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Our most recent applications

Mozaïk-Portal

To empower students for success, Mozaïk–Portal offers a range of tools that foster collaboration between schools, teachers, parents and students.

It’s easier than ever for schools and parents to work together.

At portailparents.ca, parents will find all the information they need to track their child’s success, as well as useful tools for communicating with school staff.

All children from the same family, whether they are attending primary or high school, are grouped together. No need to waste time searching—all the information you need is right at your fingertips on a smartphone, tablet or computer!

The portal for the parent is also the place to look for:

  • Timetables
  • Homework and lessons
  • Absences and late arrivals
  • Grades (including Ministry results)
  • Report cards
  • Teachers and courses
  • School transportation
  • Daycare account balance
  • Messages from the school and school board

For a preview of Mozaïk–Portal, just visit our demo site.

Access the DEMO site


Email: mozaik@grics.ca
Password: Parent2016

Mozaïk–Portal takes full advantage of the office automation and communication tools included free of charge with Office 365:

  • Email
  • Contacts
  • Files
  • Text editor
  • Groups / communities
  • Much more

Teachers also have access to tools geared to their specific needs and available on any digital support: tablet, smartphone or computer.
Features of the Teacher Portal include these class management tools:

  • Record of absences and late arrivals
  • Annotated assignments and lessons
  • Results for exams and assignments
  • Educational resources
  • And more

The portal for the student also incorporates the office automation and communication tools included free of charge with Office 365. Cloud computing makes it easy to stay on top of school work. All your data is readily accessible from school or home.
Students have access to:

  • Timetables
  • List of homework and lessons
  • List of absences and late arrivals
  • Grades (including Ministry results)
  • Report cards
  • Teachers and subjects
  • Messages from the school and teachers
  • And more

CAR Dashboards

CAR Dashboards are designed to make available to director generals, in a minimum of time, critical data regarding student achievement.

The data allows comparisons between a school board and the overall scores of all participating school boards while preserving confidentiality.

In addition, CAR Dashboards display results over several years, allowing for trends.

There are several tables including:

  • The graduation rates
  • The rates of students without diploma or qualification
  • Eligibility for graduation of students aged 16 and over
  • The progression of learning at the end of cycle in:

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Mathematics

Product created at the initiative and in collaboration with the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.

Constellio

Constellio is a document management platform integrating the information lifecycle. Featuring Business Intelligence functionality, it becomes an indispensable tool for complete management of your paper or electronic documents. Ensure traceability, integrity, security and continuity of all information within your organization while conforming to the laws in force.

To know more, visit the information page about Constellio (french)

GPI–Communications with parents/legal guardians (new version)

Fully integrated with GPI, this module offers a wide range of functions, including:

  • Parents/legal guardians automatically notified of absences by telephone, email and text message
  • Call follow-up for messages and explanations of absences
  • Messages personalized with student-specific information
  • General media releases for target groups (e.g., school closing because of a snow storm, special or extracurricular events, distribution of report cards or timetables, etc.).

Helios (Building Energy Efficiency)

By combining ease of use with performance, Helios enables managers to effortlessly reach their energy cost reduction objectives. Use it to:

  • Verify invoices
  • Appraise rates
  • Generate management reports (history, unit cost, cost per building, etc.)
  • Conduct simulation optimization exercises
  • Prepare budgets based on different hypotheses

Mozaïk–AX

A single platform and database that handles multiple business functions!
Financials, procurement, human resources and payroll all integrated into a single platform.

Mozaïk-AX is based on Microsoft Dynamics AX, a user-friendly and reliable platform that has proven its value over many years. While this platform offers a powerful and dynamic range of tools, it is not specifically adapted to the needs of the education system. That’s where GRICS comes in: we provide all the adaptations required to meet the legislative, organizational and technical requirements of Québec’s school system.

Procurement

Accessible from anywhere, the Mozaïk-AX Purchasing module is an invaluable tool not only for purchasers but for everyone involved in the procurement process. User-friendly and reliable, it tracks orders down to the last detail.

