY 2021 the total was close to $200 million. Its analytics tools are trusted by globally known organizations in telecoms, technology, aerospace, broadcasting, financial services and government.
With VQ Conference Manager, you get access to these same robust tools, giving you broad and deep insights into how your unified communications service is operating and being used.

Tuned for performance
The VQ Conference Manager Analytics platform has been optimized to perform exceptionally fast, even with the very large datasets produced by global, enterprise-scale unified communications systems.

Single-vendor simplicity
And because the Elastic-based Analytics package is part of the single VQ Conference Manager virtual machine installation, it is pre-installed and ready-to-use. Your administrators don’t need to spend time integrating and maintaining it separately.

Dashboards and Timelines

In VQ Conference Manager 3.9 we introduced a completely fresh Analytics experience…..

Real-time summary
A new high-level overview dashboard gives administrators a real-time summary of your unified communications system, including the number of:
• Active meetings
• Participants in calls
• Online and offline call bridges

Timelines and drill-down opportunities
In addition, it contains timeline views of key historical data, covering the central pillars of your conferencing service:
• Meetings/Spaces
• Participants and endpoints
• Tenants
• Call bridges
The timelines are designed to convey the core insights administrators will need in an intuitive way. They also include drill-down capabilities, enabling administrators to explore the data in greater depth.
For example, the Meeting timeline provides a quick overview of when calls took place. Drill down first to see the individual calls, and then to see the timeline of each call, including when participants joined and left, as well as the quality of their in-call experience, based on levels of packet loss.
You’ll also find tables of the data behind each visualization.

There’s comprehensive documentation on the available data and how to use it. Administrators can access this from within the VQ Conference Manager Analytics platform.

Legacy dashboards still available
The Kibana dashboards available in VQ Conference Manager up to version 3.8 are still available, for administrators who wish to continue using them.

Rich set of pre-defined reports

VQ Conference Manager’s Kibana Analytics platform comes with pre-defined dashboards that include around 100 visualizations.

These have been developed to address real-world customer needs, and give you a variety of insights into the usage and performance of your conferencing service.

These can be used to troubleshoot, understand usage trends, demonstrate ROI and proactively plan for the future. Drill-down capability enables your teams to explore the visualized data in greater depth, if needed.

The dashboards include:

  • Usage pattern dashboard: A management-level report showing service usage levels and trends over time
  • Cisco Meeting Server dashboard: Real-time operational insights into your CMS usage, including bandwidth consumption, processor load and license consumption
  • Participants dashboard: Insights into your call participants, including your top users by call time, the devices they’re using and disconnect reasons
  • Spaces dashboard: See how many active meeting Spaces you have, understand how they’re being used and which are the most-used
  • Users dashboard: Identify who is making greatest use of the system, which departmental cost code they belong to and more
  •  Tenants dashboard: Understand how different tenants on your Cisco Meeting Server are using the system
  • Operations dashboard: A troubleshooting tool for operators and administrators, including an alarms dashboard, Space-participant listings and audit records

In addition to these dashboards, your administrators can create their own custom dashboards.

Historical system logging and analysis

Where call data records give call-level information, VQ Conference Manager also collects a broader set of system data.

This covers:
• The operating system
• Kubernetes
• The VQ Conference Manager NGINX web server
• VQ Conference Manager
• Cisco Meeting Server syslogs
• Cisco Expressway syslogs
• Cisco Expressway metric data (including CPU load, memory utilization and network loading)
• More coming soon, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager, session border controllers, and Skype for Business software-defined network

These insights give your administrators and operators a wider and more in-depth understanding of the state of your full conferencing platform at any given time.

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