An indispensable tool for:

  • Management of current operations:
    • Purchase requests and orders
    • Supplier lists, calls for tenders and price requests
    • Electronic submissions
    • and much more
  • Inventory of furniture, equipment and tools
  • Link with SIMACS
  • Procurement policy tracking
  • Inventory management
  • Bulk purchase management

A multitude of benefits:

  • Integration with the Finances module
  • Product catalogue with images
  • Importing of supplier price lists
  • Centralized or decentralized management structure
  • Customizable approval mechanism with digital signature
  • Change and approvals history
  • Invoice generation and credit note management

Finances

The Mozaïk-AX Finances module simplifies financial management and increases productivity by facilitating collaboration among everyone involved and tracking tasks more coherently.

Through links with the procurement, human resources and payroll functions, the Finances module saves time and streamlines the process.

Standard features:

  • Capital assets
  • General ledger and bank reconciliation
  • Management of accounts payable and receivable
  • Management of travel and living expenses
  • Payroll tracking
  • Budget management
  • Accountability

…and new possibilities:

  • Workflows
  • Collection follow-up
  • Deferred revenues
  • Personalized invoices
  • Simplified chart of accounts
  • Flexible and traceable budget allocation measures
  • Account statements issued by email

Payroll and HR

Versatile yet powerful, the Payroll and HR module simplifies life for human resource management professionals. An integral part of Mozaïk-AX, the Payroll and HR module is linked to the Finances and Purchasing modules so that essential information is readily shared through access to a common database.

In addition to the usual human resource and payroll management functions, the Payroll and HR module offers exciting new possibilities:

  • Scalable provincial configuration for compliance with legislation and collective agreements
  • Operational aids that guide the user through the process for filling positions and transferring staff while ensuring the quality of the data entered
  • Graphs that accelerate decision making
  • Scheduling as a cornerstone of HR activities
  • Simple and rapid management of leave
  • List of hiring priorities incorporated into the employee replacement process
  • Qualification matching to identify candidates meeting the requirements of a given position
  • Creation and electronic storage of written communications pertaining to an employee’s file

Mozaïk–Registration

A simple, paperless process that saves valuable time!

With just a few clicks on a smartphone, tablet or computer, parents can:

  • Register their children for the next school year
  • Select courses
  • Register their children for daycare

Staff responsible for managing registrations have access to a real-time tracking console. Processing time for registrations is greatly reduced. Everything happens online!

 

Our others solutions


AVANT-GARDE

Daycare services management

Designed for primary schools offering daycare or lunchtime services, AVANT-GARDE can be used to manage every aspect of these ancillary services, including:

  • Student records
  • Daycare and activity fees
  • Invoicing
  • Deposits
  • Payments
  • Tax statements

Avant-Garde – Online Tutorials

A series of 25 tutorials is also available to give daycare staff greater autonomy and further develop their skills in using AVANT-GARDE’s main features. View a sample tutorial at http://apprendre.grics.qc.ca/avant-garde/


Banque d’instruments de mesure (BIM)

Skills Assessment

Banks of tests and questionnaires designed for the staff of educational organizations:

  • Teachers
  • Guidance counsellors
  • Educational service managers
  • School administrators

These are useful for assessing student learning in the following sectors:

  • General training for young people (FGJ)
  • Vocational training (FGA)
  • General training for adults (FP)

Visit the BIM Web site for more details.


Carrefour éducation (Ressources éducatives)

Ressources éducatives

La mission de Carrefour éducation est de fournir aux enseignants de l'éducation préscolaire et de l'enseignement primaire et secondaire l'accès rapide, efficace et gratuit à des ressources pertinentes et validées pour faciliter et enrichir le développement des compétences des élèves.

Découvrez toutes les ressources de Carrefour éducation

CVE (Connecting Videos to Education)

Connecting Videos to Education

This library of quality audiovisual resources closely parallels the educational programs in Québec schools. All the videos are indexed to correspond with the Ministry program. CVE is offered in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport and the Ministry of Higher Education. A subscription includes access for all of the school’s staff and students!

CVE



GÉOBUS and PIASTRE

School transportation management

GÉOBUS is a complete school transportation management solution that includes a leading-edge geographic tool for organizing school services. With its SQL databank, GÉOBUS can be operated in stand-alone or multi-user mode. This tool’s interactive graphic screens can be used to:

  • View the school’s network of transportation routes
  • View and modify school territories and catchment areas
  • Display transportation data (also available via the Internet)
  • Organize school transportation
  • Assign transportation data to students
  • Display student lists for a particular school
  • Generate reports and statistics

PIASTRE (Gestion des contrats de transport)

Gestion des contrats de transport

PIASTRE offre au gestionnaire du transport un outil complet couvrant l'ensemble des besoins de traitement liés à la gestion des budgets pour tous les types de transports.

Ainsi, l'utilisateur peut, dans une même banque de données, intégrer le transport :

  • Quotidien
  • En régie
  • Exceptionnel
  • Interscolaire
  • Périodique

GPI (Integrated School Management)

Organizational management for primary and secondary schools

GPI is a flexible tool that provides quick and easy access to all the information needed to answer inquiries about individual students or groups of students at a school.

Features include:

  • Student record management
  • Student absence management
  • Memo management
  • Learning and test management
  • Timetable generation
  • Management of school fees and supplies
  • Detention management
  • Report creation
  • Links with other systems
  • Internet links
  • Communication with students’ parents/legal guardians

Online tutorials (developed in partnership with the Commission scolaire de Laval) A series of 68 tutorials designed for new employees and replacement staff at primary and secondary schools gives users greater autonomy and further develops their skills in using key features of GPI. View a sample tutorial at http://apprendre.grics.qc.ca/gpi/.

GPI - Online tutorials

This collection of 68 online tutorials was developed in partnership with the Commission scolaire de Laval. The tutorials are intended to help new employees and replacement staff in elementary and secondary schools become more independent and better skilled at using certain GPI system functions. The tutorials are also intended for employees who use the GPI system on a daily basis, as a way to reinforce previous training. Use of the tutorials will help reduce the amount of first-level support provided by school board staff to schools. With these tutorials, employees can evaluate what they have learned and develop their skills in using the various tools available in GPI. (soon in english)

Watch an example on https://apprendre.grics.qc.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=188.

GPI–Teacher Workload Management

This module is a complete management solution for teachers’ personal tasks, including:

  • Exam correction
  • Course preparation
  • Group meetings
  • Parent meetings

GPI–Personalized Timetables

This module quickly generates a personalized timetable for each student with an individualized educational plan, thereby simplifying schedule management for teachers.

GPI–Internet

This module is a high-performance tool that allows teachers to enter, view and share information (student evaluations, personalized or coded comments, memos, absences, detentions, homework and lessons, personal tasks, etc.) directly with the school’s GPI database. As a result, student information is always up to date.

GPI–Internet Student Monitoring (SPI)

The Internet Student Monitoring system offers school principals and other specialists a computerized tool to quickly identify students who need special help, record all relevant information, and, when required, develop and follow up a case plan. Internet Student Monitoring is also a positive reinforcement tool, since it can be used to highlight students who deserve recognition for their progress.

GRDS (Service Request Management)

As a complementary module to ACHAT, Service Request Management (GRDS) is an essential tool for any school board or school looking for an easy and effective means of managing service requests issued anywhere on their territory.

GRDS has 3 main components:

  • Request management
  • Maintenance plan
  • Computing equipment

GRDS simplifies the management of requests, manpower and materials, and issues service requests online.

Note: GRDS can also be integrated into PAIE & GRH and the Inventory Management and Stores Management modules of ACHAT.

GRDT (Transport request management)

Complementary module to GRDS, Transport request management (GRDT) is a web application allowing an easy and efficient processing of transport requests. This activity standardize the transport request calls and process the data collected in order to extract the relevant statistics.

  • Creation and follow-up of requests through the web
  • Requests set up by categories
  • Access to students files (New Géobus, Jade)
  • Search by criteria
  • Access transportation by laws




LUMIX

Tracking student performance

Two products to help you make informed decision

LUMIX can be used for:

  • More efficient data processing through access to the GPI and JADE-TOSCA data warehouse
  • Daily data updates
  • Results calculated independently of the organization’s other systems
  • A range of tools for accessing the data warehouse
  • Drill-down functions for detailed analysis
  • Customized dashboard design, including charts
  • Portfolio dashboards
  • Updates of data transfer requests between operational systems and the LUMIX data warehouse managed by GRICS
  • Tool designed to help managers make informed decisions based on results
  • Better monitoring by schools of partnership agreement objectives and management agreement targets

PIASTRE (School transport agreements)

PIASTRE offers transportation managers a complete tool for handling every processing need when it comes to managing any type of transportation budget. Users can easily use a common database to process information about:

  • Daily transportation
  • In-house vehicles
  • Transportation for special occasions
  • Interschool transportation
  • Periodic transportation

Procure (La)

Management of supplies and fees in the adult and vocational education sectors

La Procure offers general adult and vocational education centres all the tools needed to manage their store simply and efficiently. La Procure provides detailed tracking of:

  • Material sold
  • Material on loan
  • Rentals
  • Purchase patterns
  • Invoice follow-up

Links with other modules

  • Permanent links to ACHAT - Inventory management
  • Permanent links to TOSCA - Student records
  • Permanent links to TOSCA - Group management
  • Links to DOFIN for financial data

Profil en lecture (Mon) - (Diagnostic evaluation)

The Mon profil en lecture collection addresses students in the three primary cycles.

The assessments help identify reading strengths and weaknesses of students by comparing their results with the results of other students of the same age.

Available in French only


QES-Web (Socio-educational environment questionnaire)

QES-Web is the fruit of a partnership agreement between GRICS and the CTREQ (Centre de Transfert pour la Réussite educative du Québéc).

QES-Web analyzes the Socio-educational environment questionnaire (QES) to elicit all the information it can provide. The QES incorporates a number of tools to examine different factors and arrive at a complete picture of the school’s situation.

This portrait is developed from the responses to questionnaires submitted to everyone concerned at the school. Different versions of the questionnaire are available for staff, primary students and high school students.


REGARD

Library and documentation centre management

Developed in Québec, REGARD is a powerful, integrated, flexible, bilingual, reliable and easy-to-use application that includes all the tools needed to effectively manage a library or document centre:

  • Databases
  • Research
  • Public access catalogue
  • Circulations
  • Cataloguing in MARC21 or REGARD format
  • Reports and statistics
  • Authority control
  • Acquisitions and periodicals
  • Management of a union catalogue for the school sector enabling users to integrate several libraries into one database
  • Management of multiple branches for public libraries
  • Z39.50 server module
  • Z39.50 client module
  • Access to borrower records (current loans, loan history, interests profile, renewals)

Repères

The official site for academic and career planning information

www.reperes.qc.ca, is a virtual centre providing access to accurate and relevant career choice and professional integration information.

Younger students and adults will find everything they need to make informed decisions about vocational training and career paths. Repères is also a valuable resource for school guidance counsellors, as well as for the job market and human resource professionals.

Repères also includes a variety of activities and tools that provide useful educational and vocational information:


Mon Webfolio and user’s guide
Students can use this interactive tool’s three-step process to develop an online portrait of themselves as a future worker:

  • Connaissance de soi: Learn to recognize your strengths, limitations, values and achievements
  • Connaissance du marché: Explore career opportunities and learn what employers expect
  • Mon projet en action: Develop an action plan to get your career project going

Mon Webfolio will prepare students for future professional challenges! Developed in collaboration with the Service de placement de l’Université Laval and in partnership with Industrial Alliance, ASSS de la Capitale-Nationale and the Counselling Foundation of Canada.


Exploration of professions by subject area
This activity helps to match the subjects taught in secondary 1 and 2 with trades and professions.


Visual inventory of career interests (IVIP)
An instrument to assess career interests and a tool to help young people and adults lacking education learn more about themselves and the work environment.


Lazuli
An interactive tool to help students transition from primary school to high school. For students in the 3rd cycle (grades 5 and 6).


The PIF Series (Individualized educational plans)
J'me PIF un secondaire! (Secondary 1 and 2)
Mon PIF pro! (Secondary 3)
Un PIF branché! (Secondary 4 and 5)


SOS (School Orientation Strategies)
A complementary search tool for academic and career information designed for students enrolled in Secondary 4, Secondary 5, Cegep or an employability program.



SIMACS (SARRA, by GES Technologies)

Computer system for managing school board property assets

The Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport (MERS) offers school boards a building management application called SIMACS (SARRA) owned by GES Technologies. As the authorized distributor, GRICS works in partnership with GES Technologies to implement the project.

The two companies share the responsibility as follows:

  • Server hosting

    GRICS provides the required hosting infrastructure for the central SIMACS server for all users.

  • Training

    GRICS looks after logistics and coordination for training sessions on the software while GES Technologies provides training on property asset management.

  • Client support

    GRICS provides direct support for clients on the use of the software. GES Technologies provides additional technical support by telephone for all other aspects of engineering (prototype identification, data capture protocol, etc.). GES Technologies also provides all technical documentation pertaining to data entry (training guide, prototypes repertory, data capture forms, etc.).

  • Software development

    Since GRICS does not have access to the product’s source code, which is held in trust, GES Technologies is responsible for any software development to correct problems or improve the product.

For further information about SIMACS or its installation within school boards, please contact your GRICS representative.


TFP (Taxation, billing and collection solution)

TFP is the perfect solution for managing taxation data, producing invoices (annual or revised) and taking full control of the collection and management of accounts receivable.

TFP–Internet

Optional TFP module

With its integrated browsing tool, the TFP–Internet module can be used to search for information about property taxes and rates. The application selects information to display about accounts receivable by user type: visitor, property owner, real estate agent, authorized payer or notary.

TFP–Goods and Services

Optional TFP module

Easily create any type of invoice! Billing, accounts receivable, collection and allocation—DOFIN makes the job easy!

Types of invoice:

  • Room or gymnasium rental
  • Retiree insurance
  • School fees
  • School transportation
  • Union activities
  • And more

TOSCA (School Organization for an Adult Clientele)

School organization management for adult and vocational training centres

TOSCA is a versatile tool that can incorporate non-conventional management methods such as personalized and traditional training.

TOSCA - Tax receipt

Procedure to generate tax receipts

Tax receipt is an integrated tool to the JADE-TOSCA system that allows to prepare and generate tax receipts for general adult or vocational education students:

  • RL-8 slip of the Ministère du Revenu Québec: Certificate for the amount for full-time post-secondary studies
  • T2202A form of the Canada Revenue Agency: Certificate for tax return on tuition and education amounts

Traditional Group Timetable Generator

The new version of the TOSCA timetable generator saves precious time by generating a timetable for each group in just minutes. With TOSCA, the drudgery of manual timetable preparation is a thing of the past.

TOSCA.net

Teacher Workload Management

This simple tool uses TOSCA to plan, manage and follow up teacher workloads.

Attendance and Evaluation

TOSCA.net provides teachers in traditional institutions easy access to the organization’s TOSCA database in order to view and complete attendance records and grades for the students in their classes.

Personalized Monitoring

The Personalized Monitoring component of TOSCA.net is a preventive and problem-solving tool for following up students in general adult or vocational programs. The computerized tools enable managers and other staff at the centre to quickly identify students in need of special assistance and, when necessary, to develop a case plan.

TOSCA.net - Teacher component

TOSCA.net allows teachers of traditional institutions to easily access the organization’s TOSCA databank in order to consult and complete attendance records and results of the students attending classes under their responsibility.

Horaire Web EI - Enseignement individualisé

Des horaires qui reflètent votre réalité:

  • Activités : multi enseignants, multi lieux et multi regroupement de cours
  • Grilles hebdomadaires flexibles
  • Périodicité pour chaque activité-horaire

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